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Buffalo Mercantile Company & Cafe

6353 Buffalo Cove Rd, 6353 Buffalo Cove Road, Lenoir, NC 28645-6591
+1 828-758-9879
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (52 reviews)
“garlic knots” (4 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00 Hours
Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
6353 Buffalo Cove Rd, 6353 Buffalo Cove Road, Lenoir, NC 28645-6591
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you haven't been to Buffalo Mercentile, it's a must see and the food is amazing and the people there are so very friendly.

Thank DeeBee B
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Went here with friends to see if it was worth a five bubble review, and it was. It's out of the way to get to, but worth the trip for us. Just a little country store with a café which serves sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs,...More

Thank Bobby S
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic, casual and off the beaten path. Fresh made pizza can’t be topped. Laid back, friendly, southern hospitality. Limited seating inside, but outdoor tables are also available. Take the pooch, sit outside and enjoy a delicious lunch!

1  Thank 088Traveler880
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This place brings back good memories. I used to visit this place as a child when Mr. Todd and his wife owned it. It was a true country store. I would get a bologna and cheese sandwich. We had the best conversations. I would go...More

Thank TheTwoRs
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A scenic drive off the beaten path will land you at the cutest, rustic, aesthetic, charming, cozy, vintage mercantile that serves the most amazing pizza. So worth the drive. We will be back!

Thank Bellaluna101
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Being a local, I have heard about this one and wanted to visit for a while. If you are not familiar with the area, you will swear you are lost. Great mountain scenery on the way. (Side note - just after turning off of Hwy...More

Thank stalprint
Reviewed 16 April 2018

All around wonderful experience! Delightful country store offering local items to purchase in a quaint little town full of history. Very impressed with the food at Buffalo Mercantile - definitely the highlight of our mountain weekend trip. Pizza was simply amazing and the staff was...More

Thank kimelmore
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Chef has a great variety of ovens that bake whatever you order to perfection! Try the Pizza for a unexpected great treat!

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

While it certainly feels like the country store it’s meant to be, Buffalo Mercantile and Cafe is the Little Italy of Lenoir! With fresh, high quality ingredients and a perfected oven-baking process, its pizzas and meatball subs are truly among the best I’ve ever had!...More

Thank Crissy T
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We drove up a little skeptical that this place could have the amazing pizza that we had read about. Doesn't look like much but It. Was. AMAZING! The atmosphere is great, the staff was very attentive (even our server did a great job on his...More

Thank Amy C
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Katherine G
6 March 2018|
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Response from F3275EStomk | Property representative |
No. We are in a dry county. However, you’re welcome to bring your own.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6353 Buffalo Cove Rd, 6353 Buffalo Cove Road, Lenoir, NC 28645-6591
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Lenoir
  • Phone Number: +1 828-758-9879
  • E-mail
Take a step back in time at The Buffalo Mercantile Co. est. 1897 - The Buffalo Mercantile Company and Cafe offers General Store Merchandise, hard to find spcialty items, fresh made coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, and and ice cream parlor. The Cafe offers outdoor seating/entertaining along the rushing creek complete with large fire-pit. We also have the finest made Pizza with fresh flour, yeast, extra virgin olive oil and other fresh ingredients to make our dough in our large Hobart floor mixer. We make all of the pizza sauce FRESH along with shredding our own mozzarella cheese, we slice all of our veggies daily. All of our deli meats are also sliced fresh daily. Our burgers are amazing! Every pot of coffee starts with fresh ground beans. Our vanilla and chocolate ice creams feature 15% butter fat to provide a rich and creamy taste especially when they are topped off with Sanders Hot Fudge topping brought in from Michigan. Join us, step back in time, it's a destination worth the drive!
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