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The Orchard Restaurant & Events Barn

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 04/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$10 - US$35
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Reviewed 4 March 2021 via mobile

We returned to The Orchard for the first time in a year last night. Like a dependable old friend, you can always count on The Orchard to deliver excellent food. There were four of us and we all had something different for our entrees. We...all enjoyed them very much. We did all share the chicken livers as an appetizer. They are a standard here. We recommend them. Our service was well handled by Troy. All in all it was a most enjoyable dinner and we look forward to returning again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 December 2020

I sent an email for a reservation before they opened and had a response from Chad in less than 15 minutes. Shortly after we sat down I heard a woman at the table next to us say it was her third attempt to get a...reservation and I could see why! The service by Joe was impeccable. The ambiance of the restaurant is exactly what I expect at a fine dining establishment. We had drinks, fried green tomatoes, the pecan crusted trout and lamb chops. Everything was wonderfully prepared. You cannot go wrong here. We will definitely be back. One of the highlights of our vacation and glad we found this gem.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 22 November 2020 via mobile

A few days before our trip we sent an email requesting a reservation and Chad immediately responded. The day before we were to eat there my husband decided he wanted to eat later so he could fly fish longer. We emailed the restaurant and again...Chad responded letting us know we could move the reservation. Our dinner there was excellent. I can’t remember having a better meal. We started with Brie plate, the blueberry port preserves were so good. We also had the crab cake appetizer and it was excellent as well. My husband had the Sea Bass which was a special not on the menu, I had the Glenville Trout which is pecan-crusted trout on cheese grits. Both entrees were SO GOOD. I did not want to stop eating but the portion size was large and I unfortunately could not finish mine. The meal was served with bread as well as soup or salad. The service was excellent, everything came out at the perfect time, Cathy our server checked on us the perfect amount. This is definitely a sign of a very well run restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 5 November 2020

We knew enough to get a reservation, which was promptly honored. Our server was arrived and explained the specials. We had an appetizer of mussels, which were quite good. I had the ribeye, which was cooked perfectly. The glaze was a little sweet for me,...but just a personal preference. My wife had the filet - also cooked perfectly. We had 2 Maker's Marks on the rocks, listed on the menu as $9. When I glanced at the bill, it reflected $11 each. I questioned the server, why the price difference. I assumed maybe they had gone up, but didn't change the price on the menu. Her explanation was that it was more expensive to have it on the rocks. WHAT? That doesn't even make sense. Then she asked if I wanted my bill adjusted. Well YES I want my bill adjusted to reflect what was advertised. Seems like the way to handle would have been to verify the price on the menu and insist on adjusting the bill. Four dollars is not a big deal, but the principle and then the explanation. Anyway, a minor issue, but you may want to check your bill. The food and service was very good.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner at The Orchard on Thursday evening, October 15, 2020. The food was superb, the atmosphere relaxing and enjoying, and the service excellent! I had the duck special (melt in your mouth), and my husband the blackened salmon special equally as good. The...homemade cobbler was scrumptious. Our server Joe took great care of us, and was genuinely friendly. Hope to return again next time we are in the area. Penny & Richard CampbellMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 October 2020 via mobile

Waited 15 mins just to order. The waitress should be employed in a diner and not this type of a restaurant! Couldn’t give any suggestions, she was slow and rude! Not a place to go to in Cashiers! Food was OK at best! Not going...back!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020

The Orchard was our favorite meal while staying a week in the Highlands! The most memorable dish was the Franklinia Ravioli - so delicious. The online ordering process was a breeze, and food was ready right on time. The Orchard took all safety precautions seriously...and the service was excellent. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020

We had dinner with friends. The place is great for social distancing with different rooms. Our friend had been there before and raved about the lamb chops. His wife had a pasta dish that was a special. I had the Trout Almandine as trout is...their specialty. My husband was ecstatic about the seafood pasta! It was a great evening. The restaurant and service was outstanding!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Spent my birthday dinner at The Orchard. Could not have asked for a better meal. Great service. Nice ambiance. Reviews were spot on! Don’t miss it!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

We spent a week in cashiers and we chose the orchard due to trip advisor. Emailed the restaurant for a reservation and they responded promptly. Rustic/wooden decor and a beautiful garden in the back. Wished I had known to ask to be seated outside because...I would have. Waitress very nice, recommended a reasonable wine for us which we enjoyed. Started with the Brie appetizer, very mild Brie and delicious. I ordered trout and the waitress told me about a version not on the menu which was blackened and I decided to get that one. My husband orders the chicken with apples, breaking our rule never to order chicken when we go out. Both dishes were wonderful. My trout melted in your mouth and his chicken was well cooked-not dry at all. Side salads and veggies were fine. Nothing exciting. Got key lime pie to go-I didn’t eat but my husband said it was great. Would definitely eat here again. Felt very safe with Covid restrictions.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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12 November 2020|
Response from 233bc | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but everything is changing week to week, you should call them to make sure.
Dale F
7 July 2017|
Response from BlueWallHeel | Property representative |
In accordance with state law, well-behaved dogs are allowed on the outside patio dining area. Dogs must remain under table on a leash and may not enter the building.
5 July 2017|
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Response from Nordicgal26 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Very relaxed atmosphere, but with a very cozy, sophisticated feel.
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