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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Ward’s Grill

Entering Ward’s Grill is like taking a step back in time. The authentic atmosphere conveys a feeling of true 1950s charm and our delicious food get excellent reviews from customers on a regular basis.

Ever since Roy Ward and his eldest son Jack convinced Lola Thompson Ward to add the grill to Thompson’s Store in 1960, many a homemade sausage biscuit and chili cheeseburger have been served to the residents and visitors of Saluda. For many years, the grill has been the town’s central gathering place for locals and tourists alike. The warmth and camaraderie of this classic venue make even first-time visits truly memorable.

Ward’s Grill is Closed Indefinitely

When You Visit

Be sure to try customer favorites like our biscuits and sausage gravy made with our signature Charlie’s Sage Sausage, chili cheeseburgers, Sam’s Chicken Salad, our spoon-thick hand-spun milkshakes and daily specials.


Handspun Milkshakes in Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry and Other Tasty Flavors

Homemade Salads

Potato Salad, Sam’s Chicken Salad, House Salads with Lettuce and Fresh Veggies


Brownies, Pies, Cakes, Cookies, Seasonal Cobblers and Other Sweet Treats

Legendary Hamburgers

Hand-pattied burgers, chili cheeseburgers, CJ Burgers (ground beef with Charlie’s Sage Sausage)