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Madison's Restaurant

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445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447 (4th Street)
+1 828-526-5477
07:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a great and filling breakfast here this morning. This service is quick, efficient, and friendly. Cups of coffee are very big and tea is served French press. There are lots of choices for breakfast including southern style or very healthy. A great ambience in the restaurant as well.

Thank Tonypose
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently awarded the AAA Four-Diamond Award, and you can tell it. Located in the historical Old Edwards Inn this is a lovely place to have a meal. Check out the menu on line and you will notice that there are gluten free options available. In addition, prices are reasonable and dishes highlight farm to fork dining. I had the chicken... More 

Thank Kathleen1314
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding dinner and amazing service. Treated as VIP guests from the moment we arrived. The menu had a variety of offerings, incorporating local farm to table.

Thank kh4255
Montgomery, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will be greeted by servers from all over the world. Just delightful! The atmosphere is sophisticated but relaxing. The food is 5 star delicious and always fresh. The have unique items you can not find everywhere else. I LOVE this place.

Thank Julie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough about this restaurant. We tried the green salad, butternut squash soup, trout, and pork schnitzel. Oh and the chef sent out a small crab cake since we had a short time between the salad and our meal. ( To be honest I didn't notice a wait) The soup is in the top 3 soups I've ever... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals ever! Service is second to none. Save room for dessert - The chocolate mousse is decadent!

Thank Dan9969
Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Madison's at Old Edwards Inn is a "true" dining experience that has it all with Southern charm and delicious food. We went to celebrate a birthday and were pleased they were able to accommodate us for lunch. I would recommend during peak tourist seasons to make a reservation. The menu changes depending upon the season, but based on the meal... More 

Thank Linda L
Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tend to be suspicious of hotel restaurants, but those feelings were not justified here. Very impressive steaks, excellent wine list with good bargains if you know what you're looking for. We ate here while staying at the Inn one night when it was pouring rain. Next time we won't wait for the rains before we eat here.

Thank turneraw
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch there with family and enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the friendly service. My wife and I plan one lunch there each time we visit Highlands.

Thank Thomas O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Madison offers an array of dishes with a twist on southern cooking. Homemade breads and sweet pastries, cheese grits, smoked bacon are just a few of the treats on the breakfast menu. For lunch I had the shrimp and grits....wow, a must try! 6 big fat shrimp on top of the best grits I have ever had. Dinner was... More 

Thank Jacque A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-5477
Innovative farm-fresh cuisine in an environment of relaxed elegance. Most menu items sourced locally and grown organically at The Farm at Old Edwards. Dine indoors year-round or outdoors in the warm months at the Wine Garden beside the beautiful waterfall.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?