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Wineries, Breweries and Eateries

North Carolina High Country Wineries, Breweries & Eateries


North Carolina, especially the part of the state among the mountains is filled with great wineries to sample and buy great bottles of locally made wine. We are happy that two of our favorites are within close proximity to 4 Seasons at Beech Mountain.

Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Brewing & serving some of the best beer in the country!

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Banner Elk Winery
Situated on a 25-year-old blueberry farm. The perfect ambiance for relaxing and enjoying award-winning wines with a large covered porch overlooking a pond surrounded by boulders and a tasting room so beautiful that it is available for celebrations, meetings and special events. Open year-round, with tastings Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-6pm. 
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1861 Farmhouse Winery
In the heart of Valle Crucis, on the National Register of Historic Places, dating back to 1855. Offers tastings of their award-wining wines, as well as a restaurant serving lunch & dinner. Seasonal hours.
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Grandfather Mountain Winery
Nestled on the Watauga River at the base of Grandfather Mountain. Not the ordinary winery, as grapes grow clinging to rock ledges on the hillside. Open Nov.1-March31, Thursday-Saturday, Noon-6pm, & Sunday, 1-5pm, and April 1-Oct.31, Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-6pm, & Sunday, 1-5pm. 
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Linville Falls Winery
Set on a 100-year-old cattle & cabbage farm, offering tours and tastings amongst beautiful vineyards & Tuscan architecture. Open Thursday-Saturday, Noon-6pm, & Sunday, 1-5pm.
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New River Winery
Situated at the headwaters of the New River, one of the oldest rivers in North America. Tasting patio, picnic areas, and Sunday concerts. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8am-5pm, closed during winter months. 
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Plumtree Valley Vineyards & Blind Squirrel Brewery
Originally the Vance General Store, built in 1919. Located at the Toe River in the serene valley of Plumtree, NC, an ideal setting for enjoying a glass of wine or beer on the riverside decks. Also features a disc golf course, climbing tower & pendulum swing, zip-line & canopy tours, and casual dining restaurant!
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Beech Mountain Restaurants

Beech Alpen Inn Restaurant
Offering some of the finest dining in the High Country, with three-state mountain views. Selection of wings, burgers, & quesadillas on the bar menu, and selection of steaks, chicken, & pastas on the dinner menu.  Live music Sunday evenings during summer and fall.  Visit Web Site

Brick Oven Pizzeria
Operating on Beech Mountain for 20 years. Open all summer and seasonally thereafter, offers something for everyone…pizzas, baked pastas, subs, wide selection of appetizers, & homemade desserts. Beers from all over the world, a 40’ full bar, 15 televisions, an arcade, mini-golf, coffee bar, & ice cream parlor. 
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Bullwinkles Pizzeria & Sportsbar
Located in the Top of the Beech Inn, offering great hearthstone pizza & contemporary Italian cuisine.
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Fast Eddie’s
Featuring “Chicago” style hot dogs, sausages, Italian beef, deli sandwiches, burgers, wings, BBQ, & soups. Open daily 11am-11pm. Visit Web Site

Fred’s Backside Deli
Hot & cold deli sandwiches, salads, burgers, fresh baked desserts, & ice cream. Breakfast, lunch, & occasionally dinner; daily specials. Open 7:30am-3pm.

Jackalope’s View
When it’s time for dining, tantalizing cuisine & spectacular views await at Jackalope’s View. Recognized as one of the best restaurants in the area! Elegantly prepared & creative entrees feature fresh seafood, mountain trout, certified angus beef, & exotic wild game, while an exceptional wine list compliments any occasion. Cozy upstairs bar for enjoying cocktails and a game of pool. Visit Web Site

Valle de Bravo
Enjoy Mexican faire at 5,000 feet! Full ABC permits. Located in the 4 Seasons at Beech.
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Casual fine dining atmosphere, full ABC permits. Offering fabulous selection of steaks, pasta, chicken, and southern favorites like homemade mac & cheese.

Banner Elk Restaurants

Contemporary American Fine Dining in a rustic yet elegant environment. Innovative & progressive thinking in a farm-to-table approach, only working with the highest quality ingredients. Warm environment offers the best food & wine with excellent service. Open spring, summer, & fall. Menu changes daily.
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The Banner Elk Café & Lodge Pizzeria & Espresso Bar
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, & dinner daily. Great food, ranging from eggs benedict to big, juicy burgers. Grilled mahi & chicken sandwiches, salad bar, homemade daily specials. Ribs, steaks, fish, fresh & creative specials.
The Lodge Pizzeria & Espresso Bar is set in a friendly coffee-house atmosphere with a smoothie bar, fresh bakery, & gourmet food. Serving delicious salads, seared tuna, pizzas, pastas, & wraps. Best Bloody Mary & Cadillac Margaritas in town. 
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Banner Elk Sushi Club
Sushi & Nightlife! 
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Barra Wings Café & Sportsbar
Seven big flat screens, upscale setting to watch favorite sports teams or major events with family or friends. Wings, pizza, great appetizers.
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The Bayou Smokehouse & Grill
Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler at the Bayou, a New Orleans Restaurant and Bar. Authentic Louisiana & Texas food, including Beef BBQ, Hand-Cut Ribeyes, & Spicy Shrimp Gumbo. Wine & Beer Lists, including 10 draft beer and over 55 different bottle beers. Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar…Every Sunday! Large menu with sandwiches, dinner entrees, and chef specials. Open for lunch & dinner, 7 days a week, Sunday Brunch. Bar open late! 
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Fabulous ambiance with the finest in Italian dishes that include pastas, seafood, & the best cuts of local meats. Fine wines, microbrewery collections. 
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China House
Excellent Chinese cuisine at reasonable prices!

Dunn’s Deli
Extensive selection of fresh, made-to-order sandwiches & salads, using the highest quality ingredients, such as Boar’s Head Brand meats, cheeses, sauces, & bacon. Homemade croissants, Kaiser, sub, blunt rolls, & biscuits
made fresh daily. Serving breakfast & lunch till 7pm on weekdays and 5-6pm on Sundays/Saturdays. 
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The Frog & the Monkey
Eclectic grazing featuring food from local farmers & growers! 
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Wings, burgers, quesadillas, salmon, tuna, steaks, children’s menu. Casual dining with a relaxed atmosphere. Serving lunch & dinner, ABC Permits, Variety of Beer & Wine, Soups, Salads, & Platters, Plasma TVs, House Specialties, Karaoke. 
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Puerto Nuevo
Authentic Mexican dishes made fresh daily. Upscale atmosphere. Selection of wine, beers, & full ABC permits. 
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Sorrento’s Bistro
Upscale eclectic gourmet Italian Bistro, a combination of a visual and culinary celebration. 
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Tradition of serving the best Prime Rib, Steaks, & Seafood in the High Country. Locally-owned & operated since 1985, exceptional service & value. Serving dinner daily from 5pm in a casual atmosphere. Extensive salad bar, children’s menu. 
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The Painted Fish Café & Beer Bar
Recognizable dishes with a twist in a relaxed, casual ambiance where one can indulge in great food, fun beers, & superb wines, all at reasonable prices.
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Tokyo Express Sushi, Seafood, & Steakhouse
A healthy balance between fresh herbs & meats and a creative use of spices for high quality Japanese & Viatnamese food. 
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Enjoy a variety of vegetable, chicken, beef, & seafood dishes, all served tapas style to delight the palate with a sampling of goodness! Visit Web Site


Boone Restaurants

A traditional flavor of Mediterranean cuisine, using the finest & freshest products, like seafood, vegetable, poultry, & meats. We welcome you in a real Italian atmosphere. Buon Appetito!

Casa Rustica
Boone’s authentic Italian restaurant since 1981. Offering a wide selection of entrees including fresh pastas, chicken, veal, seafood, & steaks. Nightly specials compliment menu, homemade desserts. La Bouca Lounge at Casa Rustica offers original sandwiches and flat-bread pizzas. Cozy atmosphere in a log cabin setting. 
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Cobo Sushi Bistro & Bar
Opened in May 2013, one-of-a-kind dining experience that not only includes the Japanese art of sushi, but also has plenty of non-traditional and contemporary menu items. A fun-loving, casual, yet elegant atmosphere that welcomes all! 
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Modern American restaurant featuring an eclectic upscale menu at prices appealing to all budgets. Located in the heart of Boone, offering lunch, dinner, & Sunday brunch. Lunch featuring sandwiches, fish or pulled pork tacos, burgers, & blue plate specials. Dinner offering of delectable selection of appetizers, soups, salads, steak, seafood, & vegetarian dishes.
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Dan’l Boone Inn
Serving Boone & the High Country delicious home cooked meals for over 50 years, just like you remember at grandma’s house. Family-style meals begin with a salad in the summer and soup in the winter. Three meats and five vegetables are served along with biscuits, preserves, dessert, and beverage. Full family-style breakfast served on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Joy Bistro
Elegant but rustic dining. Fresh seasonal foods in a relaxed & casual atmosphere. 
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Hop Nob Farm Café
Worldly foods using seasonal produce from Hob Nob Farm, as well as many other organic local farmers. 100% hormone & antibiotic free meats & eco-friendly fish. All beans, rices, flours, & juices are organic.
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Melanie’s Food Fantasy
Delicious home cooked food, made using the freshest & highest quality whole food ingredients to create dishes that are nutritious & full of flavor. Local & organic ingredients used when feasible. Sensitive to vegetarian & vegan concerns. Bread and biscuits made from scratch and provided by local bakery, Stick Boy Bread Company. 
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Mellow Mushroom
Supplying the High Country with the finest pizza pie since back in ’96! Big screen TV, Boone’s largest selection of draft beer, craft beer, & micro-brews! 
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Our Daily Bread
Featuring a unique handpicked variety of sandwiches, salads, wine, & beer. 
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Located in the old jail in Boone, serving up tasty, modern Southern fare. Soups, salads, desserts. Pick from daily selections of meats, like pulled pork, fried chicken, & turkey and dressing to pair with a wide range of down-home veggies. Also serving a fabulous Southern Sunday Bruch.
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Makoto’s Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Watch as expert chefs perform their tableside culinary magic. Filet mignon, scallops, shrimp, & ribeye steaks prepared in their own incomparable way. Excellent selection of sushi!
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Red Onion
One of Boone’s classic restaurants, open daily for lunch & dinner. Offering pasta, pizza, salads, fish, steak, vegetarian meals, a large children’s menu, and homemade desserts.
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Stick Boy Bread Company
A small, family-owned artisan bakery, where high quality baked goods & great service come together to create a special experience. Fresh baked breads, steaming cappuccinos, delicious cinnamon rolls, & decadent chocolate tortes. 
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Whether you are in the mood for an extraordinary fine dining experience or a Sunday brunch, Vidalia is prepared to meet your culinary desires. Exceptional service & intimate atmosphere.
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Blowing Rock Restaurants

The Best Cellar
Established in 1975, providing customers with the finest of food, wine, & service! All dishes, including bread & desserts, prepared daily on site. Seasonal menu offerings, steak, chicken, veal, duckling. Valet service available.
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Bistro Roca
A landmark casual fine dining restaurant and bar quaintly nestled off the beaten path near downtown Blowing Rock. Features American Bistro fare, including unique salads, sandwiches, appetizers, homemade desserts, & inspiring entrees. Specializing in hand-tossed, wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizzas and French-influenced comfort food. Variety of vegetarian cuisine. Serving lunch & dinner Wednesday-Monday, & Sunday brunch. 
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Casual fine dining in a unique atmosphere with a seemingly endless selection of cuisine. All dishes freshly prepared in house with the finest ingredients available. Mexican & Southwestern dishes prepared with a varying degree of spice and heat. Serving lunch & dinner and a Sunday Jazz Brunch. 
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Foggy Rock Eatery & Café
Offering lunch, dinner, & Sunday brunch with menu items such as quiche, soups, salads, sandwiches, shrimp tacos, chicken parmesan, & grouper. 
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Friendly service, the world’s best Mackinac Island fudge, Original Recipe ice cream, & loads of fresh candies & chocolate treats, made right in the store..  A “must-visit” stop!
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Kojay’s Café & Coffee Shop
Located in the Village of Blowing Rock, offering gourmet breakfast, lunch, & specialty coffee and tea drinks. Always fresh, creative, and unique.
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A fine dining restaurant and casual bar, featuring southern American cuisine at its best! Extensive wine list, live music on weekends. Visit Web Site

The Village Café
On the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1907, using hand-hewed chestnut extensively for the interior. Serving breakfast all day & lunch. Innovative cuisine, crepes, eggs, pancakes, soups, salads, superb sandwiches.
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Erick’s Wine & Cheese
From the distinctive, collectible wines you’ll find in Erick’s temperature controlled fine wine room, to highly rated wines for under $10 a bottle, and everything in between. Wide selection of beer, cheeses, specialty snacks, & gifts.
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Peabody’s Wine & Beer
Offering the North Carolina High Country’s largest & finest selection of wine & beer, wine accessories, cigars, fine cheeses, luscious chocolates, & gourmet foods. 
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Ashee County Cheese Factory
Located in West Jefferson, NC, about 1.5 hours from Beech Mountain. The Carolina’s only cheese manufacturer. Visitors can watch cheese being made and select favorites from the cheese and gift shop. 
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