Asheville has long been called "Paris of the South" -- thanks in part to its abundance of restaurants and cafes with outdoor and sidewalk seating.
As restaurants and the city of Asheville work to take important social distancing precautions in response to COVID-19, they now are expanding outdoor areas for waiting and dining. These expanded areas are known as "parklets."
The list below includes restaurants known to have outside seating. Restaurants are working to meet new health and safety guidelines so hours of operation and services may change. It is recommended that you contact restaurants in advance to learn whether they are open and what outdoor seating options are currently available. The state of North Carolina requires masks inside restaurants (when you're not eating). Masks are required outside if social distancing is not possible.