Best American Restaurants in Western NC

Artisanal RestaurantArtisanal Restaurant
(868)
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American | Banner Elk, Boone / Banner Elk
The Restaurant at Gideon RidgeThe Restaurant at Gideon Ridge
(430)
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American | Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock
Newman's RestaurantNewman's Restaurant
(133)
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American | Hendersonville, Flat Rock / Hendersonville
The GamekeeperThe Gamekeeper
(1875)
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American | Boone, Boone / Banner Elk
PosteroPostero
(1118)
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American | Hendersonville, Flat Rock / Hendersonville
Bistro Roca and Antlers BarBistro Roca and Antlers Bar
(3065)
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American | Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock
Canyon KitchenCanyon Kitchen
(674)
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American | Highlands / Sapphire, Highlands
The Market Place RestaurantThe Market Place Restaurant
(1818)
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American | Asheville, Asheville
Red Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel AshevilleRed Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
(2627)
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American | Asheville, Asheville
Blue RidgeBlue Ridge
(1907)
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American | Asheville, Asheville
Sunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park InnSunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park Inn
(2657)
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American | Asheville, Asheville
Ambrozia Bar and BistroAmbrozia Bar and Bistro
(634)
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Best Italian Restaurants in Western NC

Glass Onion - Weaverville, NCGlass Onion - Weaverville, NC
(633)
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville
ChiesaChiesa
(1220)
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville
Cucina 24Cucina 24
(2143)
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville
BRIO Tuscan Grille - Cherokee - Cherokee CasinoBRIO Tuscan Grille - Cherokee - Cherokee Casino
(610)
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Italian | Cherokee, Asheville
Renzo's RistoranteRenzo's Ristorante
(412)
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Hendersonville, Flat Rock / Hendersonville
Modesto TrattoriaModesto Trattoria
(699)
$$$$
Italian | Asheville, Asheville
Casa Rustica RestaurantCasa Rustica Restaurant
(1015)
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Italian | Boone, Boone / Banner Elk
The Log CabinThe Log Cabin
(521)
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Italian | Highlands / Sapphire, Highlands
StradaStrada
(316)
$$$$
Italian | Asheville, Asheville
Sorrento's Italian Bistro and Chef's RoomSorrento's Italian Bistro and Chef's Room
(147)
$$$$
Italian | Banner Elk, Boone / Banner Elk
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-EastPomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East
(414)
$$$$
Italian | Asheville, Asheville

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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville LocationTupelo Honey - South Asheville Location
504 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Asheville, Asheville

Our food took quite a while to be served due to a large (40 person YELP) party the staff was concentrated on. Our waiter also said the Kitchen Mgr was not in and they were pretty much on their own. More

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Canyon KitchenCanyon Kitchen
674 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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Western NC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Artisanal Restaurant1. Artisanal Restaurant
868 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
133 reviews
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American | Hendersonville, Flat Rock / Hendersonville

This was our first visit to Newman's and it was for Sunday brunch. The food, service,view were all fantastic. And we had a lovely chat with the owner, Marianne. There certainly be many future visits. More

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Limones Restaurant3. Limones Restaurant
3018 reviews
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Mexican | Asheville, Asheville

Excellent margaritas, food inventive, we had ceviche, seafood stew and pot roast, all delicious, we will be back to try other menu items. Service was quick and helpful. More

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Frogs Leap Public House4. Frogs Leap Public House
959 reviews
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Contemporary American | Waynesville, Asheville

Fabulous as usual! Best quality cuisine in town. Creative menu, wonderful service. A real gem. More

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Vivian5. Vivian
278 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

Great find. Off the main road but a really neat place. Different items on the menu. The best waitress we have ever had. She knew the menu, had great recommendations that were spot on and w a welcoming personality. More

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New to OpenTable

Western NC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Early Girl Eatery-West AshevilleEarly Girl Eatery-West Asheville
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Farm-to-table | Asheville, Asheville

Located in West Asheville, Early Girl Eatery-West Asheville is the critically-acclaimed and locally beloved eatery that offers delicious southern food in a casual, charming atmosphere. Early Girl serves dinner Thursday through Saturday night with a well-crafted beer and wine menu and offers breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Regulars’ favorites include pan-fried free range chicken with herb gravy for dinner, the local sausage and sweet potato scramble for breakfast and the almond and ginger salad almost any time.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.