The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Asheville
Overseas & Exotic
Restaurants

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Asaka (Downtown): Authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi served in comfortable surroundings. 801 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC 28803, 828-250-9301. Lunch and dinner: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 7 days a week.

Asiana Grand Buffet (West Asheville): The Asiana serves several varieties of Asian cuisine and hors d’oeuvres -- offering both buffet and menu service. 153 Smoky Park Highway, Candler NC 28715, 828-667-2010. Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Dinner: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Downtown): Asian cuisine with emphasis on wide variety of noodle dishes. Seating outside on Pack Square. 37 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-8220. Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

East Buffet (Tunnel Road Area): Buffet-style Oriental dining. Over 100 items offered. 125 Tunnel Rd., Asheville NC 28805, 828-253-9899, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Green Tea Sushi (West Asheville):  "Be attentive to details” is the principle that Green Tea adheres to. Green Tea Sushi has been a cornerstone in the community for many years by consistently offering palatable food, excellent service, good sanitary conditions, and affordable prices. 2 Regent Park Blvd., Asheville NC 28806, 828-252-8300.

Heiwa Shokudo (Downtown): A little jewel of a Japanese restaurant offering authentic Japanese cuisine. Tempura, teriyaki, sukiyaki, vegetarian dishes and more. 87 North Lexington Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-7761. Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.; Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Ichiban  (South Asheville): Japanese seafood, steak house and sushi bar. 2 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC 28803, 828-252-7885, Lunch: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 -3 p.m.; Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5-10:30 p.m.

Kanpai Sushi Thai (Downtown) Thai cuisine and sushi bar. 3 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-225-8885. Lunch: Monday-Thursday 11:30-3 p.m., Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Kubo's (Downtown) Japanese fusion -sushi & hibachi steak house. 5 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-251-1661. Seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-11 p.m., Sunday 12-3 p.m., 5-10 p.m.

Mikado Japanese Steakhouse (Tunnel Road Area): Japanese seafood, steak house and sushi bar.  45 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28805, 828-258-9696. Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. -10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. -11 p.m.

The Noodle Shop (Downtown): Authentic Chinese cooking is offered in this charming little restaurant located on Pack Square downtown. Noodle and rice dishes are the main attractions with a wide range of Chinese cooking styles from Szechwan to Shandong. Generous portions.  3 Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801, 828-250-9898. Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday 5-10:30 p.m.; Saturday noon-10:30 p.m.

Oriental Pavilion (West Asheville): Located in the Westgate Shopping Center, the Oriental Pavilion offers Chinese and Japanese authentic healthy cuisine served in Szechwan, Hunan and Cantonese styles.  48 Westgate Parkway, Asheville NC 28801, 828-236-3839. Lunch and dinner.

PF Chang's China Bistro (Biltmore Park -South Asheville): Unique restaurant chain that offers dining in a setting of classic Chinese design with a modern bistro look. Each location features an original hand-painted mural depicting scenes of 12th century China. Extensive menu is prepared to order using only fresh, high quality ingredients. 26 Schenck Parkway, Asheville, NC 28803, 828-681-2975.

Red Orchid (West Asheville): Serving traditional Thai dishes with an American twist. Located in the Westgate Shopping Center, next to Earthfare. 70 Westgate Highway, Asheville NC 28806, 828-281-9999.

Thai Basil (Downtown): Located in the historic Grove Arcade Public Market, Thai Basil offers authentic Thai cuisine by native Thai chefs. Enjoy fabulous food surrounded by authentic handmade Thai art. Outside dining in season. One Page Avenue, Suite 151, Asheville NC 28801, 828-258-0036. Monday through Friday Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday Lunch 12 to 3 p.m.; Dinner 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday Dinner 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Wanpen Thai Restaurant (South Asheville): Traditional Thai cuisine in a relaxed setting. 2292 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville NC 28804, 828-684-2777. Monday-Friday. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-10 p.m.

Wasabi   (Downtown): Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. 19 Broadway, Asheville NC 28801, 828-225-2551. Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 -3 p.m.; Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5-10:30 p.m.

Yoshida Japanese Steak House (West Asheville): Japanese cuisine. A fun restaurant with food cooked hibachi-style by chefs at your table. 4 Regent Park Blvd., 252-5903. Monday-Thursday 4:30-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 4:30-10:30 p.m.; Sunday noon-8 p.m.

Zen Sushi (North Asheville): Japanese cuisine and sushi bar. High-quality fresh sushi and sashimi. 640 Merrimon Ave., Asheville NC 28804, 828-225-6033. Open seven days a week, 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

BBQ

12 Bones Smokehouse (River Arts District & South Asheville): An Asheville institution, 12 Bones Smokehouse has two locations, the original down by the French Broad River and another in South Asheville. Serving baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and more. Everything is smoked in house and all sides and desserts are made from scratch. 5 Riverside Drive, Asheville NC 28801 (River Restaurant: 828-253-4499) and 3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden NC 28704 (South Restaurant: 828-687-1395). Serving lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Buxton Hall BBQ (South Slope): Great all-wood, whole hog BBQ located in the historic old Standard Paper Sales Company building that once served as a wood-floored roller rink in the 1930s, a boat show room and auto shops before that.  32 Banks Ave, Asheville, NC, 28801, 828-232-7216. Open Daily:  11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5:30 to 10 p.m. 

Creekside Taphouse  (East Asheville -Tunnel Road Area: Authentic BBQ smoked daily. The Creekside Taphouse features a family atmosphere, friendly staff and ample parking. Large outdoor patio overlooking a small creek, full bar with over 20 artisan craft beers on tap. 8 Beverly Road, Asheville NC 28805, 828-575-2880. Open 7 days a week, Monday through Thursday11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. -12:00 a.m.

Fiddling Pig Bluegrass & Barbecue (Tunnel Road Area): Live music and authentic Southern BBQ. Meats are smoked low and slow over hickory wood. 28 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC  28805, 828-505-2196.  Open 7 days a week. Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Little Pigs BBQ (Downtown): An institution in Asheville for more than 35 years. If it’s BBQ you want, this is the one of the places! 384 McDowell St. Asheville NC 28802, 828-254-4253. Open 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Luella's Bar-B-Que (Merrimon Avenue): Expertly prepared smoked meats and fresh sides, all made from scratch. Live music every Friday evening at 8:00. 501 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC  28804, 828-505-7427.  Open 7 days a week.

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Cuban/Caribbean


Havana Restaurant (Downtown): Authentic Cuban cuisine in a relaxed, casual fun atmosphere. Located across from the historic Grover Arcade Public Market. 1 Battle Square, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-1611.  Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. -10 p.m.,  Sunday 11 a.m. -9 p.m.

Nine Mile (Montford District):  Cozy casual full-service vegetarian-friendly restaurant and bar. Cuisine consists of Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, a handful of traditional pasta dishes and an array of locally made deserts. 233 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC 28801. 828-505-3121. Monday - Sunday 11;30 a.m. .-10 p.m.

Salsa's (Downtown): Wonderful blend of Cuban-Caribbean and Mexican cuisine. Innovative and distinctive food that includes such dishes as trout tacos and Mandingo burritos. 6 Patton Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-9805. Monday-Thursday 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.

French


Bouchon French Bistro (Downtown): Superb restaurant offering authentic French "comfort food" (honest ingredients, in season, simply prepared, unpretentiously presented). Wonderful ambiance. 62 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-350-1140.  Dinner starting at 5 p.m. Seven days a week; Street Food, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Fig Bistro  (Biltmore Village):  Fig is a cozy bistro serving Chef William Klein’s modern interpretation of classic, pure, and market-driven French cuisine. Menu changes regularly so they can offer fresh and local ingredients.  18 Brook St., Asheville NC  28803, 828-277-0889. Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.., Sunday 5-10 p.m.

German


Bavarian Restaurant & Biergarten (North Asheville): Authentic German Bavarian restaurant in the mountains with over 30 Bavarian specialties prepared by our certified German Master Chef for over 50 years. Inside and outside seating. 332 Weaverville Highway, Asheville NC 28804, 828-645-8383. Tuesday through Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Black Forest Restaurant (South Asheville): Authentic German and Northern Italian cuisine, steaks, and seafood. All Fireside lounge with all permits and seven distinctive dining rooms. 2155 Hendersonville Rd., Arden NC 28704, 828-687-7980. Reservations suggested, Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.; Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Greek


Apollo Flame Bistro & Pizza (South Asheville): Award winning restaurant serving Greek and Mediterranean specialties. 485 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville NC 28803, 828-274-3582. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Three Brothers Italian Restaurant (Downtown): An Asheville landmark since 1959, Three Brothers is Greek food at its best. Souvlakia, spanakopita and wonderful baklava. 183 Haywood St., Asheville NC 28801, 828-253-4971. Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 4-10 p.m.

Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe (East Asheville & South Asheville): Offering three separate menus of diverse and innovative dishes, drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean region of Greece and Italy. Pomodoros East: 1070 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28801, 828-299-3032; Pomodoros South: 75 Long Shoals Road, Asheville NC 28704, 828-687-3884. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Indian

Chai-Pani (Downtown): Indian street food,  with signature dishes of chaat, quick snacks served by  street vendors in India. 22 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-4003

Kathmandu Cafe (Downtown) Authentic and healthy Indian, Nepali and Tibetan Cuisine. Lunch Buffet 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Dinner 5:30 -10 p.m. 90 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC 28801; 828-252-1080

Mela Indian Restaurant
(Downtown): Authentic North and South Indian dishes. 70 N. Lexington Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-225-8880. Open 7 days a week, Lunch buffet: 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m., Dinner: 5:30-9:30 p.m. or later.

Irish


Hannah Flanagan’s
(Downtown): A little bit of Ireland in the mountains. Full menu that ranges from sandwiches to Irish stew and shepherd’s pie. 27 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-1922. Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday noon-midnight.

Jack of the Wood (Downtown): An extremely popular Celtic Pub that also serves up  Irish dishes! Live music, outdoor seating in season and home grown "Green Man" ales. 95 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-5445.

Tolliver's Crossing Irish Pub (West Asheville): Irish pub offering wide selection of American and Irish dishes. 733 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828-505-2129; Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m., Friday -Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.

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Black Forest Restaurant (South Asheville): Authentic German and Northern Italian cuisine, steaks, and seafood. All Fireside lounge with all permits and seven distinctive dining rooms. 2155 Hendersonville Rd., Arden NC 28704, 828-687-7980. Reservations suggested, Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.; Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Carrabba's Italian Grill (Tunnel Road Area): Classic Italian cuisine offered by national chain restaurant. 10 Buckstone Place, Asheville NC 28805, 828-281-2300. Open 7 days a week.

Cucina 24 (Downtown): Cozy loft-inspired restaurant located on Wall Street. At Cucina 24 you will find a brick oven alongside an inviting bar, and honest interpretations of classic Italian cuisine. 24 Wall Street, Asheville NC 28801`, 828-254-6170.

Eddie Spaghetti (South Asheville): Spaghetti and more, including pizzas, subs, soups and homemade Italian food. Wine and beer. 1378 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville NC 28803, 828-277-9300. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge (South Asheville): American-Italian cuisine, Frankie’s specializes in hand cut steaks and chops, fresh seafood, pasta, crisp wheat flatbreads, salads and appetizers. 2 Gerber Road, Suite 101, Asheville NC 28803. 828-274-7111. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Frank’s Roman Pizza (Tunnel Road & North Asheville): An Asheville institution since 1977. Great pizza, pastas, subs and salads. Casual and relaxed. 90 South Tunnel Rd., Asheville NC 28805 828-298-5855; 85 Weaverville Hwy., Asheville NC 28804, 828-645-2910. Monday-Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Iannucci's Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant (South Asheville): Iannucci's is a family-owned and operated authentic Italian pizzeria and restaurant. Iannucci's has been serving the south Asheville area for 25 years. 1981 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC 28803, 828-684-5050. Monday thru Friday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Nona Mia Italian Kitchen (West Asheville): Casual 40 seat family Italian dining. Serving beer and wine, with outdoor dining. 807 A Patton Avenue, Asheville NC 28806, 828-505-2028.

Pastabilities (West Asheville): Italian cuisine 743 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828-258-2686

Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe (East Asheville & South Asheville): Offering three separate menus of diverse and innovative dishes, drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean region of Greece and Italy. Pomodoros East: 1070 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28801, 828-299-3032; Pomodoros South: 75 Long Shoals Road, Asheville NC 28704, 828-687-3884. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Strada (Downtown): Authentic Italian fare representing all regions of Italy including many of owner Chef Anthony Cerrato’s traditional family recipes. 27 Broadway St., Asheville NC 28801, 828-348-8448.  Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 4:00 -9:30 p.m. Closed Monday.

Vincenzo’s Ristorante & Bistro (Downtown): Chic and trendy restaurant, yet warm and friendly. Offering the finest in Northern Italian and continental cuisine. 10 North Market St., Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-4698. Reservations suggested. Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5:30- 11 p.m., Sunday 5:30-9 p.m.

Vinnie's Italian Neighborhood (North Asheville): Classic pasta, pizza and more. Great atmosphere. 641 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28804. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00 -9:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5:00 -10:00 p.m.

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Curate (Downtown): Spanish Tapas, Traditional Spanish tapas bar and menu, from jamón Ibérico to croquetas de pollo to flan with caramel sauce. 11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC, 828-239-2946. Lunch, Dinner and Brunch: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.,Monday closed.

Jerusalem Garden Cafe (Downtown): Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine at its best. And belly dancing with live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. 78 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-0255.  Lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Rezaz Restaurant (Biltmore Village): Eclectic Mediterranean cuisine in sleek, contemporary setting. Located in historic building, modern minimalist setting. 28 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville NC 28803, 828-277-1510. Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner: Monday-Friday 5:30 -9 p.m., Saturday 5- 10 p.m.

Stoney Knob Cafe (North Asheville):  Unique restaurant offering cuisine from near and far, with an eclectic menu including American contemporary, Greek, Asian and European dishes with fantastic hors d'oeuvres and southern comfort foods. 337 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28787, 828-645-3309. Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday brunch 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Zambra (Downtown): Spanish, Portuguese and Moroccan cuisine served in an exotic romantic setting. Like taking a trip to Spain for dinner. Tapas bar and restaurant. Not to be missed. 85 Walnut St., Asheville NC, 828-232-1060. Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 5:00-until.; Sun 5:30-9 p.m. Lounge service menu starts an hour earlier.


Mexican

 

El Chapala Mexican Restaurant (North and West Asheville): Authentic Mexican cuisine—burritos, tacos, enchiladas, tamales and great margaritas. Two Asheville locations: 868 Merrimon Ave., Asheville NC 28803, 828-258-0899; and 282 Smokey Park Hwy., Asheville NC 28806, 828-665-0430. Dinner: Monday-Friday 5-10 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday noon-10 p.m.

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant (Tunnel Road Area): Authentic Mexican cuisine. Full menu including quesadillas, nachos Mexicanos, vegetarian dishes, fajitas and more. 4 South Tunnel Rd., Asheville, Asheville NC 28805, 828-298-0702. Lunch: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner: Monday-Friday 5-10 p.m.; Saturday noon-10 p.m.; Sunday noon-9 p.m.

La Paz Restaurante Y Cantina (Biltmore Village): Gourmet Mexican food served in a casual atmosphere. Features indoor and patio seating and a selection of great Margaritas. 10 Biltmore Pl., Asheville NC 28803, 828-277-8779. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Limone's (Downtown): Mexican and Californian cuisine along with inventive bar selections. Traditional dishes enlivened with a modern sensibility. 13 Eagle Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-2327. Monday through Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lucky Otter (West Asheville): A Cali-burrito style restaurant serving hand-crafted local beer, margaritas and good food at reasonable prices.   Serves wraps, chili, tortillas, burritos, quesadillas, and soups and salads using fresh, local foods. 630 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828-253-9595. Open 7 days a week, 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Mamacita's (Downtown): Mamacita's serves up fresh, made from scratch Mexican cuisine in a casual downtown location. Specializes in hand-crafted burritos, huge fresh salads, quesadillas, Baja-style fish tacos and a number of vegetarian options. 77 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-255-8090. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Poncho’s La Casita Restaurant (Tunnel Road Area): Famous for its frozen margaritas, Poncho’s specializes in “California-style” Mexican dishes with milder seasonings and liberal use of cheese. 505 Tunnel Rd., Asheville NC 28805, 828-298-2578. Lunch and dinner: daily 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Urban Burrito (North and East Asheville): Wide selection of California-style burritos, as well as great salsas. Voted best burritos of WNC.  640 Merrimon Ave., #303, Asheville NC 28804  (828-251‑1921). Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday noon-10 p.m.

Southern & Cajun

Early Girl Eatery (Downtown): Located in the historic Wall Street section, the Early Girl Eatery offers healthy, made-from-scratch cuisine with a regional emphasis. 8 Wall Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-259-9292. Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner: Tuesday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Homegrown (North Asheville): Local eatery, serving local food cooked by local people! Emphasis is on food grown in the mountains, with an eclectic menu. 371 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-232-4340. Open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Mayfel's (Downtown): Mayfel's offers Louisiana inspired and Deep South cooking made from scratch, with a focus on using local produce. Colorful decor and outdoor seating in season. 22 College Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-8840. Monday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. -3 p.m., 5 -10 p.m., Saturday- Sunday 9 a.m. -3 p.m., 5 -10 p.m.

Pisgah View Ranch (Candler): About 45 minutes south of Asheville in Candler and off the beaten path, this restaurant is famous for its wonderful home cooking and generous portions. Fried chicken, country ham and tables full of side dishes. This is Southern country dining at its best. Davis Creek Rd., Candler  NC 28715, 828-6767-9100, 866-252-8361. Reservations. Seating for dinner at 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. Open May through October.

Tupelo Honey Cafe (Downtown & South Asheville): Elegant southern cuisine with an uptown twist. The Tupelo Honey Cafe has an upscale, yet casual environment with touches of an authentic Charleston/New Orleans style. Two locations: 2 College St., Asheville NC 28801, 828-255-4863 and 1829 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC 28704, 828-505-7676. Breakfast & Lunch: Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner" Tuesday-Thursday 5:30 -10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5:30 -11:00 p.m.

Vegetarian

Rosetta’s Kitchen (Downtown): A fun, eclectic cafe serving vegan and vegetarian home cooking. Eclectic menu featuring local, organic fare. Wholesome global comfort food for the entire family.116 Lexington Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-232-0738. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music.

The Laughing Seed (Downtown): Great vegetarian restaurant. Casual atmosphere and sumptuous vegetarian delicacies! 40 Wall St., Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-3445. Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

 

 

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