Rutherfordton Restaurants

Top 10 restaurants in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.

The Olive Tree Restaurant and Bar

The Olive Tree Restaurant and Bar is located on Central St. in downtown Rutherfordton, a 25 minute drive from A Touch of Luxury Cabin.  It's only a 3 minute walk from the KidSenses Children's Museum, and a 7 minute walk from the Bechtler House. This Greek restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.  If you slept in and missed breakfast, you can still get it here until 3:00 PM.  Similar to many Greek restaurants, the Olive Tree serves everything imaginable:  all of your favorite traditional Greek dishes, along with all the typical American fare.  The menu is enormous, and prices very reasonable.  Comment and share your favorite dish from the Olive Tree! 

Hours:  Mon - closed, Tues - Fri 10:30 AM - 9 PM, Sat - Sun 9:30 AM - 3 PM

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner menus available on their website.

The Olive Tree Restaurant and Bar
At the Olive Tree Restaurant and Lounge, we offer delicious Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, the friendliest staff, and the most comfortable atmosphere in Rutherfordton, NC.

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Rutherford Thai

If you are craving authentic Thai food, stop at this little hidden gem in Rutherfordton, NC.  Rutherford Thai is located on a little side street in downtown Rutherfordton, about 25 minutes from A Touch of Luxury Cabin.  The restaurant was featured in Our State magazine.   Some customers say this is the best Thai food they've ever eaten!  If you give them a try, please leave a comment below and share your experience with other travelers.  

Tip: Be sure to arrive well before closing time, as many restaurants in the area will close early if business is slow. 

Hours: Sun 12:00 PM - 9 PM, Tues-Thurs 11:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri-Sat 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM 

Rutherford Thai featured in Our State magazine.

Where We're Dining in Western North Carolina This Fall | Our State Magazine
There's no better seat in the house than at the long, kitchen-facing bar at Cúrate. From here, Chef Katie Button and her kitchen brigade are in full view as they prepare plate after tiny plate of Spanish tapas for a hungry - and packed - dining room.

Check out their website for the full menu.

Rutherford Thai Menu
Our menu includes classic Thai dishes such as Pad Thai (pictured below) - always a favorite at Rutherford Thai. Rutherford Thai Authentic Menu Selection: Appetizers - Soups - Entrees - Chef's Special - Side Items - Desserts

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The Copper Penny Grill

The Copper Penny Grill has two locations:  one in Rutherfordton, and one in Forest City.  The Rutherfordton location is closest to A Touch of Luxury Cabin, about a 25 minute drive.  Locals love this place.  The restaurant serves a large variety of items such as:  mahi fish tacos, shrimp tacos, wings, soups, steaks, a large selection of burgers, salads, paninis, sandwiches, wraps, and chicken and vegetarian pasta dishes.  The Copper Penny Grill offers beer, wine, and a full liquor bar.  Prices are very reasonable, staff is friendly, and the decor is decorated in.... you guessed it - pennies!  Give them a try, and you won't be disappointed.  Open Monday - Saturday for lunch and dinner (11 a.m. to close).  Closed on Sundays.  

Check out their website for more info.

Copper Penny Grill
The official homepage of Copper Penny Grill.

This menu was uploaded on Jan. 29th/2019

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Mi Pueblito

Mi Pueblito is a local Mexican favorite.  There is one location in Rutherfordton, and another in Forest City.  The owners, Cindy and Rodrigo, have been in business for over 20 years.  They serve standard Mexican fare; this is a great choice for families on a budget. The restaurant can get packed at lunch time; however, service is generally very quick.  Both restaurant locations offer a full service bar:  margaritas, mojitos, domestic and imported beers, wine, and mixed drinks. The Rutherfordton location is only 3/10ths of a mile from the Kid Senses Children's Museum, and 6/10ths of a mile from the Bechtler House.  

Check out their website for daily lunch and dinner specials.  

Try the fresh salsa bar.

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Scoggin's Seafood & Steakhouse

Scoggin's Seafood & Steakhouse in Rutherfordton, is another local favorite, less than 17 miles from our cabin.   The restaurant has an enormous menu:  all kinds of seafood (including oysters on the half shell), steaks, chicken, BBQ, sandwiches, salad bar, pastas, kid meals, and a full bar.  The restaurant is open Tuesday - Saturday from 4 p.m. until they decide to close the doors.  Usually at 4 p.m, there is already a line outside.  Scoggin's Seafood & Steakhouse is just a few minutes from the KidSenses Childrens Interactive Museum in Rutherfordton.  

Scoggin's Full Menu. Uploaded on Jan. 28th/2019

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Scoggin's Steakhouse
Scoggin's Seafood & Steakhouse * seafood * steak * rutherfordton * chimney rock * salad bar

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Gregory's Restaurant

Gregory's Original Restaurant is located in Rutherfordton, NC. It is right down the street from the Bechtler House, and the KidSenses Childrens Interactive Museum. Locals love to eat here. Favorites are the wings, grinders, homemade salad dressings, and salad bar. They also serve steaks and Italian dishes; however, the Italian dishes do not garner as good of reviews as the favorites. You can even order up to 100 wings if you desire, but be sure to call ahead if it's over one hundred. Prices are great for families on a budget.

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