24 Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773

STORE: Mon-Sat 9-6
Sun 11-4*
GRILL: Mon-Sat 7-3
(*Sun hours May-Oct only)

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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 our signature product, Charlie’s Sage Sausage) and added a delicious deli section, along with new selections of wine, beer, cheese, 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.

Finally, don’t forget to pop in next door at Ward’s Grill for a down-home hearty breakfast, or a great lunch featuring our popular cheeseburgers and handspun milkshakes so thick you might need a spoon!

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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. This sausage is also on the menu at Ward’s Grill!