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Diners' Choice: Kid-friendly restaurants in Asheville / Western North Carolina

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly in Asheville / Western North Carolina? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Mehfil restaurant
4.9
4.9 (538)
$30 and under
Indian
Asheville
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of downtown Asheville, decorated with carvings, and statues imported from India. Mëhfil brings you authentic Indian food in a beautifully relaxed atmosphere.
Come enjoy a casual meal with friends or a celebration with your loved ones. Either way, you'll be taken care of by our knowledgeable and friendly team. We take pride in what we serve and how we serve it - Good Food and Great Service. We also offer takeout, delivery, catering and in Jul 2023 we have added Mow, Mehfil on Wheels, a food truck serving Mehfil food. Mow is a regular at the local breweries and can even come in to your neighborhood. Our signature dishes include the lamb chops, goat curry, deluxe mixed grill-an assortment of lamb and chicken seekh kebab, tandoori shrimp and lamb chops. No one does the tandoor as good us and our awards are testimony to that.

*FOR PARTIES OF 9 OR MORE, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY, HAVE A CREDIT CARD READY WHEN CALLING TO SET THE DEPOSIT*

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
My favorite restaurant in Asheville. Delicious food, delightful and friendly service.
A photo of Selu Garden Cafe - Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort restaurant
4.8
4.8 (829)
$30 and under
American
Cherokee
About the restaurant
Located in the main tower of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Selu (pronounced “shay-loo”) Garden Cafe offers all the southern-style cafe favorites you love — and then some! Selu serves breakfast buffet favorites and à la carte crowd pleasers. For lunch, enjoy classic fare - like sandwiches, Shrimp & Grits and Fried Green Tomatoes - with the Selu Cafe touch. On weekends, enjoy hearty dinner selections like Chile-Lime Salmon and Grilled Ribeye Steak.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Daniel was our waiter on Thursday July 18th and was fabulous as well as our food.
A photo of Blue Ridge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5039)
$31 to $50
Southern
Asheville
About the restaurant
The Blue Ridge restaurant is a farm-to-table artisanal buffet overlooking the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. The Morning Table signature buffet, served each morning, will redefine all that you imagined breakfast could be. Two massive rooms are filled with amazing breakfast options, including a yogurt bar, omelet station and great gluten free options. Don’t miss the award-winning Friday night Seafood Buffet, Saturday night Prime Rib Buffet and phenomenal Sunday Brunch. It’s the perfect way to end any week.

Reservations recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great Food, Crab legs were amazing! Service could’ve been a little better, but our waitress was overworked for the amount of tables she had. Raw oysters were on point though and that made up for it!!
A photo of The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop restaurant
4.7
4.7 (720)
$30 and under
American
Blowing Rock
About the restaurant
In the 1950s, The Speckled Trout was a place to stop and fill up your gas tank. Now, you can fill up on fresh mountain trout, soup beans, and hoecakes and wash it down with local farm beer or fresh rosé. We explore the roots of Appalachian food and beverage culture and re-create it in our kitchen by preserving and reviving ingredients of our local heritage.

Join us at The Speckled Trout for a taste of locally sourced regional fare by Chef Michael Foreman and warm hospitality that will keep y'all coming back!

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GwynnSvip
Dined 4 days ago
The staff is always friendly and kind! And greets everyone with a smile. The food and drinks never disappoint!
A photo of Cedric's Tavern - Biltmore Estate restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3745)
$30 and under
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Located on Biltmore Estate, this warm, relaxing tavern overlooks the village green at Antler Hill Village. The décor, ambience, 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.



Top review
LeslieP
Dined 1 day ago
Had a great conversation with Conner the bartender and then a delicious meal.
A photo of Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate restaurant
4.6
4.6 (5880)
$30 and under
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Stable Café is open from 11am to 3pm daily for guests of Biltmore Estate. Limited reservations are accepted before noon and after 2pm, 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. Dinner menu is a three-course, prefix 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 with desserts round out the daily lunch menu.

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DonnaB
Dined 5 days ago
Food and service was everything you'd expect from Biltmore. I would highly recommend.
A photo of Village Social-Biltmore Estate restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2449)
$31 to $50
Southern
Asheville
About the restaurant
Village Social is located on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, right next door to Biltmore's award-winning winery. You must have a valid paid Estate admission ticket or be staying on property to dine on property. Reservations will only be held for 10 minutes past reservation time.

A full-service restaurant and bar, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Village Social’s versatile menu features a variety of inspired dishes, each prepared in traditional southern style showcasing fresh, estate-raised ingredients. The relaxed atmosphere of Village Social is perfect for unwinding and catching up with friends with craft cocktails!

**Please be advised patio seating can not be guaranteed.

Top review
WandaT
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
Lunch was very good. Service was great and it’s a beautiful restaurant.
A photo of Benne on Eagle restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2002)
$31 to $50
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Located on Eagle Street, hub of the historic area of downtown Asheville known as The Block. Meant to honor the African-American influence on Appalachian cuisine, Benne on Eagle serves up modern soul food that embraces the roots of the North Carolina using local ingredients. We also offer complimentary valet parking for all dining guests. Parking is located at 51 S Market Street via the entrance to The Foundry Hotel.
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E2Av8tor
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Four of us went to brunch at Benne on Eagle. We had a reservation and we were seated right away. Our server was Bo, and he did a great job. Two of us had the mushroom toast with softly scrambled eggs, one had the avocado toast with eggs over easy and one had the chicken and waffles. Everybody was very pleased with the food. The coffee was good. If I had to make any negative comments, it would be that I thought there was too much salt in the food, but we never use any salt when cooking at home, so the salt content in the food was probably quite normal for most people. We all very much enjoyed the brunch and will definitely return.
A photo of Bold Rock – Downtown Asheville restaurant
4.4
4.4 (80)
$30 and under
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Explore what Bold Rock has to offer at our Downtown Asheville taproom. Join us for world-class cider, cocktails, beer, and a from-scratch food menu perfect for lunch, dinner, or happy hour! Plus, we offer a southern-style brunch every Saturday and Sunday.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
It was great all around!! Wish they had more as far as spirits but food was on point. Definitely will be back
A photo of Gauchinho Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.2
4.2 (29)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Asheville
About the restaurant
We welcome you to come experience the essence of Brazil! Gauchinho is an authentic, classy, Brazilian Churrascaria style steakhouse. We offer an all you can eat buffet, featuring a full salad bar, Brazilian hot dishes, and a rodizio of 15 different types of high quality, flavor bursting, mouth-watering meats; sliced directly at your table by our highly skilled Gauchos. Along with a full bar, including the world famous Caipirinha; we also offer a beautiful wine wall to browse, with a fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, and California. Come experience the Brazilian way of steakhouses at Gauchinho! We promise, you won't leave hungry.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Overall the food was great, the service impeccable. Wine was outrageously overpriced so opted for a good domestic beer. The deserts were good and awesome presentation. Salad bar was okay good but not great.
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