The award-winning Tupelo Honey Café is one of Asheville’s most iconic restaurants. No visit is complete until you’ve experienced the signature sweet potato pancakes or poached eggs with homemade crab cakes and lemon hollandaise sauce, a real taste of the South. The restaurant specialises in authentic southern favourites with an emphasis placed on creating flavours that are at the heart of traditional home cooking. Tupelo Honey Café boasts two locations, one downtown and the other south of Asheville, both are great for a lazy brunch with friends or a late night supper with the family.
Tupelo Honey Café, 1829 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC, USA, +1 828-505-7676
Tupelo Honey Café, 12 College Street, Asheville, NC, NC, USA, +1 828-255-4863
Hidden away in the sleepy corner of Biltmore Village, Corner Kitchen always provides an innovative take on traditional dishes. Set within one of Asheville’s Tudor-style cottages, Corner Kitchen has a deep-rooted culinary reputation, even having welcomed the Obamas in 2010. Inside, there are numerous cosy rooms with charming fireplaces, or if the weather is fine guests can take a seat outside on the patio and take in the beautiful views of Biltmore Village.
Corner Kitchen, 3 Boston Way, Asheville, NC, USA, +1 828-274-2439
Priding themselves on creating every dish from scratch, the team at 12 Bones Smokehouse uses family recipes both old and new. With a barbeque joint ethos, they create tasty meat dishes by slowly smoking them over select hardwoods. Surrounded by old brick warehouses and located near to the river where a number of artists studios scattered, 12 Bone Steakhouse really does provide the setting for the perfect laid-back dining experience. Pop into the River Arts District to sample a bit of the culture on offer in this area.
12 Bones Smokehouse, 5 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC, USA, +1 828-253-4499
Set in the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, The Grand Bohemian Hotel brings a little bit of decadence to your dining experience. Allow yourself to be transported back in time to a place in Mid-Europe Bohemia at the Red Stag Grill, a rustic hunting lodge with chic decoration. Beneath simple beams, you’ll be seated in a cosy booth at a wooden dining table. Serving European comfort food complemented with local ingredients, a meal at the Red Stag Grill will deliver a casual atmosphere and outstanding cuisine.
Red Stag Grill, 11 Boston Way, Asheville, NC, USA, +1 877-274-1242