Dining & Nightlife
With over 250 independent restaurants, Asheville has earned the respect of food enthusiasts nationwide and its restaurant community is well-known for its ethos of using locally grown, raised, and sourced ingredients.
Whether you venture downtown, to the River Arts District, South Slope, West Asheville, or near Biltmore, there are plenty of fantastic eateries to tempt any palate. From good old southern-style comfort food and exquisite BBQ, to fine dining and hand-made desserts, Asheville has it all.
Showcased here are some of our favorite places to eat in the area, as well as a bit of background for each to help you decide which places fit your dining preferences.