Asheville’s Best Restaurants

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- open at reduced capacity, so 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.

UPDATE: Call ahead to check with each restaurant’s hours and offerings. Many restaurants have transitioned to reservations only, so be sure to plan ahead. For an updated list of restaurants open for Take-Out/Deliver and Dine-In, see AIR’s website (Asheville’s Independent Restaurant Association). 

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