Where to Eat in Black Mountain: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Lean Nau

Black Mountain is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 7,848 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town is named for the old train stop at the Black Mountain Depot and is located at the southern end of the Black Mountain range of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Southern Appalachians.
Things to do in Black Mountain

1. The Red Rocker Inn Restaurant

136 N Dougherty St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3326 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 888-669-5991
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

The Red Rocker Inn Restaurant

Reviewed By Gardner S - Bryson City, North Carolina

This was a perfect finish to a great romantic getaway with my wife. Returning from Charleston, we found this gem on trip advisor made reservations for 530. We arrived and we're graciously welcomed by the staff and seated immediately. The dining is small and cozy, make reservations we went on a Monday and the place was pretty busy. Started off with a great server who walked us though the specials. My wife had the pork chop was delicious and perfectly prepared. I had the rib eye it was very tasty maybe like 1 degree over medium rare that I ordered. The server advised me that it may be over in temp and if it was they would cook me another. There was no need it was so perfectly seasoned there was no way she was taking it from me. My wife and I will drive from Bryson City just to eat here again. Oh the Apple butter and biscuits are warm fluffy and a pleasant addition to a perfect meal.

2. The Dripolator Coffeehouse

221 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi American, Cafe Breakfast +1 828-669-0999
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

The Dripolator Coffeehouse

Proudly supporting your coffee habit since 1999. We buy some of the finest green coffee beans available and roast them off-site on an American-made Diedrich roaster. As roasters, we deeply respect farmers' dedication to excellence and sustainability, and we strive to honor their hard work by carefully developing each harvest's optimal flavors. As baristas, we are invested in brewing coffee that showcases nature's genius and in sharing it meticulously and enthusiastically with you. As community members, we strive to forge rich connections and to provide a third place that fosters creative interaction and supports the vitality of this beautiful place. We're located in the quaint downtown historic district of Black Mountain and offer delectable homemade pastries (GF options), fresh fruit smoothies, and coffee frappes in addition to all of the traditional espresso-based beverages. Free Wi-Fi, parking and outdoor seating.

Reviewed By raven46 - Dallas, Texas

This place is repeatedly voted “Best” in class in WNC as The Dripolator earns it by preparing Sustainabiltiy grown high quality coffees thin a convivial atmosphere. I tried a Golden Latte. It was an amazing savory coffee with turmeric, cinnamon, pepper and honey. A coffee to savor and feel great about.

3. Kilwins Choclate Fudge and Ice Cream

116 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3419 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 828-669-6119
Excellent
67%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Kilwins Choclate Fudge and Ice Cream

Reviewed By Tim C - Raleigh, North Carolina

Sooooo many choices of ice cream to choose from it was hard to make a decision. They will let you sample as many as it takes to make up your mind, and they were all good. A perfect place to have some great ice cream, relax and watch the world go by.

4. Traditions Bakery

100 West St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3162 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 828-367-8462
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 37 reviews

Traditions Bakery

We offer traditional "Olde World" style bakery goods. EVERYTHING is scratch-made, fresh each night, from recipes that are 4+ generations old from our family. NO SUGAR BOMBS here! The richness and flavor of our goods comes through in each bite! Think, German Chocolate! Our recipes are primarily from the Belgian and French Brittany area, decades ago! Come try us! You won't believe traditions like these still exist! We are open Tuesday - Saturday from 7 A.M. until 5 P.M.

Reviewed By Trish H - Asheville

Best possible place for a treat, a plate of treats or a specially made cake (or walk in and whole cakes are waiting for you!) Friendly service coupled with to-die-for baked goods makes this a MUST visit bakery in Black Mountain. Nothing in Asheville comes...MoreThank you for visiting us! We deeply appreciate your visit and your generous review! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon!

5. Veranda Cafe & Gifts

119 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3424 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards American, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch SGD 8 - SGD 14 +1 828-669-8864
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 522 reviews

Veranda Cafe & Gifts

Daily plate lunches, six house made soups, unique sandwiches, wraps, Panini's, salads, decadent desserts, and more..

Reviewed By Gwen M - Charlotte, North Carolina

Was a bit skeptical that a small town restaurant would accommodate my dietary needs, but no need to worry. They have great gluten free bread and a variety of sandwiches, salads and soups for me. Nice small town atmosphere and would recommend for anyone that wants a good simple meal in an off the beaten track location.

6. Hey Hey Cupcake

102 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3419 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American 828-669-CAKE (2253)
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Hey Hey Cupcake

Reviewed By KelsieCollins - Black Mountain

Hey Heys cupcakes are delicious! This has been my favorite cake place for years. Definitely a huge fan of the Vanilla-for-rilla and the carrot cake. I've ordered multiple cakes from Courtney and Gabriel and they have all been exactly what I've asked for decoration wise and taste wise! Clever names, great service and amazing cupcakes! A definite go-to if you visit Black Mountain or need a specialty cake!

7. The Artisan Gourmet Market

2 E Market St, Suite A, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9320 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 13 +1 828-357-5500
Excellent
71%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

The Artisan Gourmet Market

The Artisan, where shopping is a sensory experience! From the smell of freshly brewed coffee and the visual appeal of local artwork on the walls, to the excitement of shopping for gourmet foods or relaxing by the fireplace with a glass of wine. What our customers come for:- Friendly staff- Great breakfast omelettes, pastries, lunch options- Sandwiches, soups, desserts- Espresso based drinks by trained baristas made with locally roasted beans. 100% fruit smoothies made to order. Fresh meats and seafood, deli with prepared foods to go, extensive wine department and local products. Free wine tasting Thursday evenings from 5-7- Free wifi. A great place to meet friends.

Reviewed By Sonny P - Black Mountain, North Carolina

Given how busy lunch places in Black Mountain can be during tourist season, the Artisan is a delightful change of pace. Not crowded; quiet; great food; yet not out of the way. I had the pulled pork BBQ sandwich on artisan bread. It was excellent.

8. Blue Ridge Biscuit Company

601 W State St, 601 West State NOT 601 East State, Black Mountain, NC 28711-6300 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 +1 828-357-8501
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 319 reviews

Blue Ridge Biscuit Company

Breakfast/Brunch.Morning pastries.Everything is made in house to provide you with the freshest and highest quality food available.Biscuits with a twist.Southern cuisine with a gourmet flair.

Reviewed By Kristin D

We adore this place! It's possibly THE BEST breakfast I've ever had. The biscuits, pimento, homemade jams (my fav is raspberry) are lovely. It is laid back and reasonably priced. Do not miss this one!

9. Dynamite Roasting Company

3198 US Highway 70 W, Black Mountain, NC 28711-5526 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 828-357-8555
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Dynamite Roasting Company

Reviewed By EDStripadv - Athens, Georgia

Don't let the unappealing location off old rt. 70 deter you from this great roastery. There is porch seating and a eclectic, well-lit interior. Coffee is great, fair trade, and consistent (we have ordered it for months from their online business). One bag they ground for us was too fine for our drip coffeemaker, so it kept clogging the filter. I'll always ask for a coarser grind from now on. Otherwise, we've had no issues. The bonus was the delicious blueberry muffins that appeased my caffeine-free elementary age kids. Ok. I had one too.

10. Louise's Kitchen

115 Black Mountain Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3402 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 828-357-5446
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 304 reviews

Louise's Kitchen

Reviewed By HonestOpinion525 - Needham, Massachusetts

We were looking for a more ketogenic breakfast (with more protein and less carbs) -- all local recommendations mentioned Louise's for breakfast. We immediately met some local retired persons with their mini poodle enjoying their breakfast. The place is cozy with a homey interior, tables are not cramped in the various rooms, and they are well-situated on the wraparound porch. You order inside, and the server brings it to your table. Definitely would recommend. (Would get coffee at the Dripolator in town)

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