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1196 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3592
+1 828-507-3654
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10:30 - 14:30
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487 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a good sandwich, freshly made, at Kaninis. The Friday special of a black bean burger was excellent. The potato salad was also very good.

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Thank L D
waynesville
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Called ahead on the way to the airport for a couple of Cobb Salads. Fantastic timing, prep and taste. This salad had it all and with the pimento cheese dressing this became the perfect lunch! I will return again and again as everything is served with quality ingredients and care!

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Thank Jon S
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My husband and I stopped after reading reviews and ordered their take home special. Chicken alfredo with sun dried tomatoes. It was excellent and we plan to continue to frequent Kaninis. Love to stop and have lunch at the quaint restaurant. This is a winner.

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Thank nwithner
waynesville
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had a business meeting for lunch and ordered takeout from Kaninis. Great food, fresh and vibrant flavors throughout. On time service at a great price. Wonderful place just off the beaten path. Make the effort to treat yourself to something special!

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Thank Jon S
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I love Kanini's! Myself and my officemates often call-in our lunch order and walk over for pick-up a couple times per week. They have EXCELLENT sandwiches, unique salad dressings (citrus vinaigrette my favorite), many sides (I love their Greek orzo pasta salad!) and decadent desserts. Kanini's features new specials each week in a quaint, local cafe. My favorite lunch spot... More 

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Thank Leslie K
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful as always💓✔ a treat eating in or taking out! Dill pea pasta is my favorite. Tomato basil soup is amazing. Frozen dinners are wonderful!

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Thank Lisa J
Columbia, South Carolina
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

every thing is just fresh and good... great service as well. the sides were different and interesting. a wonderful selection and specials

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Thank Sassycat119
waynesville
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

From the service to the old style diner setting and finally the food this place is an out of the way gem for a great lunch experience!

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Thank Jon S
Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Kanini's is a local favorite for lunch. The chicken tortilla soup (with fresh avocado) is my personal fave. Meals are freshly cooked in the large catering kitchen. But what's great is that you can get meals — prepared with home-cooked goodness — to take home in easy-to-reheat (or bake) tins. Baking instructions are written on each tin; meal portions come... More 

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Thank Carol V
San Diego, California
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I have eaten at Kanini's many times over the past several years and find each visit more enjoyable than the last. Erin and Jen own the place and work each day in the kitchen with their staff. The attention to detail shows in the wonderful dishes they create. A crowd favorite is the Matt special. The menu offers soups, salads... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 14:30
Thursday
10:30 - 14:30
Friday
10:30 - 14:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?