Mills River Restaurant – Horse Shoe, NC (near Asheville)

Great Restaurant!! Fantastic Food.

I love this place. The CurbCrusher family first went here about five years ago when we were in Asheville to visit the Biltmore. We stayed out near the airport where Airport Road and I-26 meet. When we asked where the closest place to eat was, the desk clerk gave us directions to the Mills River Restaurant. Since then I’ve had a couple of occasions to travel to Asheville on business. Since I stay near the airport, it is convenient to drive the 4 miles down to eat.

This is home style cooking, and hospitality. Just about every time I’ve eaten there, there’s been one or more regular customers that are carrying on with the entire staff. Tonight it was an older man. They were training three or four new service staff. All the veteran staff were bringing their trainees by and introducing them to “Mr. Henry” and talking to him about how his week had been going.

I enjoyed the Country Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy. Served with mashed potatoes (freshly made, with chunks of the ‘taters in them) and gravy, and the salad bar. Top it off with an excellent sweet tea and this was a five star meal. Like any good down home cooking place, they have chocolate layer cake, so of course I finished off the meal with desert. The entire meal was $12.32, plus a tip. A great value.
Mills Creek Restaurant is located at the corner of NC 191 and NC 280, 4201 Haywood Road. Horse Shoe, NC 28742.

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