You may be traveling to Asheville on any day of the week. In fact, weekdays are advantageous with better availability and rates. Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast is open seven days a week but some restaurants are not. We’ve put together a list of some local favorites you can try no matter the day of the week. Of course, we recommend checking as hours can change as we all learned during the pandemic.
In Our Neighborhood
Nine Mile: Montford location is a local favorite serving Caribbean influenced food, just one block from Pinecrest. Chicken, fish, vegetables, rice, and pasta with interesting sauces. First come, first served and there will be a crowd.
All Day Darling: popular counter-service restaurant serving up breakfast, salads, and sandwiches with a nice outdoor patio.
Corner Kitchen: seasonal farm-to-table menu in Biltmore Village, reservations recommended.
Chestnut: sister restaurant of Corner Kitchen in downtown Asheville, reservations recommended.
Rhubarb: contemporary Appalachian cuisine in the heart of downtown Asheville, reservations recommended. Special event each week is Tuesday Table is a three-course, family-style meal.
The Market Place: Farm-to-table American cuisine on charming Wall Street in downtown Asheville.
The Lobster Trap: sustainably-sourced lobster, oysters, and seafood with a full bar and musical entertainment nightly. Reservations recommended.
Casual Food in Downtown
Pack’s Tavern: locally operated full-service restaurant with a large selection of sandwiches, wood-fired pizza, and hearty entrees. Open for lunch too. No reservations but waitlist is text so enjoy Pack Square while you wait for a table.
Tupelo Honey Cafe: all-day menu of Southern comfort food, this is the original location. Reservations recommended.
Early Girl Eatery: serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day from local, organic, seasonal ingredients. Located on Wall Street, this is the original location.
Farm Burger: grass-fed burgers from Hickory Nut Gap Meats served alongside fries, salads, and shakes. Counter service plus a small outdoor patio.
S&W Market: food court in a historic building with hot dogs, tacos, Thai, fried chicken, and ice cream. Wash it all down with Highland Brewing beer.
Wicked Weed/Funkatorium: two brewery locations with a full bar, lots of taps, and great creative food plus outdoor patio seating. It’s a winner.
Italian and Pizza
Strada Italiano: a traditional Italian trattoria with low lighting, fresh-baked bread, and all your favorites. Rooftop dining is available at Social Lounge. Reservations recommended. Sister restaurant Gemelli is outside the downtown with plenty of parking but a smaller menu.
Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian: traditional family-style Italian favorites that are beloved by locals. The original Vinnies is on Merrimon Avenue. First come, first served, and there will a crowd.
PizzaMind: pizza heaped with signature and create-your-own toppings plus sandwiches in West Asheville with parking (and Archetype Brewery next door.)
Mellow Mushroom: Located in the first gas station in Asheville, this pizza joint might be a chain but the patio is so delightful, it’s worth a visit.
Drinks and a View
Montford Rooftop Bar: ride the elevator to the top floor for craft cocktails, nibbles, and mountain views just on the edge of downtown. Reservations are recommended (and check for closures due to private events.)
Capella on 9: local menu of small plates, craft beer, and cocktails in the heart of downtown. First come, first served.
Hemingway’s Cuba: casual rooftop eatery and bar offering Cuban cuisine, daiquiris, and patio seating. Reservations recommended.
Buxton Hall Barbecue: whole hog Eastern Carolina bbq, Southern sides, and fancy cocktails in an old roller skating rink on the South Slope.
Bears Smokehouse: perfect option if Asheville is crowded with a full bar, counter service, and lots of outdoor seating.
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