The Best Brunch Restaurants in Asheville

The OpenTable Team

Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina has fine and folk arts, offbeat culture, Appalachian-inspired food, and a flowing craft beer scene. Dubbed the “Land of the Sky,” the city holds tight to its identity as a small mountain town as well as a liberal enclave in the conservative South. You can see the luxury of the Biltmore Estate, hike sections of the Appalachian Trail, drive the expansive Blue Ridge Parkway or check out the boutiques and galleries in the River Arts District. The foodie scene draws visitors from far and wide, and you can find everything from pizza and wings to a fancy dinner and Cajun-inspired cuisine. And when it comes to brunch, this town certainly knows how to start the day. If you’re wondering where to go for a delicious weekend feast, check out our Tastemakers List of where to find the best brunch in Asheville.

Restaurants:Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate, Milton's Black Mountain, Blue Ridge
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary Southern, Southern
Neighborhoods:Asheville, Black Mountain

Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate

$$$$·American·
Asheville
2,929 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Deerpark Restaurant is one of the restaurants on America’s largest privately-owned estates. The restaurant was originally a historic barn on the Biltmore Estate, designed by RicharRead more
92% recommended
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Milton's Black Mountain

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Black Mountain
411 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails, located on State Street in Black Mountain, is a charming restaurant from Atlanta-based restaurant group Southern Proper Hospitality. They serve contRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Blue Ridge

$$$$·Southern·
Asheville
3,015 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The Blue Ridge restaurant, located on Macon Avenue in Asheville, is a lovely spot for a casual Sunday brunch. They offer plenty of great food, Southern hospitality and beautiful viRead more
Scenic View in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits

$$$$·American·
Asheville
248 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Happy Hour
  • Local Ingredients
Roux is the signature restaurant of the 4-diamond Hilton Biltmore Park. The restaurant fuses southern comfort with modern sophistication and features dishes inspired by Chef Randy Read more
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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Asheville
1,519 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Tupelo Honey, located on Hendersonville Road, is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains. They craft brunches, lunches and suppers and foRead more
90% recommended
Great for Lunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Vivian

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
858 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Taking a spin on classic, mostly French dishes, Vivian is doing something new in Asheville. Located on Depot Street, the restaurant grew from the pop-up-turned-trailer called Salt Read more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Asheville
2,701 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
Tupelo Honey is a longtime favorite brunch destination for both locals and visitors. This location was the start of the Tupelo chain that is now a destination for scratch-made SoutRead more
93% recommended
Best Value in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Isa's Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Asheville
910 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Isa’s Bistro, located in the heart of downtown Asheville at One Battery Park Avenue, is a go-to spot for great cooking any time of the day. Sit in the gorgeous dining room or out oRead more
86% recommended
Hot Spot in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Laughing Seed Cafe

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Asheville
133 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Laughing Seed Cafe, located on Wall Street, is a super popular downtown destination for delicious food. They offer a vegetarian menu with an international flair. The food here is oRead more
100% recommended
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Haywood Common

$$$$·American·
Asheville
84 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Haywood Common, located on Haywood Road in West Asheville, invites you to have some fun with your food! They feature bright and bold flavors at this modern American restaurant and Read more
100% recommended
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Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC

$$$$·Italian·
Asheville
1,156 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Located on Main Street in Weaverville, Glass Onion is an independently-owned neighborhood restaurant serving up fantastic northern Italian cuisine. Just a short 10-minute drive norRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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The Blackbird

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
2,455 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Blackbird, located on Biltmore Avenue, is a downtown favorite for the best brunch in Asheville. Their cooking incorporates the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas and yRead more
83% recommended
Healthy in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Limones Restaurant

$$$$·Mexican·
Asheville
4,168 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, Limones REstaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican and Californian cuisine along with inventive bar selRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Golden Fleece

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Asheville
821 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Nestled in the Grovewood mountains in Asheville, Golden Fleece is a unique dining experience. Owned and operated by family-centric folks with a passion for food and drinks, they ofRead more
92% recommended
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Village Social-Biltmore Estate

$$$$·Seafood·
Asheville
1,208 reviews
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
  • Great for Lunch
Located on the ground of the Biltmore Estate, right next door to the Biltmore’s award-winning winery is the Village Social. A popular brunch spot with guests of the Inn on BiltmoreRead more
89% recommended
Romantic in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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