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 for increased safeguards 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 restaurants offering takeout can be found here to help you enjoy a picnic with 360-degree views. Keep in mind that opening procedures and offerings differ from restaurant to restaurant. Many openings are in progress. For the most current information, also check the restaurant’s listings and official website or social channel. Reservation requirements may vary per establishment.
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.