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Reid's Cafe and Catering, Sugar Mountain, NC

Reid's Cafe and Catering

4.9
4.9
399 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Reid’s Cafe is located in beautiful Sugar Mountain, NC. We love the intentional, the specific, and the well-cared-for. We work closely with our local farms and purveyors to curate fresh, seasonal menus that feature regionally sourced meats, a rotation of fresh oysters and select seafood. All of our breads, pastas, and pastries are prepared in-house daily. Our Bar offers local beers, seasonal craft cocktails, and a well chosen wine selection. We are currently operating under all Covid-19 restrictions and following all CDC and local guidelines. The health and safety of our guests and our staff is our #1 priority. Outdoor reservations are by phone only. We look forward to seeing you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 898-9200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alek Schober

  • Neighborhood

    Banner Elk

  • Cross street

    NC HWY 105 S. / Tynecastle HWY

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 399 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

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  1. B

    Bjkbjk

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service was exceedingly poor. Food was good
  2. h

    highcountryfoodie

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reid’s is always great!
  3. JK

    JonathanK

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great drinks! Great food! One of the best restaurants in the High Country!
  4. ST

    StanT

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu changes a lot and everything is wonderful. Service is great. Full bar.
  5. JG

    JaneG

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Quality food and Elizabeth is fantastic.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, every time!!!
  7. J

    Jenn

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Drink menu had so many inventive choices. We tried three different drinks and all were wonderfully balanced. Menu is seasonal and you could tell they were working around what was available for the winter. Went in January and it was offseason so restaurant was quiet but during May through Oct I'd recommend a reservation.
  8. YO

    YOGI

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch and dining experience in the majestic mountains
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartender was fabulous- very knowledgeable and creative. Spent a lot of time answering our questions.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place. Will come back again.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m not gonna lie reggae music playing in the background. A+ Every part of the meal was unique and delicious. The oysters were the juiciest I’ve had in a long time, and I really liked my cocktail paired with my meal. The owners wife was the server and she was nice and she could be. We will be going back when in the banner elk area
  12. c

    cmcm

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great and the staff is friendly and helpful.
  13. NS

    NicholasS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a visiting restauranteur on vacation with our family, I was very impressed. Great food, service and ambiance! Well done!
  14. t

    tutone88

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We’ve had lunch at Reid’s several times but this was our first dinner and it exceeded our expectations. Everything was great- the cocktails, the service, and every dish. We have nothing but good things to say about our dinner experience.
  15. PO

    POWEL6

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite. Wonderful food with daily specials. Ethically sourced meats and sustainable produce. Limited wine menu but you can bring your own and pay a corking fee which is tantamount to restaurant wine pricing so fair. Well informed, professional and friendly staff. As a former food professional, I love the exposed clean and highly organized kitchen.
  16. V

    Vonnie

    Raleigh

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went to Reid's for the first time on NYE and had a wonderful meal and experience! Our server took great care of us and recommended great entrees. We had the bolognese special (fresh pasta!) and the brussels sprouts to start. The pot de creme was the perfect small dessert to end the meal. Highly recommend if you are in the Banner Elk area!
  17. T

    Tosteve1

    Greensboro

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall very good experience. Love the ambiance. Service was awesome. Menu is good but a limited selection. A little pricey we thought. We will return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. It starts with the warm greeting at the door by the kind and attentive host. Matty gave us great service. The food was delicious. The pickled cherrries were maybe one of the best things I’ve ever enjoyed. A perfect way to celebrate the holidays with my family. Could not have been a more perfect meal. Thank you so much.

    Reid's Cafe and CateringResponded on December 29, 2022THANK YOU, this is exactly why we do what we do....thank you for sharing. Tina Houston

  19. f

    fe92

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!

    Reid's Cafe and CateringResponded on December 29, 2022THANK YOU!

  20. MS

    MadisonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fabulous space and high quality eclectic food. Great service from our waiter (didn't catch his name) and Jessica is such an awesome manager!

    Reid's Cafe and CateringResponded on December 29, 2022THANK YOU, this is exactly what we love to hear and why we show up everyday! Thank you for sharing, Tina Houston

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Service was inconsistent. Not very attentive. Slow. The room is large and has no warmth, a lot of hard surfaces. It feels very industrial. The prices are way too high. That’s Reids reputation in the community. The meals were well prepared with very clever mixture of flavors but the presentation was ordinary and nothing special. Altogether, I’m not likely to recommend Reid’s or go there very often. The management has been aware of the issues I mentioned for a long time and haven’t ever addressed them. It’s a shame.

    Reid's Cafe and CateringResponded on December 29, 2022We work tirelessly in this industry to serve food to the public, it is a PRIVILEGE to go to dinner. We must be doing something well because we've been supporting the High Country for 24 years and feel confident about our skills, our talents and our love of our customers. Please do not visit our restaurant in the future. The Owner, Tina Houston

  22. JK

    JessicaK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  23. HJ

    HarryJ

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great, the staff was amazing. It’s always a treat to see the offerings on the menu, so fresh and delicious.
  24. LM

    LeslieM

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a wonderful experience for our family during our time together for the Holidays 😊 Food is so creative and of the highest quality, Summer our server was great!
  25. RA

    RochelleA

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our food was salty but loved the menu and atmosphere!
  26. LH

    LynnH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant and always bring our friends because we know the food and service will be great!
  27. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great spot
  28. v

    vernonb

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t beat this “bistro” in the high country. Small menu, but the quality excels.
  29. LS

    LynnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new place to dine!Had heard of Reid’s from a friend.My husband and I went for lunch Friday and it was fantastic!Dane took great care of us!
  30. VJ

    VickiJ

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The fall menu is wonderful. I loved the black garlic gnocchi with lobster and the lamb lollipops. Truly gourmet
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reid’s was one of the best meals we have ever had from start to finish. We started with cocktails-can’t stop thinking about the Padiddle!! Lobster Bisque and warm focaccia bread was mouthwatering. My husband loved his Pork Rib Chop and my chicken thighs were delicious. Definitely order some crispy okra as a side and Tiramisu for dessert to finish the meal.
  32. N

    Nina

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food outstanding service!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Reid’s!!!! It’s the best in the area!!! But… shhhh!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Summer was an amazing server!!!! A wonderful dining experience!
  35. BP

    BillyP

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Even cancelled a reservation later in the week at another restaurant to go to Reid’s Cafe. The Lamb Lollipops - YUM! Everything was fantastic!
  36. AG

    AlanG

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent as usual at Reid’s. You will not be disappointed at all.
  37. AF

    AliF

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cute place. Good service. Food was well prepared and made good use of seasonal produce. Cocktail was well made and we really enjoyed the apple cobbler dessert as well.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food served by outstanding wait staff
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each dish was perfectly cooked and was well thought out. I had the hog fish over a polenta in a light tomato sauce wihich complemented each other .
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and cocktails A bear even came up on the porch area while we were there.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.9 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Reid's Cafe and Catering

4004 NC 105 Suite 8, Sugar Mountain, NC 28604

Additional information

  • Cross street

    NC HWY 105 S. / Tynecastle HWY

  • Neighborhood

    Banner Elk

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alek Schober

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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