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1196 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3592
+1 828-507-3654
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (20 reviews)
“soups” (12 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 14:30 Hours
American, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1196 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3592
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

I've been carrying an ad for Kanini's with me for weeks saying that "we need to try this place" when we are in Waynesville the next time--we actually live in very "foodie" Asheville! We had lunch there on Saturday (Yes, they are open on Saturday!)...More

1  Thank Seemore66
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is a cute little stand alone lunch place off the beaten path in Waynesville. They have recently made some welcome changes to their space, adding stools in front of the plate glass window for more seating. Kanini’s was recommended by a friend who lived...More

1  Thank marathonman33
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Locally owned, casual, friendly and inviting place—I could eat here once a week! The menu changes and is fresh and creative. Some of the dishes are staple items but most of them are unusual and “farm to table-esque”. For example, there are usually several types...More

2  Thank Alaartist
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Blue Ridge salad with sweet potatoes biscuit and pulled pork sandwich on ciabatta bread. Fast service and generous portions. A perfect lunch stop while visiting Waynesville.

Thank Travel-Fan-JSC
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Stop in for the first time, prompt, friendly service, very tasty food at very reasonable prices. The place is simple but clean, offer take out and prepared frozen meals.

Thank peterrC5040MB
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have eaten Kanini's food for many years but it just keeps getting better. From soothing and delicious comfort food to delectable dessert (don't miss the 3 layer brownie), they also provide salad, soup and vegetarian options. This is a woman-owned business which also offers...More

Thank Easternblue
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This placed is the best. Everything I have ever got from them was great. But have to say the chicken and waffles is by far my favorite. It is a special that they do. I always look at the weekly specials and always go when...More

Thank CarolinaT15
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been eating lunch here for 6 years. The food is always fresh and delicious. My favorites are the tortilla soup and the spinning wheel sandwich. Yum yum. If you’re in the area try it out. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank DeEttaWaynesville
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I have been eating at KANINI'S since it's opening in 2011. I eat there several times a week because they offer delicious daily specials in addition to their regular menu items.  I regularly use them for catering as well. My guests always come running when...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We try to support local restaurants and visited for the first time. There was hair in our side dish! That ruined it for all. The pulled pork could not be eaten. We had hoped this place would be all we heard it to be, but...More

Thank OpinionGuru
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14 January 2016|
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Response from ncnativeazalea | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website (you can click on the link on the Trip Advisor site with the reviews of this restaurant) and then pull up their lunch menu or their main menu. Many times they have specials (for the frozen take out... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1196 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3592
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-507-3654
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