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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“Boojum Brewing is a family favorite. They have a great menu and are located on Main Street downtown WAYNESVILLE. They have a pub downstairs with a bar menu, pool and live music. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., The Ugly Dog features live blue grass music featuring a variety or artists throughout the year. But if you want a seat, come by 5:30 and have an early supper. We recommend the grilled salmon salad!”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Regional cuisine with a contemporary flair, reservations recommended; downtown.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Affordable place to eat in Highlands with a wide variety of offerings and generous portions. Serve full breakfast, lunch grill and dinner to go. Hours: 7am-9 pm M-Sat. 8am-6pm Sunday. Indoor & outdoor seating. They even have gourmet coffee beans. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great food, fun atmosphere and 100% pure Italian cuisine from this purely Italian family, the Perrone's. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Outdoor seating next to Richland Creek with fresh ground coffee and yummy breakfast and lunch options; Frog Level, near downtown.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“Building is very nice. Server was attentive and did a good job keeping an eye on our table. It was a usual busy weekend but it was not too busy here. Our food was very good. It was well worth the money. Drinks were great too. The pizza was very good. Crust was crispy and chewy. Cheese and sauce were perfect. The fish was breaded perfectly and the steak was cooked well. The duck was great too. The dip was excellent.I don't have any negative to say. It was a great experience.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“Another great place to eat that is a short drive from Whitewater Falls or the fish hatchery.”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A locals and tourist favorite serving steaks and pub food; the southern edge of downtown.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“We both used to work at Brio in the casino! Its a fabulous Italian restaurant, and when your done eating, just head downstairs.....if your feeling lucky!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cyprus caters to a more formal dining crowd and the meals are suitable for a discriminating palate. Cyprus comes with a positive recommendation based on prior experience. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“is known for its out-of-the-ordinary eclectic fare, great service, and consistency, provided in an edgy, retro atmosphere. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Farm to table dining. Great food, service and cocktails. Perfect for a nice night out. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Good homemade pizza and sandwiches. Close place to eat after visiting Whitewater falls or fish hatchery. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A New York cozy kind of a place. Small and kinda tight but food was great! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Wonderful place to eat great food. Screened Patio overlooking lake and hummingbird feeders hard to beat. Great little piano bar atmosphere, strong drinks, and close to The Barn. ”
  • 11 locals recommend