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  3. Distance: 6.90mi
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  1. Distance: 3.55mi
  2. Distance: 4.83mi
  3. Distance: 6.90mi
  4. Distance: 8.58mi

About The Copper Door

The Copper Door in Hayesville, North Carolina is located right on the corner of Hiawassee Street and Sullivan Street. This restaurant is largely known for its fresh seafood, dry-aged steaks and complete wine list. In 2011 and 2012, The Copper Door was even given Wine Spectator�s Award of Excellence for its offerings.

At The Copper Door, you can enjoy your meal in the dining room or, if the weather is nice, out on the patio. There is a full bar as well. The dress code here is smart casual, meaning nice jeans are acceptable but no hats or muscle shirts.

2 Sullivan Street
Hayesville, NC 28904
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Mon - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm CLOSED SUNDAY

Cross Street:
Hiawassee Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 389-8460

Website:
http://www.thecopperdoor.com/

Parking Details:
Ample public parking adjacent to restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Dennis Barber

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Copper Door Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (1442)
Romantic (1167)
Neighborhood Gem (1127)
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Notable Wine List (994)
Fit for Foodies (935)
Good for Groups (320)
Hot Spot (205)
Late-night Find (87)
Vibrant Bar Scene (80)
Great for Lunch (75)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Great for Brunch (18)
Kid-friendly (18)
Scenic View (7)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Wonderful. Such a great restaurant...and in Hayesville ! We are vacationing here from No. Fla. Will be back in April, Aug. & Oct. Plz include us in your E-mails! capecalif@gmail.com. We would gladly spread the word. Our waiter implied the restaurant was part of a chain. Which association? We would gladly enjoy being part of your customer base. Meal prices very good. Wine list prices-seemed to be a very low markup-superb ! Quality of food , service, ambience-wonderful. Wish we had brought our finery to match the restaurant's!
Many thanks to server/host Steven and especially the kitchen/creators of such a lovely dining experience. Judy & Gary

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 10, 2015

This restaurant in the small town of Hayesville, North Carolina is absolutely world class. We had dinner there this past week and everything from a drink in the bar before dinner to the decadent desserts after dinner was A plus!! We have been there many times, as we have a summer home in the mountains; and we have never had a bad meal there. If you are in the vicinity of western NC, take the time to find the Copper Door. You'll be glad you did.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2015

Consistently great food, service and ambience..........
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Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 9, 2015

Excellent repeat offerings and new items. We had a blissful meal of all appetizers! This is one of the best restaurants in the southeast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on September 8, 2015

Difficult to comment simply because everything was really good. Ambiance, service (knowledgeable ) and food. Best steaks in a long time and great wines.
We are fom UK and looking for a good meal with friends. We weren't disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Reservation was made on Open Table. We were seated promptly at the appointed time. Accommodations were made for a motorized chair for one of my guests. Our server was well versed on the menu and specials. We all started with the red pepper bisque. It was served hot and was delicious. All 3 of us had filets--cooked perfectly and tender. The sides were great -- baked potato, sweet potato mash and grits as well as the vegetables. Will definitely be back. Wait staff was attentive without being obtrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 5, 2015

We had a great evening here with good friends. The food and service was exceptional. Looking forward to visiting again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 4, 2015

Wonderful experience; hidden gem in mountains of western North Carolina ! Beautiful atmosphere, fantastic food and wonderful service. We will come here every time we are in the area,,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 2, 2015

My daughter asked if just her and I could go out to eat to spend time together. I have been wanting to take her to the Copper Door for a while. I made a reservation and we went. She ordered the filet and she said it was the best steak she has ever had. I had the prime rib that was on special and it was great as well. We ordered the Creme Brulee for desert and it was also amazing. It is the same great food and great service every time that we go. I love the Copper Door and would advise anyone and everyone to try it. If you live in Hayesville and have never tried it then you are truly missing out. Thank you again to the staff at the Copper Door for making a great memory for my daughter and I.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 29, 2015

This was my first time at the Copper Door, and it definitely will not be the last. My family and I were celebrating my sister's retirement, and we had a fantastic time. The food was out of this world, and the bottle of wine we had was one of the best Merlot's I've tasted. Our server was wonderful, and we could not have asked for a better server, or have had a better time than the one we had at the Copper Door. The whole experience was fantastic and my family and I can't wait to dine there again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Great service. Very attentive to thier customers. Food was delicious as always. Loved the filet and lamb appetizer.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 28, 2015

I have traveled all over the world and I love this place more than anywhere else.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2015

We went here for my husbands birthday while we were staying in town for a wedding. The food and the service were absolutely exceptional! The Chef came out and greeted us and also made a special birthday cake for us. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone who would like an enjoyable, relaxing,delicious, meal with superb service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 27, 2015

We have never been disappointed with this hidden gem in the western mountains of North Carolina.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 27, 2015

We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary on 8-27 -15. We moved from Chicagoland in 2014. The Copper Door rates with any Upscale restaurant we attended in the 10 years we lived there or the 16 years we lived in the Tampa Bay Area. We are retired now & do not eat out as much as we used to, but we will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 27, 2015

Great place to dine...wonderful staff, owner who is truly running the restaurant, wonderful food , good wine list. A true gem in the mountains..close to Hiawasee, Blairsville, Murphy. but worth the drive from farther points.. prices have recently increased but still a great value .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 26, 2015

During our month stay in Hayesville, we dined here three times! Always, the service was attentive without being cloying. The food was outstanding. This is the best filet I've had since the last time I was at Chick and Ruth's....totally wonderful. The sides were fresh and interesting. The best thing was the dessert called Creme Suzanne...Yum. My husband said the salmon was outstanding. Be sure and try this one... A cut above anything in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 26, 2015

We have always enjoyed our special dinners at the Copper Door! Food is excellent as well as the service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 24, 2015

The food here is always outstanding. A favorite is the mushroom soup. A special occasion restaurant for a memorable meal.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 21, 2015

We were visiting Brasstown Bald for my father's 70th birthday and we were told the Copper Door was the spot to dine. I would agree 100% with that statement. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. I would highly recommend the Copper Door to anyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 21, 2015

we had a wonderful dining experience, our server Carrie was excellent and knowledgeable. We look forward to going again. The food was to die for!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2015

The ambiance was very good, the service was excellent, but I did not think the quality of the food measured up to the prices charged. I expected more for my money.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 17, 2015

We ate at the restaurant for our anniversary dinner while visiting the North Georgia mountains. The restaurant is very nice in terms of ambiance but we found the initial service very slow. The food was ok but not exceptional. I've had much more tasty food from Bonefish Grill, Ruth Chris, etc. I would not have mind the expense if the food was great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2015

Our comfort food "go to". And, one of the very few places I can find a veal chop or a rack of lamb. I've never found better quality or preparation of either of these selections,,,, or any of the other menu items.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2015

I took my wife here for her birthday. She loved it. We both thought it was the best filet mignon we've ever had, and we have both eaten at some very fine restaurants. I wouldn't call this a "foodie" restaurant nor would I consider its cuisine "French", as was suggested by our waiter. I would just consider it excellent food in a wonderful décor that is perfect for a romantic or special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 5, 2015

I love The Copper Door. That said, the only two mediocre visits I have had, out of a dozen, have been on weeknights. Even at mediocre, The Copper Door is worth it; however, I recommend weekends. I don't know what changes, but from presentation to taste, I notice a difference.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 4, 2015

This was my first visit to the Copper Door as recommended by a friend. We celebrated a 25-year wedding anniversary and had a great time as a small group of six. The restaurant staff were friendly, courteous and willing to accommodate all of our requests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 28, 2015

Service was great, Paloma, our waitress was fantastic. The steaks were ordered med-rare and came back quite rare but it was easier to eat it than send it back. The bananas foster was quite good! The ambiance is nice, but disappointing to see others in shorts and t-shirts, but that's not the restaurant's fault.

We will go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 15, 2015

The Copper Door is sort of our "go to" for special occasions and this time was my wife's sister's wedding anniversary which happened to fall on a Wednesday which I mention because although we have eaten there a number of times we had never been there on prime rib night which is always on Wednesday. All four of us ordered the prime rib medium rare. It was outstanding, cooked perfectly. The pop ups are always great in the bread basket, the sides were very good. Service is always outstanding at this restaurant and it was again.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 10, 2015

The Copper Door was a perfect meeting place for three different groups in our party of nine. The service was particularly good - we were not treated like a large party, but as if the size and complexity mattered little. Beverages, appetizers, entrees, and finally the Bananas Foster were timed perfectly. A lovely, lovely time was had by all -

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 10, 2015

We live in Murphy and the copper Door is our go to place for fine dining. We go for special occasions and romantic nights.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 7, 2015

Another incredible and excellent dining experience. We have been very fortunate and blessed to have eaten and experience 5 star restaurants all over the world and The Copper Door not only meets but SUPERSEEDS expectations in every category. Superb food with exceptional service from truly great people from the Owner/Chef to his wonderful daughter and her staff of fine waiters and waitresses. There is no better place to enjoy ANY occasion :-)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 6, 2015

The Copper Door has the best food and best service. From the appetizers through dessert the food was outstanding. I rate The Copper Door right up there with the 5 star restaurants in Chicago
We will definitely be back many times.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 4, 2015

We have never had any appetizer, salad, entree or dessert that was not delicious...order anything at The Copper Door and you will not be disappointed. Our favorite restaurant!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 3, 2015

The copper door was mediocre and over priced the food was equivalent to that of Walmart prepared by somebody that might have an idea of what they're doing. For having a reputation for steaks it was substantially under par the fois graus was overcooked and any exposure outside of and including beef I would announce is less than adequate as was the service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 3, 2015

The food and service were on par with the finest restaurants in a big city. The service, the wine, appetizers, entree and dessert was gustatory delight even for the pickiest of foodies. What an absolute pleasure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 2, 2015

Ambiance, impeccable décor wait staff was attentive. Tables very close but acceptable. 5 star scallop dish, next is the lamb.... great for special occasion, dining with friends or in need of a getaway evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 1, 2015

Always a pleasure to dine here. Best food in the mountains!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 30, 2015

Another wonderful evening at our local wonderful Copper Door

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 26, 2015

Our food was delicious and the atmosphere good for conversation with friends!

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