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Asheville, North Carolina
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Moose Cafe
Brevard Rd. near the Farmers' Market
Average Overall Rating:

 (5 out of 5 Golden Eggs)

Average Coffee Refill Rating:

 (4 out of 5)

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 (2 out of 5)





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Review by: Prideworks on 5/21/2013
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Moose Cafe is a huge beneficary of the local farmers market; they buy and cook local and it shows. The food is excellent and generously served. They have Cat Head bisquits! (big as a cats head) I usually get a childs portion because the bisquits and apple butter they bring you prior to your meal are filling by themselves. The coffee is wonderful and the veggies rock.

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Review by: thatguy on 10/10/2011
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Okay,so my friends and I went there yesterday and the food was amazing. The service was excellent and quick. The Waiters were very attentive and polite. We all had a great time and when we left, no one left with an empty stomach! We were cracking jokes about how it was like a Hooters for old people, but you know... old customers and Young Waitresses. The Hostess was very hot.

Award Nomination: Best Service

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Review by: runnergirl on 2/28/2009
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My family has to take trips to the Mayo Clinic in MN. They stopped there to eat.They raved about it. They wanted to take me the next time so we stopped. I loved it. I just couldn't believe the biscuits; huge! The food was great. We stopped there on the way back to eat again. We have tried almost all the lunch/dinner foods. All were great and the staff is very nice. Can't wait to go again!

Award Nomination: Best Bargin Breakfast

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Review by: gregg52 on 7/7/2008
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We stopped in for dinner on a recommendation from a relative that lives in the area. We had a good size group and were seated after a very short wait.

This is not a high end place - just good food at a very reasonable price. Our bill was just under $92 (without tip) for eight adults and three youngsters. The portions are big, even the child's portions could feed many adults!

The only bad thing I can say is that they had run out of the baby back ribs - I suffered with the BBQ pulled pork plate. A huge pile of outstanding pulled pork with two sides!! Only two of the four of us that ordered the pulled pork could finish the meat, let alone the sides - believe me we all tried our best!

Efficient wait staff, great food and a good price - this is the place to go.

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Review by: bluemagoo on 4/23/2008
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I first visited this place back in 2003 and our return today was much anticipated. We got there at ~10:20 and the place was 1/2 empty but the food is just as good as ever. I had the chicken fried steak with gravy breakfast special. It came with eggs, grits and one of their very special biscuits with white gravy. The waitress, while not overly friendly, was very efficient and didn't let our coffee cups get below 3/4 full. The food came quickly and everything was excellent. The chicken fried steak was especially good. They give you two biscuits with apple sauce to eat while your waiting but I saved mine to have with my coffee when my main course was done. The waitress even saved my day when I forgot my hat & fanny pack, containing my wallet, as I had wandered off to checkout their gift shop when my wife went to pay the check. It was a good thing I had left her a good tip, but I don't think that really mattered. Two very minor issues are that they don't serve real butter but some kind of margarine like spread and for some reason most of their waitresses were wearing shorts. It wasn't that hot today but maybe its just a comfort issue for them. I hope the owner doesn't mandate that look as it looks a bit silly on some of the older women.

Bottom line: Still a great place to eat in the Asheville, NC area esp. if your looking for southern style food.

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Review by: mjmike on 3/1/2007
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We had breakfast yesterday, it was great--big biscuits and applebutter. so good we had lunch and dinner that same day. All great, if you like good southern cooking this is the place for you.

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Review by: bigpostman on 1/16/2007
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I eat at the Moose Cafe about twice a week. They are located right off of interstates 40 and 26. The staff is super friendly and efficient. Where do they get their country ham? It is great. I'm glad my delivery route takes me through Asheville.

Award Nomination: Best Service

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Review by: clennen01 on 1/15/2007
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I travel to Ashville once a week and have found the best country restaurant ever. Great Biscuits, real home cooked food and friendly fast service. If you love good home cooked food this place is for you.

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Review by: toddfleet on 11/27/2006
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Totally overrated in my opinion. The coffee was good but refils were slow. Portions and prices were reasonable, but quality was average or worse. The gravy and homefries were a total disappointment, this place is OK but ABSOLUTELY NOT WORTHY OF THE GLOWING REVIEWS!

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Review by: walker on 11/3/2006
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A lot of restaurants try to offer down home food. The Moose Cafe does it better then anyone. You can not compare them to the chains. If you like big portions, great food, fast and friendly service the Moose Cafe is the place for you. Come hungry

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Review by: overeasy on 9/4/2006
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I found this site after visiting Moose twice. The first time was great. The dinner menu is very good if you are interested in bbq and southern sides. The biscuits with either molasses or chunky apple butter were great. Sadly, like a sour second date, our second time was terrible. Instead of during early dinner it was lunchtime. Whatever you do, even if you are a vegetarian, do not get the FARMER'S SALAD. The salad is poor. I have had better salads on an airplane. Bagged rusty iceberg with a couple cuc's and onion, tom. Just lousy. After such a bad salad I figured at least I can eat the biscuits. Well-the biscuits were rubbery and old, from the night before most likely. There was hardly any apple butter left in the dispenser and it was all slimy. The waitress never refilled us on tea, and the service was strained. Too many tables too few waitresses. On an up note-Moose cafe tries very hard to please, as they did offer extra ribs to my friends, who got small portions...but don't order a salad here. Save your appetite and get the ribs or something downhome, like fried chix. My other suggestion is to go on off-peak times to get fresher food and better service. We haven't tried the breakfast, but plan to soon.

Award Nomination: Most Comfortable

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Review by: bevjack on 8/18/2006
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Just moved here from pricey California, and by luck (overhearing a man at the Farmers Market say he just had the best fried chickin of his life) I found my way to the Moose.

Wonderful fried chicken breast, with two vegetables. I was already so stuffed from that amazing biscuit and apple butter, I had to bring half of my lunch home with me. AND i ordered the blackberry cobbler to have for breakfast the next day. I cannot wait to return to try the other items on their menu.

This is home cooking and prices like I've never seen. I hope they never change their ways!!

Award Nomination: Best Service

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Review by: eagle29673 on 10/17/2005
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Will drive from Greenville SC to eat and go to the farmers market because it is better than here

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Review by: sawdust8@tm.net on 6/26/2005
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Found this restaurant completely by accident on our way back to MI from GA and are we happy that we did. You can be sure it will on our stop list going back and forth from MI to GA and back again. The food was terrific - we had the country styled ribs barbequed and we were hooked.

Award Nomination: Best Service

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Review by: khr33498 on 6/24/2004
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Stopped by the first time Oct 2003 for breakfast/lunch. Best cafe food I had ever eaten and made a return stopover on our way home from the mountains. Great service, view, biscuits w/apple butter, and right off I-40. I decided to make it a MANDATORY pitstop when passing through Asheville.

Award Nomination: Best Service

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Review by: deb2010 on 2/13/2003
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Found it in Sept 2002 while visiting the Biltmore, and it was one of the best experiences of our trip! The food was to die for, I still dream about the strawberry cobbler. And the view's great! I'm going to Gatlinburg in March and will be sure to make the trip down to the Moose Cafe!

Award Nomination: Most Comfortable

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Review by: sweettea on 12/12/2002
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My husband and I stumbled across the Moose Cafe when we visited the Biltmore in May 2002. We stayed at the Biltmore Inn, and while it was nice, we were looking for some good Southern cookin'. I found the Moose Cafe in the phone book and we ate there four times during our three-day stay. We went back to Asheville in September for our anniversary, just for Moose Cafe biscuits, grits, and sweet tea. We both even bought the Moose Cafe t-shirt!! We'll be there in just a few weeks. Have appetite, will travel.

Award Nomination: Best Bargin Breakfast

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Review by: BotsfordDR on 12/3/2002
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The wait staff were very attentive and accurate.
All the food was scrumptious, although the menu was not designed for vegetarians or people on fat-free diets.
Atmosphere was very "down home." Little gift shop included hard to find items like "moose" pants.
Prices were super compared to the Washington, DC area where an egg mcmuffin would cost almost as much as the Moose Cafe breakfast special.
We loved the restaurant and ate there several times during our visit with family in the Asheville area.
Thank heavens we live about 500 miles away or our waistlines would be nothing but a fond memory.


Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Review by: pbarbee on 9/13/2002
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The food is made fresh daily & the biscuits are wonderful.

Award Nomination: Best Bargin Breakfast

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