Find Great Places to Eat

From dressed up to dressed down, our area restaurants offer everything from casual dining fare, like burgers and barbeque, to something a little more special, like local trout or a thick prime rib.

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Truly locally sourced BBQ sandwich at The Tin Shed in Spruce Pine

Whatever you have a taste for, you’ll find it here! Becoming more and more well known around the Southeast for restaurants featuring locally sourced produce and meats, our area has become quite the draw for folks from Asheville, Charlotte, Atlanta, Raleigh and beyond. Creative chefs have found a haven for their creative menus in our area.

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Mountain View Terrace Dining in Little Switzerland

You can certainly find a special menu and dining experience each day you are here. During the summer season, be sure to visit a local farmer’s market in Spruce Pine and Bakersville for the freshest veggies, fruits and herbs! Local specialties like the ramp or fresh mountain trout are musts during your mountain visit.

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Plan your meals while you are here by visiting a local farmer’s market

Looking for that neighborhood coffee shop vibe? We have you covered! You’ll find wonderful local coffee hangouts owned by amazing local entrepreneurs who regularly win those customer service awards! You can find a seat on a vintage sofa by the window or gather ’round a handmade wooden table to meet locals and travelers over amazing coffee and handmade baked goods!

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No trip is really complete without visiting one of the local mountain diners! These are the places that make you feel at home….from the great service to those familiar homemade dishes you are craving! Homemade pies line the cases daily, these burgers are the two fisted variety and the specials will definitely check off the boxes for comfort and home! Check out Lee’s Country Cafe , Bonnie and Clyde’s Drive In and Helen’s Restaurant in Bakersville to fill your need for delicious comfort foods!

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Our restaurants, mostly locally owned, certainly put authentic mountain creativity into their menus and into the preparation of their foods. We look forward to sharing our great foods and restaurants with you!


Looking for a place to catch some food and drinks and the big game? Or maybe a great local pizza place with games for the kids? We have you covered! Check out our restaurant listings link below to guide you to our local sports bars and pizza shops!


Click here  to find a complete listing of area restaurants!