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 1918 Old Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806 

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Tel - (828) 670-7600
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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:

 

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

 


RECOMMENDED: BEST ASHEVILLE RESTAURANTS

 

Best Asheville Restaurants

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.
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.

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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
 

 

 

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!

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.
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.

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.