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357 US 19, Burnsville, NC 28714
+1 828-682-6911
07:30 - 15:00
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Burnsville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Bantam Chef is an institution in Burnsville, NC. They have great burgers and sandwiches, and the best milkshakes. This is not a "fancy" place, but the food is great!

Thank BrdJrd
Burnsville, North Carolina
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I have heard this is a great place to eat with delicious food. I was told that I "Must try" the footlong hot dog with everything. I got the hot dog, skinny fries and a peanut butter milk shake. The hot dog was not that great, but the fries and shake were good. Kind of a greasy spoon, but it... More 

Thank Mootheart
Burnsville, North Carolina
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274 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I love going to this place to order foot long hot dogs. They make the best in the area. The location is just off of U.S 19E Bypass and has good parking. The staff is friendly and eager to help.

Thank barnett202
Burnsville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This place used to be good, but the people who work there now are hateful and unfriendly and the food isn't good. Save your money and head somewhere else.

2 Thank Sami28714
Asheville, United States
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Not only does this place offer a great variety of milkshakes that will compete with most of the other chains easily, but their staff is incredibly friendly and was very accommodating to me even when they had just closed up shop. They were willing to reopen and serve me up a milkshake, sending me on my way with a smile.

Thank Daniel A
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Yuk! We thought it was a good local place to eat, by the number of cars parked outside. Your feet stick to a floor that I doubt ever saw hot water. The tables weren't much better. You ordered at the counter and they called you up to get it. I think it's an old drive through from the 50's. Food... More 

Thank Mandy R
Nokomis, Florida
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

While vacationing in Burnsville, NC we wanted to experience breakfast where "the locals eat" and this appeared to ne a favorite. It is a classic "greasy spoon" with low prices. As we knew from reading other reviews, you order at the counter and pick up your food (when they call your order number) which is served on small Styrofoam trays... More 

Thank BobetteMG
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Driving by, it looks like a chain fast food restaurant, but I'm so glad we decided to stop here. It's counter service (you place your order at the counter and then pick up your tray when they call your number, unless you're eating outside, in which case they'll bring you your tray), and EXTREMELY cheap, and the extensive menu is... More 

Thank Rachel H
Gulfport, Mississippi
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417 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

A very casual local favorite that has some good country cooking and a nice varied menu. The fried chicken sandwich was a hit for me. Very relaxed atmosphere, and family comfortable.

Thank Tom B
Bonaire, Georgia
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Bantam Chef not quite fast food (everything seems to be made to order, and from scratch) although you do order from the counter, nor is it quite casual dining (no staff service, and orders are presented in cardboard or Styrofoam containers). What Bantam Chef clearly is, is the spot that the locals all eat at, at least as far as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 357 US 19, Burnsville, NC 28714
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Burnsville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-682-6911

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