Here Are 5 of the Best Restaurants in Western North Carolina

When you’re on vacation, food isn’t just a necessity. It’s part of the experience! As locals of Western North Carolina, we know some of the best eateries to send you to during your stay at Orchard Inn. We believe in wholesome, farm-to-table cuisine at restaurants that are sure to impress, including our own: Newman’s. Here’s our list of some of the best restaurants in Western North Carolina! Discover even more things to see and do in the area when you access our complimentary Vacation Guide.

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5 of the Best Restaurants in Western North Carolina

Newman’s Restaurant | Saluda, NC

Newman’s Restaurant gives each and every guest an incredible dining experience. Guests are treated as if they are royalty, and every need is taken care of. The menu consists of three courses and dessert, and there is an extensive wine list your server can help you pair with the courses chosen. The menu changes each week depending on the ingredients available; only the freshest, local ingredients are used in each dish. With gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains, you’ll want to come back over and over again.

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The Purple Onion | Saluda, NC

Consider the Purple Onion for a casual option close to Orchard Inn. The name alone conjures up thoughts of farmlands and fresh food! Just a few minutes away from Orchard Inn, this restaurant is on Main Street amongst quaint shops that are great to browse through. They have several farmers that they work with to keep their ingredients fresh, and their menu has tons of gluten-free and vegan options!

Plant | Asheville, NC

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

The Admiral | 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. It’s one of the best restaurants in Asheville! Local tip: Reservations are highly recommended for this restaurant!

Never Blue | Hendersonville, NC

For some casual tapas, head to Never Blue! This is one of the best restaurants in Western North Carolina to go to for a unique experience. Most of their menu consists of small plates, so many of the tables will order a few to share together. Both the menu and the decor is eclectic, and as many as possible of the ingredients are locally sourced.

Book Your Getaway to Western North Carolina Today

View from Spa accommodationsGreat food and gorgeous views await! Book your getaway at Orchard Inn to experience all of the best restaurants in Western North Carolina. With Newman’s Restaurant right on our property, you’re already off on a great start! Browse our accommodations to start planning your stay. Each room, cottage, and suite has gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains, and our on-site nature trail is a great place to walk off a big meal. Book your getaway today!