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Asheville was dubbed the Paris of the South in the early 1900s, thanks to its unique, artisan style and fanciful architecture. So it’s only fitting that Asheville features authentic French food! Walk a cobbled street downtown and you’ll discover restaurants with French comfort food with farm-fresh local ingredients and hand-picked wine lists. Further out of town you can enjoy classic French cuisine and play Petanque (or Boules), a French social game with rules similar to horseshoes. 

On the theme of French influence, you can also find Cajun and Creole-inspired eats, including everyone’s favorite—beignets! Asheville even has its own Mardis Gras parade and second line band, where everyone is invited to join in the spectacle.

Best French & Cajun Restaurants in Asheville

Isa's French Bistro

Executive Chef Peter Crockett brings culinary finesse to the table, preparing innovative, seasonally-inspired French cuisine with a local twist. Menu favorites include Escargot & Bone Marrow,… read more


This East Asheville French eatery, sister to long time downtown restaurant, Bouchon, features French Comfort Food with appetizers, small plates, entrees, and desserts, with excellent cocktails and… read more

Bebettes Beignets & Coffee

This New Orleans style coffee shop with French Creole-inspired breakfast and lunch dishes like The King: 2 beignets with crispy bacon, peanut butter, banana slices, and chipotle honey sandwiched… read more


A longtime French bistro with comfort food using local ingredients. A romantic, intimate and charming setting. Enjoy fresh mussels prepared multiple ways, Escargot, Burgundy’s signature stew Boeuf… read more


Since 2003, this cajun-southern eatery has been serving dishes of the Louisiana bayou with staple Southern comfort foods like BBQ pork and fried green tomatoes. Try their Bloody Mary Bar,… read more

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