5 Best Restaurants in Asheville that will Make Your Taste Buds Tingle!

Jayme

Co-owner

The city of Asheville is home to some of the best restaurants in North Carolina. From upscale establishments to casual eateries, these five restaurants will have you spoiled for choice!  Recently named the top trending foodie destination by Yelp, Asheville is the place to indulge in food.  Here are five great places to get your food fix!

Biscuit Head

If you’re visiting the south, indulge and try a classic biscuit!  With 3 locations in Asheville, Biscuit Head is the must visit restaurant for the City’s best biscuits.  The Mimosa Fried Chicken is delicious and cooked to perfect, with the right amount of crunch.  A fluffy biscuit is topped with sweet potato butter and a poached egg.  We recommend trying their house-made gravy on the side, it’s perfect for dipping!  And don’t forget to stop by the jam and jelly station.   Who doesn’t love jam with their biscuit!  We suggest arriving early or visiting during the week day as there’s usually a line up out the door.  

Jettie Rae’s Oyster House

Hands down Jettie Rae’s Oyster House is best place for fresh seafood in the city!  The east coast oyster selection is always amazing and served with cocktail sauce, horseradish and mignonette.   Be sure to try the tender and juicy Octopus A La Planxa and the daily ceviche served with plantain chips.  We suggest making reservations to guarantee a seat.  If you’re looking for a quick bite and drink, you can stop by the 17ft airstream food truck right out the restaurant.  They offer oysters, drinks and open seasonally from 4:00pm until closing but weather permitting.  If you’re staying at one of our Asheville homes and looking for private catering check out Cielo a catering company started by Jettie Raes Chef/Owner Eric Scheffer. They offer unique culinary experiences!

White Duck

Who doesn’t love tacos?!  White Duck Taco Shop is a staple local taco shop here in Asheville.   With an array of tacos to choose from our top taco flavors is the Korean Beef Bulgogi, Lamb Gyro, Fish and Bangkok Shrimp.  If you’re visiting during the summer definitely try the Chilled Tomato Gazpacho, perfect on a warm day.  We highly recommend visiting the River Arts District location as it’s nestled right next to the French Broad River with plenty of outdoor seating and umbrellas. Open daily from 11:30am to 9:00pm. It’s worth the wait!   If you’re craving these tacos after visiting Asheville you’re in luck as they have expanded to Tennessee and South Carolina!

Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack

Calling all chicken lovers!  Locally owned and serving Nashville style chicken, Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack cooks up the best southern fried chicken in Asheville.  We love Rocky’s as they offer a variety of chicken from breaded fried to rotisserie to pot pies.  If you have a large group, we recommend ordering the platters and a bunch of sides.  The Fried Okra, Collard Greens, French Fries and Mac & Cheese our favorite.  Lastly the coca-cola cake for dessert is a must try!  They have 2 locations in Asheville open daily from 11:00am to 9pm Sunday to Thursday and Friday/Saturday till 10:00pm.

Well-Bred Bakery

Have a sweet tooth or enjoy a good old sandwich? Voted Best Bakery in North Carolina, the Well-Bred Bakery displays are filled with decadent cakes to pastries to cookies.  The key lime pie is one of our favorites along with the spinach feta quiche perfect for breakfast!  All of the items are made in house.  They also offer custom cakes and catering.  We recommend visiting the original Well-Bred location in Weaverville, just a 5min drive from our Beaver Cabin.  They also have 3 other locations in Asheville to choose from.  Head over to their website for hours as they differ between locations.

Arcadian Ave Vacation Homes

When you plan your visit to Asheville, our Arcadian Ave homes is the perfect place for your stay. All of our homes are in close proximity to the delicious restaurants noted above.  We offer spacious homes with five plus bedrooms, great for accommodating large groups and celebrations.  Each of our homes include a hot tub, sauna, slide, games room, fire pits and amazing Blue Ridge Mountain views.  Book direct with us today!

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