Mountain Gourmet to Breakfast Bonanzas
Like to eat? You’ve come to the right neck of the mountains. It just so happens that you’ll fine countless choices minutes from Mountain Falls. What are you in the mood for? A five-star feast? A juicy burger? Tacos? Italian? Thai? North Carolina BBQ? Be sure to bring your appetite because great dining is part of the experience at our mountain paradise. Besides, you can always hike off those decadent dessert calories the next morning!
Get There In 2-10 Minutes
- The Greystone Inn
Fresh seasonal cuisine served up to spectacular views of Lake Toxaway and the surrounding mountains. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a fab Sunday Brunch!
- Grand Olde Station
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this was the site of the old train depot that brought wealthy industrialists to Western North Carolina. Today, it’s a local culinary landmark serving American favorites in a setting replete with an antique caboose and wooden boats. Get ready for a history-making meal!
- Panthertown Café
You can’t beat breakfast and lunch at this local favorite – a cozy log cabin that reflects the comfort food served up every day.
- Los Vaqueros
If you’re in the mood for Mexican cuisine, it doesn’t get any better than Los Vaqueros. Fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, and plenty of specialty dishes.
Get There In 16 – 21 Minutes
- Library Kitchen & Bar
Founded by artist, Marvin Grainick, and Chef Johannes Klapdohr, you’ll love the playful vibe, craft cocktail bar, and incredible culinary choices that have been described as “an artistic feast for the senses!” Make your reservations early – this favorite fills up fast!
- Winslow’s Hideaway
Chef Winslow is famous for going the extra mile to wow his customers – incredible steaks, seafood and a vast wine list make for an unforgettable night out in Cashiers.
- Cashiers Valley Smokehouse
Get ready for some honest-to-goodness, pit-cooked barbeque pork, chicken and beef served with homemade sauces and sides. This is the real deal!
Locals call it “Cashier’s Favorite Porch” for good reason. This historic and quite rustic building has been around for over a century. Today, it’s known for its great sandwiches, amazing views, and genuine homespun charm.
- Canyon Kitchen
Located in Lonesome Valley, Canyon Kitchen offers a curated menu that’s true to its mountain roots. Rolling meadows and majestic granite faces serve as the backdrop to a fantastic meal. Afterwards, take a nice stroll through the gardens and walk off those calories.
Get There In 25-30 Minutes
- Whiteside Brewing Company
Located in the heart of Cashiers, this local brewery is a favorite – and not just for the great Bavarian-inspired brews. The park-like setting is pet friendly, kid friendly, and the menu features great burgers, salads, wings and more.
- Wild Morel
This farm-to-table favorite in Brevard serves culinary creations prepared by Chef Tony that focus on the symmetry between, food, wine, and seasonal ingredients.
- Vescovo Neighborhood Eatery
Serving up sensational Italian pasta, meat and seafood dishes, Vescovo is a place where everyone is invited to hang out, dig in, and celebrate life!
- Love Eat Thai Kitchen
Enjoy authentic Thai dishes in a casual setting – curries, salads, soups, noodle dishes and desserts. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
- Morning Social
Locally sourced, made-from-scratch breakfast favorites and specialties are served 8am – 2 pm Wednesday through Sunday.
Get There In Less Than 40 Minutes
- The Bridge at Mill Creek
Located in the heart of downtown Highlands, this rustically charming restaurant serves delicious dishes and decadent cocktails in an atmosphere like no other. If it’s a nice night, dine outdoors overlooking the creek.
- Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro
Savor German-born Chef Wolfgang Green’s take on American cuisine. Southern Living named this the “Best Place for Dinner in the Highlands.”
- Blue Bike Café
You’ll find a real sense of community inside these café walls, not to mention fantastic breakfast and brunch items that unite southern cooking with mountain flavors. Closed Sundays.
- Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden
Enjoy farm-fresh fare in a relaxed but elegant setting within the Old Edwards Inn located in nearby Highlands. Dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients grown in Madison’s own gardens and sourced exclusively from local farmers and purveyors.
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