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Eat & Drink

Hendersonville and the Western North Carolina area attract some of the best culinary minds in the world which leads to remarkable dining experiences. We have your guide to all area restaurants.

Season’s At Highland Lake Inn & Resort

Experience fine dining in a casual country setting at Season’s at Highland Lake Inn. Fresh in-season organic vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers from our “garden to the plate” cuisine are grown on property. Recommended by Southern Living, Organic Style Magazine, & Asheville Citizen Times.
180 N. Highland Lake Road, Flat Rock, North Carolina,


Tupelo Honey Café-South Location

Critics from Southern Living to The New York Times are salivating over this new twist on Southern cuisine. Dine inside the charming restaurant or amid the vibrant street life on the sidewalk while enjoying the distinctive beer and wine list. Breakfast entrees always available, and dining until 11 p..m. on weekends. Our goal is to deliver a 10 on our Scale-of-Full-Flavor-Awesomeness, add several heaping helpings of fun, and be true to our internal credo: A Tupelo Honey experience should be a thousand times better than ordinary. A million times more delicious than you imagined. And worth coming back to for seconds, time and time again. South location at 1829 Hendersonville Road, also located downtown at 12 College St.


Old Rock Cafe

You know those great little places you find on the best road trips? This is one of them. Drop in for a tasty appetizer, big fat burger, wrap, a sandwich of your choice or a crispy salad. Eat inside or on the deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River. Or, if you’re going hiking in Chimney Rock Park, pick up a picnic to go. Located in the heart of Chimney Rock Village next to the Park entrance, 18 miles from downtown Hendersonville on Hwy. 64 East. Catering. Beer and wine available. Open all year.


Omni Resorts The Grove Park Inn Horizons Restaurant

Only the grandeur of the Inn itself can compare to this award-winning and elegant restaurant. Asheville’s premier, formal dining experience can be found at Horizons. White linen service, fine china, and a wine selection beyond compare set the mood, while expertly prepared dishes by professional chefs will leave your palate pleasantly satisfied. Horizons features innovative, classic cuisine that has been recognized by numerous awards including DiRoNA’s Fine Dining Award, Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, and AAA’s Four Diamond Award.

290 Macon Ave., Asheville, NC 28804 - Map It


Cafe Calabria

Proudly serving the finest homemade Italian food. Located at 123 Fifth Avenue East next to City hall. Reservations recommended.


Green River Bar-B-Que

Serving Authentic Southern BBQ Since 1984!


Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café

Find out why Peter Jennings called it “the best little bookshop in the Southeast.”


111 South Main Street


Black Rose Public House

222 N. Main St