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Canyon Kitchen

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795 Reviews
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$50 and over
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American

Sometimes the magic of sharing a table with friends over fabulous food and wonderful wine can be elevated by a place. Sitting at the foot of the largest granite face on the East Coast in the Sapphire Valley, Canyon Kitchen has that impact. Canyon Kitchen uses local produce and organic selections from our own community gardens and the surrounding area for the foundation of his creative Southern cuisine. The fixed price, multi-course menu changes regularly, sometimes daily, and is enhanced by a list of wines produced using only sustainable, organic, or bio-dynamic practices.. 20% service charge is added automatically. A $45 corkage fee will be charged for bottles up to 750ml. An additional $45 will be charged per additional 750ml.

For parties of 8 or more, Canyon Kitchen has a 24 hour cancellation policy. The credit card on file will be charged $20 per person, if we have not been notified of cancellations.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 795 people are saying
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Pressly
Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a decision to travel to the Canyon Kitchen after reading a review in Garden and Gun magazine. We were not disappointed!!! The view of Sapphire Valley was breath taking. The restaurant building was magnificent. The staff were excellent, personable, and professional. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection. Just wish they still had trout on the menu. We enjoyed dinner on a Friday night and then returned for lunch the next day. We will certainly be returning to the Canyon Ranch in the future and will recommend to all of our friends.

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RossB
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant. This was our second visit and we were joined by close friends who were traveling with us. They were blown away by the view as we enjoyed our drinks. Food was excellent, with enough variety that we all shared bites. This is a special occasion splurge for us, but we already can’t wait to go back. Not to be missed if you are in or near Cashiers, but you need to make your reservation in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We have been here many times and have almost always enjoyed the experience. However, on this last occasion we were seated by an open area leading to the bar and meadow. It was a very cool evening. We asked to be moved twice and were refused. My wife was very cold, and could not enjoy the experience. At the time we were there there were 6 tables seated and 13 open tables! The outdoor temperature was 49 degrees Fahrenheit!

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vipElizabethS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful place to dine! The service was excellent, our lunch was fantastic, and we were treated like royalty! Appreciate this crew providing us with great dining options during such trying times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10/29. Excellent dining experience!

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TeresaR
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canyon Kitchen was one of my favorite places on our trip to NC. The food was fresh and delicious and the view was incredible. I've already recommended it to others.

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vipJlgonzo
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during these trying and strange times, our experience was as good as it always has been. It was our 8th anniversary and to dine there, which is where we had our reception, makes it so special.
Hailey was a fantastic server!

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BreighH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food with breathtaking views!

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KathyA
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined here many times, but with COVID, the menu was a la cart. Thought the dining experience was even better than previous times. Celebrated my birthday with family and friends! It is our overall favorite dining experience anywhere in the world.

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vipWillemH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most fun, enjoyable, festive lunches we have had in a long time! The view is spectacular, food delicious and state of the art service!

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vipntb1
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at Canyon Kitchen but we definitely will return! The views and ambiance were amazing and the food delicious! Service was wonderful also!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation week in Cashiers - Highlands. Canyon Kitchen is always a highlight of the week and did not disappoint this 2nd day they were open after Covid tale out only for months. Fabulous!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was not that good.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful view while enjoying a meal with family. Food was great and I will definitely be returning!

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CourtneyA
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had yet another fantastic meal at Canyon Kitchen. The attention to detail at CK is always phenomenal and we were not disappointed. We will be back!

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NoviaL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

They sat us on patio. Even though it was enclosed with plastic and they gave me a blanket for my shoulders, I was very cold the entire meal. Not fun. Legs were cold. For the amount of money I spent it was memorable for the cold evening, not the food.
Boo.

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viptomg
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative food. Excellent service.

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Debra
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canyon Kitchen is a beautiful venue to celebrate any occasion. The food was amazing and the setting was pictureque.

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vipRebeccaE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Canyon Kitchen but definitely won't be our last! I cannot believe that we haven't been here before! We love fine dining and dine out often while in the Highlands. The view is so beautiful and ambience is absolutely perfect for a romantic dinner for two or dining with friends/family! We arrived an hour early to relax and watch the sunset! I am so glad we did! It is a must do! The food was excellent from start to finish with both my husband and I having different dishes! Service was warm, friendly and perfect! Our table was on the back porch overlooking the mountains and moon high in the sky! We can't wait to return to this beautiful place!

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JohnR
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual date trip to Lonesome Canyon Kitchen; outstanding 5 course meal.

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vipMargaretAnne
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful to have a drink outside with the gorgeous scenery. We have diner here many times before and it’s always “hit or miss” with the good. This last dining experience was average.
Entrees were not so good. Short ribs were very fatty. Dessert was pretty good. Steak tartare started was ok except it needed some kind of sauce on it. Sorta drab. Beet salad was good.
Probably will try it again next year. The ambiance is by far, the high point. Wish food could be more consistently good.

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vipJlgonzo
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our wedding reception here 7 years ago and were celebrating our anniversary. Great meal and service as always in such a beautiful location.

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vipGladWeWentAtLeastOneTime
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Need to have at least a couple of seafood options on the menu (rather than only 1).

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. First time, will definitely return. Unique and delicious.

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Jcsous
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was called away on a serious family emergency...Kellie and Abby packed up my food with no problem and were very kind. I was there last night...Saturday...for drinks and appetizers and was treated impeccably by the bar manager who even made sure my drink was satisfactory this evening. Thank you to all! You’re amazing!!

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JoanD
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the evening although it was chilly inside. Very pretty, friendly & food unusual. Expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canyon Kitchen is the best restaurant in Western North Carolina. The menu is imaginative; the food is flawless. Great wine list. And the ambiance is second to none.

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PFflyer
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat the ambiance....menu and plates were yummy. Thanks to Maddie for great service!

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BruceH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Too expensive for food quality. The chicken dish had flavor but very dry, ? Of overlooked. Was out of steak option.

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vipJimR
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such an extra special treat!

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Peggy
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!
Most enjoyable!!!

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RobertD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We love the restaurant but this last time was disappointing. The beef served was tasteless and chewy- below ordinary. We were celebrating so that made it even more sad! Anyway, it won’t keep us away. We were also surprised that the menus was about the same as it had been just two weeks before.

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AlwaysMary
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 4th visit to Canyon Kitchen and I’ve never been disappointed. Always a treat!

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BritniM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting is perfect! Beautiful views in a farm-style setting. The restaurant was gorgeous and homey. We enjoyed our night!

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Chrispymom
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We will be back!!!! Enjoyed the experience. Beautiful scenery to enjoy. Waitstaff was very accommodating and friendly.

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vipNCvisitor
Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been trying over long period to get reservation. Definitely lived up to expectations! Gorgeous setting and excellent food and service! Hope to go again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Spectacular view, original, delicious gourmet food. Loved the chicken livers, ramen, trout and blueberry dessert!! Pork bellies were to die for too. Service is best in town, an evening to remember!!

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vipdelaynot
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and truly enjoyed the ambiance. It is a special place for special occasions. Our waiter Cameron was exceptional- very helpful. We will definitely return for another special occasion.

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VTW2
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely wonderful setting, excellent service and a unique but delicious menu with interesting choices. We enjoyed the four course setup with options within each. It is a little pricey but worth it, especially for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and picturesque place to dine. Loved every part and would definitely return and recommend

FAQs

Canyon Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 743-7967.

Canyon Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 795 OpenTable diners.

Canyon Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://lonesomevalley.com/cashiers-nc-restaurant/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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