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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate
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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville LocationTupelo Honey - South Asheville Location
558 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Asheville, Asheville

As always Tupelo Honey never disappoints. We have experienced at least three of their locations and all have had exemplary service and food quality. Highly recommend. More

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Canyon KitchenCanyon Kitchen
676 reviews
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American | Highlands / Sapphire, Highlands

My family has a home in the area, and every year we look forward to dining at The Canyon Kitchen. It's been a tradition for years. Highly recommend going early, enjoying the view and a cocktail to start off with. You can't go wrong with this jewel ! One of a kind. More

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Artisanal Restaurant1. Artisanal Restaurant
870 reviews
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American | Banner Elk, Boone / Banner Elk

This restaurant continues to exceed expectations! Food is amazing and staff is great! More

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Newman's Restaurant2. Newman's Restaurant
135 reviews
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American | Hendersonville, Flat Rock / Hendersonville

Awesome food at an awesome place. Totally enjoyed our dinner and the whole weekend with you guys. More

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The Gamekeeper3. The Gamekeeper
1919 reviews
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American | Boone, Boone / Banner Elk

Thank you for another great experience! Delicious food, great wine, and wonderful service! More

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The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge4. The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge
448 reviews
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American | Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock

Excellent personal service by the staff. Servers had knowledge of a previous reservation cancellation due to weather. More

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Frogs Leap Public House5. Frogs Leap Public House
990 reviews
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Contemporary American | Waynesville, Asheville

We always have an outstanding meal and a great time. Our favorites, like Devils on Horseback, can be had as well as new items that change with the seasons. This time we loved the mushroom and mascarpone flatbread, and the handmade rigatoni with sausage. The staff are so nice and attentive. More

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Benne on EagleBenne on Eagle
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Set in the Foundry Hotel, Benne on Eagle will be helmed by James Beard-nominated chef John Fleer (current chef-owner of Rhubarb and The Rhu cafe/bakery) and Chef de Cuisine Ashleigh Shanti. Benne on Eagle nods to the foundry’s workaday history as well as the neighborhood’s soul food tradition with dishes like potlikker-braised chicken wings with chow-chow, crowder pea salad, and crispy quail with hot water cornbread. More

Buffalo Wild Wings - ArdenBuffalo Wild Wings - Arden
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American | Arden, Asheville

Since 1982, Buffalo Wild Wings® (or B-Dubs® as our friends call us) has been the ultimate place to watch the game, have a cold beer and eat some great food. At Buffalo Wild Wings, you can always feel comfortable pulling some tables together with your friends and staying as long as you want.More

Haywood CommonHaywood Common
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Have fun with your food! Treat your senses to some culinary excitement with our bright and bold flavors at our modern American restaurant! Upscale bar food sourced seriously local. We partner with small local farms for our produce and proteins and have an ever-changing menu as new ingredients hit the markets. We offer an extensive wine list, carefully crafted cocktails and local draft beers.More

The Scarlet BeeThe Scarlet Bee
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Mediterranean | Asheville, Asheville

We are a restaurant and bar that is excited to offer you the food and drinks we have a passion for! Owners Matthew and Kristin Sawaya prepare family recipes that Matthew grew up with, and are proud to share a taste of his Lebanese heritage with a menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. At the bar, we offer an herbal-focused menu of house sodas, tonics, and cocktails using herbs and fresh-squeezed juices.More

Discover Asheville

Some of the area chefs in Asheville have nicknamed their town "Foodtopia" because of the area's well-known creative passion for great cuisine. Culinary experts throughout the entire western portion of North Carolina appear to have adopted this sentiment. Elegant fine dining establishments can be found alongside mid-priced luncheonettes. You can find a creative local deli for sandwiches, soups, and salads. Your hotel's dining area may turn out to be a five-star restaurant. Whether you're in Asheville or another Western North Carolina hub, there is no shortage of high-quality food choices. European flavors are popular; German schnitzel with spaetzle shows up on menus around town. Mexican fare is another plentiful option, and Caribbean spices have found a place in the Asheville area too. Many local menus provide vegetarian and vegan choices as well as gluten-free options.