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West Asheville has a reputation for being cool and hip, and the restaurants along Haywood Road—the main drag in West Asheville—live up to the hype. You can find everything from breakfast cafes and bakeries serving up Southern-style biscuits, to healthy vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free fare, to down home comfort food, diner fare, elevated new American, tacos, noodles—even oysters! 

West Asheville is also home to a number of unique bars and neighborhood pubs serving up craft beer, specialty cocktails, and cider. Some feature late night menus, host live music, and even have pool or ping pong tables. If you’ve got a furry friend (or two) in tow, hit up one of the dog-friendly patios. West Asheville locals are a mix of young families and post-college kids, with a welcoming artsy vibe.

Top West Asheville Restaurants

Haywood Lounge, West Asheville

Dubbed the best wings in Asheville, Haywood Lounge is also a private cocktail lounge open 7 days a week in the heart of West Asheville.

Dubbed the best wings in Asheville, Haywood Lounge is also a private cocktail lounge open 7 days a week in the heart of West Asheville.

Tiger Bay Cafe, West Asheville

Located inside Battlecat Coffee Shop in West Asheville, this female-owned, family-run cafe serves up breakfast and lunch, including bagels, waffles, paninis, salads, and more inspired by Southern… read more

Located inside Battlecat Coffee Shop in West Asheville, this female-owned, family-run cafe serves up breakfast and lunch, including bagels, waffles, paninis, salads, and more inspired by Southern, East Indian, and Latin culinary traditions. Try the breakfast bagel or the Cuban panini! Vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Nine Mile

This casual full-service vegetarian-friendly restaurant with two locations in West Asheville features Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, daily specials, and desserts. Enjoy a variety of… read more

This casual full-service vegetarian-friendly restaurant with two locations in West Asheville features Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, daily specials, and desserts. Enjoy a variety of local microbrews and wine. Open daily 11:30 AM-10 PM. 751 Haywood Rd

Sunny Point Cafe

A favorite local spot on Haywood Road since 2003, discover innovative comfort food with made-from-scratch products and a farm-to-table approach. They even grow some of their ingredients in their… read more

A favorite local spot on Haywood Road since 2003, discover innovative comfort food with made-from-scratch products and a farm-to-table approach. They even grow some of their ingredients in their adjacent garden. Favorites include the huevos rancheros, cornmeal hot cakes, French toast, and their killer shrimp and grits. Open daily from 8 AM-2:30 PM. 626 Haywood Road. 

Gypsy Queen Cuisine

This Eastern Mediterranean eatery in West Asheville serves up a fresh cuisine of soups, salads, dips, wraps and bowls. Feast on tabouleh, hummus, baba ganoush, wraps with beef, lamb, falafel and… read more

This Eastern Mediterranean eatery in West Asheville serves up a fresh cuisine of soups, salads, dips, wraps and bowls. Feast on tabouleh, hummus, baba ganoush, wraps with beef, lamb, falafel and more. Fun sides include fried brussels, grape leaves and Lebanese fries. Mon-Sat 11 AM-9 PM, Sunday 11 AM-8 PM. 807 Patton Ave

Gan Shan West

This relaxed neighborhood eatery serves a diverse array of noodle dishes, along with weekly, varying specials. Their seasonal menu features dumplings, ramen, fresh veggies, kimchi and more to be… read more

This relaxed neighborhood eatery serves a diverse array of noodle dishes, along with weekly, varying specials. Their seasonal menu features dumplings, ramen, fresh veggies, kimchi and more to be enjoyed indoors or on their back patio. Mon-Sat, 4-9 PM. 285 Haywood Rd

Pizza Mind

This family friendly pizza restaurant in West Asheville offers signature and build-you-own pizza pies, along with a great local beer selection and extensive wine list. Kids can enjoy the arcade!… read more

This family friendly pizza restaurant in West Asheville offers signature and build-you-own pizza pies, along with a great local beer selection and extensive wine list. Kids can enjoy the arcade! 285 Haywood Rd. Suite 10

WALK (West Asheville Lounge & Kitchen)

This causal local hang out serves everything from wings and burgers to salads, tacos and sandwiches, with regular vegan and vegetarian menu options available. Local craft beers on draft, cocktail… read more

This causal local hang out serves everything from wings and burgers to salads, tacos and sandwiches, with regular vegan and vegetarian menu options available. Local craft beers on draft, cocktail specials and 2 billiard tables. Weekly specials include Taco Tuesday and Sunday Brunch. Open Mon-Thurs 11:30 AM-1 AM, Fri/Sat 11:30 AM-2 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM-12 AM. 401 Haywood Rd

Universal Joint

Located in West Asheville, this full-service neighborhood restaurant offers friendly service, rotating draft and bottle selection, and one of the more dog-friendly patios in town. Their menu… read more

Located in West Asheville, this full-service neighborhood restaurant offers friendly service, rotating draft and bottle selection, and one of the more dog-friendly patios in town. Their menu features build-your-own burger options, along with delicious signature burgers. Don’t forget the tater tots! 784 Haywood Rd

Tastee Diner

This old school, greasy spoon diner in West Asheville is a local favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their menu offers a long list of specialty burgers, all under $8, making this a budget-… read more

This old school, greasy spoon diner in West Asheville is a local favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their menu offers a long list of specialty burgers, all under $8, making this a budget-savvy burger option. They also have a Brunch Burger with a fried egg on top.

Taco Boy, West Asheville

Opening December 20, 2022! This taco joint serves up scratch-made heirloom corn tortillas for its signature tacos and other Mexican-inspired eats. Diners can watch the tortilla-making process… read more

Opening December 20, 2022! This taco joint serves up scratch-made heirloom corn tortillas for its signature tacos and other Mexican-inspired eats. Diners can watch the tortilla-making process while they enjoy their delicious dishes! Taco Boy will take over the much beloved Zia Taqueria's old space on Haywood Rd. (521 Haywood Road)

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