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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Breakfast Spot
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“This place has amazing food! Highly recommend the biscuit and gravy. There is often a wait, however, don't leave. They turn over tables quickly. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“You'll probably drive right past this spot on your way in, and it's one of many really good BBQ spots around town. It's about 5-10 minutes away. They have live music some weekend evenings. Good time, great food. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Less than 2 miles from the cabins, this little store is great for quick pickups or your entire basic grocery list. They have some good weekly specials.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Country dining. Yummy desserts. Nice people. Check hours based upon season.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Only 15 minutes away! Beautiful 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Swimming pool, putt putt, tennis, kayak and paddle boat rentals. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Fire Station
“Great place for a walk, take photos and enjoy nature nearby. Flat walking path has a 2.3 mi loop or 3.8 mi loop on flat ground, coffee shop, labyrinth; as well as in-season miniature golf, tennis court, shuffleboard, boat rental, pontoon boat tours and more.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Golf Course
  • 2 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Lake Junaluska assembly consists of a beautiful lake with popular walking trail, canoe rentals and swimming pool. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Greatest New York style pizza, calzones, parmesan dinners, pasta, etc. in the area. Made fresh, gluten free items also available. Music (recorded, not live) is very good. The temperature in the restaurant tends to be a little cool, so bring a sweater of jacket.”
  • 1 local recommends
Rehab Center
“Beautiful facility with services such as a walking track, cardio & weight equipment, group fitness classes, massage therapy, steam rooms, saunas and a six lane pool with a general swim area as well. They also offer excellent child care. Another facility like this is the Waynesville Recreation Center. Their pool is more geared for children with "mushroom" waterfalls and slides. Both places are well managed with plenty of parking and snacks or drinks to purchase.”
  • 1 local recommends
Car Repair
  • 1 local recommends
Post Office
“This is the closest Post Office to the Lake. Check for hours before you go as they are closed for lunch.”
  • 1 local recommends
Home Goods Store
Street Address
“Love hunting for (vintage) treasures? Check out Gene's Trading Posting at 1914 Dellwood Rd.”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Keep in mind that we do not have garbage service in our community. Please be sure to take your garbage daily to the Waste Management. Its free and newly renovated. You just drive thru the open facility and throw your trash in the correct dumpster.”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Play a relaxed round of golf in a beautiful setting at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course. The course is open to visitors and locals alike. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“This place has amazing food! Highly recommend the biscuit and gravy. There is often a wait, however, don't leave. They turn over tables quickly. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“You'll probably drive right past this spot on your way in, and it's one of many really good BBQ spots around town. It's about 5-10 minutes away. They have live music some weekend evenings. Good time, great food. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Country dining. Yummy desserts. Nice people. Check hours based upon season.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Greatest New York style pizza, calzones, parmesan dinners, pasta, etc. in the area. Made fresh, gluten free items also available. Music (recorded, not live) is very good. The temperature in the restaurant tends to be a little cool, so bring a sweater of jacket.”
  • 1 local recommends
Ice Cream Shop
“Has on old-fashioned drive-in or a sit-down restaurant. Great southern food but they only take cash.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great little Asian restaurant with a variety of chinese, thai and sushi dishes.”
  • 1 local recommends

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