It is no secret that Asheville's moniker is "the Paris of the South." Its award-winning independent restaurant scene runs the gamut in culinary cuisine – from Mediterranean to vegetarian to locally-sourced Southern Appalachian cooking. Many Asheville area restaurants offer open-air outdoor dining options – perfect for maintaining social distancing while safely enjoying Asheville's world class cuisine.
Staff and customer safety are front and center in Asheville. Restaurants have evolved their operations with enhanced precautions and safety measures in accordance with state and local guidelines during COVID-19. 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.
Check out the listing below for a list of Asheville area restaurants and breweries with outdoor dining options suited for the winter. Guests are encouraged to contact restaurants for updates on operations and to make reservations as space can be limited. A full listing of Asheville restaurants can be found here or check out our take-out dining list for a cozy dinner at your home away from home.