Where to Eat in Pisgah Forest: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. It sits at an elevation of 2100 feet (640 m) along U.S. Route 64, northeast of Brevard. It is approximately a 30-minute drive from the Asheville Airport. The community lies in an area noted for its many waterfalls and white squirrels. Pisgah Forest is a popular retirement area, at least partly because of the many hiking trails and trout streams of the nearby Pisgah National Forest and the DuPont State Forest.
Things to do in Pisgah Forest

1. Dolly's Dairy Bar & Gift Shop

Asheville Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 828-862-6610
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Dolly's Dairy Bar & Gift Shop

Reviewed By Marty Y - Columbia, South Carolina

Stopped by after Sliding Rock with the grandchildren. It was great. The have so many flavors that the kids were confused. But, they loved what they finally ordered. Make sure you say small if you want small portions. We couldn't finish it all. Not sure what kind of ice cream it is, but it was wonderful! A great way to end the day. The place was very crowded as some buses just pulled up when we were leaving.

2. Hawg Wild Bar-B-Que Co

91 Pisgah Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-9712 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 828-877-4404
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 313 reviews

Hawg Wild Bar-B-Que Co

Reviewed By MamaP73 - Aurora, Illinois

Had lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for our group of 5. Was told there was a 20 minute wait, but was seated in 10 minutes. The staff seemed a little overwhelmed with the amount of people there, but were all very friendly and attentive. Started off our meal with the fried pickles...yum! We all had different plates of food to share. Ribs were tender, white chicken was also good, but a little dry. Wasn’t a big fan of the hush puppies, too small...therefore the oil taste took over the bite. Pulled pork...again...yum! I would definitely come back if I ever visited the area again.

3. Rocky's Grill & Soda Shop

50 S Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712-3728 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Diner Lunch SGD 10 +1 828-877-5375
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 439 reviews

Rocky's Grill & Soda Shop

A tradition since 1942, Rocky's Grill & Soda Shop is a Brevard, North Carolina landmark. Step into Americana and belly up to the lunch counter for homemade food and dairy delights. Rocky's old-fashioned goodness will bring back sweet memories while we are creating new memories for tomorrow.

Reviewed By Beau S - South Casco, Maine

Lunch here was terrific. I had a Turkey sandwich that was divine, and a homemade chocolate shake that was heavenly. My waitress was personable and friendly. The decor is a 50's diner look and there is a gift shop attached to the seating area where you can find local wares, T shirts, and other clothing. The sandwich was a bit pricey, especially since it only came with potato chips, but I really enjoyed the meal.

4. Kiwi Gelato

67 E Main St, Brevard, NC 28712-3746 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 828-877-4659
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 108 reviews

Kiwi Gelato

Reviewed By Levannah - Hendersonville, North Carolina

On a hot summer evening, a cold icy treat sounded good so we headed to Brevard for a gelato fix. Kiwi Gelato has a cold case full of the standard flavors as well as many imaginative creations. You may have trouble choosing, so ask for a taste. We chose fresh peach which was outstanding. On the evening we visited Kiwi, there was a steady stream of gelato lovers coming and going. Kiwi offers offers several sizes. We found that even the regular size was too much. I noticed the espresso menu with many standard espresso drinks as well as several interesting creative flavors. And affogato! Outstanding quality gelato in the North Carolina mountains courtesy of a transplanted New Zealander. Head to Brevard and look for the kids of all ages sitting in sidewalk adirondack chairs with smiles on their faces.

5. Bracken Mountain Bakery

42 S Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712-3728 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa American Lunch, Breakfast SGD 7 +1 828-883-4034
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

Bracken Mountain Bakery

Bracken Mountain Bakery, located in the great little town of Brevard, NC, specializes in crusty European style breads and pastries, as well as American regional favorites, using organic flour and other organic ingredients. We also offer a large coffee drink menu.

Reviewed By viscontigirl - Orlando

My husband and I stumbled on this bakery while walking through downtown Brevard. We bought some cookies and croissants and took them the 40 miles back to our Airbnb house. The next morning, we wanted to drive back!!!
The croissants were incredibly light, airy and butteryw!!! Best ever! Wish we had purchase d more...sigh

6. Crank Coffee

112 New Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-9737 Cafe +1 828-877-5790
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Crank Coffee

Reviewed By Ron D - Los Angeles, California

Ok, so we're coffee nuts but we stumbled on this. Look in the door and you'll see a thriving bike shop, but to the right is a coffee bar. And a great one. The coffee is excellent and the baked treats are delightful. What a great stop in a beautiful area and right on the way to DuPont Park.

7. The Falls Landing

18 E Main St, Brevard, NC 28712-3738 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +1 828-884-2835
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 425 reviews

The Falls Landing

A downtown Brevard, NC restaurant since 1993. Delicious food, comfortable atmosphere, and great service are all part of The Falls Landing experience.

Reviewed By uniquepartofparadise - Waltham, Massachusetts

We had a snapper and the fish and chips - both were good. But the one piece of old bread each; the tomato sauce in a plastic cup and the French fries, that are not chips left me wondering where they felt they were competing in the Brevard market.

8. Sora

91 Forest Gate Dr, Hwy. 280, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-7929 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 828-483-4539
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Sora

Reviewed By SweetPeamom - Southeast

My husband, daughter and I had lunch there. Hibachi shrimp and hibachi salmon, both very good. Served with lightly steamed vegetables and choice of brown or white rice. I was disappointed that they didn't have my favorite mustard sauce. The portions seemed small when served on the beautifully elegant white plates but I found myself unable to eat it all so clearly they were sufficient. We enjoyed our meals.

9. Downtown Chocolates

57 Times Arcade Aly, Brevard, NC 28712-4816 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 828-877-2378
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Downtown Chocolates

Reviewed By CJinFL - Vero Beach, Florida

This little place is tucked in an alley and definitely worth the search. We happened to discover it one afternoon when we were passing through Brevard. Their chocolates are handmade, and they have a nice variety of white, milk, and dark chocolates. The pecan caramel chocolate truffle I chose made my day, and my husband was equally pleased with his assorted selections. The friendly, patient staff can answer your questions and won't hurry you. We'll definite return the next time we drive through Brevard!

10. The Square Root

33 Times Arcade Aly, Brevard, NC 28712-4816 Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 828-884-6171
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 938 reviews

The Square Root

Located in a beautifully restored historic building...down a quiet alley in the heart of Downtown Brevard, The Square Root Restaurant is as well known for its architectural and artistic decor as it is for its fabulous food. Whether you're hoping to enjoy the ambiance of our indoor dining room, our locally crafted wood bar top, or the fresh breezes of our covered outdoor patio - there is room for everyone. Our atmosphere is inviting for romantic evenings, cocktails with friends, and family gatherings. We pride ourselves on serving locally roasted coffee from The Brown Bean, and we offer several local brews on tap and by the bottle. Menu choices include options to please the young and the old, the adventurous and the picky eaters, and anyone who enjoys delicious fresh food at reasonable prices. We also offer a full bar with extensive wine and cocktail choices.

Reviewed By Kathie F

I will drive from Greenville, SC, back to Brevard just to eat here again. Inventive menu, beautifully executed. Generous portions. Chef+staff visit to Thailand well worth it. Maitre(ss?) d' cleverly worked a way forwe 2 to join 4 who had a reservation. You HAVE to have a reservation, particularly on Monday nights.

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