Barkwells Recommended Dining

Western NC is a foodie’s heaven. Here are some of our fave’s, but check Romantic Asheville or the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association for ones we may not have gotten to yet!

* =Pet Friendly Outside

Downtown Asheville: (20-30 minutes from Mills River)

Curate internationally recognized chef serving Spanish tapas
Tupelo Honey – chain originated here – local, fresh, southern, also in S. Asheville
Nightbelltruly a dining experience – by the owner of Curate
Plant- award winning vegan fare*
Chai Pani – yummy Indian street food
Wicked Weed– local brewery with innovative beers and delicious local fare*
Rhubarb – Chef  Fleer, owner, from renowned resort, Blackberry Farm, TN*
Marketplace– local tradition with Chef Dissen*
BouchonFrench comfort food, y’all
Mela- authentic Indian food made from scratch with local & organic ingredients
12 Bones – nationally recognized as best BBQ* also in S. Asheville
Salsa’sMexican-Caribbean flavors oh-gosh-good
Laughing Seed international Vegetarian*
Chestnutlocal, seasonal flavors. Corner Kitchen’s sister restaurant
Posana 100% gluten free deliciousness*
Limone’sMexican, French, California fusion
Cuchina24 modern, light Italian
Zambras: romantic spot! Tapas with live jazz on the weekends
Mamacitas: casual, made from scratch Mexican cuisine “come to mama”
Tablesmall, seasonal, New American
Mayfelseclectic and fun restaurant*
LABlocal brewpub with great food
Modestowood fired Italian kitchen*
67 Biltmorecasual café, eat in or take out. Super fresh!*
Carmelsburgers, pizza, casual fine dining*
Grove Park Inn historic icon with three unique restaurant offerings
Avenue M- neighborhood gathering spot with eclectic yummy choices

River Arts District (25 minutes from Mills River)

All Souls PizzaFabulous pizza with local seasonal ingredients
White Duck Taco Shopaffordable fresh made gourmet tacos
Junctionslow-food inspired, neighborhood eatery “from scratch”
Bull & Beggarwide-ranging menu, from boiled peanuts to caviar service
Smoky Park Supper Club – Riverside dining on wood-fired food*

West Asheville (20 minutes from Mills River)

Sunny Point Cafe – top 5 in Good Morning America’s best breakfasts*
Zia Taqueriacreative fresh mex *
Admiral inventive menu in this nationally recognized “Dive Bar
Oyster Housesmall batch brewery and restaurant
Universal Joint- great bar food and drinks

Biltmore Park/South Asheville: (10 minutes from Mills River)

Corner Kitchen – consistent favorite of Southern Living magazine
Luella’s BBQ: darn good BBQ*, also in N. Asheville
131 Main casual American*
Travinia Italian kitchen and wine bar*
Brixxwood fired pizza*
BT’s Burger Joint- burgers and Fries. Enough said!*
Asiana Grand Buffetall you can eat of huge selection of Asian food
Tamarindconvenient Thai, eat in or take out 
Moe’sfresh Mex great for takeout*
Stone Bowl and  Koreana – delectable Korean
Papa’s and Beerlocal favorite several locations, inexpensive Mexican Fare
Apollo Flamegood, fast, inexpensive Greek or pizza

Biltmore Village: (20 minutes from Mills River)
Rezazfine dining featuring Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern cuisine
Fignew American and French cuisine
Biltmore Estate several choices- tickets required
La Cantina– Fresh Mexican*

Mills River and Hendersonville: (20 minutes from Mills River or Pisgah Forest)

Sierra Nevada Brewery Tap Room and Restaurant – Pretty cool to call this our neighborhood pub!*
Bold Rock Cidery Mills River Hard Cider, music, food truck, fun!*
Never Blue “low mex” tapas*
Umi Japanese- authentic Japanese – exquisite sushi*
West First Pizzahandcrafted Mediterranean, evolved from Flat Rock Bakery
Mike’s on Main It’s back to the 50’s for homemade goodness*
Flat Rock Bakery – yummiest bread and sandwiches*
Honey and Salt- Delish creative breakfast and lunch 

Brevard: (10 minutes from Pisgah Forest, 20 minutes from Mills River)

Square Root – contemporary eclectic cuisine, consistently wonderful*
Marco Trattoria – italian deliciousness from beginning to end*
Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop retro diner for yummy nostalgia and real milkshakes*
Mayberry’sjust good food – casual quick fare
Sorasister restaurant to Umi in Hendersonville and just as good