Shanti Mountain's guidebook

Becky
Shanti Mountain's guidebook

Sightseeing

To date, Conserving Carolina has opened over 13 miles of trails in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge. These trails reach towering waterfalls, panoramic vistas, spectacular wildflowers, pristine mountain streams, scenic grassy balds, and cliffs that host rock and ice climbing.
11 locals recommend
Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Trailhead
3836 Gerton Hwy
11 locals recommend
To date, Conserving Carolina has opened over 13 miles of trails in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge. These trails reach towering waterfalls, panoramic vistas, spectacular wildflowers, pristine mountain streams, scenic grassy balds, and cliffs that host rock and ice climbing.
Travel & Leisure has named Chimney Rock State Park the best in the state! It's a must-see! The Last of the Mohicans Filmed at Hickory Nut Falls The finale takes place at Hickory Nut Falls in Chimney Rock Park. Inspiration Point The love scene between Hawkeye and Cora.
333 locals recommend
Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St
333 locals recommend
Travel & Leisure has named Chimney Rock State Park the best in the state! It's a must-see! The Last of the Mohicans Filmed at Hickory Nut Falls The finale takes place at Hickory Nut Falls in Chimney Rock Park. Inspiration Point The love scene between Hawkeye and Cora.
Who would have thought one could find a beach surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains? It's called the Beach at Lake Lure. A place where floating on an inner tube, picnicking in the shade or just catching some rays on a sandy beach can all be enjoyed. The Beach Water Works has soaking-wet games, bumper boats, water cannons, water wars, and water slides. An additional admission fee is charged with group rates available. Lifeguards and a professional staff keep watch and assist with all your needs. Great for a family outing or special gathering. The Beach and water park operate typically Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day Weekend please contact for a complete listing of hours.
102 locals recommend
Lake Lure Beach and Water Park
2724 Memorial Hwy
102 locals recommend
Who would have thought one could find a beach surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains? It's called the Beach at Lake Lure. A place where floating on an inner tube, picnicking in the shade or just catching some rays on a sandy beach can all be enjoyed. The Beach Water Works has soaking-wet games, bumper boats, water cannons, water wars, and water slides. An additional admission fee is charged with group rates available. Lifeguards and a professional staff keep watch and assist with all your needs. Great for a family outing or special gathering. The Beach and water park operate typically Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day Weekend please contact for a complete listing of hours.
Experience America’s Largest Home®, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago. Your self-guided house visit spans three floors and the basement of the luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Explore the stories of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees through displays of vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and more
174 locals recommend
Biltmore Estate
1 Approach Road
174 locals recommend
Experience America’s Largest Home®, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago. Your self-guided house visit spans three floors and the basement of the luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Explore the stories of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees through displays of vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and more
Hiking Trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway: Complete List Stop at any of these mileposts on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Asheville, North Carolina, area for a hike (listed north to south). Click links for more details! Milepost 294 Moses Cone Manor, variety of trails. 297 Price Lake Loop Trail, easy walk of 2.3 miles. 302.8 Rough Ridge 3/4-mile with wonderful views on a boardwalk atop a rocky ridge, on Tanawha Trail. 304.4 Linn Cove Viaduct Visitor Center and Tanawha Trail. 305.2 Beacon Heights Trail, one mile round-trip with panoramic views from a rock face mountaintop, on Tanawha Trail. 308.2 Flat Rock Trail: Loop with panoramic views from rock summit. 0.63 mile, easy. 316.4 Linville Falls Trail: Trails to multiple overlooks of the waterfall and Linville Gorge. 1-4 miles. 320.8 Chestoa View Trail: 30-minute loop to vista. 0.6 mile. easy. 339.5 Crabtree Falls: Loop trail to view waterfalls. 3 miles, strenuous. 350.4 Green Knob Lookout Tower. A tower with 360-degree views is a 1/2-mile hike. Moderate/strenuous. 355.4 Mt. Mitchell State Park & Mt. Craig. 359.8 Big Butt Trail: Highland trail to Pt. Misery and Little Big Butt. 6.2 miles, strenuous. 361.2 Glassmine Falls: Just a few steps out of the parking area to a view of Falls. 0.05 mile, moderate. 364.2 Craggy Pinnacle Trail: See a spectacular panoramic view from the summit. 0.7 mile, moderate. 364.6 Craggy Gardens Trail: Beautiful displays of Catawba Rhododendron bloom in June. 0.8 mile, moderate. 374.4 Rattlesnake Lodge Trail: Woodland walk up the ridge to old homestead site, now just walls and foundations. 0.5 mile, moderate. 382.0 Mountain-to-Sea Trail: MTS Trail from Folk Art Center to Milepost 365. The Mountain-to-Sea Trail roughly parallels the Parkway through most of the NC mountains. 393.7 Shut-In Trail/MTS Trail: Bent Creek-Walnut Cove. 3.1 miles, strenuous. 396.4 Shut-In Trail/MTS Trail: Walnut Cove-Sleepy Gap. 1.7 miles, moderate. 407.6 Mt. Pisgah Trail: Hike to summit view from 5721 ft.. 1.3 miles, strenuous. 407.6 Buck Springs Trail: Pisgah Inn Lodge to view. 1.06 miles, easy/moderate. 408.5 Frying Pan Mountain Trail: Historic fire tower with views. 3/4-mile trail, moderate. 417.0 Skinny Dip Falls: Park at Looking Glass Rock overlook for 1/2-mile hike to popular summer swimming hole. 418.8 Graveyard Fields Loop Trail: Loop by a stream with several waterfalls. 2.3 miles, moderate. 420.2 Black Balsam Bald & Art Loeb Trail. Outstanding hike across the balds with several hike options. 1-5 miles. 422.4 Devil's Courthouse Trail: Panoramic summit view. 0.4 mile, moderate/strenuous. 431.0 Richland Balsam Trail: Self-guiding loop through spruce-fir forest near the highest point on the Parkway. 1.5 miles, moderate. 451.2 Waterrock Knob Trail: Summit view. 1.2 miles, moderate/strenuous.
757 locals recommend
Blue Ridge Parkway
3884 Blue Ridge Parkway
757 locals recommend
Hiking Trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway: Complete List Stop at any of these mileposts on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Asheville, North Carolina, area for a hike (listed north to south). Click links for more details! Milepost 294 Moses Cone Manor, variety of trails. 297 Price Lake Loop Trail, easy walk of 2.3 miles. 302.8 Rough Ridge 3/4-mile with wonderful views on a boardwalk atop a rocky ridge, on Tanawha Trail. 304.4 Linn Cove Viaduct Visitor Center and Tanawha Trail. 305.2 Beacon Heights Trail, one mile round-trip with panoramic views from a rock face mountaintop, on Tanawha Trail. 308.2 Flat Rock Trail: Loop with panoramic views from rock summit. 0.63 mile, easy. 316.4 Linville Falls Trail: Trails to multiple overlooks of the waterfall and Linville Gorge. 1-4 miles. 320.8 Chestoa View Trail: 30-minute loop to vista. 0.6 mile. easy. 339.5 Crabtree Falls: Loop trail to view waterfalls. 3 miles, strenuous. 350.4 Green Knob Lookout Tower. A tower with 360-degree views is a 1/2-mile hike. Moderate/strenuous. 355.4 Mt. Mitchell State Park & Mt. Craig. 359.8 Big Butt Trail: Highland trail to Pt. Misery and Little Big Butt. 6.2 miles, strenuous. 361.2 Glassmine Falls: Just a few steps out of the parking area to a view of Falls. 0.05 mile, moderate. 364.2 Craggy Pinnacle Trail: See a spectacular panoramic view from the summit. 0.7 mile, moderate. 364.6 Craggy Gardens Trail: Beautiful displays of Catawba Rhododendron bloom in June. 0.8 mile, moderate. 374.4 Rattlesnake Lodge Trail: Woodland walk up the ridge to old homestead site, now just walls and foundations. 0.5 mile, moderate. 382.0 Mountain-to-Sea Trail: MTS Trail from Folk Art Center to Milepost 365. The Mountain-to-Sea Trail roughly parallels the Parkway through most of the NC mountains. 393.7 Shut-In Trail/MTS Trail: Bent Creek-Walnut Cove. 3.1 miles, strenuous. 396.4 Shut-In Trail/MTS Trail: Walnut Cove-Sleepy Gap. 1.7 miles, moderate. 407.6 Mt. Pisgah Trail: Hike to summit view from 5721 ft.. 1.3 miles, strenuous. 407.6 Buck Springs Trail: Pisgah Inn Lodge to view. 1.06 miles, easy/moderate. 408.5 Frying Pan Mountain Trail: Historic fire tower with views. 3/4-mile trail, moderate. 417.0 Skinny Dip Falls: Park at Looking Glass Rock overlook for 1/2-mile hike to popular summer swimming hole. 418.8 Graveyard Fields Loop Trail: Loop by a stream with several waterfalls. 2.3 miles, moderate. 420.2 Black Balsam Bald & Art Loeb Trail. Outstanding hike across the balds with several hike options. 1-5 miles. 422.4 Devil's Courthouse Trail: Panoramic summit view. 0.4 mile, moderate/strenuous. 431.0 Richland Balsam Trail: Self-guiding loop through spruce-fir forest near the highest point on the Parkway. 1.5 miles, moderate. 451.2 Waterrock Knob Trail: Summit view. 1.2 miles, moderate/strenuous.
Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region.
582 locals recommend
The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
582 locals recommend
Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region.
We're excited to welcome you back to the WNC Nature Center! To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals, please review the following information prior to your visit: Otter Sculpture Wearing Face Mask Turtle sculpture wearing mask What to Expect In accordance with state and local guidelines, guests will not be required to wear face coverings in outdoor spaces. Masks are still required for guests ages five years and older in some indoor spaces, like the Membership Office and Education Center. We are not taking reservations, and you do not need to pre-register to visit. We are accepting both cash and credit card transactions. To minimize contact, we encourage you to buy your tickets online! Please bring exact change to use our vending machines, Penny Press (51 cents), and Chicken Feeder (25 cents). To reduce contact, maps will not be offered at the Front Entrance. There are several maps posted throughout the park, and you can also view the map below during your visit. Safety Measures in Place Indoor experiences and high-touch areas will remain temporarily closed. This includes Appalachian Station, Wild Winds simulator, and several Nature Play areas. Appalachian Station will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, June 8. Masks will not be required inside this indoor exhibit. The Nature Center Gift Shop is located in the open-air barn. Gift Shop hours are 10:00 am to 4:30 pm daily. All Nature Center staff and volunteers will be wearing masks while on most animal habitats and while indoors. Protective panels have been installed where face-to-face interactions most frequently take place. High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently, and hand sanitizing stations will be available. Restrooms will be open, with foot pedals to allow hands-free entry. Hours have been reduced to allow for a deeper sanitizing of the park each day. The Nature Center will close at 4:30 pm, with the last entry at 3:30 pm. The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, staff, and animals is a priority. Thank you for your understanding and support! Please email admin@wildwnc.org with any questions prior to your visit.
295 locals recommend
WNC Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Rd
295 locals recommend
We're excited to welcome you back to the WNC Nature Center! To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals, please review the following information prior to your visit: Otter Sculpture Wearing Face Mask Turtle sculpture wearing mask What to Expect In accordance with state and local guidelines, guests will not be required to wear face coverings in outdoor spaces. Masks are still required for guests ages five years and older in some indoor spaces, like the Membership Office and Education Center. We are not taking reservations, and you do not need to pre-register to visit. We are accepting both cash and credit card transactions. To minimize contact, we encourage you to buy your tickets online! Please bring exact change to use our vending machines, Penny Press (51 cents), and Chicken Feeder (25 cents). To reduce contact, maps will not be offered at the Front Entrance. There are several maps posted throughout the park, and you can also view the map below during your visit. Safety Measures in Place Indoor experiences and high-touch areas will remain temporarily closed. This includes Appalachian Station, Wild Winds simulator, and several Nature Play areas. Appalachian Station will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, June 8. Masks will not be required inside this indoor exhibit. The Nature Center Gift Shop is located in the open-air barn. Gift Shop hours are 10:00 am to 4:30 pm daily. All Nature Center staff and volunteers will be wearing masks while on most animal habitats and while indoors. Protective panels have been installed where face-to-face interactions most frequently take place. High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently, and hand sanitizing stations will be available. Restrooms will be open, with foot pedals to allow hands-free entry. Hours have been reduced to allow for a deeper sanitizing of the park each day. The Nature Center will close at 4:30 pm, with the last entry at 3:30 pm. The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, staff, and animals is a priority. Thank you for your understanding and support! Please email admin@wildwnc.org with any questions prior to your visit.
Ride the Rails with Us! Take a 7 mile round trip to the end of the line and back.
8 locals recommend
Craggy Mountain Line
111 Woodfin Ave
8 locals recommend
Ride the Rails with Us! Take a 7 mile round trip to the end of the line and back.
Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public. The Bridge and Gardens are always open, and there’s no admission charge to visit. The vast majority of our gardens are wheelchair accessible. From the bridge, visitors can look upstream to view the famous Chimney Rock, now part of Chimney Rock State Park. Downstream the river flows into Lake Lure, surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
89 locals recommend
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
3070 Memorial Hwy
89 locals recommend
Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public. The Bridge and Gardens are always open, and there’s no admission charge to visit. The vast majority of our gardens are wheelchair accessible. From the bridge, visitors can look upstream to view the famous Chimney Rock, now part of Chimney Rock State Park. Downstream the river flows into Lake Lure, surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A must-stop for art lovers is the Folk Art Center in Asheville, featuring the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians. Shop the wonderful Southern Highland Craft Guild store (pic above) with a big variety of creations from hundreds of artists, browse rotating exhibitions in several galleries and watch an artist at work. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 382 (near the US Highway 70 intersection, 8 miles from downtown Asheville), the Folk Art Center also hosts many events and has a library with many craft books and videos. Free admission!
255 locals recommend
The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild)
382 Blue Ridge Pkwy
255 locals recommend
A must-stop for art lovers is the Folk Art Center in Asheville, featuring the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians. Shop the wonderful Southern Highland Craft Guild store (pic above) with a big variety of creations from hundreds of artists, browse rotating exhibitions in several galleries and watch an artist at work. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 382 (near the US Highway 70 intersection, 8 miles from downtown Asheville), the Folk Art Center also hosts many events and has a library with many craft books and videos. Free admission!
The areas ONLY Interactive ghost tour, providing equipment and training on the use of Dousing Rods, Spirit boxes, EVP Recording, EMF Meters and Ambient Temperature Thermometers. We offer only private tours with just your friends and family, along with your private guide for a unique and personal experience. Private tours only, with no more than 9 guests.
Ghost Hunters of Asheville
20 S Spruce St
The areas ONLY Interactive ghost tour, providing equipment and training on the use of Dousing Rods, Spirit boxes, EVP Recording, EMF Meters and Ambient Temperature Thermometers. We offer only private tours with just your friends and family, along with your private guide for a unique and personal experience. Private tours only, with no more than 9 guests.
A beautiful store in an old photography studio in Downtown Asheville and while shopping in the store you can watch all the t-shirts, tote bags, and dish towels getting screen printed by hand right there on site. Whether you are into vegetables, puns, bigfoot, mountains, mermaids, unicorns, craft beer, tacos, whales, soccer, bees, music, wine, or cheese, there is a design for you.
Moonlight Makers
43 Rankin Ave
A beautiful store in an old photography studio in Downtown Asheville and while shopping in the store you can watch all the t-shirts, tote bags, and dish towels getting screen printed by hand right there on site. Whether you are into vegetables, puns, bigfoot, mountains, mermaids, unicorns, craft beer, tacos, whales, soccer, bees, music, wine, or cheese, there is a design for you.
EXPERIENCE AN EXCITING ASHEVILLE ESCAPE AT OUR HISTORIC OMNI GROVE PARK HOTEL Serving guests for over a century, The Omni Grove Park Inn welcomes you with a tradition of southern hospitality amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Relax in our unique subterranean spa with an indoor pool or enjoy a round of championship golf on our Donald Ross-designed course. When it’s time to dine, enjoy one of our four locally-sourced restaurants. Then, retreat to stylish 5-star hotel rooms with stunning views and plush bedding. We know you’ll enjoy the classic comfort and modern convenience of our resort.
14 locals recommend
Grove Park- Sunset
14 locals recommend
EXPERIENCE AN EXCITING ASHEVILLE ESCAPE AT OUR HISTORIC OMNI GROVE PARK HOTEL Serving guests for over a century, The Omni Grove Park Inn welcomes you with a tradition of southern hospitality amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Relax in our unique subterranean spa with an indoor pool or enjoy a round of championship golf on our Donald Ross-designed course. When it’s time to dine, enjoy one of our four locally-sourced restaurants. Then, retreat to stylish 5-star hotel rooms with stunning views and plush bedding. We know you’ll enjoy the classic comfort and modern convenience of our resort.
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing, or watching. Stop by the Asheville Drum Circle every Friday night (April-October, and warmer nights other months) in Pritchard Park downtown on Patton Avenue at College Street. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.
73 locals recommend
Pritchard Park
67 Patton Ave
73 locals recommend
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing, or watching. Stop by the Asheville Drum Circle every Friday night (April-October, and warmer nights other months) in Pritchard Park downtown on Patton Avenue at College Street. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.
The gardens are a museum; a beautiful complex of found object art, paintings, and sculpture. Key figures in Black history look out from paintings and glance around corners.
Peace Gardens
47 Bryant Street
The gardens are a museum; a beautiful complex of found object art, paintings, and sculpture. Key figures in Black history look out from paintings and glance around corners.
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) preserves and continues the legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College (BMC). We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Arts advocate Mary Holden founded BMCM+AC in 1993 to celebrate the history of Black Mountain College as a forerunner in progressive interdisciplinary education and to explore its extraordinary impact on modern and contemporary art, dance, theater, music, and performance. Today, the museum remains committed to educating the public about BMC’s history and raising awareness of its extensive legacy. Our goal is to provide a gathering point for people from a variety of backgrounds to interact through art, ideas, and discourse.
30 locals recommend
Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center
120 College St
30 locals recommend
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) preserves and continues the legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College (BMC). We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Arts advocate Mary Holden founded BMCM+AC in 1993 to celebrate the history of Black Mountain College as a forerunner in progressive interdisciplinary education and to explore its extraordinary impact on modern and contemporary art, dance, theater, music, and performance. Today, the museum remains committed to educating the public about BMC’s history and raising awareness of its extensive legacy. Our goal is to provide a gathering point for people from a variety of backgrounds to interact through art, ideas, and discourse.
Perhaps begin with a beverage at the bar. Then start digging through their collection of vintage clothing, you never know what you might find that you can’t live without. There’s also an outdoor patio in the back with vintage detritus. If you run into someone you can’t live without, tying the knot is simple. Grab a dress or a frilly 1970s tuxedo shirt and start a life together.
20 locals recommend
Fleetwood's
496 Haywood Rd
20 locals recommend
Perhaps begin with a beverage at the bar. Then start digging through their collection of vintage clothing, you never know what you might find that you can’t live without. There’s also an outdoor patio in the back with vintage detritus. If you run into someone you can’t live without, tying the knot is simple. Grab a dress or a frilly 1970s tuxedo shirt and start a life together.
A Handmade Legacy Located in the heart of Grovewood Village, this humble one-room museum tells the fascinating story of Biltmore Industries. Learn how this Arts and Crafts enterprise – originally backed by Edith Vanderbilt – grew from a small start as a craft education program to become one of the largest producers of handwoven wool in the world. The museum showcases an antique 4-harness loom and memorabilia such as letters, artifacts, and photographs depicting highlights from the active years of the industry.
Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum
111 Grovewood Rd
A Handmade Legacy Located in the heart of Grovewood Village, this humble one-room museum tells the fascinating story of Biltmore Industries. Learn how this Arts and Crafts enterprise – originally backed by Edith Vanderbilt – grew from a small start as a craft education program to become one of the largest producers of handwoven wool in the world. The museum showcases an antique 4-harness loom and memorabilia such as letters, artifacts, and photographs depicting highlights from the active years of the industry.

Food scene

Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina mountains we call home. Our recipes are simply crafted and made from scratch with responsibly sourced ingredients that bring the best of every season. For 20 years, we have infused our Southern spirit into every bite. At Tupelo Honey, we create breakfasts, lunches, and suppers that invite you to put on your Sunday’s best and gather around the table for gracious and delicious Southern food.
305 locals recommend
Tupelo Honey
12 College St
305 locals recommend
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina mountains we call home. Our recipes are simply crafted and made from scratch with responsibly sourced ingredients that bring the best of every season. For 20 years, we have infused our Southern spirit into every bite. At Tupelo Honey, we create breakfasts, lunches, and suppers that invite you to put on your Sunday’s best and gather around the table for gracious and delicious Southern food.
Located in a small historic building in the heart of West Asheville, Jargon’s continental social cuisine is inspired by the world around us, unconstrained by borders, and intended to bring folks together to delight in a language we all understand… delicious food.
92 locals recommend
Jargon
715 Haywood Rd
92 locals recommend
Located in a small historic building in the heart of West Asheville, Jargon’s continental social cuisine is inspired by the world around us, unconstrained by borders, and intended to bring folks together to delight in a language we all understand… delicious food.
Jettie Rae’s Oyster House is a nod to the beachside joints of our childhoods combined with the classic details of an elegant oyster bar. We created Jettie Rae’s to serve seafood that’s driven by our coastal experience and heritage.
57 locals recommend
Jettie Rae's Oyster House
143 Charlotte St
57 locals recommend
Jettie Rae’s Oyster House is a nod to the beachside joints of our childhoods combined with the classic details of an elegant oyster bar. We created Jettie Rae’s to serve seafood that’s driven by our coastal experience and heritage.
Hi good people, Thanks for checking out HomeGrown! We are a local eatery, serving local food, cooked by local people, and we love what we do! Why “slow food right quick”? We believe in the Slow Food philosophy that “everyone has a fundamental right to pleasure and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition, and culture that make this pleasure possible.” We also know that out here in the real world people are in a hurry. So, we serve up “slow food,” that is to say good, clean, local food, “right quick!” Eating local is a very important step in healing our global environment. We’ve talked to a lot of people and we know there are lots of folks out there who agree, eating local requires a big commitment of both time and money. We think that should change. HomeGrown is all about making local food affordable and convenient so that everybody, not just the fabulously wealthy (though they should feel free to eat at HomeGrown, too!), can enjoy a delicious, healthy meal while supporting our community farmers.
173 locals recommend
HomeGrown
371 Merrimon Ave
173 locals recommend
Hi good people, Thanks for checking out HomeGrown! We are a local eatery, serving local food, cooked by local people, and we love what we do! Why “slow food right quick”? We believe in the Slow Food philosophy that “everyone has a fundamental right to pleasure and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition, and culture that make this pleasure possible.” We also know that out here in the real world people are in a hurry. So, we serve up “slow food,” that is to say good, clean, local food, “right quick!” Eating local is a very important step in healing our global environment. We’ve talked to a lot of people and we know there are lots of folks out there who agree, eating local requires a big commitment of both time and money. We think that should change. HomeGrown is all about making local food affordable and convenient so that everybody, not just the fabulously wealthy (though they should feel free to eat at HomeGrown, too!), can enjoy a delicious, healthy meal while supporting our community farmers.
One company, but three locations! Visit North Asheville for pub food, fresh brews, discount movies, and our fun-filled Game Room (both kid and kid-at-heart friendly). Our downtown brewpub houses all our brewery production equipment (behind the scenes but ask for a tour). Upfront you'll find great food, beer direct from the brew deck, a full bar, and a huge covered patio. Meanwhile, if you're in South Asheville, pick up pizza and beer from our home base there, or have them delivered to your doorstep.
243 locals recommend
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co
675 Merrimon Ave
243 locals recommend
One company, but three locations! Visit North Asheville for pub food, fresh brews, discount movies, and our fun-filled Game Room (both kid and kid-at-heart friendly). Our downtown brewpub houses all our brewery production equipment (behind the scenes but ask for a tour). Upfront you'll find great food, beer direct from the brew deck, a full bar, and a huge covered patio. Meanwhile, if you're in South Asheville, pick up pizza and beer from our home base there, or have them delivered to your doorstep.
Dive into the magical world of bean-to-bar chocolate right here in Asheville! On our Chocolate Factory tours, you will learn about the wonderful and sacred cacao tree; how farmers and producers grow, harvest, and process its cacao beans; and, of course, how we turn it into chocolate! Our knowledgeable tour guides weave the origin story of French Broad Chocolate - from magic school bus to Costa Rican jungle cafe, all the way to a Chocolate Lounge & Chocolate Factory in the mountains of Asheville! You will taste the journey with a selection of our bean-to-bar chocolates and a handcrafted bonbon. The tour includes a walkthrough of our Chocolate Factory, where guests can peek into each step of the chocolate-making process. You'll leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for one of your favorite foods! Tour lasts about 45 minutes.
65 locals recommend
French Broad Chocolate Factory & Cafe
821 Riverside Dr
65 locals recommend
Dive into the magical world of bean-to-bar chocolate right here in Asheville! On our Chocolate Factory tours, you will learn about the wonderful and sacred cacao tree; how farmers and producers grow, harvest, and process its cacao beans; and, of course, how we turn it into chocolate! Our knowledgeable tour guides weave the origin story of French Broad Chocolate - from magic school bus to Costa Rican jungle cafe, all the way to a Chocolate Lounge & Chocolate Factory in the mountains of Asheville! You will taste the journey with a selection of our bean-to-bar chocolates and a handcrafted bonbon. The tour includes a walkthrough of our Chocolate Factory, where guests can peek into each step of the chocolate-making process. You'll leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for one of your favorite foods! Tour lasts about 45 minutes.
Cúrate is a celebration of authentic Spanish cuisine. For those who have visited Spain, the Cúrate menu will bring back memories of the country’s best jamón Ibérico, vermuterías, and lively tapas culture. In recognition of the restaurant’s all-Spanish wine list, Cúrate was listed as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2018. Cúrate means ‘cure yourself in Spanish, reflecting the belief held by Chef Katie Button and her family that there are curative effects in sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Experience the essence of Spain in downtown Asheville… one plate at a time.
518 locals recommend
Cúrate
13 Biltmore Ave
518 locals recommend
Cúrate is a celebration of authentic Spanish cuisine. For those who have visited Spain, the Cúrate menu will bring back memories of the country’s best jamón Ibérico, vermuterías, and lively tapas culture. In recognition of the restaurant’s all-Spanish wine list, Cúrate was listed as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2018. Cúrate means ‘cure yourself in Spanish, reflecting the belief held by Chef Katie Button and her family that there are curative effects in sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Experience the essence of Spain in downtown Asheville… one plate at a time.
Asheville / R.A.D. The flagship River Duck has flown a block away and now lives on the East Bank of the French Broad River … now bigger with more parking, indoor and outdoor seating, and literally waterfront! We are incredibly pet-friendly and cool as a cucumber due to our new and fancy central heating and air. 388 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 254-1398 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday Facebook Asheville / Downtown The Downtown Duck is adjacent to Pack Square and easily walkable from any hotel or parking garage. The Biltmore Ave Parking garage is next door. There is a pet-friendly courtyard seating 50 in the back of the restaurant. 12 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 232-9191 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday Facebook Asheville / Skyland The Skyland Duck is nestled in the heart of South Asheville tucked away near Long Shoals Road. There is a free parking lot, plenty of outdoor seating and games, pet-friendly, and pretty awesome. 16 Miami Circle Arden, NC 28704 (828) 676-1859 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday
65 locals recommend
White Duck Taco Shop Downtown
12 Biltmore Ave
65 locals recommend
Asheville / R.A.D. The flagship River Duck has flown a block away and now lives on the East Bank of the French Broad River … now bigger with more parking, indoor and outdoor seating, and literally waterfront! We are incredibly pet-friendly and cool as a cucumber due to our new and fancy central heating and air. 388 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 254-1398 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday Facebook Asheville / Downtown The Downtown Duck is adjacent to Pack Square and easily walkable from any hotel or parking garage. The Biltmore Ave Parking garage is next door. There is a pet-friendly courtyard seating 50 in the back of the restaurant. 12 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 232-9191 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday Facebook Asheville / Skyland The Skyland Duck is nestled in the heart of South Asheville tucked away near Long Shoals Road. There is a free parking lot, plenty of outdoor seating and games, pet-friendly, and pretty awesome. 16 Miami Circle Arden, NC 28704 (828) 676-1859 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday
Discerning chocolate lovers have been enjoying quality, award-winning, handmade chocolates from The Chocolate Fetish since 1986. We use only the finest ingredients and all our signature products are made in small batches to assure you receive maximum freshness. We use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. You will experience the full flavor and mouth feel you can only get from premium fresh chocolates.
47 locals recommend
The Chocolate Fetish
36 Haywood St
47 locals recommend
Discerning chocolate lovers have been enjoying quality, award-winning, handmade chocolates from The Chocolate Fetish since 1986. We use only the finest ingredients and all our signature products are made in small batches to assure you receive maximum freshness. We use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. You will experience the full flavor and mouth feel you can only get from premium fresh chocolates.
Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Well-Bred is an award-winning bakery and café enjoyed daily by locals and tourists alike. Founded in 2002, Well-Bred offers two locations: The original Weaverville store located 10 minutes north of Asheville, and South Asheville's Biltmore Village shopping location, just minutes from the historic Biltmore Estate. ​ Both locations offer unexpected delights both sweet and savory. With luscious pastries, gourmet food, fabulous breakfast treats, plus locally roasted coffee, just making a decision is going to be your biggest problem! Vegan and gluten-free options are also available so that there's something for everyone to enjoy. ​
65 locals recommend
The Well-Bred Bakery & Café​ in Biltmore Village
6 Boston Way
65 locals recommend
Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Well-Bred is an award-winning bakery and café enjoyed daily by locals and tourists alike. Founded in 2002, Well-Bred offers two locations: The original Weaverville store located 10 minutes north of Asheville, and South Asheville's Biltmore Village shopping location, just minutes from the historic Biltmore Estate. ​ Both locations offer unexpected delights both sweet and savory. With luscious pastries, gourmet food, fabulous breakfast treats, plus locally roasted coffee, just making a decision is going to be your biggest problem! Vegan and gluten-free options are also available so that there's something for everyone to enjoy. ​
At LakeHouse, our goal is to serve our local friends as well as the many visitors to the area with integrity and sincerity. To us, this means that we strive to provide high-quality food, beverages, and service to our guests. Our commitment to consistent, timely service and product is at the core of this mission. When we say that our house is your house, we mean it! We want you to feel welcome the moment that you walk through our doors. At LakeHouse we have a staff of friendly, service-oriented professionals to help you achieve all of your dining needs. Join us and let us take care of you, your family, and your friends like you were our own. We look forward to serving you at the LakeHouse!
122 locals recommend
Larkin's On the Lake Restaurant
1020 Memorial Hwy
122 locals recommend
At LakeHouse, our goal is to serve our local friends as well as the many visitors to the area with integrity and sincerity. To us, this means that we strive to provide high-quality food, beverages, and service to our guests. Our commitment to consistent, timely service and product is at the core of this mission. When we say that our house is your house, we mean it! We want you to feel welcome the moment that you walk through our doors. At LakeHouse we have a staff of friendly, service-oriented professionals to help you achieve all of your dining needs. Join us and let us take care of you, your family, and your friends like you were our own. We look forward to serving you at the LakeHouse!
In 1974 La Strada opened the first of several locations in Charlotte. Starting as a small family business specializing in NY-style brick oven pizza and traditional Italian cuisine, word quickly spread about the great food and La Strada became a Charlotte favorite. After over 30 years of serving great food in Charlotte, La Strada and the original family members have come to Lake Lure with their family recipes offering one of the most varied and unique menus in the area. There’s something special for everyone - including baked and sautéed pasta, NY-style and Sicilian pizza, Baby back ribs, Fresh seafood, Chicken, Burgers, Salads, and Steak. The menu also includes a children’s section. Be sure to sample some of the delicious appetizers and signature desserts. Wine, Beer, and mixed beverages are available from our Full-Service Bar.
80 locals recommend
La Strada At Lake Lure
2693 Memorial Hwy
80 locals recommend
In 1974 La Strada opened the first of several locations in Charlotte. Starting as a small family business specializing in NY-style brick oven pizza and traditional Italian cuisine, word quickly spread about the great food and La Strada became a Charlotte favorite. After over 30 years of serving great food in Charlotte, La Strada and the original family members have come to Lake Lure with their family recipes offering one of the most varied and unique menus in the area. There’s something special for everyone - including baked and sautéed pasta, NY-style and Sicilian pizza, Baby back ribs, Fresh seafood, Chicken, Burgers, Salads, and Steak. The menu also includes a children’s section. Be sure to sample some of the delicious appetizers and signature desserts. Wine, Beer, and mixed beverages are available from our Full-Service Bar.
The ingredients are fresh, the food is house-made, and you will always receive a warm welcome at Legends on the Lake restaurant.
42 locals recommend
Legends on the Lake
153 Mountains Blvd
42 locals recommend
The ingredients are fresh, the food is house-made, and you will always receive a warm welcome at Legends on the Lake restaurant.
Quality Food, Best Choice Here at Japan House Restaurant, we don’t take any shortcuts when it comes to your food and service. In doing so, we’re able to offer our customers high-quality food on the go at reasonable prices. If you’re feeling tired of all of the options, the choice is simple. Order with Japan House, experience fresh, fast, and healthy Japanese fast food.
Japan House
2795 Memorial Highway
Quality Food, Best Choice Here at Japan House Restaurant, we don’t take any shortcuts when it comes to your food and service. In doing so, we’re able to offer our customers high-quality food on the go at reasonable prices. If you’re feeling tired of all of the options, the choice is simple. Order with Japan House, experience fresh, fast, and healthy Japanese fast food.
THE BROAD'S OUT BACK!" Stop in and enjoy our famous all Angus beef burger and take in the best view of the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock Village! We have a full-service bar and over 50 local, craft and domestic beers to choose from. You can always catch the game on one of our 9 HD TVs. We have NFL Network, SEC Network, and ESPN Packages!
60 locals recommend
Riverwatch Bar & Grill
379 Main St
60 locals recommend
THE BROAD'S OUT BACK!" Stop in and enjoy our famous all Angus beef burger and take in the best view of the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock Village! We have a full-service bar and over 50 local, craft and domestic beers to choose from. You can always catch the game on one of our 9 HD TVs. We have NFL Network, SEC Network, and ESPN Packages!
Located on the Western edge of Lake Lure, just up the street from Chimney Rock State Park’s entrance, and directly below the popular local event spot The Gathering Place, our Tasting Room & Bistro is a must-see addition to Chimney Rock Village.
79 locals recommend
The Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room & Bistro
438 Main St
79 locals recommend
Located on the Western edge of Lake Lure, just up the street from Chimney Rock State Park’s entrance, and directly below the popular local event spot The Gathering Place, our Tasting Room & Bistro is a must-see addition to Chimney Rock Village.
Fresh made-from-scratch dough. Healthful, artisanal ingredients on the assembly line. Inventive to classic. You decide. Blazing hot oven + dedicated pizzasmith + 180 seconds = fast-fire'd, perfectly crisp perfection. Sound good? Enjoy the rest of your day.
Blaze Pizza
1840 Hendersonville Rd
Fresh made-from-scratch dough. Healthful, artisanal ingredients on the assembly line. Inventive to classic. You decide. Blazing hot oven + dedicated pizzasmith + 180 seconds = fast-fire'd, perfectly crisp perfection. Sound good? Enjoy the rest of your day.
THE ORIGINAL ROSETTA'S UPSTAIRS CAFE SINCE 2002 The upstairs of our downtown location is the original, opened in September 2002, on what was also the first-ever LAFF fest, we opened our doors and the love and food have never slowed down. We do things pretty DIY in this space, order at the counter, fill your own water from our chilled filtered faucet, top up your meal at the condiment stands, and please bus your own table if you're able. Set where you like choosing from a cozy private table, shared eating bars, or our balcony overlooking the street life and people watching of lower north Lexington avenue. There's lots of natural light, plants, art, free wifi, and a Zine Library to enjoy along with your meal. This is also the dining room for our pay it forward and sliding scale meals. Here at Rosetta's, we recognize food and water as human rights, and we do our part of making sure Everyone Eats!
114 locals recommend
Rosetta's Kitchen
68 N Lexington Ave
114 locals recommend
THE ORIGINAL ROSETTA'S UPSTAIRS CAFE SINCE 2002 The upstairs of our downtown location is the original, opened in September 2002, on what was also the first-ever LAFF fest, we opened our doors and the love and food have never slowed down. We do things pretty DIY in this space, order at the counter, fill your own water from our chilled filtered faucet, top up your meal at the condiment stands, and please bus your own table if you're able. Set where you like choosing from a cozy private table, shared eating bars, or our balcony overlooking the street life and people watching of lower north Lexington avenue. There's lots of natural light, plants, art, free wifi, and a Zine Library to enjoy along with your meal. This is also the dining room for our pay it forward and sliding scale meals. Here at Rosetta's, we recognize food and water as human rights, and we do our part of making sure Everyone Eats!
Plant is an evolving chef-driven vegetable, fruit, and active-foods restaurant in Asheville, NC. We serve dinner from an open kitchen and bar, with 13 tables, 47 seats, kitchen-side dining, and a seasonal dog-friendly patio.
176 locals recommend
Plant
165 Merrimon Ave
176 locals recommend
Plant is an evolving chef-driven vegetable, fruit, and active-foods restaurant in Asheville, NC. We serve dinner from an open kitchen and bar, with 13 tables, 47 seats, kitchen-side dining, and a seasonal dog-friendly patio.
At Green Sage, we are committed to serving food that promotes health and supports a vibrant community. Our food is nutrient-rich, chemical-free, 95% organic, and thoughtfully-sourced
25 locals recommend
Green Sage Cafe Merrimon
633A Merrimon Ave
25 locals recommend
At Green Sage, we are committed to serving food that promotes health and supports a vibrant community. Our food is nutrient-rich, chemical-free, 95% organic, and thoughtfully-sourced
161 locals recommend
Laughing Seed Cafe
40 Wall St
161 locals recommend
Pulp + Sprout (formerly Elements Real Food) is a locally grown North Asheville vegan restaurant dedicated to producing high quality, nutrient dense, organic “Real Food.” We are passionate about crafting the highest quality, organic plant-based menu and cold-pressed juices. We love what we do and we are thankful every day for the amazing opportunity to feed our vibrant Asheville community.
23 locals recommend
Elements Real Food
233 S Liberty St
23 locals recommend
Pulp + Sprout (formerly Elements Real Food) is a locally grown North Asheville vegan restaurant dedicated to producing high quality, nutrient dense, organic “Real Food.” We are passionate about crafting the highest quality, organic plant-based menu and cold-pressed juices. We love what we do and we are thankful every day for the amazing opportunity to feed our vibrant Asheville community.
Serving deliriously good fried chicken and southern soul food, Rocky's prepares "hot" chicken with the spice level any way you like it from plain to extra hot. Using natural birds and quality ingredients in our made-from-scratch recipes, we offer delicious American classics like mac and cheese, corn pudding, and collard greens among many more. Mouthwatering desserts include banana pudding and coca-cola cake. We make everything fresh, in small batches, for a difference you can taste! Nashville style hot chicken voted Mountain Xpress Best Fried Chicken 5 years in a row!
137 locals recommend
Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack
1455 Patton Avenue
137 locals recommend
Serving deliriously good fried chicken and southern soul food, Rocky's prepares "hot" chicken with the spice level any way you like it from plain to extra hot. Using natural birds and quality ingredients in our made-from-scratch recipes, we offer delicious American classics like mac and cheese, corn pudding, and collard greens among many more. Mouthwatering desserts include banana pudding and coca-cola cake. We make everything fresh, in small batches, for a difference you can taste! Nashville style hot chicken voted Mountain Xpress Best Fried Chicken 5 years in a row!
Smokey & The Pig Owner, Tim Brewer, has been in the BBQ business for over 25 years and has been serving the Fairview area for the past 10 years. The BBQ he serves has no rub or sauce. The only flavor added is from the wood used in his wood-burning smoker. No gases are used to cook this meat. Smokey & The Pig provides catering for any event, whether there are 30 or even 1,000 people, and will work Fundraisers for Non-Profit Organizations. Officers, Firefighters, Military, etc., if you are in uniform and have a badge, you will get a 50% discount taken off your complete order.
24 locals recommend
Smokey and the Pig
913 Charlotte Hwy
24 locals recommend
Smokey & The Pig Owner, Tim Brewer, has been in the BBQ business for over 25 years and has been serving the Fairview area for the past 10 years. The BBQ he serves has no rub or sauce. The only flavor added is from the wood used in his wood-burning smoker. No gases are used to cook this meat. Smokey & The Pig provides catering for any event, whether there are 30 or even 1,000 people, and will work Fundraisers for Non-Profit Organizations. Officers, Firefighters, Military, etc., if you are in uniform and have a badge, you will get a 50% discount taken off your complete order.
Grounded in warm hospitality, Holeman and Finch is a convivial neighborhood destination; a gathering place for all, from day to night, in the heart of downtown Asheville that celebrates western North Carolina agriculture and artisans. Holeman and Finch is owned and operated by Chef Linton and Gina Hopkins. Our menu may vary each night, if you are looking for something specific before joining us please give us a call. On weekends, we transition from our brunch menu to the dinner menu at 2 pm. Good Food. Good Drinks. Good People.
Holeman + Finch Asheville
Grounded in warm hospitality, Holeman and Finch is a convivial neighborhood destination; a gathering place for all, from day to night, in the heart of downtown Asheville that celebrates western North Carolina agriculture and artisans. Holeman and Finch is owned and operated by Chef Linton and Gina Hopkins. Our menu may vary each night, if you are looking for something specific before joining us please give us a call. On weekends, we transition from our brunch menu to the dinner menu at 2 pm. Good Food. Good Drinks. Good People.
The Blackbird Restaurant is a Chef Owned Restaurant serving local, fresh ingredients. The Blackbird’s goal is to delight guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas creating a unique and vibrant menu – New American with Southern Flares. The menu features the seasonal best from local farmers, fresh catches from the coast of the Carolinas, incredible local microbrews, specialty cocktails, and great wines from around the world. Our menu changes seasonally to reflect the bounty of the area and the chef’s creativity. The Blackbird’s award-winning food, desserts, and prompt service will impress you every time. We are located in the heart of downtown Asheville, on Biltmore Ave. You can find us at the corner of The Aloft Hotel. The parking Garage is located at the back on Lexington Ave. The first hour is free.
27 locals recommend
The Blackbird Restaurant
47 Biltmore Ave
27 locals recommend
The Blackbird Restaurant is a Chef Owned Restaurant serving local, fresh ingredients. The Blackbird’s goal is to delight guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas creating a unique and vibrant menu – New American with Southern Flares. The menu features the seasonal best from local farmers, fresh catches from the coast of the Carolinas, incredible local microbrews, specialty cocktails, and great wines from around the world. Our menu changes seasonally to reflect the bounty of the area and the chef’s creativity. The Blackbird’s award-winning food, desserts, and prompt service will impress you every time. We are located in the heart of downtown Asheville, on Biltmore Ave. You can find us at the corner of The Aloft Hotel. The parking Garage is located at the back on Lexington Ave. The first hour is free.
Andaaz is a fine dining restaurant with a unique story. A few friends got together and decided to open a restaurant with the aim of bringing authentic Indian cuisine to the Asheville area. The ambiance showcases glimpses of Indian culture and the chefs are trained in India and New York. We have a variety of vegetarian, and non-vegetarian signature dishes and fresh bread from our Tandoor.
Andaaz
Andaaz is a fine dining restaurant with a unique story. A few friends got together and decided to open a restaurant with the aim of bringing authentic Indian cuisine to the Asheville area. The ambiance showcases glimpses of Indian culture and the chefs are trained in India and New York. We have a variety of vegetarian, and non-vegetarian signature dishes and fresh bread from our Tandoor.
Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse is a unique, all-you-can-eat “Churrascaria” Featuring a full Salad Bar with over 25 items, 5 Brazilian Hot Dishes, and a “parade” of 12 different types of Grilled Meats sliced at your table by our Gauchos. Along with a full bar, we have a beautiful walk-in wine cellar with a fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, California, and of course, our famous Caipirinha Cart
11 locals recommend
Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse
26 E Walnut St
11 locals recommend
Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse is a unique, all-you-can-eat “Churrascaria” Featuring a full Salad Bar with over 25 items, 5 Brazilian Hot Dishes, and a “parade” of 12 different types of Grilled Meats sliced at your table by our Gauchos. Along with a full bar, we have a beautiful walk-in wine cellar with a fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, California, and of course, our famous Caipirinha Cart
Mela Indian Restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina offers authentic Indian food made fresh daily from local and organic ingredients. It has been voted the Best Indian Restaurant every year since 2007 by the Mountain Xpress Readers� Poll and even received a very favorable review in the New York Times. If you like Indian bread, you�ll appreciate the many options available at Mela. There is naan, garlic naan, Peshwari naan, pudina naan, poori, and paratha available. While Mela offers many traditional vegetarian menu items, there are plenty with meat in them, too. You can order the tandoori chicken salad, Mela chicken curry, or chicken pakoras, just to name a few.
191 locals recommend
Mela Indian Restaurant
70 N Lexington Ave
191 locals recommend
Mela Indian Restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina offers authentic Indian food made fresh daily from local and organic ingredients. It has been voted the Best Indian Restaurant every year since 2007 by the Mountain Xpress Readers� Poll and even received a very favorable review in the New York Times. If you like Indian bread, you�ll appreciate the many options available at Mela. There is naan, garlic naan, Peshwari naan, pudina naan, poori, and paratha available. While Mela offers many traditional vegetarian menu items, there are plenty with meat in them, too. You can order the tandoori chicken salad, Mela chicken curry, or chicken pakoras, just to name a few.
Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro is a unique dining and bar experience offering an exciting approach to food and drink. Inspired by classic southern dishes and multi-cultural influences, Chef Jay Medford sources from local farms to provide delicious fare. With one of the largest rum selections in NC, Storm has a flavor and style for everyone! We feature creative craft cocktails, pre-prohibition classics, local beers, and delectable wines. At Storm, we believe that the most interesting places can inspire creativity, imagination, and ideas. Places with an authentic style draw the most intriguing people, stimulate lively conversation and become a backdrop for the unexpected.
37 locals recommend
Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro
125 S Lexington Ave
37 locals recommend
Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro is a unique dining and bar experience offering an exciting approach to food and drink. Inspired by classic southern dishes and multi-cultural influences, Chef Jay Medford sources from local farms to provide delicious fare. With one of the largest rum selections in NC, Storm has a flavor and style for everyone! We feature creative craft cocktails, pre-prohibition classics, local beers, and delectable wines. At Storm, we believe that the most interesting places can inspire creativity, imagination, and ideas. Places with an authentic style draw the most intriguing people, stimulate lively conversation and become a backdrop for the unexpected.
Located on Biltmore Estate, this warm, relaxing tavern overlooks the village green at Antler Hill Village. The décor, ambiance, and menu pay tribute to the neighborhood pubs of Britain and Ireland. Enjoy satisfying pub fare alongside robustly flavored American and global cuisine presented with Biltmore flair. On tap are Biltmore's own Cedric's Pale Ale and Cedric's Brown Ale in addition to award-winning Biltmore wines and a full bar. *Please be aware that you must have a valid paid estate admission ticket, be a guest of Inn on Biltmore Estate or Village Hotel, or be a Biltmore Annual Passholder to dine on property*. Outdoor dining is available in season. Please note that due to limited seating availability, we are unable to accept reservations for our patio. All patio seating is assigned on a first-come first served basis.
Cedric's Tavern
1 Lodge St
Located on Biltmore Estate, this warm, relaxing tavern overlooks the village green at Antler Hill Village. The décor, ambiance, and menu pay tribute to the neighborhood pubs of Britain and Ireland. Enjoy satisfying pub fare alongside robustly flavored American and global cuisine presented with Biltmore flair. On tap are Biltmore's own Cedric's Pale Ale and Cedric's Brown Ale in addition to award-winning Biltmore wines and a full bar. *Please be aware that you must have a valid paid estate admission ticket, be a guest of Inn on Biltmore Estate or Village Hotel, or be a Biltmore Annual Passholder to dine on property*. Outdoor dining is available in season. Please note that due to limited seating availability, we are unable to accept reservations for our patio. All patio seating is assigned on a first-come first served basis.
Stable Café is open from 11 am to 3 pm daily for guests of Biltmore Estate. Limited reservations are accepted before noon and after 2 pm, based on availability. All others will be served on a first come-first served basis. Biltmore tickets or an annual pass are required to visit all restaurants on the estate. For seasonal evening events, dinner reservations for all the guests in the party must have an evening-specific ticket or be an estate lodging guest. The dinner menu is a three-course, prix fixe menu. The convenient location next to Biltmore House, friendly hospitality, and delectable food make the Stable Café a popular stop after visits to the house and gardens. The ambiance of the historic surroundings in the renovated stable complex is unmatched. Enjoy lunch specials like the Stable Café BBQ with 16-hour smoked Appalachian-style pulled pork and local roasted chicken! Sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads, and irresistible desserts round out the daily lunch menu.
Stable Cafe
Stable Café is open from 11 am to 3 pm daily for guests of Biltmore Estate. Limited reservations are accepted before noon and after 2 pm, based on availability. All others will be served on a first come-first served basis. Biltmore tickets or an annual pass are required to visit all restaurants on the estate. For seasonal evening events, dinner reservations for all the guests in the party must have an evening-specific ticket or be an estate lodging guest. The dinner menu is a three-course, prix fixe menu. The convenient location next to Biltmore House, friendly hospitality, and delectable food make the Stable Café a popular stop after visits to the house and gardens. The ambiance of the historic surroundings in the renovated stable complex is unmatched. Enjoy lunch specials like the Stable Café BBQ with 16-hour smoked Appalachian-style pulled pork and local roasted chicken! Sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads, and irresistible desserts round out the daily lunch menu.
Discover Ashville's freshest seafood at The Lobster Trap. This casual eatery, located in historic downtown Ashville, specializes in seafood, delighting locals and tourists alike with a tantalizing array of dishes. The Lobster Trap's seafood is incredibly fresh and sourced from trusted, domestic providers, using sustainable techniques. Salads feature fresh, seasonal produce, served with homemade dressings. The Lobster Trap's menu showcases dozens of seafood specialties, including oysters, fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, mussels, and, of course, lobster. Instead of traditional entrees, the inventive menu features "Maine courses", featuring everything from lobster rolls to clambakes and Lobster Newburg, as well as regional seafood dishes like cioppino and shrimp and grits, plus steak and surf and turf entrees. Large and small bite dishes, including an award-winning Sunburst Trout dish, are available for sharing.
61 locals recommend
The Lobster Trap
35 Patton Ave
61 locals recommend
Discover Ashville's freshest seafood at The Lobster Trap. This casual eatery, located in historic downtown Ashville, specializes in seafood, delighting locals and tourists alike with a tantalizing array of dishes. The Lobster Trap's seafood is incredibly fresh and sourced from trusted, domestic providers, using sustainable techniques. Salads feature fresh, seasonal produce, served with homemade dressings. The Lobster Trap's menu showcases dozens of seafood specialties, including oysters, fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, mussels, and, of course, lobster. Instead of traditional entrees, the inventive menu features "Maine courses", featuring everything from lobster rolls to clambakes and Lobster Newburg, as well as regional seafood dishes like cioppino and shrimp and grits, plus steak and surf and turf entrees. Large and small bite dishes, including an award-winning Sunburst Trout dish, are available for sharing.
We are a proud family-owned and operated establishment with a special focus on our raw bar and seafood, killer burgers/buns, and an impressive selection of craft beers, domestics and imported beers! Our wine list has offerings of whites, reds, and bubbles that perfectly pair with your favorite East and/or West coast oysters or our divine Surf & Turf burger! The mountains of Asheville and the surrounding areas provide an abundance of incredible resources that we are thrilled to have at our fingertips and our rockstar staff will make sure you have an incredible experience from start to finish!
Little Pearl
We are a proud family-owned and operated establishment with a special focus on our raw bar and seafood, killer burgers/buns, and an impressive selection of craft beers, domestics and imported beers! Our wine list has offerings of whites, reds, and bubbles that perfectly pair with your favorite East and/or West coast oysters or our divine Surf & Turf burger! The mountains of Asheville and the surrounding areas provide an abundance of incredible resources that we are thrilled to have at our fingertips and our rockstar staff will make sure you have an incredible experience from start to finish!
Located in a beautifully restored historic building...down a quiet alley in the heart of Downtown Brevard, The Square Root Restaurant is as well known for its architectural and artistic decor as it is for its fabulous food. Whether you're hoping to enjoy the ambiance of our indoor dining room, our locally crafted wood bar top, or the fresh breezes of our covered outdoor patio - there is room for everyone. Keep in mind we are a first come first serve restaurant, and we only seat complete parties.
178 locals recommend
The Square Root
33 Times Arcade Alley
178 locals recommend
Located in a beautifully restored historic building...down a quiet alley in the heart of Downtown Brevard, The Square Root Restaurant is as well known for its architectural and artistic decor as it is for its fabulous food. Whether you're hoping to enjoy the ambiance of our indoor dining room, our locally crafted wood bar top, or the fresh breezes of our covered outdoor patio - there is room for everyone. Keep in mind we are a first come first serve restaurant, and we only seat complete parties.
Chestnut, established in 2012, has made a notable impact on the dining scene in downtown Asheville. Its location at 48 Biltmore Avenue places it conveniently near popular cultural destinations such as the Fine Arts Theater, Diana Wortham Theatre, and The Orange Peel.
149 locals recommend
Chestnut
48 Biltmore Ave
149 locals recommend
Chestnut, established in 2012, has made a notable impact on the dining scene in downtown Asheville. Its location at 48 Biltmore Avenue places it conveniently near popular cultural destinations such as the Fine Arts Theater, Diana Wortham Theatre, and The Orange Peel.
Zambra is a delightful representation of the flavors and customs of the Western Mediterranean region, providing a unique and modern twist on fine wine and tapas to downtown Asheville. With its cozy ambiance featuring an amber-lit ceiling and smooth stone floor, Zambra captures the spirit of its name, meaning "gypsy dance of celebration." Committed to using only the finest local ingredients and Spanish wines creates an unforgettable dining experience that celebrates the joy of life.
201 locals recommend
Zambra
85 W Walnut St
201 locals recommend
Zambra is a delightful representation of the flavors and customs of the Western Mediterranean region, providing a unique and modern twist on fine wine and tapas to downtown Asheville. With its cozy ambiance featuring an amber-lit ceiling and smooth stone floor, Zambra captures the spirit of its name, meaning "gypsy dance of celebration." Committed to using only the finest local ingredients and Spanish wines creates an unforgettable dining experience that celebrates the joy of life.
Due to the limited capacity of our establishment, we can only accommodate parties of six or fewer guests and do not permit splitting groups across tables. This ensures an enjoyable dining experience for all and maintains availability for our valued regulars and local patrons. If you would like to book a party of 5-6, please contact us directly via phone or email. Please note, parties of 5-6 are subject to a 22% gratuity. We now offer reservations at the bar and strive to keep some bar seating and the counter available for walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure your reservation, a credit card is required through our online reservation platform, Resy. This helps prevent no-shows and if necessary, cancellations must be made by phone the day prior to avoid a fee of $25 per person. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances. If you are running late, please call us as reservations may be considered a no-show after 15 minutes of the scheduled time. If you do not see a suitable reservation time on Resy, please give us a call as we may have additional availability.
62 locals recommend
Vivian
348 Depot St
62 locals recommend
Due to the limited capacity of our establishment, we can only accommodate parties of six or fewer guests and do not permit splitting groups across tables. This ensures an enjoyable dining experience for all and maintains availability for our valued regulars and local patrons. If you would like to book a party of 5-6, please contact us directly via phone or email. Please note, parties of 5-6 are subject to a 22% gratuity. We now offer reservations at the bar and strive to keep some bar seating and the counter available for walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure your reservation, a credit card is required through our online reservation platform, Resy. This helps prevent no-shows and if necessary, cancellations must be made by phone the day prior to avoid a fee of $25 per person. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances. If you are running late, please call us as reservations may be considered a no-show after 15 minutes of the scheduled time. If you do not see a suitable reservation time on Resy, please give us a call as we may have additional availability.
Rhubarb is a relaxed and inviting dining destination where guests can savor the pleasures of simple and exceptional food and drink. It is a place where memories are created and shared through uncomplicated and memorable dining experiences.
116 locals recommend
Rhubarb
7 N Pack Square
116 locals recommend
Rhubarb is a relaxed and inviting dining destination where guests can savor the pleasures of simple and exceptional food and drink. It is a place where memories are created and shared through uncomplicated and memorable dining experiences.
Award-Wining Fresh Sushi!
80 locals recommend
Wasabi Japanese Restaurant
19 Broadway St
80 locals recommend
Award-Wining Fresh Sushi!
At Limones, chef and owner Hugo Ramirez likes to keep it simple and good—and that makes for food that is simply good. “I’ve never done anything that is not ‘me,’” Ramirez says. He and his wife Amy moved to Asheville 14 years ago to open a restaurant, leaving behind the San Francisco Bay area where he had learned to prepare dishes that combined French Californian and his native Mexican cuisines. “It was an excellent move. We love it.”
279 locals recommend
Limones Restaurant
15 Eagle St
279 locals recommend
At Limones, chef and owner Hugo Ramirez likes to keep it simple and good—and that makes for food that is simply good. “I’ve never done anything that is not ‘me,’” Ramirez says. He and his wife Amy moved to Asheville 14 years ago to open a restaurant, leaving behind the San Francisco Bay area where he had learned to prepare dishes that combined French Californian and his native Mexican cuisines. “It was an excellent move. We love it.”
Here at 12 Bones Smokehouse, we make everything from scratch. Our meats are smoked long & slow over select hardwoods. Our recipes are both old family favorites & new ones we’ve just come up with. We believe that simple ingredients & lots of care in preparation make the best food. Come check out our locations and we’ll see you soon!
330 locals recommend
12 Bones Smokehouse RIVER
5 Foundy St
330 locals recommend
Here at 12 Bones Smokehouse, we make everything from scratch. Our meats are smoked long & slow over select hardwoods. Our recipes are both old family favorites & new ones we’ve just come up with. We believe that simple ingredients & lots of care in preparation make the best food. Come check out our locations and we’ll see you soon!
Dip into our social dining experience, where we come together over whimsical cocktails and curated bites. From our Kindred Creamery cheddar fondue, to our Sugarlands Root Beer Moonshine, we source only the best quality ingredients. Share dips, pics, and laughs with your favorite people. It's okay if you crave cheese tonight and soup with salad tomorrow, we've got you covered with mouth-watering chocolate and cheese fondues, and so much more! Flambé flatbreads, mouth-watering melted sandwiches, fresh salads, and brunch. We’re all about ooey-gooey, cheesy goodness, and inventive cocktails and local craft beer. Create your own fondue curations with our pick sheet menu, or let our expert chefs recommendations delight you. You’ll discover your whimsical side as you select your own adventure, and sink into perfectly paired bites and sips. Melting Pot Social offers new ways to dip. Creatively plating sharable bites and fondue in a place where it's not only all right to play with your food - it's encouraged. Launched in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, our menu goes way beyond fondue. Come melt with us, no reservations required!
Melting Pot Social
Dip into our social dining experience, where we come together over whimsical cocktails and curated bites. From our Kindred Creamery cheddar fondue, to our Sugarlands Root Beer Moonshine, we source only the best quality ingredients. Share dips, pics, and laughs with your favorite people. It's okay if you crave cheese tonight and soup with salad tomorrow, we've got you covered with mouth-watering chocolate and cheese fondues, and so much more! Flambé flatbreads, mouth-watering melted sandwiches, fresh salads, and brunch. We’re all about ooey-gooey, cheesy goodness, and inventive cocktails and local craft beer. Create your own fondue curations with our pick sheet menu, or let our expert chefs recommendations delight you. You’ll discover your whimsical side as you select your own adventure, and sink into perfectly paired bites and sips. Melting Pot Social offers new ways to dip. Creatively plating sharable bites and fondue in a place where it's not only all right to play with your food - it's encouraged. Launched in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, our menu goes way beyond fondue. Come melt with us, no reservations required!
Husband and wife team Jason and Carolyn Roy opened the original Biscuit Head restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, to share their love of southern cooking, their inspiration from travel, and their commitment to local foods. The restaurant has been packed since day one and widely featured in the media including Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food & Wine, USA Today, Garden & Gun. . Spanning the Asheville and Greenville (SC) areas since 2013, all Biscuit Head locations strive to have as light of a carbon footprint as possible and participate in local charitable events.
Biscuit Head
Husband and wife team Jason and Carolyn Roy opened the original Biscuit Head restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, to share their love of southern cooking, their inspiration from travel, and their commitment to local foods. The restaurant has been packed since day one and widely featured in the media including Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food & Wine, USA Today, Garden & Gun. . Spanning the Asheville and Greenville (SC) areas since 2013, all Biscuit Head locations strive to have as light of a carbon footprint as possible and participate in local charitable events.

Outdoor Adventures

Smoky Mountain Trail Rides is your premier spot for horseback riding near Asheville North Carolina. We are located in Marshall North Carolina 30 minutes from Asheville and Hot Springs North Carolina. With our historical 550 acres of property, we provide a relaxing, informative, and entertaining horseback ride. And most of our trails are covered with beautiful oak trees, and you can also enjoy the incredible views in Madison County.
24 locals recommend
Smoky Mountain Trail Rides
1959 Walnut Creek Rd
24 locals recommend
Smoky Mountain Trail Rides is your premier spot for horseback riding near Asheville North Carolina. We are located in Marshall North Carolina 30 minutes from Asheville and Hot Springs North Carolina. With our historical 550 acres of property, we provide a relaxing, informative, and entertaining horseback ride. And most of our trails are covered with beautiful oak trees, and you can also enjoy the incredible views in Madison County.
We are a family-friendly tubing company that offers tubing down the French broad river with special rates for groups so come out and check us out for a great lazy day on the French Broad River and float through the great river arts district. You will also pass the new belligum brewery on your float down the river
10 locals recommend
Sky Tubing
284 Lyman St
10 locals recommend
We are a family-friendly tubing company that offers tubing down the French broad river with special rates for groups so come out and check us out for a great lazy day on the French Broad River and float through the great river arts district. You will also pass the new belligum brewery on your float down the river
Pricing Adults and kids (our minimum age is 4 yrs. old) – $25 (no tax) Cooler Carrier (holds your cooler up to 50qt) – $5 (no tax) Hours At our South location gates open at 9:30 am. Trips run continuously between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, seven days a week. (Reservations are required). You may stay on the water as long as you like provided you must return to the outpost by 7:00 pm- gates close at 7:30 pm
164 locals recommend
Zen Tubing
608 Riverside Dr
164 locals recommend
Pricing Adults and kids (our minimum age is 4 yrs. old) – $25 (no tax) Cooler Carrier (holds your cooler up to 50qt) – $5 (no tax) Hours At our South location gates open at 9:30 am. Trips run continuously between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, seven days a week. (Reservations are required). You may stay on the water as long as you like provided you must return to the outpost by 7:00 pm- gates close at 7:30 pm
Seasonal attraction featuring a hill with 3 snow tubing lanes, plus a solarium with a fireplace.
21 locals recommend
Zip N Slip Snow Tubing Park
10725 US-23
21 locals recommend
Seasonal attraction featuring a hill with 3 snow tubing lanes, plus a solarium with a fireplace.
Take A World-Class Journey through the Treetops Experience our original tour, the adventure that put Navitat on the map, and has earned us recognition as one of the finest tree-based adventure companies in the nation! The Treetop tour is a one-of-a-kind adventure, with a 100% tree-based design layout, and authentic canopy tour features. You’ll find yourself immersed in nature as you traverse the canopy arriving at heights up to 80 feet in old-growth trees. Our original canopy tour boasts 6 ziplines, the longest coming in at 1,250 feet, an array of other tree-based elements such as sky bridges, timber stair climbs, and rope descents. This is an authentic experience you don’t want to miss!
279 locals recommend
Navitat Canopy Adventures
242 Poverty Branch Rd
279 locals recommend
Take A World-Class Journey through the Treetops Experience our original tour, the adventure that put Navitat on the map, and has earned us recognition as one of the finest tree-based adventure companies in the nation! The Treetop tour is a one-of-a-kind adventure, with a 100% tree-based design layout, and authentic canopy tour features. You’ll find yourself immersed in nature as you traverse the canopy arriving at heights up to 80 feet in old-growth trees. Our original canopy tour boasts 6 ziplines, the longest coming in at 1,250 feet, an array of other tree-based elements such as sky bridges, timber stair climbs, and rope descents. This is an authentic experience you don’t want to miss!
The headwaters of the Catawba River are beautifully scenic. Just east of Asheville, the river tumbles through a rolling forest, cascading in a series of waterfalls and flowing over a mossy riverbed set in a shady, scenic stretch of the Pisgah National Forest. This fantastic day hike explores waterfall after waterfall in a sun-dappled valley, hiking just over two miles through a shady forest to the seeping wall of vibrant green moss and tendrils of water known as Catawba Falls.
216 locals recommend
Catawba Falls
530 Warren Mountain Dr
216 locals recommend
The headwaters of the Catawba River are beautifully scenic. Just east of Asheville, the river tumbles through a rolling forest, cascading in a series of waterfalls and flowing over a mossy riverbed set in a shady, scenic stretch of the Pisgah National Forest. This fantastic day hike explores waterfall after waterfall in a sun-dappled valley, hiking just over two miles through a shady forest to the seeping wall of vibrant green moss and tendrils of water known as Catawba Falls.
DuPont State Recreational Forest has much to offer. First-time visitors often come for views of falling water and lush forest growth – with popular attractions including High Falls, Triple Falls and Hooker Falls.
624 locals recommend
Dupont State Forest
Staton Road
624 locals recommend
DuPont State Recreational Forest has much to offer. First-time visitors often come for views of falling water and lush forest growth – with popular attractions including High Falls, Triple Falls and Hooker Falls.
Sandy Bottom offers horseback riding year-round. We have one hour, two hour, three hour, and four hour horseback rides leaving daily from our stables at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. In the winter months we will not ride if the temperature is below 32 degrees, and sometimes rides will be delayed until the temperature rises above freezing. Our most popular horseback ride takes you and your fellow riders to the world-famous “Little Pine Gem Mine”, located in a remote corner of our ranch. This ride is three hours, and you are free to keep all the gem-quality garnets you can find.
90 locals recommend
Sandy Bottom Trail Rides
1459 Caney Fork Rd