Thinking of moving to one of theÂ best mountain towns inÂ North Carolina?Â Mouth-watering best restaurants in WaynevilleÂ might surprise you.Â Grits and sweet tea areÂ traditional foods of the South.Â However, dining in WaynesvilleÂ offers impressively more with sumptuous fare from haute to homestyle.Â Residents and visitors ofÂ nearby gated North Carolina mountain communities are always impressed. Here's a list of our favorites:Â
The award winningÂ Chefâ€™s TableÂ is aÂ classically trendy, gourmet restaurant based on a strong philosophy of using fresh, seasonal ingredients from local growers to create a menu that entices the senses.Â The owner and executive chef works in a kitchen that is in the very center, the heart, of the restaurant so that everyone can experience the creation and presentation of theÂ appetizing menu items.Â With a menuÂ created to pair up with certain wines, itâ€™s no wonder thatÂ WineÂ SpectatorÂ has awarded The Chefâ€™s Table theÂ Best of Award of ExcellenceÂ five times, andÂ WineÂ EnthusiastÂ magazine has awarded The Chefâ€™s Table theirÂ Restaurant Award of Unique Distinction three times.Â With walls festooned with artwork from local artists, this is a true dining experience.Â Piqued?Â
Claiming a â€œunique farm to fork experience,â€Â theÂ Frogâ€™s Leap Public HouseÂ obtains all of its food from North Carolina farmers and ranchers.Â That is really saying something special.Â Donâ€™t let the pub setting fool you; this restaurant has won more local awards than can be named here. The food and atmosphere can only be described as upscale comfort with food that is Southern but has influences from around the world which will excite any palate. Even the â€œlibations are homegrownâ€.Â With three impressive ovens, an Argentine wood grill, a slow smoker, and a wood burning pizza oven, the food is reminiscent of the woodlands outside in one of the best mountain towns in North Carolina.Â
Located in the Frog Level Historic District, the seemingly unassumingÂ Panacea Coffee HouseÂ is waiting to delight you. Because of its historic locale, the owners strove to maintain as many of the original structural elements as possible which has created a rustic yet trendy, SoHo-like ambiance.Â Â Their coffee is as fresh as can be; they roast the coffee on site for not only their cafe, but also for commercial customers. In addition to their artistic coffee offerings, they have a lunch menu with mouth-watering, hearty sandwiches using fresh and contemporary ingredients. If you live in one of the nearbyÂ gated North Carolina mountain communities, or areÂ visiting the best mountain towns in North Carolina, put Panacea on your to-do list.Â
In the heart of downtown, you will findÂ The Sweet Onion.Â This gem is urban-casual.Â WithÂ generously large windows, plenty of brick, and polished wood, the interior draws patrons in and makes them feel â€œcoolâ€ just for being there.Â The varied menuÂ is rich in regional favorites with â€œa contemporary flair,â€Â and every mouth-watering item is presented to the table artistically. With an appealing wine and beer list and freshly prepared desserts, thereâ€™s something at The Sweet Onion for everyone. Â
A truly elegant dining experience can be found at Anthony Wayneâ€™s atÂ The Gateway Club.Â You know you are somewhere special when theÂ building is in the National Register of Historic Places and is home to a Grand Ballroom for special events.Â The exquisite dinner menu at The Gateway Club shines with â€œnew-Americanâ€ offerings along with suggestions for wines to complement the dishes.Â They also present an impressiveÂ wine list and a decadent dessert menu.Â Anthony Wayneâ€™s at the Gateway Club is first class all the way. Be sure to ask about their basil infused lemonade.
If you prefer a more upscaleÂ dining experience, theÂ Swag Country InnÂ provides a very warm, mountain rusticÂ setting.Â They serve a full breakfast buffet, lunch packs perfect for toting along the Appalachian Trail, and a dinner promptly at seven. Folks who don't stay at the inn may partake in their award-winning, creative, regional cuisine, but reservations are required. Â
Seafood lover?Â Maggieâ€™s Galley Oyster BarÂ will thrill you. It is LowcountryÂ atmosphereÂ andÂ lengthyÂ menu will not disappoint.Â It starts off with over 25 appetizers and goes from there.Â With so many fresh seafood offerings, patrons might do a double take thinkingÂ theyÂ got lost in the Florida Keys. Landlubbers, take heart, there are plenty of offerings for you, too. Â
There are so manyÂ phenomenal types restaurants in Waynesville including ethnic, barbecue, tapas, and more.Â If you're searching for where to retire in North Carolina, ask us for infoÂ aboutÂ gated North Carolina mountain communities in the area. We're also happy to send you a Waynesville Relocation Package. Write info @realestatescorecard.com or call us toll free at 866.384.1799.