Top Dining in Waynesville, NC

Even though Waynesville is tucked away in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, it is home to some truly fantastic restaurants that can be enjoyed any time of the year. From romantic dining spots featuring innovative dishes made from fresh, local ingredients, to first class breweries that please visitors and locals alike, and unforgettable baked goods, you are sure to experience some memorable meals on your visit to our jewel of The Smokies!

Beers and burgers at a restaurantOne of our guest favorites is the Bourbon Barrel Beef and Ale located less than 5 minutes from the Inn in the Hazelwood area of Waynesville. Specializing in hand cut steaks from local farms, the best burgers in town, local microbrews, and small batch bourbons and whiskeys. The perfect choice after a long day hiking out in The Smokies or exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest.

If you’re looking for elevated bar fare and innovative local beers, then you need to head on over to Boojum Brewing Company . Not only do they have 16 beers on tap including the Jalapeno IPA or the Graveyard Field Blueberry Coffee Porter, but they have a delectable full menu that includes great salads, sandwiches, and american comfort food including shrimp and grits and bacon wrapped meatloaf. Even if beers are not what you’re looking for, they have a selection of wine and cocktails at the newly opened Gem Bar.

If you are looking for another option to enjoy top notch drinks and excellent locally sourced dishes then head down to Frogs Leap Public House in the Frog Level Historic District of Waynesville. This restaurant is a short walk from the center of town and features wood fired flatbreads, fresh seafood, delectable desserts, and an excellent selection of wine, beer and cocktails.

If you are looking for the ideal spot for a romantic date night, then The Chef’s Table in downtown Waynesville will not disappoint. The menu is focused on meals crafted with fresh, local ingredients and changes seasonally. The most romantic atmosphere in town, this is the ideal place for any special occasion, anniversary, birthday, or honeymoon. The wine list boasts a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and

Cafe sandwichYou won’t need breakfast when you stay at The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road, but if you are looking for the perfect lunch spot, great coffees, or the best baked goods around, then head over to the downtown Trailhead Cafe & Bakery. Also one of our favorite spots for Sunday Brunch, if you are looking for the perfect to-go lunch of salads and sandwiches to enjoy on the trail, or in need of a respite between morning and afternoon activities, then you are sure to be pleased with your choice.

No matter where you end up dining on your trip to Waynesville, you will also be assured of a fantastic nights sleep and a scrumptious breakfast when you book a stay at The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road. Choose from one of ten luxurious rooms and suites, and enjoy the beautiful grounds of this unforgettable bed and breakfast.