Where to eat in Asheville: Our restaurants run the gamut from Mediterranean to vegetarian, four-star cuisine to down-home cooking. The city's vibrant restaurant scene goes well beyond its Southern cooking and roots. Expect the extraordinary in Asheville, whether it's organic, hormone-free beef, mountain trout caviar or sweet potato salad.
With staff and customer safety front and center, Asheville’s award-winning independent restaurant scene has evolved with enhanced precautions in accordance with state and local guidelines during COVID-19. Dining offerings vary from restaurant to restaurant. Some establishments are cautiously opening their doors with new social distance, sanitation and capacity protocols. Others continue to safely serve customers through gourmet takeout and delivery.
See Asheville's Stay Safe Pledge, a shared commitment between businesses and travelers, to understand the extent of the protections that local restaurants have deployed.
A full listing of Asheville area restaurants can be found below. Guests are encouraged to contact restaurants for updates on operations and to make reservations as space can be limited. Click the links below to be directed to Asheville's outdoor dining and take-out listing pages.