Asheville is known for its chef-driven, award-winning restaurants whose passion for local food creates authentic farm-to-table dining experiences. These experiences extend throughout the region, including Biltmore and surrounding small towns. Here are some of our favorite eateries- we recommend making reservations, especially on the weekends. Find great outdoor dining options - including dog-friendly patios. Also see our lists for breweries & pubs, cocktails, breakfast and coffee shops.
SUMMER 2020 UPDATE: While most restaurants have outdoor dining options available to maintain a safe distance, be prepared for a long wait at peak dining times. Or call in your order to go! Be prepared to pay by credit/debit card, many places are not excepting cash.
Also see top restaurants by category:
Vegan/Vegetarian | Brunch & Breakfast | Coffee & Tea | Gluten-Free | Food Trucks | Romantic | Best Burgers | Pizza | Fine Dining | Cafes & Bistros | Dog-Friendly | Kid-Friendly | Late Night | Downtown | River Arts District | West Asheville | Desserts, Donuts & Ice Cream | BBQ | Southern Comfort Food | Fine Dining | Farm-To-Table | French/Cajun | Fusion | Mexican | Tacos | Thai | Indian | Italian | Ramen/Noodles | Japanese/Sushi/Poke | Mediterranean