Looking to make our mountains your home? Here are some places and suggestions from the Mountain Star Team to explore while you’re here!

Take a look below for your local experts favorite places in Asheville:


Top 5 Fine Dining Favorites



We recommend the Ceviche Sampler and Lobster Nachos.


Make a reservation well in advance and order the berenjenas con miel and the patatas bravas.

Bouchon (or their sister restaurant Rendezvous)

Get the Moules Frites or the Steak Frites Bouchon.

Benne on Eagle

Get the pork chop, short rib, and local greens salad.


Bring friends and order a selection of items to share, everything is delicious!


Top 5 Casual Dining Favorites

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Nine Mile

Lots of vegan and vegetarian options, we love the Irie Ites and the Raggy Road.

Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack

Get some hot fried chicken (spiced to your level) and don’t miss out on the sweet potato casserole and mac and cheese.

Chai Pani

Get the crispy masala fish roll, lamb burgers, and SPDP.

White Duck Taco

Tons of fun taco flavors to choose from! We love the Bangkok Shrimp and the Jerk Chicken.

West Asheville Lounge + Kitchen

Something for everyone at this local stop.


Top 5 for Breakfast or Lunch

Recipe Huevos Rancheros

Sunny Point

We highly recommend the Huevos Rancheros (pictured above) or the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich. If there’s a long wait, put your name down and go down the street to Hole for a fresh donut appetizer!

All Day Darling

Get the Hearty Salad or the Thunderbird Sandwich.

Liberty House Cafe

Get the Cobb Salad or the Farmhouse Skillet with a Lavender Latte.

Well-Bread Bakery and Cafe

Locations in Biltmore Village, Downtown Asheville, and Weaverville! We love the 3 salad sampler with kale salad, sesame noodles, and chicken salad.

Taco Billy

Make sure you try a taco on their homemade plantain tortilla!


Top 3 for a Cocktail

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Grove Park Inn’s Terrace 

North Asheville

Sovereign Remedies

Downtown Asheville

Golden Pineapple

West Asheville


Top 5 for Beer

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The Whale

West Asheville

Hillman Beer

Biltmore Village (they also have a great reuben and burger)

Highland Brewing

Original Asheville brewery!

East Asheville

Sierra Nevada

South Asheville (near the airport)

Wedge Brewing

River Arts District in West Asheville


Favorite Hiking in the Asheville Area:

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Top Hiking Spots within 40 miles of Asheville

The Best Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes

Best Hikes with Summit Views