828-749-2321

24 Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773

STORE: Mon-Sat 9-6
Sun 11-4* (*Sunday hours are May-October only)
GRILL: Closed indefinitely

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The oldest grocery store in
the state of North Carolina!

Historic Thompson’s Store – the oldest grocery store in the state of North Carolina!

This family-owned business was founded in 1890 and moved to its current location in 1940. In recent years, our old-timey grocery store has expanded its famous full-service meat market, where you can find an array of hand-cut meats as well as our signature Charlie’s Sage Sausage, and added a delicious deli section, along with new selections of gourmet items, fine wines, craft beers, cheeses and fresh produce.

We are also famous for our official Coon Dog Day merchandise, featuring T-shirts, ball caps and visors, sweatshirts and more. Learn more about Saluda’s renowned Coon Dog Day here.

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CHARLIE’S SAGE SAUSAGE

When you check out our meat market, be sure to get some fresh-made Charlie’s Sage Sausage, our signature item that is still made with the exact same secret family recipe, handed down for more than 70 years.