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Best American Restaurants in Western NC

Artisanal RestaurantArtisanal Restaurant
(857)
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American | Banner Elk, Boone / Banner Elk
The Restaurant at Gideon RidgeThe Restaurant at Gideon Ridge
(422)
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American | Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock
Newman's RestaurantNewman's Restaurant
(128)
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American | Hendersonville, Flat Rock / Hendersonville
The GamekeeperThe Gamekeeper
(1860)
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American | Boone, Boone / Banner Elk
PosteroPostero
(1101)
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American | Hendersonville, Flat Rock / Hendersonville
Bistro Roca and Antlers BarBistro Roca and Antlers Bar
(3019)
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American | Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock
Canyon KitchenCanyon Kitchen
(670)
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American | Highlands / Sapphire, Highlands
The Market Place RestaurantThe Market Place Restaurant
(1793)
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American | Asheville, Asheville
Red Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel AshevilleRed Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
(2602)
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American | Asheville, Asheville
Blue RidgeBlue Ridge
(1875)
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American | Asheville, Asheville
Sunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park InnSunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park Inn
(2607)
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American | Asheville, Asheville
Ambrozia Bar and BistroAmbrozia Bar and Bistro
(627)
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Best Italian Restaurants in Western NC

Glass Onion - Weaverville, NCGlass Onion - Weaverville, NC
(620)
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville
ChiesaChiesa
(1181)
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville
Cucina 24Cucina 24
(2109)
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville
BRIO Tuscan Grille - Cherokee - Cherokee CasinoBRIO Tuscan Grille - Cherokee - Cherokee Casino
(598)
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Italian | Cherokee, Asheville
Renzo's RistoranteRenzo's Ristorante
(405)
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Italian | Hendersonville, Flat Rock / Hendersonville
Modesto TrattoriaModesto Trattoria
(689)
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville
Casa Rustica RestaurantCasa Rustica Restaurant
(996)
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Italian | Boone, Boone / Banner Elk
The Log CabinThe Log Cabin
(504)
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Italian | Highlands / Sapphire, Highlands
StradaStrada
(291)
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville
Sorrento's Italian Bistro and Chef's RoomSorrento's Italian Bistro and Chef's Room
(146)
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Italian | Banner Elk, Boone / Banner Elk
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-EastPomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East
(413)
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

Popular restaurants in Western NC

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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate
(467)
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American | Asheville
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(222)
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The Wine & Oyster
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TGI FRIDAYS - Asheville
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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville LocationTupelo Honey - South Asheville Location
471 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Asheville, Asheville

Loved the dinner options! Happy to see pimento cheese back on the menu! Fried okra=perfection! All five of us were very happy with our choices! More

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

Great food in small amounts; not a place for large appetites unless you want to fill up on bread, which you might because it is also very good. The setting is beautiful, perhaps the best view of any western North Carolina restaurant not located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The price makes it a special occasion only option for us and we view it as an experience not just a meal. More

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

Spectacular Experience! The male sommelier was short on being cordial. He was all business. More

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Frogs Leap Public House2. Frogs Leap Public House
943 reviews
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Contemporary American | Waynesville, Asheville

Excellent dinner for our 25 th wedding anniversary ! The filet was very tasty and Devils on horseback the best ! More

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Newman's Restaurant3. Newman's Restaurant
128 reviews
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American | Hendersonville, Flat Rock / Hendersonville

I come from New Orleans where the food is wonderful and restaurants endless. Newman’s at the Orchard Inn was, hands down, perhaps the best meal my husband and I have had ever, period. The service and ambiance were exquisite, perhaps near perfect. Thank you, Mark and Maryann More

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

Wonderful meal/ Great service at best setting in Blowing Rock/ staff are attentive and knowledgeable/ chef is superb. More

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Limones Restaurant5. Limones Restaurant
2973 reviews
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Mexican | Asheville, Asheville

The service is fabulous and I talked about my meal for days. I ordered sea scallops and they were perfect. I'm ready for another date night at Limones. More

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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

Old North State WineryOld North State Winery
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Winery | Asheville, Asheville

Old State Winery presents an elevated dining experience nestled amongst the surrounding mountaintops of North Carolina. World-renowned Chef, Chris Wishart, has crafted a menu lush in variety and rooted in quality ingredients. With a mix of classic comfort foods and refreshing departures from the norm, deciding what to order can be difficult. But we invite you to come try. Reserve your table today.

The winery is open 7 days a week with tasting tours available throughout the day.

Dining is available for lunch and dinner featuring locally grown and freshly prepared specials by world-renowned chef, Chris Wishart.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.