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Restaurants

Asheville attracts some of the best culinary minds in the world which leads to remarkable dining experiences. We have your guide to all area restaurants.

Moose Cafe

The Moose Café is an award-winning country restaurant on thegrounds of the WNC Farmer’s market. They were in Southern LivingMagazine and have received numerous other awards for their commitmentto quality. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a weekfeaturing all of your southern favorites! Western North CarolinaFarmer’s Market, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC

828-255-0920

Haywood Park Café

Located in the Haywood Park Atrium, the café serves tasty and fast breakfast and lunch items seven days a week from 7am-3pm, all offered in a comfortable, distinctive, and spacious atmosphere with complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville at the Haywood Park Hotel.

46 Haywood St Asheville, NC 28801 Map It

828.407.4190

Isa’s Bistro

Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as Sunday brunch, Isa’s menu is specialized to celebrate the freshness of Western North Carolina’s seasonal harvest and fresh local produce. Executive Chef Duane Fernandes brings his seasoned culinary finesse to the table preparing cuisine that is ingredient-driven new American with a Mediterranean influence. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville at One Battery Park Avenue in the Haywood Park Hotel and featuring valet parking.

1 Battery Park Ave Asheville, NC 28801 Map It

828.575.9636

Lex18

Southern Appalachian Supper Club and Moonshine Bar serves delicious local, seasonal and organic fare over candle light. This prohibition era supperclub was once Thomas Wolfe’s famous speakeasy: Eureka Saloon (1907-1922). Lex18 is considered one of Asheville’s most romantic restaurants with prohibition-era costumed waiters and nightly music. Moonshine Bar features hand crafted Asheville beers, Southern spirits and moonshine cocktails.

18 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 Map It

(828) 575-9494

Omni Resorts The Grove Park Inn Sunset Terrace Chophouse

Sunset Terrace Chophouse is the resort’s classic steakhouse, serving prime beef and fresh seafood for dinner and a variety of salads, sandwiches and entrées for lunch — all with breathtaking western views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.For the ultimate Sunset Terrace Chophouse experience, try the Trout Frangelico, our delicate walnut and almond encrusted trout filets for lunch; and our Cedar River Farms 8 oz. Filet topped Oscar-style for dinner.

Macon Ave., Asheville, NC 28804 Map It

Toll Free (800) 438-5800, 290

Omni Resorts The Grove Park Inn Blue Ridge Dining Room

Savor selections from the menu or enjoy one of our famed weekend buffets while overlooking the Asheville skyline, the resort’s gorgeous fairways and, of course, the Blue Ridge Mountains that give the Dining Room its name. Chef de Cuisine Kelly Patton recommends trying the crab-stuffed North Carolina Rainbow Trout for dinner followed by our brandied-spiced, warm Apple Crisp- a la mode, of course! Award-winning Friday Seafood Buffet, Saturday Prime Rib Buffet and Sunday Brunch.

800-438-5800

Bouchon

Bonjour y’all! Bouchon is a slice of France… right here inthe Blue Ridge Mountains. “Bouchon” is the French word forcork. It is also the colloquial expression for “bistro” inthe Lyon area of France. Chef/owner Michel Baudouin says, “I have fond memories of visiting the localbouchon with my friends while growing up in the Rhone Valley ofFrance… memories so comforting and so delicious, they’reworth sharing.” 62 N. Lexington Ave.

(828) 350-1140

The Cantina Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar

The Cantina Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar, located in the heart of Historic Biltmore Village, offers an exceptional experience whether you are planning a romantic evening or fun out with the family. Unique Tex Mex and Southwestern dishes created with fresh local ingredients, make The Cantina a must visit. The large patio is a great place to grab a fresh squeezed pitcher of Margaritas and people watch in the Village. If you love goat cheese, try the ASHVEGAS Burrito, and the Craviest Queso is a must for a starter.

Open Every Day for Lunch and Dinner

10 Biltmore Plaza Map It

828-505-7682

The Laughing Seed Cafe

A completely vegetarian restaurant specializing in foods from around theworld. The dishes prepared here celebrate fresh vegetables combined with all natural and predominantly organic ingredients. Quality and creativity have always been the driving forces behind the Laughing Seed’s eclectic international approach to vegetarian dining, and this has led to our popularity with vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Local products, organic ingredients and a flair for global fusion combine to give our dishes a unique and satisfying character.

(828) 252-3445

Roux

Roux features an innovative menu incorporating small plates and comfort food with a creative twist. The restaurant will use as much local food as possible, supporting the Hilton Asheville’s commitment to sustainability. The menu features local farm fresh products prepared in a creative but simple fashion, blending the best of both the gourmet and southern comfort food worlds.

Zen Sushi

Authentic Japanese cuisine, great specials and lunch combinations, andfeatures full dinner menu. Open daily seven days a week. Sunday throughThursday 11:30AM-10:00PM, and Friday and Saturday 11:30AM-10:30PM. Dinein or take out. 640 Merrimon Ave., second floor, suite #205, Asheville,NC.

(828) 225-6033, Fax (828) 225-6031

Creperie Bouchon

Much of our fare is sourced locally from dedicated farmers, cheese mongers, and bakers. Taste the freshness and understand the dedication to quality to the products that come out of the creperie kitchen. We’ve got local musicians rolling through the Courtyard a few nights a week. Come check out some sweet sounds, righteous spirits & of course, crêpes! In addition to our selection of wines & beer, Crêperie Bouchon has spirits for all your adult beverage needs. Crêperie Bouchon is located in a wonderfully quaint space located off Lexington Avenue in the Courtyard between Broadway & Lexington, Walnut & Woodfin in Downtown Asheville.

62 1/8 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Map It

(828) 350-3741

Greenlife Grocery

Greenlife is a full service natural foods store dedicated to bringing you and your family the freshest and healthiest foods and products available. For a great gift for that special person in your life, consider a gift certificate from Greenlife Grocery. An upscale one-stop supermarket that stocks only organic and naturally grown food products along with a broad selection of wines and beers. This upscale supermarket features an expansive deli serving foods prepared by a half dozen highly skilled chefs. No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives.

70 Merrimon Avenue Map It

(828) 254-5440, (828) 259-9303

The Bier Garden

Located at 46 Haywood Street, inside the Haywood Park hotel atrium, TheBier Garden has been an Asheville favorite since 1994. We offer aselection of over 200 beers from around the world as well as your localmicro brewed favorites. To complement the largest selection of beer inWNC is a extensive food menu, including fine dining entrees, a pubmenu, late night menu , children’s menu , wine menu and a full bar.Sunday brunch served 11:00 am -2 pm. 2 game rooms, 11 TV’s and a 15foot TV to catch the big game! Open daily 11:00 am – 2:00 am.

(828) 285-0002

Jack of the Wood Brew Pub

Where the Smokey Mountains meet the British Isles. Handcrafted beers and wine & spirits. One of Asheville’s favorite places to come and relax, listen to music, and enjoy fresh, locally sourced pub fare. Menu offers a broad selection of delicious meals. Located below the Laughing Seed Restaurant at 95 Patton Avenue.

(828) 252-5445

Laurey’s Catering and Gourmet to Go

Come to Laurey’s for Lunch! Sit in our sunny café and enjoy “Gourmet Comfort Food.” Made-right here using locally grown ingredients as much as possible. Enjoy muffins and coffee,wonderful salads, soups and sandwiches. Take home dinner to go. And give us a call for interesting and delicious catering of all kinds. Don’t Postpone Joy! ®

(828) 252-1500

Omni Resorts The Grove Park Inn EDISON Restaurant

Craft ales + kitchen, is an innovative bar and restaurant, focusing on local craft beer,  and casual Southern comfort food with an Asheville flair located in the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. EDISON brings together the food culture and local flavors of downtown with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. EDISON serves NC craft beers, small batch bourbons, hand-crafted cocktails, and regionally inspired food in a contemporary, fun, and artistic setting.  The menu is a collaboration utilizing local ingredients to develop tastes such as whole milk ricotta with sweet peas, chicken cracklins with salt & vinegar dust, Carolina scotch eggs, fried whole okra, chicken and waffles with local honey, grilled head on prawns, and veal meatballs with toasted pine nuts, gorgonzola, and porcini mushrooms.

290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 Map It

(800) 438-5800

Season’s At Highland Lake Inn & Resort

A variety of accommodation choices including rooms, cottages, and the Primrose Suite. A 40-acre lake with canoes, swimming, tennis, hiking, and yoga. Award-winning Season’s Restaurant features meals prepared with ingredients from our own organic garden. Breakfast is included, excluding cottages (full kitchens). Available for banquets, weddings, and special gatherings.

Toll Free (800) 635-5101, Local (828) 693-6812

Tupelo Honey Café-South Location

Critics from Southern Living to The New York Times are salivating over this new twist on Southern cuisine. Dine inside the charming restaurant or amid the vibrant street life on the sidewalk while enjoying the distinctive beer and wine list. Breakfast entrees always available, and dining until 11 p..m. on weekends. Our goal is to deliver a 10 on our Scale-of-Full-Flavor-Awesomeness, add several heaping helpings of fun, and be true to our internal credo: A Tupelo Honey experience should be a thousand times better than ordinary. A million times more delicious than you imagined. And worth coming back to for seconds, time and time again. South location at 1829 Hendersonville Road, also located downtown at 12 College St.

828-505-7676

Pack’s Tavern

Located in the historic Hayes & Hopson building in the heart of Downtown Asheville’s newly renovated Pack Square Park, this locally owned tavern offers outstanding food in a friendly and hospitable atmosphere. Whether taking in our large eclectic menu in the beautifully restored interior, watching your favorite sports on the 10 big screens, enjoying some of Asheville’s greatest musical acts, or enjoying on of the more than 30 brews on tap while relaxing on the parkside patio; at Pack’s Tavern you will experience an atmosphere that is uniquely Asheville.
20 South Spruce Street, near the City Building.

(828) 225-6944

Urban Burrito

Urban burrito is a true taste-of-Asheville with two great locations.The Urban Burrito features gourmet burritos, quesadillas, salads,tacos, nachos, and much more all for less than $6.99 per item. All foodis made fresh daily and served with an efficiency found nowhere else.The Urban Burrito is a casual dining experience with fun decor and thebest energy in town. The Urban Burrito has eating options for all ageranges including children. Don’t miss this experience!

828-251-1921 & 828-277-2002

Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian

Vinnie’s features “Old School” neighborhood Italian food reminiscent of Brooklyn, the Bronx and the North End of Boston. Vinnie’s is casual and family friendly. The aromas of home cooked Italian food along with the rhythmic sounds of Martinis being shaken to chilling perfection sets the tone for a night of fun and laughter. The menu runs the gamut with classics like Lobsters Fra Diavalo, Chicken Parmesan, Sausage and Peppers, Veal Marsala and Linguini and Clams, Pizzas and Heros. Family style dining is also available.

641 Merrimon, Asheville, NC Map It

(828) 253-1077

Old School Subs & Salads

We are a family business that pride ourselves on using only the freshest of products. Our premium deli meat comes from one of the best in the industry, BOAR’S HEAD. We use only freshly baked bread and fresh produce bought at a local bakery and farmers market. We believe using only the freshest of ingredients will provide the best tasting subs & salads. Old School Style! (Meaning good, traditional subs and salads, nothing fancy) TAKE OUT & DELIVERY to your home or work, NO MINIMUMS, NO CHARGE.

63 Brook Street in Biltmore Village Map It

(828) 277-7750

Juicy Lucy’s Burger Bar and Grill

A family owned and operated business in beautiful Asheville, NC. Even though the Juicy Lucy Burger o riginated in MN we think the Asheville spin on this classic burger is a perfect fit for the area. We will be featuring one stuffed cheese Juicy Lucy Burger every month. We feature local farm fresh ingredients daily. We also bake our own buns, handmade patties, 13 different kinds of wings (including our famous Lucy Gone Wild . . go ahead, we dare ya’), pulled pork, baby back ribs, salads, vegan burgers, gluten free buns, and so much more that it’s just plain ridiculous. We also feature Asheville’s first ALL Stainless Steel draught beer system with 22 micro brews and a super cool Milk Shake Bar that Lucy herself couldn’t be more proud of. When you walk through the doors you will be treated like family because we are a family. We are open 7 days a week serving Lunch and Dinner dailyHours:Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight.

The Lobster Trap

Voted best seafood restaurant in Western North Carolina every year since opening in 2005, a visit to Asheville is not complete without a stop at The Lobster Trap. Located in the heart of downtown, we bring you fresh seafood flown in daily, fresh beer from our own Oyster House Brewing Company, and fresh music from local musicians every night. Come experience fun dining where the mountains meet the sea.

35 Patton Avenue Map It

828-350-0505

Vincenzo’s Ristorante & Bistro

Downstairs, The Bistro offers a wonderful line-up of live, talented musicians providing Jazz, Blues and Standards every night, seven days a week. Vincenzo’s offers an award winning menu, the best Italian wine list in Asheville, beautifully crafted desserts and a great selection of fine coffees. visit www.vincenzos.com.

828-254-4698

Red Stag Grill at the Grand Bohemian Hotel

The Red Stag Grill emanates Old-World ambience with hand-hewn tables, oak flooring, and intimate lighting. The menu features a masterful blend of chops, game and traditional favorites – all with an emphasis on the freshest local ingredients complimented by an extensive wine list. The restaurant also includes a dramatic lounge for socializing while enjoying brilliantly prepared libations. Located in the Grand Bohemian Hotel.

(828) 398-5600

Luella’s Bar-B-Que

Luella’s Bar-B-Que is named after Proprietor & Pit Boss Jeff Miller’s daughter Luella “Elly” and his Grandmother Luella. “Grandma Lue” expressed her love by doing all the cooking when the family would get together for Sunday dinner and the holidays. What she handed down was an understanding of how great food is created – honest good cooking, made with a loving hand. Luella’s Bar-B-Que is committed to offering expertly prepared smoked meats and scratch-made sides – Taste The Love. You’ll be treated to warm, friendly and caring staff, who enjoy their work and strive to ensure a truly great experience. CATERING: Beyond the restaurant doors, Luella’s has quickly risen up to become the barbecue caterer of choice in greater Asheville; from casual drop off to dressed up full service events. 501 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC,

(828) 505-RIBS (7427)

Vue 1913

Vue 1913, an American Brasserie, offers a leisurely and stylish setting for a comfortable meal for those who love food. With distinctive art deco décor and a breathtaking panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Vue 1913 offers a perfect venue for laid back nights out and special occasions alike.

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804 Map It

(828) 252-2711

Zambra

Zambra, Asheville’s home for Spanish wine and tapas, has beenglowingly reviewed in Southern Living, The New York Times, The LosAngeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Charlotte Observer; andfeatured on the Food Network. We feature the finest Iberian wines, andour dining room is widely recognized as the area’s most beautiful.

828-232-1060

Tupelo Honey Café – Downtown Location

Critics from Southern Living to The New York Times are salivating over this new twist on Southern cuisine. Dine inside the charming restaurant or amid the vibrant street life on the sidewalk while enjoying the distinctive beer and wine list. Breakfast entrees always available, and dining until 11 p..m. on weekends. Our goal is to deliver a 10 on our Scale-of-Full-Flavor-Awesomeness, add several heaping helpings of fun, and be true to our internal credo: A Tupelo Honey experience should be a thousand times better than ordinary. A million times more delicious than you imagined. And worth coming back to for seconds, time and time again.

12 College St., and South location at 1829 Hendersonville Road. Map It

828-255-4863, South - 828-505-7676

Limones

Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theatre in downtown Asheville,Limones Restaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican-Californiancuisine along with inventive bar selections served by a warm,professional staff. Chef-owner Hugo Ramirez frequently changes themenu, featuring what is seasonal, fresh and local. Dinner specialiesinclude such entrees as grilled au natural rib-eye steak withhazelnut-ancho chile sauce, or Tequila-lime cured salmon withwatercress and avocado salad. Limones also features an impressiveSaturday & Sunday brunch with traditional selections such asMexican sweetbreads and house-made sausage, including chorizo. LunchFriday & Saturday 11:30-3:00. Sunday Brunch 11-3:00.

828-252-2327

The Red Rocker Inn

One of Black Mountain’s favorites, this award-winning restaurant promises an evening  you’ll be talking about for a long time.  Family owned and operated, we take pride in using the finest quality ingredients in all of our dishes. All selections from our applebutter, imaginative entrees, soups, salad, small plates and sides to the ten decadent desserts are freshly home made from scratch. Choose from hand cut Ribeye steaks, mountain trout, crab cakes, roasted chicken, old fashion beef pot roast and more. Wine and local beers are offered. Conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood just three blocks from down town. The Red Rocker Inn is also a seventeen room B&B. Open daily for breakfast by reservation. Dinner Monday through Saturday.

Toll free 888 669 5991

Kubo’s

Kubos is Japanese for “Royal Treatment” and that is our mission for your experience. We honor your patronage by selecting only the freshest seafood for sushi and sashimi, along with the best local produce Western North Carolina has to offer. We strive to go beyond the “typical” sushi experience and provide our guests with friendly, knowledgeable service, accompanied by vast selections of sake, wine, beer and original cocktails.

5 Biltmore Ave, Suite B, Asheville, NC 28801 Map It

(828)-251-1661

Ingles Markets

You get a lot more. You pay a lot less. Ingles, Western North Carolina’s leading super market. Ingles strives to provide one-stop shopping convenience to its valued customers. Ingles supermarkets offer customers a wide variety of nationally advertised food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods and other perishables, non-food products, including health and beauty care products and general merchandise, as well as quality private label items. See our web site for locations and weekly specials.

India Garden

156 S Tunnel Rd Asheville, NC 28805 Map It

828-298-5001

Mela

70 N Lexington Ave Asheville, NC 28801 Map It