If you are heading to Asheville, you will find there is no lack of great places to eat. In fact, on my trip, I had a really hard time choosing where I wanted to go. I mean everything looked fabulous. But, I couldn’t spend my days just eating. So, here are the best Asheville places to eat I found, this is my Asheville Foodie Guide!
Best Asheville Places to Eat in a Weekend – Asheville Foodie Guide
When planning your trip check out the Crowne Plaza Asheville for a place to stay. They have so much to do on the property and they are right in the heart of it all with quiet and relaxing rooms!
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The Corner Kitchen
If you want dinner in Biltmore Villiage, this is the place to go. Corner Kitchen is set in an old Victorian house making you feel like you stepped back in time. They do take reservations but if you don't have one don't worry they have a super cute waiting area outside with refreshments! When you walk in you can see the kitchen and even watch food being prepared.
The menu changes every day so you never know quite what you are in for. But, that’s what makes it fun. They are big on local food. I started with the local cheese plate.
Then I had the corn and crab chowder it was one of the best soups I have ever had in my life. The waiter said people come in all the time just for that soup!
For dinner, I had the Pecan Crushest Mountain Trout over Ginger Sweet Potatoes with a green bean salad and bourbon sauce. It was like a party in my mouth. It was so good and I even got the ladies at the table next to me to try it out and they agreed!
I also loved that they have art from local artists on the walls that you can buy as well. This was my favorite stop in Biltmore Village for sure!
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Last, but certainly not least, you are going to have to stop by Biscuit Head. They use that phrase, put some south in your mouth. They are known for the massive biscuits they use to make so many sandwiches. They source local ingredients.
They have your traditional biscuits and gravy of course but what makes them different is they have 6 different gravies to choose from plus a gravy of the day, one of those being their espresso red-eye gravy!
They also have sides like Moon Fries, Home fries with shaved midnight moon cheese plus your fried chicken. YUM!
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Homegrown is known for serving slow-cooked food, right quick! They realize people like hearty slow-cooked meals, but that people are in a hurry in the real world. So, at Homegrown you get hearty food an at fast food pace. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there is a little something for everyone.
I had the fried chicken biscuit and as a southern girl, I was in heaven! Everything is made locally and you can tell because it was delicious.
Now a big part of visiting Ashville is checking out the Biltmore and they have many food options there you have to check out! These are my two suggestions if you are spending just 1 day on the property as I did.
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Biltmore Stable Cafe
This place is in the stables next to the main house, hence the name. Satisfy your craving of house-smoked meats, Carolina barbeque, grilled burgers, and other southern favs when you visit Biltmore Stable Cafe. All the recipes are Vanderbilt family favorites!
For lunch, I had the spiced rotisserie chicken, it was made with the same recipe that Vanderbilt used to serve. This is a recipe the Vanderbilts would have served at a party.
Then I had to have dessert, this apple stacked cake, it's an Appalachian holiday tradition and was sooooo good! Almost too pretty to eat. Almost…
If you want more of a casual grab and go dining they have that too right outside the stables along with their famous ice cream!
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After your time at the main house head down to Antler Hill Villiage, they have shopping, the winery, and a museum plus some great food!
Stop at Cedric Tavern, it's a quaint little pub located on the Biltmore property at Antler Hill Village. It received the “Open Table Diner's Choice” award in 2017, and I have to say they live up to that award. They do take reservations and I suggest it but I didn't have one and didn't have to wait long.
Of course, being a pub, I had to order a drink. The Apple Cider Mimosa was amazing. With a hint of cider and a little champagne, it made the perfect drink. It had been talked about all day on the property so I knew I had to try it. It lived up to the hype.
I started off with their pretzel rolls and mustard butter. It was a new combination that really worked!
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Then I moved on to the Iron Pan Seared Scottish Salmon. It was really good. I'm not normally a huge salmon eater but they said this was one of the most ordered items so I had to try it and it made me a fan!
I ended my night if a cup of the Biltmore roast coffee and I perused the dessert menu. I have a natural sweet tooth if you can't tell.
I decided on the tavern chocolate cake because my waitress said it was her favorite, and well… chocolate. I am glad I did it was amazing.
What are some of your favorite Asheville Places To Eat? Share some of your favorite restaurants in the comments below!