Restaurants: Come often, come hungry.
When it comes to dining experiences, Asheville has what you're looking for. With so many unique styles and tastes to choose from, you'll want to visit again and again just to try them all. Here are some local favorites.
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Chophouses/Steak Restaurants in Asheville
*Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge 828.274.7111
*S&W Steak and Wine 828.505.3362
*Sunset Terrace Chophouse 828.252.2711
Farm to Table Asheville Restaurants
Chelseas and the Village Tea Room offers such specialties as the Tea Plate, an amazing selection of sweets & savories.
*Corner Kitchen serves the finest handcrafted American food with a Southern twist.
Gabrielle's at Richmond Hill Inn features fine dining with a continental flair.
*The Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe
*Laughing Seed Café serving vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
*The Lobster Trap offers many farm to table items on their menu.
The Market Place offers fine dining with French and Italian influences.
Rosetta's Kitchen serves up Southern-style Vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Tupelo Honey Café features Southern fusion cuisine made from fresh local ingredients.
Fine Dining in Asheville's independent restaurants
*Bistro 1896 828.251.1300
*Blue Ridge Dining Room 828.252.2711
*Grovewood Cafe 828.258.8956
*The Market Place 828.252.4162
International independent restaurants in Asheville
*Bouchon French Casual
*Curras Dom 828.253.2111
Fontaine Vineyards 828.683.2316
*Mela Indian Restaurant 828.225.8880
The Noodle Shop 828.250.9898
Thai Basil 828.258.0036 or 828.664.4322
Sushi restaurants in Asheville
Green Tea 828.252.8300
Zen Sushi 828.225.6033
Italian locally owned restaurants in Asheville
Cucina 24 828.254.6170
*Fiore's Ristorante Toscana 828.281.0710
*Pomodoros Cafe 828.299.3032 or 687.3884
*Vincenzos Ristorante & Bistro 828.254.4698
Casual Dining & Pubs in Asheville
*Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company 828.254.5339
Bier Garden 828.285.000
*Burgermeister's Kitchen & Tap
*Charlotte Street Grill & Pub 828.253.5348
*ED Boudreaux Bayou Bar-B-Que 828.296.0100
Hannah Flanagan's Irish Pub
*Jack of the Wood 828.252.5445
New French Bar Courtyard Cafe
Santes Wine Bar 828.254.8188
Stove Trotter's Bistro
*Westville Pub 828.225.9782
Sidewalk Cafes in Asheville
*Bistro 1896 offers innovative American cuisine such as oysters on the half shell and fried green tomato napoleon overlooking historic Pack Square.
Corner Kitchen is a Biltmore Village bistro offering Southern dishes with an urban twist.
Flying Frog Café is a great place to people-watch while enjoying fine wines and creative food.
The Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe features contemporary cuisine and sidewalk seating.
*Laughing Seed Café is a completely vegetarian restaurant specializing in foods from around the world.
The Market Place offers patio seating for diners enjoying the nationally recognized cuisine.
The Noodle Shop on Pack Square offers a cozy outdoor seating area and some of the city's most authentic Chinese cuisine.
Thai Basil located in the Grove Arcade, has natural and healthy Thai cuisine along with outdoor tables decked with colorful linens.
*Tupelo Honey Café offers a creative Nouveau Southern cuisine with outdoor seating.
*Westville Pub features food and spirits in the trendy, hip Westville neighborhood.
Specialty locally owned restaurants in Asheville
*City Bakery 828.252.4426 or 254.4289
Fontaine Vineyards 828.683.2316
*French Broad Chocolate Lounge 828.252.4181
*Kamm's Frozen Custard Shop 828.225.7200
Ultimate Ice Cream 828.296.1234
Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Asheville
*Laughing Seed Cafe 828.252-3445
Rosetta's Kitchen 828.232.0738