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Reid's Cafe and Catering
Reid’s Cafe and Catering is located in beautiful Sugar Mountain, NC. We love the intentional, the specific, and the well-cared-for. We work closely with local farms and purveyors to curate fresh, seasonal menus. Reid's Cafe features regionally sourced meats, and a rotation of fresh select oysters and seafood. All of our bread, pastas, and pastries are prepared in-house daily. Our Bar features local beers, seasonal craft cocktails, and a well chosen wine selection. Walk-ins are welcome anytime. Visit our website for more information on catering and the betty's biscuits.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
I had the lamb and gazpacho and both were delicious. Service was good and we sat at the only table on the barside so no one was around. My only complaint is it’s pretty pricey for a small cafe type restaurant in a strip mall in Banner Elk NC!
One of our favorite restaurants! We have never benn disappointed and Jessica is an amazing waitress!!
Great gem of a restaurant. You can’t go wrong here with everything outstanding!
Delicious food, great service. Comfortable, covered patio makes for reassuring pandemic dining (interior tables were well-spaced, too).
We were celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary and wanted to go somewhere special. This certainly fit the bill. All the ingredients were very fresh and we were very pleased with our entree choices. We will definitely go back.
As always, Tina a crew did an outstanding job. We ate outside and enjoyed ourselves. Our first outing in a while. Wonderful.
Excellent food and wonderful service
Our first visit to Reid’s was delightful! The food was delicious, right-sized portions, excellent service and good value. Menu is focused and broad enough for some variety. We thoroughly enjoyed the beet salad, cheese board, lamb special and vegetable and cheese dish. We finished the meal sharing a light blackberry cobbler which was topped with flavorful buttermilk ice cream. We will definitely be back!
Lovely food is amazing wait staff superb
We really enjoyed the place the food is very fresh and the chef and owner do a great job making sure you have delicious cuisine
Great food, very fresh. One of our favorite places to eat in the NC mountains!
Outstanding dinner! With the challenging times right now....they are doing things completely correctly. We enjoyed every bit of our meal!
And my son’s cocktail was off the charts....he said it was awesome. Reid’s version of a Manhattan!
Reid's never disappoints and is our favorite restaurant in the area. The food is very fresh and creative. Menu changes seasonally so there is always a surprise each time we dine,
Service was slower than usual which is understandable with Covid and having to take extra time and precautions for sanitation of tables, chairs etc... Otherwise, it was perfect!
As usual, the staff works so hard at making this ‘time’ so lovely!!
Food is amazing- Nicoise Salad was fabulous and the Pasta of the day , spectacular!
Cheers to Alec and company!!
Outstanding food and service! We highly recommend
The peach and pineapple chilled soup of the day was delicious. The farmer’s salad dressing was too bland. The chicken wings were delicious. The shrimp pasta dish was good.
Our first time at Reid's was very good and we will return. The menu is small but farm to table and fresh. We had oysters which were delicious, a super salad with seasonal vegetables and a great, house made pasta and shrimp dish with a kick. Yum. The waitstaff was delightful and we really enjoyed our meal.
Chicken wings were delicious and I had the best heirloom tomato sandwich ever!!
Our food was not good, and the server was snippy when we complained. Hugely disappointing.
We are never disappointed, can’t wait to go back!
Great lobster roll with gf bun, always a plus as I’m wheat intolerant.
We have always enjoyed eating at Reid’s, both for lunch and dinner. My meal (fish) was truly fabulous and very different; the fish was cooked to perfection. We also love their drinks!
First time for dinner. Delicious food. Always have enjoyed your lunches since day 1
Excellent as always. I loved intruding my fiend to your special place. (who would have thought chicken wings could be so amazing)
We love Reid’s. Hyper local, inventive dishes that are always delicious. Cocktails are superb. We love that we have such a special restaurant in Banner Elk.
The food and service was very good. I thought the menu was very limited and pricey. We received a small portion of bread and I later asked for more to go with my pasta and was advised of a $2.00 additional charge. This really rubbed me the wrong way. I doubt we will be returning.
Let me preface this review by saying we understand that circumstances are different now while we are under COVID-19 restrictions. However, we have dined at several restaurants in the area during this difficult time and I must say we have received impeccable service, friendly staff and wonderful food at other restaurants.
We have dined at Reid’s for lunch in the past. However, we were so disappointed in the service . The staff was very unfriendly. We were seated promptly as we had reservations. We sat at our table with no service or attention from any staff for approximately 25 minutes. When we finally did get service, our drinks were brought to the table and we had to get up and go to the bar to ask for a second drink.
When the food arrived at our table 3 of the pasta dishes had to be sent back because they were cold. Staff did not appear to be happy with our request to have the food served hot.
It was not what what we had anticipated for an evening out.
We love coming to Reid’s! Food is always delicious and fresh! We love the grilled oysters and the rosé on tap!
Our dinner was excellent! Everyone had the Buratta and peach salad, and all enjoyed different entrees. The server was especially good....attentive and knowledgeable.
Covid 19 requires spaced out seating and precautions, and all were taken. We felt safe and comfortable and will be back soon!
This was our FIRST outing in the pandemic world and it was sublime!
We love the staff and the food was amazing!
The crispy’skin on’ was perfect and the steak frites also juicy and tender as promised!
Reid's is a great little restaurant in the High Country! Both the service and food are fantastic! We look forward to our next visit!!!
Amazing and delicious. Tina is a talented restauranteur.
Reid’s is consistently one of my favorite restaurants with a beautifully done menu, excellent service and wonderful staff. The desserts are also phenomenal. They are also an excellent source for catering and to pick up pastries, desserts and take out meals. The ingredients are always fresh; we love the restaurant!!!!
We love Reids and so happy to be back !
Always outstanding food and service!
Terrific meal - they were very conscientious of social distancing and took all necessary precautions!
Reid's, in my opinion, is the best restaurant in the high country BY FAR.
Fabulous food, friendly service, nice wine and beer selection and fun cocktails. We try to visit Reid's Cafe every time we are in the area!
Always good. The place to be for farm to table food in our part of the Mountains. You are just silly not to try the place out. Menu is always interesting, service is great, and the prep is awesome. We love Reid's.
Our favorite place in Banner Elk! Food is always delicious!
4th visit this winter season. Menu has changed, which was planned by the owner. Tried new things (Pasta w/ Pheasant, Endive Salad) and all were unique and flavorful. I’ll be back for the trout soon.
4 stars b/c of two items: (1) I love the rotating cheese board, but you may want to add a description to the menu, or bring out a card with the board itself. Once the waitress has moved on you find yourself trying to remember what she said. (2) The wait staff was great, but I think they were under staffed for a Saturday evening.
If you’re a foodie, this is the place for you in the High Country. I will definitely be back.
Reid's Cafe and Catering offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 898-9200.
Reid's Cafe and Catering is rated 4.7 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.