Asheville Restaurants for Every Budget

Asheville RestaurantsJust thinking of all the Asheville Restaurants will get your mouth watering. There are just so many to choose from! If you’re looking for a great restaurant to try out on vacation, but don’t want to break the bank, there are plenty of options.

Here’s a list of Asheville area  restaurants for every budget.

Orchard Inn Restaurant

Saluda, NC


Don’t just take our word for it. Others who have acclaimed Orchard Inn fare is the highlight of their trip will be sure to fill you in on their experiences. We serve dinner Thursday through Saturday by reservation only with complimentary hors d’oeuvres offered between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The Orchard Inn Restaurant boasts local, organic goods to support a movement toward healthful, fresh cuisine, and we even grow our own vegetables and herbs in our on-site organic garden. We’re open to the public for breakfast most every morning, but be sure to make a reservation!

Flat Rock Bakery

Flat Rock, NC


The bakery provides the highest quality artisan breads and pastries, as well as a wide range of lunch items. You can choose from wood-fired pizzas, organic salads and rustic sandwiches! The Flat Rock Bakery is inside The Wrinkled Egg. It’s definitely worth the trip for your sweet tooth!


Asheville, NC


Plant capitalizes on seasonal, local flavors to create delicious signature vegan dishes. They don’t use meat, eggs, dairy or honey in the area’s only completely vegetarian restaurant. They offer made-from-scratch food, promising to only use carefully chosen ingredients that come from the earth.

Umi Japanese Fine Dining

Hendersonville, NC


Try out this Japanese restaurant that has been voted the best restaurant in Hendersonville for their elegant ambience, healthy fresh food and outstanding service. There’s something for everyone at Umi, from authentic Japanese entrees, fresh sushi or a dish from their newly added Thai menu.

The Purple Onion

Saluda, NC


Consider the Purple Onion for a casual option. They serve up fresh local trout, eclectic burgers, topping-covered pizzas, salads with local free range chicken and have a gluten free menu. Try them out on Thursday or Saturday when they feature live music.

Saluda Grade Cafe

Saluda, NC


Here’s an upscale and fun downtown restaurant with a casual environment. Saluda Grade Cafe delivers “classics with a twist.” They also cater to specific diets.

The Admiral Restaurant

Asheville, NC


Serving up their cuisine from a “humble cinder block building” in West Asheville, The Admiral is sure to please the palate.  The creative menu will take you from spinach fritters to the heritage farms pork chop.  Reservations are recommended.  Come on Friday or Saturday night for an Admiral dance party.

12 Bones Smokehouse

Asheville, NC


Everything at 12 Bones Smokehouse is smoked in house and all desserts and sides are made from scratch. They serve baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more!


Asheville, NC


The Bistro places a strong emphasis on the century old field to table philosophy. The menu changes to highlight the best of what is currently in season. It features locally farmed mountain trout, locally sourced meats, farmstead cheeses and honey.

Now that you have narrowed down where to dine, consider staying with us the Orchard Inn, an Asheville NC area bed and breakfast. It’s the perfect destination for those looking for picturesque natural sights and comfortable hospitality. In addition to our nine guest rooms in the main building, there are five cottage suites complete with fireplaces, whirlpool baths and private decks. Click here to view our rooms and suites.