Below you will find a list of dining and food options right down the road in Black Mountain and Swannanoa. With such a wide local variety, we highly encourage you to go out and explore. Our staff here certainly have favorites, which we have marked with an * for your reference. The list has been broken into categories for your convenience.
Foothills Butcher Bar
Address:107 Black Mountain Ave. Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: We serve our Black Mountain butcher bar with a casual dine-in and carry-out experience, and always with our legendary focus on local foods and handmade meats. Enjoy Foothills burgers, house-made hot dogs, and tallow fries, features from our smokehouse, and butcher daily specials.
Hours: Sun., Mon., Wed., Thur. from 11am – 7pm
Little Sprout Carryout
Address: 404 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Little Sprout Carryout (formerly Red Radish To Go) owned and operated by Red Radish Catering, offers delicious carryout dinners from a monthly menu, bakery items, refrigerated items including salads and soups, quality frozen dinners, soups, and more.
Hours: Mon. – Fri. rom 11am – 6:30pm
* Veranda Cafe & Gifts
Address: 119 Cherry Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Homemade soups, sandwiches & salads. Also delectable daily specials and tempting desserts.
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 11am – 3pm
Que Sera Restaurant
Address: 101 Black Mountain Ave., Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: They enjoy serving fresh ingredients from local growers and providing the very best in delicacies from the Atlantic ocean. The atmosphere promotes a feeling of family and community while providing the very best in local service and attention.
Hours: Tues. – Sat. from 5pm – 9pm
*Coach House Seafood
Address: 508 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Seafood and steak restaurant
Hours: Tues. – Fri. from 11am – 7pm; Sat. from 3pm – 7pm; Sun. from 11:30am – 7pm
Black Bear Tavern
Address: 10 East Market Street Suite A, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: A full service Restaurant serving daily specials and homemade soups and gravies.
Hours: Fri. from 8:30am – 2:30pm; 5pm – 8pm; Sat. from 8:30am – 2pm; 5pm – 9pm; Sun. from 8am – 2pm
Black Mountain Bistro
Address: 203 E. State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Locally owned business by natives of the Swannanoa and Black Mountain area for five generations. They believe in only serving the best quality food at reasonable prices. Everything on the menu is made fresh daily.
Hours: Tues. – Sat. from 11am – 8pm
Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails
Address: 308 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Serving contemporary Southern cuisine that utilizes fresh, local ingredients, many of which come from the restaurant’s onsite garden. Located inside the MV Boutique Hotel.
Hours: Wed. & Thur. from 5pm – 9pm; Fri. & Sat. from 5pm – 10pm; Sun. from 10am – 3pm
Red Rocker Inn
Address: 136 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Voted as one of the three best inns in the South by the readers of Southern Living Magazine for three consecutive years! The daily breakfast buffet is a sumptuous event featuring plenty of homemade Southern favorites and dinner at the Red Rocker Inn has been a favorite regional tradition for many years that shouldn’t be missed!
Hours: Mon. – Thur. from 5pm – 7:30pm; Fri. – Sat. from 5pm – 8pm
Trailhead Restaurant And Bar
Address: 207 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: The Trailhead is the dream and vision of Michael Flanigan, a long time restaurant veteran. Our food is cooked fresh and to order, with everything from bar food to elegant seafood dishes on the menu. We use local produce whenever possible.
Hours: Sunday-Saturday from 11am – 9pm
Declaimer – Although you will not find Eastern North Carolina BBQ in these restaurants, it does not make them bad…just different. We encourage you to give it a try.
Okie Dokies Smokehouse
Address: 2375 US Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778
Description: Okie Dokies Smokehouse is a good ole bbq and rib joint where you can still get a great home cooked meal without breaking the bank.
Hours: Mon. – Sat. from 11am – 7pm
*Phil’s Bar-B-Que Pit
Address: 701 NC Hwy 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: At Phil’s, we start with the choicest cuts of meat, rub them with our special blend of seasonings and then slowly cook them over a blend of oak and hickory hardwoods. After BBQ, try our homemade banana pudding, fruit cobbler ala mode, chocolate dipped cookies our our “pig pen” brownies.
Hours: Wed. – Mon. from 11am – 8pm
Berliner Kindl German Restaurant & Deli
Address: 121 Broadway, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Authentic German Restaurant offers exciting menu with a wonderful European atmosphere. We are German owned and operated.
Hours: Mon. & Wed.-Sat. from 11am – 8pm; Wed. from 11am – 3pm; Sun. from 11:30am-3pm
Address: 105 Richardson Ave., Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: 888-434-7810 #2
Description: Serving a unique combination of authentic French and Latin cuisine in a warm and worldly atmosphere. Our made from scratch dishes source primarily local and organic ingredients and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Bon appétit!
Hours: Wed. – Sat. from 11am – 3pm; 5pm – 9pm; Sun. from 10am – 3pm
*Ole’s Guacamoles Mexican Kitchen
Address: 401 E. State St., Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Authentic Mexican Kitchen
Hours: Sun. from 11am – 8pm; Mon. – Sat. from 11am – 9pm
Address: 6 East Market Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Japanese Cuisine – sushi, fried rice bento box,
Hours: Mon. – Thur. from 11am – 9:30pm; Fri. – Sat. from 11am – 10pm; Sun. from 12pm – 9pm
*Fresh Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Address: 100 South Ridgeway Ave., Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Casual. Fresh. Delicious. Addictive. Enjoy wood fired pizzas prepared using centuries old traditions from Naples, Italy with the freshest local ingredients and served with a contemporary, gourmet flair.
Hours: Mon. – Thur. from 11am – 9pm; Fri. & Sat. from 11am – 9:30pm; Sun. from 12pm – 9pm
*My Father’s Pizza
Address: 110 Cherry Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: A family owned and operated restaurant serving Black Mountain since 1990, we offer mouthwatering fresh pizza, pasta, and subs. All of our sauces, dough, meatballs, and special house dressing are prized family recipes and we make them fresh daily in-house. Our goal is to provide excellent quality and friendly service to our friends, neighbors, and visitors to the area.
Hours: Sun. – Sat. from 11am – 9pm
*Pepperoni’s Gourmet Pizza
Address: 104 WNC Shopping Center – Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Pepperoni’s is committed to preparing the highest quality pizza, pasta, subs, salads & wings in the industry at an affordable price to our customers. We strive to provide our customers with a high level of service in a clean and comfortable environment. We are involved in the community by sponsoring local events and activities as well as offer DELIVERY SERVICE within the area.
Hours: Sun. from 12pm – 8pm; Mon. – Thur. from 10:30am – 9pm; Fri. from 10:30am – 10pm; Sat. from 11am – 10pm
COFFEE AND CAFES
*Dynamite Roasting Co.
Address: 3198 US Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Dynamite Roasting Co. we are, quite simply, crazy about coffee! We work hard at finding the highest quality sustainable beans from around the world and our old-school, small-batch roaster is fired up every day to ensure our coffee is at its peak flavor when it reaches your cup!
Hours: Sun. – Sat. from 8am – 3pm
The Dripolator Coffeehouse
Address: 221 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: As roasters, we deeply respect farmers’ dedication to excellence and sustainability, and we strive to honor their hard work by carefully developing each harvest’s optimal flavors. As baristas, we are invested in brewing coffee that showcases nature’s genius and in sharing it meticulously and enthusiastically with you.
Hours: Mon. – Fri. from 6:45am – 6pm; Sat. – Sun. from 7am – 6pm
Sassafras On Sutton
Address: 108 Sutton Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: (828) 419-0677
Description: Sassafras on Sutton is a locally owned, independent bookstore, gift shop, and coffee bar located on Sutton Avenue in the heart of historic downtown Black Mountain. Sassafras has over 5,000 new books in stock in every genre, and adorable kids’ area, tons of gifts & greeting cards, and a full expresso bar with pastries. Come shop, read, get caffeinated and relax!
Hours: Mon. from 12pm-5pm; Tues. – Sat. from 10am-6pm
Thirteen Pennies Cafe
Address: 10 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Thirteen Pennies Café is housed inside the Mountain Home Thrift Store. It
offers breakfast and lunch items while providing training and hands-on job experience for youth in the culinary arts training track of Black Mountain Home for Children’s Apprenticeship Program. The café is named for the first financial gift made to the ministry in 1904. The café offers Black Mountain Home Roast coffee along with breakfast and lunch items such as loaded biscuits, French toast, sandwiches, paninis, and amazing baked goods. Coffee sales benefit our kids at BMH as well as an orphanage in Honduras where the coffee is grown.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 7am – 4pm; Saturday from 10am – 4pm
BAKED GOODS AND SWEETS
Blue Ridge Biscuit Company
Address: 601 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Biscuits with a Twist!! Big variety of biscuits and baked goods.
Hours: Wed. – Sun. from 8am – 2pm
Four Sisters Bakery
Address: 136 North Daugherty Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Breakfast & Lunch. To-go loaves- Special Events – Wholesale. Outdoor dining at the Red Rocker Inn.
Hours: Tues. – Sat. from 7am – 3pm; Sun. from 8am – 1pm
Hey Hey Cupcake!
Address: 102 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Cupcake Shop, wedding cakes, and baked goods
Hours: Tues. – Sat. from 10am – 6pm
Kilwin’s Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream
Address: 116 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: This old-fashioned one-top confectionary shop has something for everyone: 8 flavors of hand-paddled fudge, 3 kinds of caramel corn, 3 kinds of brittle, chocolate-dipped treats, fine chocolates, caramel apples, pralines, gift boxes, sugar-free candy, cold and hot beverages, and 28 flavors of Original Recipe Ice Cream.
Hours: Mon. – Thur. from 12pm – 8pm; Fri. from 12pm – 9pm; Sat. from 11am – 9pm; Sun. from 12:30pm – 7pm
Address: 102 Church Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Description: Upscale brunch restaurant with a wide range of menu options, including chicken and waffles, savory shrimp crepes and a vegan-friendly cauliflower scrambler. In addition to these choices, Open Oven also offers fresh baked breads and pastries.
Hours: Thur. – Sun. from 8am – 1pm