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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.

Ski Area
“Weekend Lift Rides at Sugar Mountain Resort Every Saturday and Sunday, and Labor Day Monday chairlift rides aboard the Summit Express lift run from 10:00am until 5:30pm”
  • 49 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“Food Lion is a full size grocery story open year round where you can get anything you need.”
  • 15 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“We LOVE this place for BBQ! ABOUT: Local cuisine, American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options. Open Lunch and Dinner Great BBQ- Best Ribs Ever!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Italian food! Great service! Good portions! Located across from Food Lion in Banner Elk!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Comfort food with flare! ABOUT: Local cuisine, American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options. Open Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night A local favorite! The fried chicken is awesome!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
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“closest coffee shop, nice ski-lodge type atmosphere if you can snag one of the cozy sofas”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Local sports bar/nightclub spot with pub-style menu, beer, drinks, and Karaoke on Friday nights. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Locally roasted, non-GMO, top 1% coffee beans, espresso, Lattés, Smoothies, Kratom, Kava. Live music, local art. Vegan options!”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Reid’s Cafe boasts a beautiful new space, ever-changing seasonal menus & handcrafted cocktails. We love the unique space and creative menu. Good lunch pricesM-Sat, 11:30am-9:30pm.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Lowe's is a full size grocery story open year round where you can get anything you need.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Wide variety of great cheeses and wines. Perfect for a great afternoon at a winery or a picnic. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Locality
“Ski Sugar Mountain. Only 6.5 miles from the cabin. One of the best ski resorts around. Peak is 5,300 feet.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“Hiking this trail will test your endurance with the different hiking levels & experience nature. Also this trail take you to the hanging bridge where you will see an amazing view. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Mine your own North Carolina gemstones! Grab a bucket and our expert staff will set you up on our flume line, then our staff will help you sort your gemstones and identify them. If desired, our expert gem cutters can cut your rough gemstones and set it into a piece of jewelry. Located across from the entrance to Sugar Mountain.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Liquor is sold by the state in North Carolina. This store has a good selection and is conveniently located next to Eric's wine and cheese shop and Lowes grocery store.”
  • 2 locals recommend