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Reid's Cafe and Catering, Sugar Mountain, NC

Reid's Cafe and Catering

4.9
4.9
550 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 550 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Neighborhood gem

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Lively

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

550 Reviews
  1. BarrieD

    Greensboro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reid's is always the first place we go when we come to the mountains. The food and service are exceptional and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We enjoy that it is open for both lunch and dinner.

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  2. WhitneyG

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Seating was near the open kitchen, which was fine, but the wooden banquette bench was extremely uncomfortable. For a $300 dinner, I don’t expect to sit on a glorified picnic bench.

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  3. StephanieK

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience! The drinks were spot on and their chicken dish was delicious- Also the pasta of the day was outstanding!!

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  4. BruceR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and plentiful. My only negative might be that they need to expand their brands of bourbons.

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  5. Ronnie2484

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the service to the food, everything at Reid’s is first class! Calamari appetizer was amazing and the Wagyu steak my wife and I both had was one of the best we’ve ever tasted!

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  6. Tosteve1

    Greensboro

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Reid’s! Sophisticated vibe in this mountain resort area.Beautiful bar area . Nice artwork. Small menu but everything we had was great. Roasted lemon herb oysters with crème fraiche was amazing. Wagyu steak was delicious. The sunburst trout was a great change from the usual trout served in the mountains. Very nice cocktails and an interesting wine list completes the picture. Our favorite restaurant in the Banner Elk/Sugar area.

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  7. PatrickH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Reid's exceeded our expectations. Every dish was prepared and presented with excellence. We enjoyed every item we ordered. It was our favorite restaurant in the Banner Elk area.

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  8. PaulR

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Never had a bad meal here! Pricey but worth it! Location limits seating capacity so it’s hard to get a reservation at times. Will be a regular customer!!

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  9. JLove

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service. The staff make us feel special! We always look forward to a meal at Reids.

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  10. JamieW

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience dining at Reid’s Impeccable service, amazing food and great atmosphere.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner! The mushroom salad was just perfect and so were our entrees

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  12. LeslieM

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We frequent Reid’s when we go to the mountains. Always have a delightful and delicious meal 🥘

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  13. Annie

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. Great service. Many excellent choices on menus. We had lamb shanks and pasta with lamb lollipops could not have been better. Grilled escarole salad so good and filling. Can’t wait to go back

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  14. JaneB

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Reid’s Cafe has always been great! Perfect go to local spot!

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  15. TabathaS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time to eat here and we will Def be back!! Fabulous staff and amazing food!!!!

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  16. ConnyR

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, our dining experience at Reid’s was great! We enjoyed the special NYE dinner, it was very delicious and innovative; we hope to do it again!

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  17. VickiJ

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a special New Years Eve prix fixe menu. The food was excellent. I am allergic to Oysters, and called ahead to let them know. The only substitution available was a sorbet, which I thought was a stingy option. I just let my husband have my oysters instead. He loved them. We had wine pairings, which were excellent. With tip we ended up spending over $400. I knew it would be expensive but delicious and it was. All the same, I’m on the fence as to whether it was really worth it. Dinners at this restaurant are generally pretty expensive. We usually come for lunch instead, which is always great and much more affordable.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu - explains it all The server - DAMIEN - a gem The food - to DIE for This will be a go to when we are in Banner Elk. Smooches

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  19. markm

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    like other businesses, being short staffed is preventing excellent ratings -

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  20. CMoMgo

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, lunch at Reid’s was delicious and delightful.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricey but the portions were filling. Very nice place and staff. Food was great also especially the brussel sprouts!

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  22. YOGI

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful jewel in Sugar Mountain NC! Always a fabulous experience- top service and ambience

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I won’t name everything we ate, but our main entrees was the Wagu Beef and Lamb Lollipops. They were both delicious. The wagu beef was prepared like a slow cooked pot roast. It melted in your mouth. We live in Banner Elk part time and we frequent Reid’s Cafe often.

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  24. MaryM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu changes and never disappoints. We like it more than Artisanal

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  25. samuelf

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go too everytime we’re in Boone banner elk area. Unreal food and great service.

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  26. EdwardN

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reid's is one of our favorite high country restaurants and they never fail to deliver on excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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  27. CoastalJules

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is becoming our new favorite in the High Country. A true hidden gem

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful array of vegan dishes. Quality was great

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, good service. Excellent drinks and desserts.

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  30. EdwardN

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reid's remains one of our favorite restaurants in the North Carolina high country.

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  31. Elizabeth

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an exquisite little restaurant! The chef is a talented artisan. He created nuanced dishes ~ every bite providing an experience of unexpected delight, aromatics, and balance, appropriate to the season. His wife Jessica, the manager and our server, impressed with her thoroughness and finesse.

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  32. Annie

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very special evening at Reid's. We both ordered the duck entree, which was outstanding. The salad was so creative, with fruit, braised radichio, slices of butternut squash, and fresh made ricotta, truly delicious and a nice compliment to the duck. Service was friendly and prompt. Reid's has a full bar, and we can always get the drink we want. We hope to get back to Reid's soon, to try other entrees on the winter menu.

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  33. AndreaE

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal and experience! The service was excellent and the food exceeded our expectations. Reid’s is a great restaurant.

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  34. Perkinshill

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sweet potato/butternut squash salad was all time....

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  35. Loveasteak

    Charlotte

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wagyu steak and acorn squash was perfectly prepared. Both were very tender and perfectly cooked. The pepitos were a nice touch. The beignets were okay...very simple and good for dunking in expresso. The apple cake looked more like apple pie filling with a biscuit. Everyone cleaned their plate. Reid's food is always interesting and their chef always offers a unique take. Sometimes dishes are more to your taste than others. But there's always a unique spin on every meal.

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  36. Hope

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are on the mountain and want oysters, it is Reid's all the way! It's hard to get to the entrees as the starters and soup & salads are too exciting and delicious. And the cocktail menu is off the charts amazing. Treat yourself to Reid's.

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  37. donna

    Charleston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The specialty drinks are well made and a great way to start with appetizers. The scallops were fantastic and the pork chop was done to perfection, I can't wait to return!

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  38. LillianB

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great!! One of our favorite Restaurants. Highly recommend

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reid’s never disappoints. Great staff and selections!

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  40. pmarshall

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything exceeded expectations from the decor, table settings, service and food. A beautiful meal. We will definitely be back

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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 550 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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