Highlands, NC

DonLeon’s Deli in Highlands was the stuff of legends. It was the place where you could find a meal under 10 bucks and, this is important, keep tabs on the comings and goings of this little mountain town. 

And at the center of the show was the irrepressible DonLeon himself, a garrulous force of nature who knew his way about a quick-serve kitchen and a story. To DonLeon, you were a regular, even if you were walking in for thefirst time.

That’s why it hit hard when DonLeon suddenly up and left town, succumbing to a wanderlust and a sense that new adventures were awaiting, just overthe horizon.

And that’s why it’s an equal astonishment to hear the news that DonLeon, after a decade-long absence, is back in Hi Town. 

He’s set up a food truck with Thomas and Kay Craig’s High Dive Tavern at 476 Carolina Way, and he’s serving up a menu of Gyros, Burgers, Philly Cheese Steaks, Wings, Greek Salads, and Chicken Tenders, and lots more. 

And, DonLeon promises, everything is under $10, just like his deli days. You can phone in your order at (828) 200-0388 or show up in person (and chat with DonLeon while he’s preparing your meal).

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