Bryson City’s Area Restaurants Offer Something for Every Taste

Restaurants, breweries and wineries are currently open with restrictions on capacity, sanitation practices and screening measures for staff. Facial coverings are required for staff, and for patrons (unless you are actively eating or drinking at your table).

For a small town, Bryson City has quite a variety of restaurant choices — from southern home cooking, hickory-smoked barbecue, piled-high deli sandwiches, and juicy hamburgers — to gourmet meals, farm-to-table offerings, and ethnic foods like Italian or Mexican. We’ve even got an old-fashioned family run drive-in.

There are Nantahala Gorge restaurants where you can watch whitewater rafting riverside, or have a quick lunch before spending an afternoon on the water.

Look for the dog paw print symbol for pet friendly outside seating.

Thanksgiving – Restaurants open.

Looking for a place to picnic? Check out our map of picnic areas.

Click on thumbnails in listings to enlarge. Printable Smoky Mountains Dining Guide (pdf).

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  • Beer Treks, LLC

    Contact Name: David Miner
    Address: 1026 High Top Mountain Rd.
    Whittier
    NC
    28789

    Phone Two: 941-545-9709

    Beer Treks is not your typical beer drinking brewery tour, but an educational experience into the world of Craft beer, the story behind each brewery, and the history of Western North Carolina beer and our mountain towns. Tour great local craft breweries with a certified beer expert, going behind-the-scenes of the beer making process while learning how to critically taste a variety of craft beers brewed by exceptional brewmasters.
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center Restaurants

    Address: 13077 Hwy 19 W
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

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    When you visit the Nantahala Gorge, be sure to bring your appetite! NOC offers two riverside dining locations, River’s End and Big Wesser – with menus boasting a little bit of something for everyone! Menus and hours change seasonally, visit website for current information. Free Wi-Fi. At River's End whether you’re craving a juicy cheeseburger, a filling salad, or the staple Sherpa Rice dish, you can enjoy your meal where every seat has a view of the river. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru. The menu at Big Wesser draws from NOC’s southern roots, bringing mouthwatering bites like burgers and barbeque to the Nantahala Gorge.  dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating at Big Wesser. (open in season) Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Nate and Nick’s

    Contact Name: Jennifer Allen
    Address: 225 Everett Street Suite D
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Locally owned and operated pizzeria and grill. We offer only the highest quality ingredients and serve hand crafted beers in a unique setting. We take pride in providing our customers with a memorable experience that keeps them coming back time and time again.  dog paw print symbolPet friendly outdoor seating. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Iron Wok

    Contact Name: Jovy Phuong
    Address: 33 Rector St.
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Phone Two: 828-507-1773

    Iron Wok is a locally owned and recently renovated restaurant in downtown Bryson City featuring authentic dishes from China, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. All orders are fresh made with no MSG and gluten free options are available. Private room and gift certificates are available.  Inside Dining  Outside Dining Takeout   Curbside  Delivery  Drive Thru  
  • CJ’s Grille

    Contact Name: Chris Jennings
    Address: 47 Depot St.
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Family friendly restaurant with full bar, pet friendly outdoor covered deck, and pool tables and games conveniently located just across from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in the heart of downtown Bryson City. Daily food and drink specials, weekend live entertainment, and NFL Ticket for those fall football weekends. dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout  Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Anthony’s Restaurant and Derailed Bar & Lounge

    Address: 15 Depot Street
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Other Address:

    Address: P.O. Box 2421, Bryson City, NC, 28713

    Authentic hand-tossed pizza, burgers, homemade dinners, appetizers, subs, paninis, salads & desserts. Large selection of craft, imported and domestic beers; full bar and wine. Inside and covered outdoor dining; with relaxed lounge seating areas in Derailed Bar. Free wifi. Across from train depot. dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating.  Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout  Curbside  Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Fryemont Inn Restaurant & Bar

    Address: 245, Fryemont Street
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Fryemont Inn has been a tradition in mountain hospitality since 1923. Enjoy fireside dining and your favorite wines and cocktails. We serve a full country breakfast from 8-10am; and a delicious four-course dinner from 6-8pm Sunday-Thursday and 6-9pm Friday-Saturday. Prime rib, lamb shanks and pecan crusted trout are just a few of the tasty offerings. Take a virtual tour. Open mid-April through Thanksgiving. Reservations, please. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Soda Pop’s Ice Cream Parlor

    Contact Name: Paul Crawley
    Address: 125 Everett St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Soda Pop's, established in 2000 as a family business, Bryson City's only '40's and '50's old fashioned Soda Fountain located in the heart of downtown. Specializing in Coca-Cola memorabilia. Our setting will take you and your kids back in time!  dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Deep Creek Winery

    Contact Name: Robert Acton
    Address: 405 Jonathan Walk
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Other Address:

    Mailing: 380 Jonathan Walk, Bryson City, NC, 28713

    We are a family owned winery that handcrafts wine in small batches to ensure the aroma and flavor for the best wine. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Tours and tastings available on request. Located off Galbraith Creek. We are open Wednesday thru Saturday 3-7pm.  dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Nantahala Brewing’s Burger + Bar

    Address: 116 Ramseur Street
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Located just down the street from the Nantahala Brewing Company, The Warehouse at Nantahala Brewing offers fresh, local, farm to table dining in a casual, rustic setting. Dine outdoors or in and enjoy the signature Nantahala Brewing Company beers or a cocktail from the bar.  dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating.  Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout  Curbside  Delivery  Drive Thru
  • La Dolce Vita

    Contact Name: Gianna Carson or Pat Tagliarini
    Address: 191 Everett St.
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    La Dolce Vita Bakery is a farm to table dessert bakery. We specialize in custom order cakes and cupcakes made from the best local ingredients. We will have a variety of desserts and specialty desserts available daily. Now serving fresh Italian gelato daily!  dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating.  Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Carolina Bound Adventures Craft Brews Tours

    Contact Name: Mark Van Osdal
    Address: 35 Slope Street
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    We offer 3 tours with a designated driver: Our Breweries Tour: visits 3 mountain towns & 5 breweries; Our Waterfalls and Breweries Tour: 4 waterfalls, and then 5 breweries; or try our Wineries Tour: 4 wineries in the rolling western North Carolina countryside. We pick you up at your Bryson City stay location and drop you back off after our tours. We drive… you have all the fun! Tour accommodates up to 7 Guests. See the beauty of Western Carolina, try our breweries or wineries and consider us your “Brew-bur Driver”!
  • The Bistro at The Everett Hotel

    Address: 16 Everett St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

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    With a charming rustic atmosphere, attentive service and contemporary American cuisine, we offer great food using responsibly sourced ingredients with a focus on organic, local, sustainable and seasonal fare. Our chefs artfully blend this fresh concept with a twist on traditional southern influences. Craft beer, select wines and full bar. Take a virtual tour dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Pasqualino’s Italian Restaurant

    Contact Name: Pascual Izquierdo
    Address: 25 Everett St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Enjoy classic Italian favorites served in a rustic yet refined atmosphere. Full lunch and dinner menus with daily evening specials. Full bar and extensive wine list. Catering available and larger groups are welcome with reservations required. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Boxcar Cafè & Cones

    Contact Name: Jeff Fuller
    Address: 26 Frye Street
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Phone Two: 828-736-8977

    Other Address:

    Mailing: 1254 Mountain Road, Bryson City, NC, 28713

    Conveniently located across from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot in Bryson City, Boxcar Cafè & Cones offers a varied breakfast and lunch menu including burgers, wraps, wings, and more. Order online at website and schedule your delivery or pick up. In the mood for something sweet? We have 16 flavors of hand dipped ice cream available in cones, cups or shakes. dog paw print symbolPet friendly outdoor seating.  Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout  Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Mountain Layers Brewing Company

    Contact Name: Mark Pettit
    Address: 90 Everett St.
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Other Address:

    Address: P.O. Box 126, Almond, NC, 28702

    Located in the center of downtown Bryson City, the brewery has indoor seating as well as outdoor seating on a covered rooftop terrace with a beautiful view of the Tuckasegee River and the mountains surrounding the town. The brewery currently has a number of beers on tap, a hard cider on tap, and a variety of wines, sodas, tea, and coffee. Several local restaurants offer food delivery to your table, and they often have a food truck.  dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating in patio area. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Boots Steakhouse

    Contact Name: Colleen Sims
    Address: 64 Front St.
    Dillsboro
    NC
    28725

    Other Address:

    Mailing: P.O. Box 1246, Dillsboro, NC, 28725

    Escape for a moment from the busy pace of life on our beautiful patio or carefully designed dining room, as you savor our delicious steaks and other grilled entrees. Whether it’s a casual business meeting, a first date, a romantic evening, or a family celebration, at Boots Steakhouse we’ll welcome you with a big smile, a great meal, and impeccable service. dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Dining

    Address: 226 Everett St.
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    All aboard! Join us for one of our evening specialty dinner trains, The Fontana Trestle featuring BBQ & Brews OR Uncorked Wine Train. Both trains follow a scenic evening route and feature a delicious menu paired with the wine/beer, and knowledgeable representatives from the brewery or vineyard showcased. Whether you are a craft beer connoisseur or have a taste for vibrant wines we’ve got you covered with these unique railroading dining experiences.
  • Everett Street Diner

    Contact Name: Mike Shakar
    Address: 126 Everett Street
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Other Address:

    PO Box 81, Almond, NC 28702

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    A traditional style breakfast and lunch featuring daily specials as well as a variety of sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and desserts. Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm; Sunday, 7:30 am - 2:00 pm.  Inside Dining  Outside Dining Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Bar-B-Que Wagon

    Address: 610 Main St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28173

    Other Address:

    Mailing: PO Box 755, Bryson City, NC, 28173

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 11am-8 pm. April 1 through November 1. Open extra days during July and color season. Hickory smoked pit BBQ made on the premises. dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • The Iron Skillet

    Contact Name: Karin Green
    Address: 165 Everett Street
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Other Address:

    Mailing: PO Box 2102, Bryson City, NC, 28713

    Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with fresh salads, wings, burgers, Phillies, and home-style daily specials. Private room available for groups or meetings. Free Wi-Fi. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Mountain Perks Espresso Bar & Cafe

    Contact Name: Pamela Pulley
    Address: 9 Depot St.
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Custom roasted coffee and espresso drinks, smoothies, freezes and master blended teas. Great selection of gourmet wraps, salads, quiche, vegetarian and gluten free dishes and soup. Also handmade bagels and tasty cream cheeses, muffins, baked goods and bagel or croissant sandwiches. Free Wi-Fi. Eat in, on the porch, or carry out. Delivery service available.  dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating.  Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Heavenly Fudge Depot & Shoppe

    Contact Name: Mike Martone
    Address: 225 Everett St.
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Located in downtown Bryson City, directly across from the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad offering a delicious array of handmade chocolates, award winning fudge, fresh brewed coffee and espresso drinks, along with an assortment of other sweet treats and beverages.  dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • The Chocolate Shoppe

    Contact Name: Thomas Turek
    Address: 134 Everett St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Come inside and smell the chocolate! Hand dipped chocolates and made-in-store fudges, caramel apples, brittles, specialty popcorn, pralines, and a selection of unique candies. Plus 24 flavors of creamy and delicious premium ice cream made especially for the Chocolate Shoppe including flavors for the diabetic and lactose intolerant. Take a virtual tour  Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Na-ber’s Drive In

    Address: 1245 Main St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Old school drive-in located beside the Tuckasegee River in Bryson City.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offering inside service as well as curb service, under cover. Open all year. Closed Sundays. Inside Dining  Outside Dining  Takeout   Curbside   Delivery  Drive Thru
  • Area Beverage Policies

    Restaurants
    The town of Bryson City permits the sale of alcoholic beverages within the city limits; and a number of Bryson City restaurants offer beer, wine and mixed drinks.

    Outside of the city limits, only certain qualifying resort properties are permitted to serve alcohol by the drink as well as beer and wine. Restaurants at the Nantahala Outdoor Center are permitted to serve only beer and wine.

    In Cherokee, beer, wine and mixed drinks are served only in the Harrah’s Casino & Hotel restaurants and on the Casino floor. The remainder of the Cherokee Indian Reservation is dry.

    Because of differing policies, restaurant patrons are advised to check with the restaurant ahead of time.

    Bottle Sales
    In Bryson City, liquors are sold at the ABC Store at 254 Veterans Boulevard (next to Arby’s) (9 to 9, Monday through Saturday). 828-488-6682.

    Beer, wine and mixers are sold only at grocery stores, convenience stores and package stores within the city limits. Hours vary from store to store, but are allowed to be from 6 am to midnight, except on Sunday, when sales are permitted from 10 am – 2 am. The Wesser General Store in the Nantahala Gorge sells beer and wine (open seasonally).

    Bryson City - Swain County
    Chamber of Commerce

    210 Main Street
    P.O. Box 509
    Bryson City, NC 28713

    Karen Proctor
    Executive Director

    828-488-3681

    877-472-1681

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