Cherokee NC Restaurants

Bryson City, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva  offer a big selection  of restaurant choices from southern home cooking and  barbeque to gourmet meals, or ethnic foods like Italian, Mexican or Chinese.

At the Nantahala Outdoor Center you have a front row seat  where you can watch whitewater rafting riverside, or have a quick lunch before trying your a whitewater rafting excursion.

Bryson City restaurants that serve family style, country cooking, gourmet dining, ethnic cuisine, fast food, ice cream shops, outdoor cafes, buffet-style, or in an intimate and romantic settings.


Sylva Dining

For authentic frybread and Indian tacos try Lil' Harveys (11 am--4 pm) on Hwy 19 North across from the new casino hotel.

Soul Infusion Te House and Bistro
lunch served daily, deli sandwiches, soups, salads, chilis. Live music on weekends. Teas & accessories, fruit juices & smoothies, beer & wine.
628 East Main Street
Sylva NC

Annie's Naturally Bakery and Cafe Sylva
European Bakery - Café serving lunch. Catering. Organic baked goods, organic foods,
506 W Main St
Sylva NC 28779

Lulu's Cafe is a delightful restaurant for tourists visiting the Great Smoky Mountains and a favorite among the locals. Situated on Main Street in the quaint downtown of  Sylva, Lulu's offers a varied and imaginatively prepared menu featuring clectic ethnic dining - fresh seafood, pasta & vegetarian dishes. Open for  lunch  and dinner hours Monday thru Saturday.

Mill and Main
462 West Main St
Sylva NC
Complete lunch and dinner menu. Soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, and dinner entrees. Homemade desserts daily!

Jarrett House Dillsboro, NC
100 Haywood Street
Built in 1884.  Refurbished in the style of the period. Dining fare includes country cooking served family style.  Enjoy a delicious down-home dinner at The Famous Jarrett House in  Dillsboro--what a big treat!, (it's family style eating, and they re-fill your bowls at the table as often as necessary! ) You'll be stuffed when you've finally had your fill of those delicious treats at the Jarrett House!

The Oaks at Smoky Mountains Country Club
 1295 Conleys Creek Rd. • Whittier, NC
Enjoy a superior dining experience  at The Oaks Restaurant at the Smoky Mountain Country Club in Whittier, NC. Casual dress, American cuisine, full bar and a no smoking facility.  Overlooking a lush mountain valley between Dillsboro, Cherokee and  Bryson City, NC. The Oaks Restaurant offers exceptional dining in an atmosphere of casual mountain elegance. The spacious dining room features casual patio and fireside dining and spectacular mountain views from every table
 Reservations are highly recommended. Open for lunch at 11 Monday - Saturday and dinner from 5-9 Monday -Thursday and 5 -10 Friday & Saturday with Sunday Brunch from 10-2, year round.

The Persimmon Grille
1300 Conleys Creek Road, Whittier, NC
Relaxed casual dining located at Smoky Mountain Country Club. Whether inside or on the patio overlooking the 18th hole. Watch your favorite sporting events on the multiple big screen televisions. The Persimmon Grille is the favorite gathering spot following your round of
golf or the day’s activities.

Mountainview Bistro and Wildwood Grill at Fontana Village Resort
Bistro -3 Meals. Classic menu w/freshest vegetables,baked pastries and bread. Daily specials. Grill serves pizza,burgers,sandwiches,beer. smoothies,
Highway 28 North (off 74 west from Sylva)
Fontana Dam NC 28733

Full Breakfast and Lunch. Homemade soups, desserts, salads and sandwiches.
16 Dills Street
Dillsboro NC

Relia's Garden at Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City
13077 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 828-488-2175 or 800-232-7238
Overlooking a gorgeous garden of flowers and fresh herbs, Relia's Garden Restaurant offers an unforgettable mountain dining experience. Enjoy fine dining on the deck with inspiring mountain views and the rushing sounds of the Nantahala River in the background. Join Relia's Garden for live music at the Tote & Tarry, upstairs at Relia's Garden.

13077 Hwy 19 W, Bryson City, NC
At the River's End Restaurant located at Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, you can enjoy great meals and river views. Choose from hearty soups, filling specialty sandwiches and delicious entrees. Stop in and experience the friendly service in the heart of the Nantahala Gorge! Closed in winter - Open daily during early spring and late fall, otherwise during late spring, all summer and early fall open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Brown bag alcohol permitted.

The Station Restaurant
225 D Everett St.,Bryson City, NC
Located in the renovated Bryson City Coal & Lumber Building, circa 1932, across from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot. Specializing in rotisserie cooked meats, homemade desserts, full bar and excellent service. You'll be sure to fall in love with this quaint restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 8 am-10 pm. 828-488-1532

Soda Pops
141 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC
Soda Pop's, established in 2000 as a family business, Bryson City's only '40's and '50's old fashion Soda Fountain located in the heart of Bryson City, NC. Specializing in Coca-Cola memorabilia. Our setting will take you and you kids back in time!

9 Depot Street, Bryson City, NC 828-488-9561
Mountain Perks Espresso Bar and Cafe is located directly across from the Great Smoky Mountain Train Station, Mountain Perks specializes in Fresh & Healthy Offerings, Custom Roasted Coffee and Espresso Drinks, Smoothies, Freezes, as well as Master Blended Teas. Mountain Perks has a great selection of Gourmet Wraps and Salads, Quiche & Vegetarian dishes along with a delicious Soup of the Day. Also featured are Handmade Bagels and Tasty Cream Cheeses as well as Bagel or Croissant Sandwiches. Muffins and a delightful variety of Baked Goods are available daily. Free wireless Internet access. Eat in, Relax on our Porch or Carry Out. Mountain Perks also offers Delivery Service. Mountain Perks is a quiet, cozy espresso bar nestled in the heart of the scenic little town of Bryson City, NC. Everyone who visits is treated as a regular, and it is the perfect place to just sit back and enjoy a good book and an even better cup of coffee. We offer espresso drinks, cappuccino specialties, bagels, wraps, and salads served in a friendly atmosphere. Come visit us, and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Western North Carolina mountains while sipping some of our gourmet coffee!

Kirkland's Smoky Mountain Restaurant
1000 Main Street, Bryson City, NC  828-488-0900
Kirkland's Smoky Mountain Restaurant offers great home style cooking.

Depot Street
Bryson City, NC  828-488-988
Across the Trax is a neighborhood bar and restaurant in beautiful downtown Bryson City, NC, just a few miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Across the Trax is one of Western North Carolina's premiere entertainment venues, featuring weekly concerts. Offering a wide variety of appetizers,salads,sandwiches,
burgers,wings and from scratch desserts made daily in a friendly,fun,casual atmosphere.
Restaurant opens at 11:30am. Monday-Saturday, 12pm on Sunday. Full bar available until 2am Monday-Sunday. Free wireless internet hook-up and live entertainment every Saturday night.

16 Everett St.
Bryson City, NC
Enjoy organic, fair-trade,Gourmet espresso and coffees, a select, eclectic list of wines, and locally prepared tasty treats to go with

Pasqualino's Italian Restaurant
25 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC
Classic Italian cuisine in the center of beautiful Bryson City.

Blue Ridge Grill
Exit 67 off of Hwy. 74, 80 Songbird Forest Road, Bryson City
Fine mountain dining with a hometown touch and vista of the Smokies. Menu features appetizers, steak, chicken, seafood, vegetarian, dessert and a childs menu. Family dining and lounge with full service bar and palsma TV. The restaurant is available for family, group and meeting events. Now serving dinner 5 to 9 p.m

245 Fryemont Street
 Bryson City, NC
 828-488-2159 or 800-845-4879
The Fryemont Inn serves breakfast and dinner served daily from mid-April through Thanksgiving weekend. Hearty mountain breakfasts cooked to order. An excellent all inclusive dinner menu offers soup, house salad, choice of entree with three side dishes and homemade dessert. Entrees include fresh mountain trout, savory roast leg of lamb, and blackened prime rib. Full service fireside bar. MC, Visa, and Discover accepted. Reservations suggested. National Register of Historic Places.

The Station Restaurant, Bryson City
225 D Everett St., Bryson City, NC
Located in the renovated Bryson City Coal & Lumber Building, circa 1932, across from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot. Specializing in rotisserie cooked meats, homemade desserts, full bar and excellent service. You'll be sure to fall in love with this quaint restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 8 am-10 pm. 828-488-1532

Everett Street Diner and Gallery
126 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC
A traditional style breakfast and lunch as well as a variety of sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and desserts that will satisfy the taste of any patron and is prepared by our chef and served Monday-Friday 7am-2 pm. The diner's walls display works by local artists. The diner is also available for special events.

9400 Hwy. 19 West
 Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-2826 or 800-438-1507
At Nantahala Village you can dine with a Smoky Mountain view in a family friendly atmosphere. The menu has something for everyone, hearty breakfasts, rib-eye steak, mountain trout, salmon, pasta, vegetarian options, and a menu just for kids. Breakfast and dinner served daily (lunch seasonally), totally smoke free, inside and outside dining options, and complete banquet services for weddings, corporate meetings, social or civic gatherings.

Front Street Cafe, Dillsboro
Casual dining inside, on the front porch, or in our brick courtyard by our large rock water fountain. Offering delicious sandwiches, salads, soups & fine desserts. Take-out available.

The Well House, Dillsboro
Serving gourmet deli sandwiches since 1977! Homemade soups, our own smoked BBQ, delicious desserts. Dine-in, take-out, picnic box lunches.

Dillsboro Steak and Seafood Specializing in hand-cut USDA Choice Steaks, fresh seafood ( ask about the "Catch of the Day"! ), burgers & deli sandwiches. Home-made soups, salads and a children's menu! Serving lunch and dinner in a casual family atmosphere. A great selection of beers and wines. Credit cards accepted. Closed Mondays. 828-586-8934

West Carolina Internet Cafe serves espresso’s, lattes, coffee, tea, frappes, 100% fruit smoothies and baked goods. The cafe also provides newspapers, high speed computers with free WIFI. Print, copy, fax: come to relax. Open 7 days a week all year. Contact 828-586-5700

Dillsboro Smokehouse, Dillsboro
Dillsboro Smokehouse has been open since 1992. Serving Great BBQ from their recipes in their kitchen. Locally and nationally famous for consistancy, great food and great service with BBQ and ribs. Draft beer and wine. Open all year! 828-586-9556

Peppermint Patti's Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe, Dillsboro
Sweet treats! Friendly 50’s style atmosphere. Home of the giant homemade waffle cone, old- fashioned shakes, sundaes, banana splits, floats, sodas, jams, jellies, candy, fudge, & gifts.

Dillsboro Chocolate Factory and Expresso Bar has handmade fudge, chocolates, candy and more! Full service espresso bar. Sit and enjoy time on the porch. Tea, coffee & gifts galore. Gift baskets available. Free Wi-Fi access. 828-631-0156

15 Courthouse Plaza
 Franklin, NC
The Chef & His Wife-An American Grille is Franklin's award-winning grille, located downtown in the Courthouse Plaza, across from the gazebo. Casual, fine dining in an intimate setting. Lunch and dinner service, wine and beer list. AAA three-diamond award winner 2003 through 2007. Open year round. Please visit our Website for more info and menus.

Heinzelmännchen Brewery
545 Mill Street
Sylva, NC 28779
Established in 2004 Heinzelmännchen Brewery, Inc brings to you fresh hearty ales, made with wholesome grains, fresh hops & no preservatives. Dieter with his wife, Sheryl Rudd, invite you to stop by the brewery for a keg or growler or enjoy by the glass at a North Carolina Mountains restaurant.  Look for their root beer and birch beer at several local restaurants or stop by to taste and to buy.  
Visitors are welcome.
Drop by any time for a tasting.
11 am — 6:30 pm Tuesday – Friday
11 am — 5 pm Saturday

Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery
Lori Bernhart
667 Casino Trail
Cherokee, NC
Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery is the  newest restaurant in Cherokee with , award winning Hickory Smoked Barbecue and over 21 flavors of  ice cream. Offering an extensive buffet everyday from 11 AM - 9 PM, Fresh Salad Bar, Two Hot Bars with a variety of home style vegetables and special entrees. St. Louis Ribs are available after 4 PM. All buffets come with a serving of handcrafted ice cream made fresh daily in their Creamery.