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Places to Eat

From good coffee to fine dining, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of food and drink around the Great Smoky Mountains. Here is a list of some of our favorite picks in the area by city. There is truly something for everyone from steakhouses to Japanese and Mexican cuisine we have it all. Contact our office for a personalized recommendation if you aren’t sure where to start!

Bryson City Restaurants

There are so many delicious places to eat in Bryson City whether you are visiting for a few days or just passing through. From locally brewed beer to Italian traditions and chocolatey confections there is something for everyone at all times of the day. Stop by one of our many ‘mom and pops’ to experience true mountain charm.

Diners in one of the dining rooms at Anthony’s Restaurant in Bryson City.

Anthony’s

Classic Italian Cuisine.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-8898

Wine glasses clinking.

Bryson City Wine Market

Great selection of wines from summer sippers to big, bold reds. Beer options. Weekend tastings, special events and classes. 1.4 miles from the Bryson City Train Depot.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-538-0420

Dining at the Historic Fryemont Inn in Bryson City NC

Fryemont Inn

Bryson City Tradition Open Mid-April to Thanksgiving.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-2159
Toll Free: 828-845-4879

Great Smoky Mountains Winery logo.

Great Smoky Mountains Winery

Wood Fired Pizza and Wine.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-1934

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High Test Deli and Sweet Shop AKA The Filling Station

Local sandwich shop themed around cars.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-1919

Jimmy Mac's Restaurant in Bryson City NC

Jimmy Mac’s

American Cuisine.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-4700

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La Dolce Vita

Cupcake Bakery.
Location: Bryson City, NC

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La Poblana Mexican Restaurant

Local Mexican Restaurant.
Location: Bryson City, NC

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Loretta’s Snak Shak

Local family ran business serving burgers, wings, clubs, pressed sandwiches, homemade desserts and more.
Location: Bryson City, NC

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Mountain Layers Brewing CO

Our brewery and taproom feature two bars: one on the main level built around the brewhouse and another upstairs where you can drink on the outdoor deck overlooking downtown. The dream of opening a brewery comes after a 30 year career in public service so we are incorporating that background into this project through an Honor and Remember Wall – a tribute to our military veterans and country’s first responder.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-538-0115

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Mountain Perks

Coffee Shop.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-9561

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Nantahala Brewing Company

The Nantahala Brewing Company hosts a family and pet friendly taproom & open air deck. With over a dozen original ales & beers on tap at any time. Most Summer weekends feature live “music on tap” and there are always sports on the big screens.
Location:
Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-2237

Dining at Pasqualino's Restaurant in Bryson City NC

Pasqualino’s

A Taste of Italy.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-9555

River's End Restaurant exterior.

River’s End Restaurant

American Cuisine on the Nantahala River.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-7172

The Everett Hotel Bistro in Bryson City NC

The Cork and Bean Bistro

Crepe and Sandwich Shop.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-1934

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The Heavenly Fudge Depot

Chocolate Confections.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-497-7367

Cherokee Restaurants

There are many restaurants in Cherokee NC from gourmet and chain options in Harrah’s casino to local mom and pop establishments around town. With buffet options as well as Asian and Mexican cuisine options there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Brio Tuscan Grille

BRIO Tuscan Grille at Harrah’s Cherokee invites you to gather with friends, family and co-workers and experience the flavors of Tuscany without a passport! Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Cherokee, our chef-inspired recipes are sure to tempt your palate. At this Italian restaurant, we believe that to eat well is to live well.
Location: Harrah’s Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-7777

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Chef’s Stage Buffet

Pizzeria UNO Express at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort offers hand-crafted thin crust pizzas and calzones and fresh pasta dishes!
Location: Harrah’s Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-7777

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Granny’s Kitchen

Country Cooking Buffet Style.
Location: Cherokee, NC
Phone: 828-497-5010

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Grounded Coffee Shop and Food Factory

Open 7 days a week. 7 am – 9 pm Monday – Saturday and 7-5 On Sunday`s. Has a great selection of coffee and food. Check them out on Facebook for there daily Special.
Location: 1185 Tsalagi Rd, Cherokee, NC

Kobe Express restaurant exterior.

Kobe Express

Japanese.
Location: Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-9779

Little Princess Buffet exterior.

Little Princess

Buffet.
Location: Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-9000

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New Happy Garden Restaurant

Chinese Cuisine.
Location: Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-4310

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Noodle Bar

Specializing in Asian fare, the Noodle Bar at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort brings a fun taste of the Far East to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Location: Harrah’s Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-7777

Paul's Family Restaurant

Paul’s Family Restaurant

Native American and American Cuisine.
Location: Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-9012

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Peter’s Pancakes

Location: Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-5116

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Pizzeria Uno Express

Pizzeria UNO Express at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort offers hand-crafted thin crust pizzas and calzones and fresh pasta dishes!
Location: Harrah’s Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-7777

Plated fajita ingredients.

Rancho Viejo

Local Mexican.
Location: Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-0343

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

This classic steakhouse brings a restaurant experience characterized by the restaurant’s renowned quality steaks and signature menu items like USDA Prime steaks served in Ruth’s Chris’s signature style, broiled at 1800-degrees and served sizzling on a 500-degree plate.
Location: Harrah’s Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-7777

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Selu Garden Cafe

Selu Garden Cafe offers new dishes along with some of your favorite dishes!
Location: Harrah’s Cherokee
Phone: 828-497-7777

The Chestnut Tree Restaurant dining room.

The Chestnut Tree Restaurant

Hotel Buffet.
Location: Cherokee