Buffalo Mercantile Company and Cafe

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$30 and under
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American
The Buffalo Mercantile Company and Cafe offers General Store Merchandise, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream Parlor, Cafe with outdoor seating/entertaining along the rushing creek complete with large fire-pit. Join us, step back in time, it's a destination worth the drive!
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GD
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

We read great reviews about this place so we made the drive there. Not at all what we expected. It's an old time general store like we thought -- but with mostly bare shelves. There were only 6 or 8 tables in the restaurant part and an "open kitchen." I put that in parentheses because the food all seemed to be pre-cooked and frozen and simply heated up, not prepared fresh. That would have been okay but it didn't even taste good. The person waiting on us was very nice but that doesn't make up for bad food.

SV
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We made a reservation on a Wednesday evening in February but it wasn't necessary. Staff said on weekends, especially in the summer reservations are recommended. Loved the pizza!

AM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a quiet supper here with my husband. Yes, it is out of the way but the ladies running Buffalo Mercantile were very nice. We had the Margherita pizza— it was a little juicy with the canned tomatoes (perhaps drain them). Great flavor. We will come back with our kids one afternoon and get food to go to take to the nearby park.

d
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Dined at this restaurant because we saw it on facebook. The pizza was delicious.

j
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the Pizza was great
the live music was unexpected
the location was easy to find

MH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable. Food was delicious made with all fresh veggies. Fun to browse store after ordering.

JT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly great pizza and excellent value for the money. Definitely going back!

CB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place...differently make a reservation. Only 6 tables for seating. maybe more in summer with out door seating. Pizza was awesome. Going back to try a sandwich.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

This was a huge disappointment. After reading so many great reviews, I decided to give it a try. I cannot understand how this place got such good reviews because in my opinion it certainly doesn't deserve them.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food is amazing and we love the location. It was seat yourself, so I'm not sure the reservation mattered. The wait staff and kitchen staff seem overwhelmed and frustrated, perhaps they were under staffed. The service left a lot to be desired, but we will give it another try.

B
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We hadn't been here since April, but it was still good! My husband had a pizza and I had the cheeseburger. Both were great! I highly recommend for a reasonable meal!

B
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a good dinner with family! Enjoyed the simple freshness.

B
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food! Small restaurant that has a cozy feel. The night we went they had live music local to the area! If you are ever in the area, you should stop in!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The pizza was incredible ! Comparable to New York pizza !
Great seasoned taste . We arrived right a fleet of motorcycles
arrived , and we had to wait quite awhile for our food. Let
me just say it was worth waiting for!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my first time dining at Buffalo Mercantile and it was an overall positive experience. It was a lovely day to take a scenic drive out to Buffalo Cove (about 15 min from Lenoir). The weather was nice, so we sat outside and enjoyed the pleasant view of meadows nestled amongst the foothills. There is even a creek meandering past the dining deck. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We ordered a pizza and burgers. The wait for our food was a little long, but that was OK because we were just talking and enjoying the atmosphere. I found the food to be good but nothing special, although I had read many glowing reviews about it. The cost of the burgers and sandwiches is very reasonable, but the pizza can get a little pricey. Quite a lot of menu choices for such a small cafe. And there is a wonderful old-timey country store next to the restaurant with everything from fishing lures to fine chocolates. Overall a nice dining experience that I would recommend.