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What to Eat in Asheville, NC

Asheville has emerged as a one of the Best Foodie Destinations in the USA. Chefs are flocking from all over the country (and the world) to stake their claim in the mountain town. While you'll still find Southern staples like Carolina-style barbecue at places like Buxton Hall, the culinary inspiration in a city with more than 100 independent restaurants spreads far and wide. Whether it's Spanish tapas at Cúrate, Italian at Cucina 24 or Asian-inspired noodle dishes at Gan Shan Station, you'll likely find locally sourced ingredients and menus that frequently change. If you're looking for more budget-friendly (but no less delicious) eats, check out places like Pack's Tavern, Ben's Tune Up (which brews its own sake) or one of two 12 Bones Smokehouse locations (the Obamas have eaten here!).

While there's no shortage of gastronomic offerings, Asheville is first and foremost a beer lover's paradise. Asheville is proud of its Beer City USA reputation, which is fairly new. Highland Brewing Company became the first city brewery to open its doors back in 1994. Since then, the number of local microbreweries has skyrocketed, and even attracted some big name brands like Sierra Nevada. Most recently, New Belgium opened its East Coast brewing headquarters across the river from the River Arts District in southeast Asheville. Now, many people come to the area just to experience the breweries

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  • #1
    Jargon
    #1 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 449 reviewsTripadvisor (449)
    $ - $$ | American, Contemporary
    715 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3111
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  • #2
    Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian
    #2 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2515 reviewsTripadvisor (2515)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3541
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  • #3
    The Chocolate Fetish
    #3 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1289 reviewsTripadvisor (1289)
    $ - $$ |
    36 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2832
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  • #4
    Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe
    #4 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 261 reviewsTripadvisor (261)
    $ - $$ | International
    57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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  • #5
    Curate
    #5 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4727 reviewsTripadvisor (4727)
    $ - $$ | Spanish, Catalan
    13 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3603
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  • #6
    Hole Doughnuts
    #6 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 286 reviewsTripadvisor (286)
    $ | Cafe, Armenian
    168 Haywood Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-4524
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  • #7
    Sunny Point Cafe
    #7 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2770 reviewsTripadvisor (2770)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    626 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3258
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  • #8
    Chestnut
    #8 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3083 reviewsTripadvisor (3083)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, American
    48 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
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  • #9
    Roman's
    #9 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 414 reviewsTripadvisor (414)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Deli, Soups
    75 Haywood St Suite a, Asheville, NC 28801-2846
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  • #10
    The Corner Kitchen
    #10 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4531 reviewsTripadvisor (4531)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, American
    3 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803-2653
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  • #11
    Biscuit Head Biltmore
    #11 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 734 reviewsTripadvisor (734)
    $ | American, Cafe
    417 Biltmore Ave Suite 4F, Asheville, NC 28801-4501
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  • #12
    Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
    #12 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 461 reviewsTripadvisor (461)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    743 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3131
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  • #13
    Nine Mile
    #13 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2101 reviewsTripadvisor (2101)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Healthy, Jamaican
    233 Montford Ave 751 Haywood Rd. Asheville, North Carolina. 28806, Asheville, NC 28801-1659
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  • #14
    Red Ginger DimSum & Tapas
    #14 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 564 reviewsTripadvisor (564)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Sushi, Asian
    82 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3319
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  • #15
    Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe
    #15 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 741 reviewsTripadvisor (741)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    6 Boston Way Suite 20, Asheville, NC 28803-2629
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  • #16
    Urban Orchard Cider Co
    #16 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 227 reviewsTripadvisor (227)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    210 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4550
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  • #17
    Chai Pani
    #17 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1059 reviewsTripadvisor (1059)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
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  • #18
    Limones
    #18 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1667 reviewsTripadvisor (1667)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    13 Eagle St, Asheville, NC 28801-3727
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  • #19
    Plant Vegan Restaurant
    #19 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 756 reviewsTripadvisor (756)
    $ - $$ | American
    165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
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  • #20
    Double D's Coffee & Desserts
    #20 of 739 Places to Eat in Asheville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 466 reviewsTripadvisor (466)
    $ | Cafe
    41 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3626
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