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Ward's Grill

24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
+1 828-749-2321
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hamburger” (12 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Diner
24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Ward's grill has been around for a long time and there's a reason for that - they have really good diner food at incredibly reasonable prices. Our favorite thing to get is vegetable soup (thick and rich) with a grilled pimiento cheese sandwich. Talk about...More

1  Thank katiebug_56
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Bless you, friend, for taking the time to review both our Ward's Grill and Thompson's Store separately. It is rare that we receive comments regarding both sides of our business and really appreciate your double effort to show your kindness. Please visit us as often...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Best corn dogs and homemade French fries! Very good fresh salads. Fast service and retro homey neighborhood feeling environment.

1  Thank evernie
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We ate breakfast and lunch there on separate days. Really quaint. Only open for breakfast and lunch but the food is well worth it.More

1  Thank Lynn O
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Lynn - Thank you very much for your nice review of our Ward's Grill. It always pleases our staff and me when folks like you express appreciation for their efforts to provide good service and food to customers. We hope your visit won't be your...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch while visiting Saluda. About 10 tables in this spot, normal items on the menu. I had chicken salad and my husband had the mesquite chicken sanwich, both were great. Only downside is we had to wait a little while for our...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your nice comments about Ward's Grill on Trip Adviser. We are happy that our food was pleasing but have to apologize for the wait. We have very limited cooking space which sometimes prohibits orders from being completed in a...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We stopped here for lunch and managed to get one of the last tables during lunch time. The place was very busy and I can see why. We ordered the burgers that were half beef and half sausage. They were excellent! The fries were fresh...More

1  Thank Bill Y
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Hey Bill - Thank you so much for stopping in our Grill for lunch and we especially appreciate your very nice review. It made our employees feel so good when they read your comments. We hope you will visit again when the opportunity arises and...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our way to Savannah. We were looking for a good Mom and Pop place to eat as we are getting tired of the same old franchised restaurants. We ordered breakfast and the food was second to none. The service was prompt and...More

1  Thank Pearljam20
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Awe!!! You sure know how to make this Mom & Pop place feel proud!! As a fourth generation family trying to keep our business homey and pleasing after all the decades, it is so encouraging when folks like you say such nice things about our...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped there because we needed ice for our toddler. They helped us out. We decided to eat there for lunch. The food was good. They used cheese and meat from the grocery attached. It's a good spot to wander into and eat at.More

1  Thank desifoto
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for those very nice comments. We are happy that we could help your family and serve you as well. If you are ever in our area again we hope you will visit us. R. Clark Thompson, Co-Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill 24 Main...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very good Charlie's Famous Sage Sausage Biscuits and Gravy. Nice general store. Water is the best tasting. We bought some jelly will have to let you know how it is. Very friendly town. Store front windows had awesome old tins in them.

1  Thank BrendaBerryEagle
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Brenda -We always appreciate folks like you who take the time to post something about how we are doing with our customer service and food. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again in the not-to-distant future. We appreciate you.

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place will take you down memory lane. The diner atmosphere and caring staff are great. They have a great store attached with a little something for everyone. We come here often and will keep coming back.

1  Thank will p
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Your very kind review is like warm sunshine on a winter day and is such a morale booster for our staff and for me. We always appreciate hearing that we have pleased our customers and thank you for your expression of support.

Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stopped in because of the reviews and we were passing thru the area. We arrived shortly after 11am and got a table right away. The restaurant soon filled up. Our server was friendly and prompt taking our order. It took quite a while to...More

1  Thank ammomof3
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your family and thank you for posting the nice comments about our Historic Ward's Grill. We intentionally try to maintain the old timey atmosphere in hopes that folks will take time to relax and enjoy a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700 (Formerly Ward's Dairy Bar & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-2321