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Things to do in Waynesville

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Gastropub
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“From Bacon/Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Soft Pretzel Sticks or Wings to Green Curry Hummus and Ahi Tuna, Boojum has appetizers to suit many appetites (and match their wide beer selection). They also have a full Creative Southern menu including soups, salads, burgers, tacos, sandwiches, and dinner plates”
  • 39 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Extreemly popular and really good. HIGHLY recommended. Casual dining, good prices, local and Asheville brews Full bar.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Outdoor seating next to Richland Creek with fresh ground coffee and yummy breakfast and lunch options; Frog Level, near downtown.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“AWESOME outside seating by the creek. Beer is OK to good but the location is superlative in nice weather. Get the Salamander Slam or Nutty Blonde Ale for beers. NO FOOD here usually. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“FINE dining. Chef owned restaurant. I will match this with just about anything in Asheville. Family friendly but expect higher prices than the other places I mentioned. Full bar AND local (and Asheville) beers”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A locals and tourist favorite serving steaks and pub food; the southern edge of downtown.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cosmetics Shop
“Whether you need a good pair of hiking boots or clothing, or just want some old timey penny candy, this is THE place. Fabulous staff to assist you.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent bbq, briskets, and sides. Just down the road from our cottage. Inside or outside tables. Casual dress. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“This place has amazing food! Highly recommend the biscuit and gravy. There is often a wait, however, don't leave. They turn over tables quickly. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Dinner served in a small dining room offering views of an open kitchen where the chef creates seasonal wine country fare.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Great place for snacks and a movie or concert. Check out 38main.com for their upcoming events.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Theater
“Community performing arts theater offering; plays, musicals, dining, and other events.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Don't miss taking some time in downtown Waynesville for the varied food and beverage establishments, quaint shops and art galleries.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Cozy microbrew with a great selection of seasonal drafts on Main Street Waynesville!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Subs, sandwiches, not fancy just good food. There other restaurant is in Canton, JRO's Burgers.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee roasted on premises (they sell the bags!) and cheaper that Starbucks.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“From Bacon/Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Soft Pretzel Sticks or Wings to Green Curry Hummus and Ahi Tuna, Boojum has appetizers to suit many appetites (and match their wide beer selection). They also have a full Creative Southern menu including soups, salads, burgers, tacos, sandwiches, and dinner plates”
  • 39 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Extreemly popular and really good. HIGHLY recommended. Casual dining, good prices, local and Asheville brews Full bar.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Outdoor seating next to Richland Creek with fresh ground coffee and yummy breakfast and lunch options; Frog Level, near downtown.”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A locals and tourist favorite serving steaks and pub food; the southern edge of downtown.”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“FINE dining. Chef owned restaurant. I will match this with just about anything in Asheville. Family friendly but expect higher prices than the other places I mentioned. Full bar AND local (and Asheville) beers”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent bbq, briskets, and sides. Just down the road from our cottage. Inside or outside tables. Casual dress. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This place has amazing food! Highly recommend the biscuit and gravy. There is often a wait, however, don't leave. They turn over tables quickly. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Dinner served in a small dining room offering views of an open kitchen where the chef creates seasonal wine country fare.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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