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Local Dining

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Hendersonville has a lot to offer when it comes to food and spirits. Check out some of the local favorites below!


You’ll find all your favorite seafoods from popcorn and jumbo shrimp to clams, crab legs, lobster, calamari, and a variety of fish including salmon and catfish. Prime rib, steaks, chicken and ribs are also featured and all are served with your choice of fresh sides, including fresh daily cut vegetables. Choose from appetizers, salads and soups, sandwiches, fried platters or broiled. Save room for their tempting array of desserts. Eat in or carryout. Gift certificates available. Two private banquet rooms for your special events accommodate groups up to 110. Visit the website for hours, lunch specials and complete menus. 1830 Asheville Hwy. Hendersonville 828-697-7107


More than coffee, espresso drinks, bagels and pastries, you can enjoy a variety of breakfast and lunch sandwiches and wraps, craft beers on tap, wine and spirits. On Fridays and Saturdays it’s the place for live entertainment. Whether you’re meeting friends or just planning on sitting back and enjoying a book, you’ll find a place at Black Bear Coffee to make yourself comfortable. Check the website for menu and event details. Open seven days.

318 N Main St. Hendersonville | 828-692-6333


Located on Third Avenue, Brooks Tavern is a small space with a heavy atmosphere. The purveyors are Mark Lowe and Hendersonville native Cindy Johnson Lowe. With Cindy, Mark developed a menu of favorites inspired by their U.S. travels. The menu includes a variety of food from Buffalo Chicken eggrolls to a Turkey, Apple and Brie sandwich. The star sandwich is the Monte Cristo, offering raspberry dipping sauce, ham, turkey, and melted gouda in deep fried funnel cake batter, dusted with powered sugar. They use fresh Certified Angus Beef and draft beers are served in 20 ounce glasses. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 11am-11pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am-12am. 

142 Third Ave. W Hendersonville 828-595-9994 @BrooksTravernHendersonvilleNC


Dry Falls Brewing Co. started out as a dream between father and son. What began as a hobby grew into a small, in-home operation and eventually led them to the decision to open their own brewery. The Oates Paint and Body Shop has been a landmark at the Busy Bend for over 70 years and was identified by owners Jeff and Evan as the perfect place for a brewery. After lengthy restoration and renovations were completed, the dream of Dry Fall Brewing Co. became a reality when its doors first opened in November 2018. Open Monday to Thursday 4 pm-10pm, Friday 4 pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am and Sunday 12pm-8pm. Open at noon on Fridays during the summer.

425 Kanuga Rd. Hendersonville



After a warm welcome in Asheville, NC, Dave Rice brought the all things Southern BBQ experience about 30 miles down the road to Hendersonville, NC. Moe’s Original Bar B Que features award-winning Bama-style pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces in addition to Catfish and a Shrimp Moe-Boy sandwich. Additionally, several traditional Southern sides and tasty desserts are served fresh daily from recipes passed down for generations. Upstairs features extra dining with a bar that makes a perfect spot for acoustic live music and private parties. Large party takeout orders and full service catering with delivery are also available. Now open in Forest City.

114 N Main St. Hendersonville 828-595-9200


Mountain Deli is committed to serving the most delicious, best quality sandwiches they can provide. The entire menu features only fresh, natural ingredients from the best farmers and producers, and is available for dine-in, take-out, delivery or lunch on the patio. There are absolutely no artificial ingredients, additives or chemicals. They emphasize domestic and especially locally grown, seasonally fresh ingredients. Most items are made from scratch in the Deli; meats are minimally processed or cooked from raw; soups, salads & sauces are made daily. All sandwiches are custom made to order for the freshest possible experience. It just tastes better! Visit the website for the full menu and catering information.

343 N Main St. Hendersonville 828-696-0093 


Named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe, The Poe House is located in historic downtown Hendersonville. Coming off somewhere between English pub and trendy wine bar, The Poe House is a legendary hangout for locals and visitors alike. A cozy place to enjoy live music, a craft beer from their ever changing draft list, a flight of hand selected wines, an artisanal cocktail inspired by the season, or indulge in delectable small plates created from their kitchen. Pick up one of their famous Poe House tee shirts. You are invited to come spend some time in Poe's House.

105 First Avenue W, Hendersonville

Hours: Tues - Thurs 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Fri & Sat 4 p.m. to Midnight



Experience the elegant Italian ambience designed by the talented Renzo Maietto. Savor the authentic Italian food prepared as a homage to his grandmother and cook, Angelina, from his cultural roots in Viterbo, Italy. Simple yet sophisticated and flavorful, you will taste the passion and pride in the handmade classics from his home country. Complement your meal with a selection from the impressive wine list or one of the signature house cocktails. Private upstairs dining room available for events and seats groups up to 48. Visit the website for lunch availabilities and call for reservations. Head next door and enter the elusive black door on Main Street which leads to Renzo’s newly renovated, century-old space called “Speakeasy,” and experience bits of Main Street’s hidden history alongside the food and spirits Renzo is known for.

502 N Main St., Hendersonville

Open for Dinner Seven Days a Week



West First Wood-Fired creates handcrafted food with a Mediterranean aesthetic and features whole-wheat thin crust pizzas, organic pastas, rustic salads, soups, desserts and breads. They also offer gluten free pizzas and entrees. Enjoy a sophisticated, dynamic dining experience while watching your food freshly prepared in our open kitchen or dine alfresco on the deck. The full service bar offers martinis, local brews and eclectic wines. West First Wood-Fired grew out of their organic wood-fired bakery, The Flat Rock Village Bakery.

101a First Avenue W Hendersonville

Serving Lunch and Dinner Mon-Sat