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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Breakfast Spot
“best breakfast and lunch! located in west Asheville, short drive from downtown”
  • 244 locals recommend
“Grove Park is a historic hotel and offer many spa services. The pool area is a great place to relax if they have day passes available for sale. (they sell out and note they are pricey)”
  • 179 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“excellent restaurant, highly rated and popular, be sure to make a reservation well in advance!”
  • 178 locals recommend
“Nice brewery with a large outside patio. There are so many breweries to choose from you can’t really go wrong choosing one. ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
“They make their own chocolate and the truffles are to die for! You can even tour the chocolate factory! Highly recommend if you are a lover of all things chocolate! ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“A great place for a massive biscuit and every topping you can think of. The line can snake around the corner on the weekends, but it moves fast, or do like the locals and get there when it first opens!”
  • 119 locals recommend
“Outstanding, understated, iconic Asheville eatery. Make reservations well in advance, or try your luck at a bar seat.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Funky movie theater-local favorite. All movies $3-and good food. Check their website for what’s playing ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Taco Place
“LOVE the riverside dining spot! You can sit inside or outside Very tasty tacos! About $3.75 each So many to choose from and they have side dishes etc... ”
  • 109 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Great BBQ, sauces, and sides. Located in an area called "Foundation" there is also The Wedge Brewery, a coffee shop, winery, some art studios, and lots of graffiti to admire in the vicinity. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“love this restaurant! there are two locations, this one is in montford, the second is in west Asheville. you can walk here from downtown but it is at least a mile.”
  • 93 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Check out their music calendar for one of the best venues in Asheville. Tuesday free blue grass jam session is free, starts at 7 pm. They also have a nice food menu and full bar.”
  • 123 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“One of the favorite Asheville restaurants for good Southern food - 2 locations”
  • 77 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“highly popular so make a reservation early! love their caliente margarita! If you cannot get in, go next door to En Calle, it's the same owner but with a reduced menu of small plates. you can still get the lobster nachos and ceviche here which I recommend!”
  • 97 locals recommend
“my favorite craft beer downtown. I highly recommend touring the local breweries, and this one is not to be missed, best beer can art and beer names (and the beer is great too!!)”
  • 90 locals recommend
“This is our favorite restaurant in the region---delicious, innovative Caribbean-inspired meals with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, alongside chicken, fish, and seafood. Consistently rated one of the top favorite restaurants by locals.”
  • 92 locals recommend