Black Mountain is a wonderful place to explore great outdoor recreational activities, hiking and biking. What is more amazing is that this small town offers simple to fine cuisine, sweets and craft beverages.
If you are a food lover, then hold your heart tight because you will explore some of the best restaurants, bistros, and cafes that will make your heart sing.
Every restaurant's dining experience is worth trying because the owners are extremely people oriented who share their passion for food, wine, coffee and sweets. We hope you will find the best reasons to visit these restaurants and enjoy the meals, is that they are made with love.
Also, we would like to mention that this list might make your mouth water. This list is just a small sampling of the some of the best dining options that you will find in Black Mountain, North Carolina. We will continue to share our dining experiences with you in future blog posts.
Light on the Pocket but Heavy on the Flavor
After spending the beautiful night in one of High Rock Rentals mountain cabins, you might have the urge to skip making breakfast in your own fully equipped kitchen and venture to town and eat a breakfast or brunch packed with flavors that satisfy your taste buds and add a kick of energy to start your day.
Here are two restaurants that offer amazing breakfast or brunch options at pocket-friendly prices.
Louise's Kitchen - It was built in 1904, churns up happiness into its loyal customers' hearts. Here, you can taste their special items that will rock your Sunday brunch. Even the kids address this place as ''that place with the pancakes". What takes these pancakes to the next level is the scratch made vanilla bean syrup. Louise’s Kitchen focuses on serving tasty and filling breakfast or lunch. Stop in on your way back from a local hike, located downtown Black Mountain, you are never too far away from the Big Boy Burrito.
Blue Ridge Biscuit Company - The place is famous for offering jaw-dropping breakfast and lunch dishes like mountainous biscuits, doughnuts and muffins that are almost the size of your head. Their Motto is to serve biscuits with a twist, like biscuits topped with pimento cheese, fried pickles, smoked salmon, cream, lettuce, red onions and a poached egg. If you have a sweet tooth, then you can order their delicious pastries too.
Amazing Lunch and Dinner Spots
There are plenty of top-notch restaurants that you can find near your cabin rentals in Black Mountain. These restaurants offer the best price, and of course, food that helps to create memories. Enjoy a casual lunch with your best friend (all offer outdoor pet-friendly seating) or casual dinner date.
Mac’s Burgers & Cheesesteaks - You guessed it right; the area's most successful homegrown burger joint serves up classic burgers that hit the spot. Mac’s offers many different burger options (or you can make up your own combination from a list of toppings), along with traditional steak & chicken Cheesesteaks, chicken tenders, hot dogs, and hand-trimmed fresh (never frozen) fries. Try a Carolina favorite, the Mac Burger, a generous burger topped with Chili, Mustard, Onion and Coleslaw. If you are a burger junky, trust us, you will not stop you until you lick every single jucy drip from your fingers.
My Father's Pizza and Pasta - Craving for some amazing Italian food in the middle of the Black Mountain? Then visit this family-operated restaurant and taste their treasured family recipes. You can start with your choice of the traditional-style, olive oil and garlic or pesto pizza (you can even ask for vegan cheese) — then add your own toppings. My Father’s Pizza prides itself on sourcing as many of its products locally as possible. This includes everything from produce to beer.
Saki - Sushi - This is one of the most popular places for Japanese cuisine, enjoy generous portions served in lunch and dinner bento boxes. If you like sushi it's a great spot to grab a variety of sushi or enjoy some stir fry noodles, located in the Cheshire Village area.
Places To Treat Your Sweet Tooth
Kilwin's Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream - If you are a chocolate lover, then maybe you will be excited to just skip breakfast, lunch, and dinner and get down to the most important thing in all the creation - chocolate and fudge. You can taste delightful handmade waffle cones with their 28 original recipes of indulgent ice cream, truffles, chocolate covered pretzels, and much more in this old fashion confessionary shop.
Hey Hey Cupcakes - This award-winning local cupcake shop pours their love for baking and quirky charm into each batch. The shop offers the best cupcakes, including gluten free, handcrafted wedding cakes and custom cakes for every occasion. So grab the best-flavored cupcakes at Hey Hey Cupcake and take it along on your next picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Stellar Craft Beer
Lookout Brewing Company - Small batch craft brews made with love here on the front porch of Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains is what you will find at Lookout Brewing Company. Our little city in the clouds expects a lot out of our beer and Lookout does not disappoint. Lookout Brewing is constantly striving to develop new and creative recipes. The brewery has come up with over 80 quality beers ranging from smoked Beer-B-Q Rauchbiers to champagne tasting Saisons. Enjoy an evening in the quaint tasting room, or outdoors on the patio.
We believe in delivering best for ‘EVERYTHING’!
The list is just the start, but we hope your mouth is watering and taste buds ride wild. We are love where we live – Black Mountain is a place where you can live, eat, work and play. This place has so much to offer - so book your next getaway at a log cabin in the mountains and find out for yourself why Black Mountain, is one of the prettiest small towns in America.