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Restaurants

A B&B and Boutique Hotel Located in the Center of It All

George and Hanneke believe you’ll enjoy the wide variety of local - not chain - Western North Carolina Restaurants while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway – from fine dining to casual, family-style, farm to table, fusion, and ethnic foods like Italian, Mexican and Thai. Here are some of their own and their guests at Chalet Inn Bed & Breakfast and Chalet Suites Boutique Hotel favorites...

Sylva / Dillsboro

Guadalupe Cafe – Caribbean-inspired fusion cuisine, a diverse selection of wines from Spain and Latin-America and micro-brewed beers. Menu includes appetizers, salads, entrees and house-made desserts. 606 Main Street, Sylva. 828-586-9877.

Lulu's Cafe – This California style restaurant features many unique and vegetarian based dishes. Favorites include pasta salad ala Greque, tropical pork tenderloins and frijoles negros, wasabi shrimp, pecan encrusted catfish and walnut spinach ravioli. Starters, soups and sandwiches also available with a larger beer selection and wine list. 612 West Main, Sylva. 828-586-8989.

Speedy's Pizza – Great specialty pizzas to order, pasta dishes, salads and seafood entrees. Beer and wine. Prime rib on Thursday evenings. 82 E. Main Street, Sylva. 828-586-3800.

Bogart's – A variety of sandwiches, burger platters, catch of the day and flame grilled steaks. Try one of their house specialties like smothered grilled chicken or baby back ribs. Bogart's has the best salads in town. Nice domestic beer selection or sodas to drink. 35 East Main Street, Sylva. 828-586-6532.

Colima's – Authentic Mexican cuisine with a nice selection of margaritas. Order from menu or buffet at lunch. 62 East Sylva Shopping Center, Sylva. 828-586-9999.

The Jarrett House – Famous for its home-style food for over a century: baked ham, southern fried chicken, mountain trout, pot roast, chicken and dumplings, and catfish. All dinners are served family style with cole slaw, candied apples, buttered potatoes, green beans, pickled beets, hot biscuits. Soft drinks, coffee, tea only. 100 Haywood Road, Dillsboro. 828-586-0265.

Coach's Bistro – Located at the Jarrett House. Breakfast features waffles, omelets, fruit plates and ala carte meals. Lunch features appetizers, sliders, sandwiches, wraps, specialties, soups, salads and desserts. Dinner features appetizers, sliders, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Full bar. 518 Haywood Road, Dillsboro. 828-586-0265.

Haywood Smokehouse – Texas-style barbecue featuring sandwiches, platters, ribs, brunswick stew, chicken and hot dogs, desserts, and plenty of sides to choose from. 403 Haywood Road, Dillsboro. 828-631-9797.

Bryson City

Cork & Bean Bistro – Lunch features appetizers, specialty burgers, sandwiches and crepes, soups, salads and desserts. Dinner features tapas and small plates, salads, specialty burgers and crepes, chef specialty entrees and house-made desserts. Breakfast and brunch offerings. Full bar. 24 Everett Street. 828-488-1934.

Mountain Perks Cafe – Offers a wide selection of bagels and croissant sandwiches, waffles, wraps, salads, house-made quiches, soups and desserts. Gluten-free and vegetarian friendly menu. Drinks include multiple espressos, cappuccinos, frozen Italian sodas, and soft drinks. Breakfast and lunch. 9 Depot Street. 828-488-9561.

Anthony's Restaurant & Derailed Bar – Authentic hand-tossed pizza, burgers, house-made dinners, appetizers, subs, paninis, salads & desserts. Large selection of craft, imported and domestic beers; full bar and wine. Free wifi. 15 Depot Street. 828-488-8898.

The Filling Station Deli – Stacked sandwiches all prepared with the freshest of meats, cheese and our fresh baked breads. Gourmet salads, tempting soups, wonderful desserts and their famous Cuban sandwich. Daily specials. 145 Everett Street. 828-488-1919.

Soda Pops – 1940's and '50's old fashioned soda fountain, specializing in Coca-Cola memorabilia. 125 Everett Street. 828-488-8456.

Pasqualino's Italian – Featuring classic Italian cuisine including margarita and seafood pizzas, pasta dishes such as fettuccine alfredo, baked tortellini, manicotti, and blackened shrimp pasta. Appetizers like calamari fritti, antipasto plates and artichoke with prosciutto. Soups, salads, desserts. Beer, wine and full bar. 25 Everett Street. 828-488-9555.

Jimmy Mac's – Jimmy Mac's features a full menu including soups, salads, appetizers, burgers (including Buffalo burgers), steak, seafood and more for lunch and dinner. 121 Main Street. 828-4700.

River's End – This is a great place to eat while exploring Nantahala Gorge. Start off with an appetizer such as herb and onion bread or whitewater wings and then decide from hand-pattied burgers to signature pizzas, sherpa rice or their award winning chili. Local trout cakes are the featured entree and they also offers a good selection of wines and beers. 13077 Hwy 19 West. 828-488-2175.

Cherokee

Granny's Kitchen – Enjoy great Southern home cooking buffet-style. Choose from daily specials like hand-carved roast beef and fried chicken to a wide selection of vegetables and homemade desserts. A favorite with locals since 1984. 1098 Painttown Road (US 19 N). 828-497-5010.

Franklin

Caffé REL – European inspired atmosphere and cuisine in an unusual location (behind Hot Spot gas station). Entrees include osso buco, shrimp and grits, pot roast, bouillabaisse, lamb shanks and more. Decadent desserts. Lunch and dinner. Cash only. 459 E. Main Street. 828-369-9446.

The Bowery – Features soups, salads, sandwiches, vegetable plates and snacks. Lunch and dinner. Brunch on Sunday. 777 East Main St.

Cashiers

Cornucopia – Fresh and flavorful home made soups, salads, sandwiches, vegetarian options and hamburgers for lunch. Dinners include Southern chicken, beef, seafood and pasta dishes with an eclectic twist. 16 Cashiers School Road, 828-743-3750.

Waynesville

The Sweet Onion – Regional cuisine with contemporary flair – traditional favorites like southern fried chicken to signature pastas, fresh mountain trout and scrumptious house-made desserts. Appetizers such as ahi tuna sashimi or crispy fried onions. Draft and bottled beer, wine, champagne. 39 Miller Street. 828-456-5559.

Blossom On Main – Authentic Thai cuisine using natural fresh ingredients, paired with lots of spices, herbs and vegetables. Spiced to order in mild, medium, or hot and spicy temperatures. Serving NC local wines. 128 N. Main Street. 828-454-5400.

Chef's Table – Fine dining restaurant emphasizing fresh ingredients with a seasonal menu featuring fresh pasta with the dough made in house and rolled to order. The Chef's Signature dish is Carolina low country shrimp and grits with other selections such as lobster ravioli, bourbon pork ribeye and crispy roasted duck. Wine list with 250 choices and a beer menu with a variety of microbrews. 30 Church Street. 828-452-6210.

Maggie's Galley – A variety of seafood selections such as u-peel-em shrimp, calamari, clams, crab cakes and oysters. Also choose between trout, flounder and catfish, back angus steaks, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Full bar. 1374 Sulphur Springs Road. 828-456-8945.

Frog's Leap Public House – A farm to table country pub focused on food, wine, beer and music of the area. The menu may feature duck confit and black truffles along with BBQ and pimento cheese. Choose from snacks, soups, salads, local cheeses, small plates and full supper selections. 44 Church Street. 828-456-1930.