Guide to Asheville’s Restaurants and Dining

From James Beard Award-winning restaurants to locally-driven menus, Asheville’s food scene is sure to impress.

Whether you are in search of Carolina BBQ, wildly good vegan food, restaurants with mountain views or the best brunch around, Asheville is the place for you. In fact, Asheville was named as the number one foodie city in the US by Yelp in 2022. Two of Yelp’s standout restaurants are Cúrate and Chestnut, though we think you can’t go wrong dining anywhere in Asheville!

Apart from the remarkable food scene, you’ll also find tons of local breweries, wineries, cideries, distilleries and coffee roasters in Asheville.

Speaking of breweries– did you know that Asheville is home to the most breweries per capita in the US? You can definitely feel it when you are in the South Slope area of downtown (aka Asheville’s brewery district.)

There are breweries every direction in South Slope— from Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium serving up sours to Burial Beer’s biergarten-style outdoor area. Outside of South Slope you’ll find several local craft breweries as well as the bigger guys like Sierra Nevada and New Belgium.

Asheville’s food and drink options are endlessly delicious. Check out our various guides and articles below to get you started on your next dining experience in this great city.

The locals guide to the

Best Restaurants in Asheville

Check out this fun list of our favorite restaurants in Asheville. The places mentioned are the ones where we love dining as locals.

From our favorite place to take our friends to our go-to date night spot, this list covers a ton of categories and food types.

Dining with kids in Asheville, NC

Kid-Friendly Restaurants

A guide to our favorite places to dine with our kids in Asheville. Expect great counter-service spots, a place where your kids can make their own pizza and even a board game cafe!

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Looking to stay in?

Our go-to restaurants for takeout

A roundup of our favorite places for takeout in Asheville. This guide to Asheville takeout covers a variety of food types and includes info on what to order, how to order, where to park and more!

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Coffee, COffee, Coffee

The ultimate guide to Asheville coffee shops

A list of our favorite coffee shops in Asheville by neighborhood. We share our favorite places to work remotely, where to get the best pourover and which Asheville coffee shops make the best food.

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