One of the first questions our guests ask us is: “Where’s a good place to eat?” We always answer, “Well, what are you in the mood for?” That’s because Asheville boasts the full gamut of dining choices, from casual to formal and from Asian to Southern. And everything in between. Restaurants in South Asheville are nearby, and although some are new, all are worth a visit. Here are a few of our favorites:
This locally owned casual dining restaurant at 620 Hendersonville Road features a signature item: the Juicy Lucy, a cheese-stuffed burger that has to be experienced to be believed. Although known for their burgers and shakes — and rightly so — they also offer wings, salads, chicken and seafood. And it is so close to Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds, you can almost smell the food from your front door. Go hungry and be prepared to make a delicious mess!
Situated at the edge of Biltmore Village, Corner Kitchen has raised the bar for all restaurants in South Asheville to beat. Elegant yet approachable, their dinner menu features such tempting dishes as the Ginger Scallion Glazed NY strip with Bok Choy Stir Fry and Sticky Rice & Pickled Carrots. And it’s every bit as delicious as it sounds. Try them for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch.
This BBQ joint was so good, it had to expand. First opened in the River Arts District, 12 Bones is now an institution. One of the restaurants in South Asheville serves some of the best and most creative BBQ dishes in town. Everything is made from scratch, and every dish is delish. Best of all, the south store, located at 3578 Sweeten Creek Road, is just down the street from your cabin.
Tupelo Honey is a local success story. Started in downtown Asheville, the Southern-inspired restaurant is now in seven cities with four more on the way. Asheville has two locations; its Southside restaurant, at 1829 Hendersonville Road, is every bit as good as its original location, but with newer furniture. This is Southern casual cooking at its best.
Located in Biltmore Park, a recent mixed-use development, 131 Main is one of the best continental restaurants in South Asheville. Its menu mixes staples like Southern Shrimp and Grits with Roasted Prime Rib. Sitting right next to the movie theater, it’s the perfect before-or-after-movie meal. Its apt tagline is: “We define fresh.”
Reopening on February 5 after renovations, this Biltmore Village restaurant serves both Mediterranean and Southern foods, often side by side. For example, you can get Chicken Vadouvan or Roasted NC Trout off the dinner menu. Other surprises await you too — don’t miss the desserts!
Asheville has many ethnic food choices, but this is the first Korean restaurant in the city, and since it’s at 1987 Hendersonville Road, it’s not far from Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds. It’s a small, local operation: just the kind Asheville loves. If you’re in the mood for something different, the Stone Bowl might be just the thing.
As restaurants in South Asheville go, this one is a casual feast: big portions, heavy sauces and fresh ingredients. Locally owned and family-run, this is a great little place for pizzas and other Italian fare. Since it’s affordably priced, you can stop in for lunch or dinner when you don’t want anything too fancy.
Whatever you’re in the mood for, ask at the Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds office. We know all the restaurants in South Asheville and beyond to ensure you get a great experience. When it comes to your Asheville vacation, we look out for you.