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Canyon Kitchen

4.7
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781 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 $30 corkage fee will be charged for bottles up to 750ml. An additional $30 will be charged per additional 750ml.

For parties of 8 or more, Canyon Kitchen has a 24 hour cancelation 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

Featured specials

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SUNDAY SUPPER - 3 Course Prix Fixe

Dine in
May 31, 2020-Oct 25, 2020·Sun 5:00PM-8:45PM

Enjoy a taste of the Canyon Kitchen's Sunday Suppers.

Bountiful 3 course meal prepared by Chef Ken Naron & Canyon Kitchen.

Hearty, healthy and home-style!

What 781 people are saying
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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
33 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
9 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
19 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

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Peggy
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Savannah was the most wonderful wait staffer!!!

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BreckC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and a great dining experience. Service and ambience is excellent. Food is seasonal, fresh, and prepared uniquely. The main course portion could be a slight bit larger for big appetites or a seasonal bread added. Overall, a top mountain dining experience !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love a visit to canyon kitchen. Even in the driving rain with no view of the gorgeous rock face- it's still fantastic.
Cheers!

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vipDeborahC
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always look forward to a visit to Canyon Kitchen. The setting is spectacular and I love the tasting menu approach. Food was delicious, location perfect and service outstanding.

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RossB
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite restaurant in Cashiers. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner here and had a fantastic experience. Plan to arrive before your reservation to enjoy a drink on the lawn. Our server Jordan was delightful with just the right amount of attention without too many interruptions. We brought a special bottle of wine to celebrate and Jordan recruited the sommelier to help remove a fragile cork. Every course was delicious and just the right portion. We certainly did not leave hungry, but we were not stuffed since the emphasis was on quality over quantity. They even brought us a separate little dessert of two small brownies on a decorated plate with a candle. We were invited to finish our wine on the nice sofa in front of the fire, which was a perfect ending to our dinner experience. We will be back the next time we are in Cashiers!

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vipJannJ
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal with unsurpassed views in a beautiful setting. You cannot go wrong!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful!

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vip30aLocal
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!!

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JohnI
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is magical. Both the food and service are outstanding. The restaurant is open air on at least two sides with incredible views of Lonesome Valley. With respect to the food, we found all eight of our selections(two each of four courses) were all flawlessly prepared. The cost while not inexpensive is worth every penny.

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Ginny
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting the sapphire community for a month you were recommended by everyone we know! And some we don’t know that we have met in town! Excellent choice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Our server was slow. We had a party of 5 so I think she knew she would get gratuity included. They didn’t bring out kids food and dessert until after ours was served. The location is beautiful but the service and food isn’t as amazing as the venue.

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Connie
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seasonal ingredients, wonderful blend of foods and herbs.

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Iknowgoodfood
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The food is always a disappointment.
There is always one ingredient too many that just doesn't "go" with everything else.
I actually spit something out.

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vipPeterY
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a beautiful setting and tremendous experience. both food and service were outstanding.

FAQs

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

Canyon Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 781 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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