The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Cafes & Grills

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Biscuit Head (West Asheville & Downtown): Acclaimed authentic southern cooking, locally sourced, in a casual atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating. Two locations: 733 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806, 828-333-5145 and 417 Biltmore Ave, Ste 4F, Asheville, NC, 28801, 828-505-3449

Bier Garden (Downtown): American fusion cuisine and an extensive collection of beers from around the world. 46 Haywood Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-285-0002, 11 a.m.-2.00 a.m. 7 days a week. 

Bruegger’s  (North Asheville & Biltmore Village area): National bagel chain, takeout or dine-in. Creative bagel sandwiches. Two Asheville locations: 671 Merrimon Ave. (828-254-1560), 160 Hendersonville Rd. (828-277-1070). Monday-Saturday 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Charlotte Street Grill & Pub (Downtown): Since 1976, dining in a  Victorian room upstairs or European “Public House” English pub downstairs. Burgers, pastas, steaks and more. 157 Charlotte St., Asheville NC 28801, 828-253-5348.  Restaurant open for lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner: Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Pub open seven days 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m

City Bakery Café (Downtown) Family-owned and operated bakery offering European-style organic breads and fresh pastries, all handmade, along with organic coffee, sandwiches, pizza and salads. Two downtown locations: 88 Charlotte Street  (828-254-4289) & 60 Biltmore Avenue (828-252-4426)Asheville NC 28801, Charlotte Street hours: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Biltmore Avenue hours: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Early Girl Eatery (Downtown): Located in the historic Wall Street section, the Early Girl Eatery offers healthy, made-from-scratch cuisine with a regional emphasis. 8 Wall Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-259-9292. Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner: Tuesday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Fuddruckers (Downtown): National chain which claims to have the "World's Greatest Hamburgers", and they may just be right. Fun place, great for the kids as well. 130 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801, 828-254-2161

Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe (Downtown): A world-class  coffeehouse & cafe offering fair-trade organic coffee, natural and organic food, and operated sustainably as a model ecologically-driven business. The Green Sage is one of Asheville's premier coffeehouses, conveniently located downtown. 5 Broadway Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-4450. Coffeehouse: Monday through Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cafe: Breakfast: until 4 p.m. daily; Lunch & Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. -8 p.m. ; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p. m.

Hickory Tavern (Biltmore Park): Eclectic menu, the Hickory Tavern also has a Raw Bar, 30 Town Square Boulevard, Asheville NC 28803; 828-684-0975

Jack of the Wood (Downtown): A popular Celtic Pub that also serves up  Irish dishes! Live music, outdoor seating in season and home grown "Green Man" ales. 95 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-5445.

Laurey's (Yum!) (Downtown): Catering and gourmet to go, as well as easy going breakfast (muffins and scones, breakfast burritos, wonderful coffee); low-key lunch (20+ made-in restaurant daily salads, soups, daily specials); and dinners to go.  67 Biltmore Ave., 252-1500. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Loretta’s (Downtown): Great spot for lunches conveniently located downtown. Back-to-basics sandwiches, featuring fresh bread and homemade soups. 27 Patton Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-253-3747. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pack's Tavern (Downtown): Located in the historic Hayes and Hobson Building on Pack Square. Sandwiches, burgers, wings and tavern fare. 20 Spruce Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-225-6944  Open until 11:00 PM, 7 days a week.

Rise 'n Shine Cafe (North Asheville): Local, ethical and organic products used whenever possible. Breakfast and lunch. 640 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28804, 828-254-4122. Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rosetta’s Kitchen (Downtown): A fun, eclectic cafe serving vegan and vegetarian home cooking. Eclectic menu featuring local, organic fare. Wholesome global comfort food in a bohemian atmosphere.116 Lexington Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-232-0738. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music.

Sunny Point Cafe (West Asheville): Sunny Point offers creative and delicious dishes that shine through with local flavors. Handmade desserts and award winning breakfasts anytime. Dine on their patio for an al fresco experience. 626 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828-252-0055. Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday and Monday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Westville Pub (West Asheville): Casual dining in a non-smoking pub atmosphere that also is one of Asheville's most popular live music venues. Wide variety of homemade food including sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas, soups and lasagna. 777 Haywood Rd., Asheville NC 28806, 828-225-9782. Sunday-Thursday 4 p.m.-l a.m.; Friday-Saturday 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Wild Wing Cafe (Downtown): Fresh, first quality ingredients, exotic spices, creative sauces and
homemade dips and dressings all in a casual, fun atmosphere. 161 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-253-3066.


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