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Sleep Inn Biltmore
1918 Old Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC, 28806, United States
(828) 670 7600

Dining In Asheville

FREE HOT BREAKFAST BUFFET

First of all, make sure to stop by our FREE hot breakfast buffet (from 6:30 to 9:30am each morning), which includes sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy, Belgian waffles, yogurt, pastries, muffins, fresh fruit, toast, bagels, cereal, grits, coffee and juice, and which will start your day in the right way.

NEARBY OPTIONS

We know that some of our guests are just here to rest, and they don't want to drive too far to find something to eat in Asheville.

At our exit, you'll find the following restaurants and fast food stops:

  • Wendy's
  • McDonald's 
  • Burger King 
  • El Chapala
  • Waffle House
  • Applebee's 
  • Cracker Barrel 
  • IHOP
  • Shoney's 
  • Fatz Cafe

RECOMMENDED: BEST ASHEVILLE RESTAURANTS

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If you have some more time to spend, and you're up for exploring some of Asheville's unique foods and flavors, we've got you covered. The staff here at the Sleep Inn West love to share information about the best Asheville restaurants with our guests. Whether you're looking for a hearty brunch, a casual lunch or a four-star dinner, we have some great suggestions andmaybe even a special deal or two.

We personally recommend the following restaurants. Make sure to call ahead as hours are always subject to change.

BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH

Sunny Point Cafe
www.sunnypointcafe.com
626 Haywood Road
PHONE: 828.252.0055

LOCAL, LOCAL, LOCAL! Great Southern food right here in West Asheville. Highly recommended for breakfast or brunch, but any meal at Sunny Point is sure to be a good one.

Corner Kitchen
www.thecornerkitchen.com
3 Boston Way
PHONE: 828.274.2439

Located in historic Biltmore Village, Corner Kitchen has become an Asheville mainstay thanks to its charming atmosphere and creative, delicious Southern-oriented dishes. Nice for breakfast or other meals.

SOUTHERN CUISINE

Tupelo Honey Cafe
www.tupelohoneycafe.com
12 College St
PHONE: 828.255.4863

Possibly Asheville's mostly widely known and popular restaurant, Tupelo Honey offers Southern food with an emphasis on local ingredients. Traditional dishes with an uptown twist. Arrive early, especially on weekends, because this place is popular with both locals and tourists.

Early Girl Eatery
www.earlygirleatery.com
8 Wall Street
PHONE: 828.259.9292

Also a great choice for any time of the day. Some of their specialties include black bean and cheddar omelets, grit cakes, egg biscuits, or any of their savory sandwiches.

Moose Cafe
www.eatatthemoosecafe.com
Western North Carolina Farmer's Market (exit 47 off I-40)
PHONE: 828.255.0920

The Moose Cafe serves up down-home, southern-style cooking, great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Made-from-scratch dishes often made from local ingredients from the adjacent farmer's market. Biscuits and gravy, barbecue, chicken n' dumplings, buttermilk fried chicken breast… take your pick. Good place to bring the family.

JAPANESE/SUSHI

Green Tea Sushi
www.greenteasushi.com
2 Regent Park
PHONE: 828-252-8300

Delicious Japanese food (sushi, appetizers, full entrees, nice beverage selection) in a relaxing atmosphere.

Yoshida Japanese Steak House
(no website, but visit them on Yelp)
4 Regent Park Blvd
PHONE: 828-252-5903

Steak and seafood restaurant, great for special occasions. Offers hibachi/tappen yaki style dining.

CHINESE

Asiana Grand Buffet
www.asianagb.com
153 Smokey Park Hwy
PHONE: 828-667-0410

Order from the buffet or menu at this Chinese restaurant that has consistently been voted Best Chinese Food in Asheville by Asheville locals. Just a few blocks from our hotel!

INDIAN

Chai Pani
www.chaipani.net
22 Battery Park Ave
PHONE: 828.254.4003

Serving traditional Indian savory street food, small plates and comfort food, Chai Pani is a great place for a quick, affordable lunch or dinner. Lots of vegan and gluten-free options.

Mela
www.melaasheville.com
70 North Lexington Ave
PHONE: 828.225.8880

Authentic North and South Indian cuisine in a classy atmosphere right in the middle of downtown Asheville. Live entertainment on some nights.

ITALIAN

Nona Mia
www.nonamiaasheville.com
807 Patton Ave
PHONE: 828.505.2028

A relatively new restaurant in Asheville, Nona Mia has become a local favorite, voted best Italian in Western North Carolina. Traditional family-style pizza, pasta and other Italian specialties. Skip Olive Garden and give Nona Mia a try on your next visit to the area.

SEAFOOD

The Lobster Trap
www.thelobstertrap.biz
35 Patton Ave
PHONE: 828.350.0505

"Where the mountains meet the sea": The Lobster Trap has been voted best seafood restaurant in Western North Carolina for the last five years. They fly in fresh seafood from Maine and host local music most nights.

BARBECUE

12 Bones
www.12bones.com
5 Riverside Drive
PHONE: 828.253.4499

Plan ahead because this place is open for lunch only, but if you're looking for good barbecue in Asheville, you can't skip 12 Bones. President Obama made a stop there when he vacationed in Asheville… and returned on his next visit. Don't miss it.

Moe's Original Barbecue
www.moesoriginalbbq.com
4 Sweeten Creek Rd
PHONE: 828.505.8282

In case you want barbecue for dinner, or you just want a different sort of barbecue experience, try out Moe's Original Barbecue, ranked highly on TripAdvisor.

LATIN AMERICAN

El Chapala
282 Smokey Park Hwy
PHONE: 828.665.0430

Pretty much what you'd expect from a Mexican restaurant, but its close proximity to the Sleep Inn West and its consistently reliable service and quality make this one of our top recommendations. Also, if you like margaritas, theirs are excellent.

Papas and Beer
1000 Brevard Road or 17 Tunnel Road
PHONE: 828.665.9070

Serving Cali-Mex cuisine. Wildly popular in Asheville. They don't have a website, but visit the Mountain Xpress website for a review that will have you counting down the days until you get to try it.

Salsa's
www.salsas-asheville.com
6 Patton Ave
PHONE: 828.252.9805

Serving Mexican-Caribbean cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown… a local favorite.

Neo Burrito
www.neoburrito.com
1341 Parkwood Ave Suite 106
PHONE: 828.225.4101

Not necessarily "Latin American" but these are some darn good burritos. Neo Burrito uses lots of local ingredients and emphasizes sustainability in their operations.

THAI

Suwana Thai Orchid
www.suwanathaiorchid.com
11 Broadway Ave
PHONE: 828.281.8151

Suwana Thai Orchid has amazing Thai dishes in a quaint atmosphere right downtown. We recommend the curry.

PIZZA

Trio's Pizzeria
1111 Smokey Park Hwy
PHONE: 828.667.1234

We recommend this place for delivery if you're staying with us. Trio's serves pizza, pasta, sub sandwiches and more.

Marco's Pizzeria
www.marcos-pizzeria.com
946 Merrimon Ave or 1854 Hendersonville Road
PHONE: 828.277.0004

New-York style pizza, plus salads, pasta, sandwiches, calzones and strombolis. It has often been voted Best Pizzeria in Western North Carolina.

VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN

The Laughing Seed
www.laughingseed.jackofthewood.com
40 Wall Street
PHONE: 828.252.3445

If you're vegetarian or vegan or are just into healthy eats, definitely plan to stop at the Laughing Seed. Creative and filling vegetarian/fusion cuisine. Try the Mercury Not Rising seitan burger or the Indian Thali Plate… or any of their specials. Closed Tuesdays.

Rosetta's Kitchen
www.rosettaskitchen.com
116 North Lexington Ave
PHONE: 828.232.0738

Very casual all-vegetarian, mostly-vegan funky hippie-style restaurant with lots of comfort food. The nachos with vegan queso are great for late-night munchies, or try the smashed potatoes with gravy or a smoky tofu wrap.

FINE DINING

Zambra
www.zambratapas.com
85 Walnut Street
PHONE: 828.232.1060

Spanish and North African food, with an emphasis on organic and local ingredients. Serving mostly tapas or "little dishes" and an extensive variety of wine, Zambra is a great place for a romantic evening or a night out on the town with friends. Reservations recommended on weekends.

Table
www.tableasheville.com
48 College Street
PHONE: 828.254.8980

Described as "seasonal new American" food, Table offers a creative, ever-changing menu based on local foods and farms. Closed Tuesdays.

Rezaz Mediterranean Cusine and Enoteca
www.rezaz.com
28 Hendersonville Road
PHONE: 828.277.1510

Guests we send to Rezaz always come back happy. Smart casual dress. Rezaz offers cuisine from North Africa, Italy, Spain, Morocco and the Middle East.

FOR FAMILIES

Asheville Pizza and Brewing
www.ashevillepizza.com
675 Merrimon Ave or 77 Coxe Ave
PHONE: 828.254.1281

The Merrimon located has a second-run movie theater showing films at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm… eat your food and watch a movie at the same time. Later shows are often rated PG-13 or R and sold out…earlier shows are for the kids. Both locations have arcade games for the kids, the Merrimon one is bigger and more interesting.

Mellow Mushroom
www.mellowmushroom.com
50 Broadway Street
PHONE: 828.236.9800

Very casual, pizza and sandwiches and funky decor. If you visit Asheville during the warmer months, it has been voted best outdoor dining in WNC.

Find out where Kids Eat Free in Asheville at: www.kidfriendlyasheville.com/2010/01/kids-do-eat-free-in-asheville.html

OTHER AMERICAN & INTERNATIONAL CUISINE

Apollo Flame Bistro
www.apolloflamebistro.net
1025 Brevard Road
PHONE: 828.665.0080

Greek and Italian food, including gyros, Greek salads, pizza, pasta and more. A family-owned restaurant. You'll probably have leftovers… the servings are generous!

The Admiral
www.theadmiralnc.com
400 Haywood Road
PHONE: 828.252.2541

The Admiral is relatively new to the Asheville scene, but it's so good that it was just voted Western North Carolina's #1 favorite restaurant. Any "foodies" must put this on their list. The cuisine is varied and creative. Make reservations

Nine Mile
www.ninemileasheville.com
233 Montford Ave
PHONE: 828.505.3121

HIGHLY recommended! Caribbean-inspired mostly-pasta cuisine in the historic Montford district. They get really busy during normal lunch and dinner hours, so if you want a more leisurely experience go a little before or after these times. Dinner meals come with a basket of garlic (natty) bread and salad (get the His Majesty's dressing). The pesto pasta (Irie Ites) is a favorite, or if they have a special running it is usually spectacular.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge
www.frenchbroadchocolates.com
10 South Lexington Ave
PHONE: 828.252.4181

A lovely coffeeshop-slash-chocolate lounge offering amazing truffles, sipping chocolates, cheesecakes, wine and more delicacies to satisfy your sweet tooth. Great post-dinner stop.