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Best things to do in West Jefferson

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“Friendly atmosphere, and great selection of locally made beer and hard ciders.”
23local recommendations
“A state park, the Mount Jefferson State Natural Area is a scenic location that offers breathtaking views of and from Mount Jefferson. Visitors can hike the mountain trails and picnic in the shelters provided by the park.”
22local recommendations
Cheese Shop
“Ashe County cheese factory and store is in West Jefferson. Good place to visit if it’s raining. ”
27local recommendations
Grocery Store
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American Restaurant
“Great owners and staff! Music year round on Saturdays and during the season - April till year's end, on Friday's too. Wonderful outdoor seating area, and great porch upstairs for waiting for a table.”
18local recommendations
Coffee Shop
“A cozy atmosphere for relaxation and conversation. Coffee shop serving hot and iced coffees, lattes, teas, and smoothies”
11local recommendations
Cuban Restaurant
“Excellent lunch, warm and friendly service,. coffee, food, dishes of the day, plantains, desserts, everything is very good. Open Mar. -Dec. 11am-3pm Tue.-Sat. and for dinner Fri. -8pm Next to the Saturday Morning Farmers Market ”
8local recommendations
Movie Theatre
“Come check out the historic Parkway Theatre. Two movies play nightly. ”
5local recommendations
“Wonderful lunches - and we just love the roasted red pepper with gouda soup. Say hi to owner Tiffany, her sister Misty, their mom and the other friendly staff. And don't say we didn't warn you about the selection of baked goods to tempt you as you pay.”
7local recommendations
Art Gallery
“Features a variety of local artists crafts, paintings for sell. Shows throughout the years”
6local recommendations
“My husband may be partial, but he says they have some of the best BBQ around. Personally, I can never turn down their fried chicken! Super casual atmosphere, and family-friendly prices.”
4local recommendations
Liquor Store
“Great wine and beer on tap and bottle. Tastings and by the glass. Snacks available to buy and special on many days.”
5local recommendations
Dive Bar
“Laid back atmosphere with pub food. Good for a weekend night or a lunch stop when strolling through West Jefferson.”
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“Bakery and diner, you'll like Rosebud. Homemade goodies, both sweet and savory.”
4local recommendations
“"They have everything! You never know what you will find. Most years I come home with something I didn't even know I needed" Not my review but one that says it all. Ideal for a rainy or cold day, and if you can leave the kids behind suggest you do. ”
4local recommendations
“The Chamber of Commerce in downtown West Jefferson knows all of the local happenings and history of the area. They are a great resource and a 10 minute phone call with them will serve you well and enhance your trip to the area. They are great!!”
6local recommendations