Food and beverage industry reels from Coronavirus Pandemic

Last Tuesday, on what would normally be a bustling St. Patrick’s Day, owner Dan Elliot sat in his empty Sweet Onion restaurant in the heart of Waynesville’s downtown tourist district just after sharing some difficult news with his staff of 34 employees. 

Places to eat

Andrews

• Burger Basket — American – 828.321.3785

• Granieri’s Italian Restaurant — Italian/American – 828.321.5555

• Happy Hawg BBQ — Southern/American – 828.321.2900

• Hoppy Trout Brewing Company — American – 828.835.2111

• Kobe Grill — Asian – 828.321.1010

• Monte Alban — Mexican – 828.321.1802

• Ronnie’s — American/Southern – 828.644.8271

• Santo Nino — Mexican – 828.321.2109

 

Bryson City

• 1101 Main Steak House — American/Southern – 828.488.5333

• Anthony’s — Italian/American – 828.488.8898

• Bar-B-Que Wagon — Southern/American – 828.488.9521

• Big Wesser — American/Southern – 828.905.7238

• The Bistro at the Everett Hotel  — Southern/Gourmet – 828.488.1934

• Box Car Café & Cones — American – 828.488.5379

• CJ’s Grille — American/Southern – 828.488.9880

• Derailed Bar & Lounge — American – 828.488.8898

• Everett Street Diner — American/Café – 828.488.0123

• Filling Station Deli — American/Southern – 828.488.1919

• Fryemont Inn — Southern/Seafood – 800.845.4879

• Great Smoky Mountains Winery — American/Southern – 828.788.1346

• Guayabitos — Mexican – 828.488.1336

• Hemlock Inn — Southern/Gourmet – 828.488.2885

• High Test Deli — American/Southern – 828.488.1919

• Iron Wok — Asian – 828.488.9553

• Iron Skillet — American/Café – 828.488.4766

• Jimmy Mac’s — American/Southern – 828.488.4700

• La Poblana — Mexican – 828.488.1701

• La Taqueria  — Mexican – 828.488.9162

• Mountain Perks Espresso Bar & Café — American/Café – 828.488.9561

• Naber’s Drive-In — American/Southern – 828.488.2877

• Nantahala Brewing (Brewpub) — Southern/Gourmet – 828.585.5885

• Nate & Nick’s Pizza — American/Southern – 828.588.0500

• Pasqualino’s  — Italian – 828.488.9555

• Pizza By The River — American/Southern – 828.342.9101

• River’s End Restaurant — American/Southern – 828.488.7172

• Snak Shak — American/Southern – 828.341.1999

• Village Bistro — Southern/American – 828.488.9000

• Water’s Edge — Seafood/Southern – 828.488.7977

 

Canton 

• Black Bear Café  — American/Café – 828.648.1003

• Canelos — Mexican – 828.648.0303

• China King Buffet  — Chinese/Asian – 828.235.8815

• DiMaggio’s Pizza & Pasta — American/Italian – 828.492.0641

• El Chapala — Mexican – 828.235.9193 —  — Canton (continued)

• El Pobre — Mexican – 828.235.9311

• J-RO’s  — American – 828.492.0015

• Jukebox Junction — American/Café – 828.648.4546 

• Kobe Express — Asian – 828.492.1255

• Kountry Kitchen — American/Café – 828.492.8072

• Pigeon River Grille — American/Café – 828.492.1422

• Sagebrush — Steakhouse – 828.646.3750

• Southern Porch Kitchen & Drink — Southern/Farm-to-Table – 828.492.8006

• Three Compas — Mexican – 828.235.9193

 

Cashiers

• Buck’s Coffee Café  — American/Café – 828.743.9997

• Carolina Smokehouse — Southern Barbecue – 828.743.3200

• Chez Dupont & The Stone Soup Café — Southern/Farm-to-Table – 828.743.1960

• Chile Loco — Mexican – 828.743.1160

• Cornucopia Restaurant — Southern/American – 828.743.3750

• El Manzanillo — Mexican – 828.743.5522

• High Hampton Inn & Country Club — Steak/Seafood/Southern – 828.743.2411

• The Orchard  — Southern/American – 828.743.7614

• Randevu — Southern – 828.743.0190

• Slab Town Pizza — American – 828.743.0020

• The Ugly Dog Pub — American/Southern – 828.743.3000

• Trillium Clubhouse — American/Southern – 828.743.4157

• Whiteside Brewing  — American/Southern – 828.743.6000

• Winslow’s Hideaway  — Steak/Seafood – 828.743.2226

• Zookeeper Café — American/Café – 828.743.7711

 

Cherokee

• BJ’s Diner — American/Southern – 828.497.4303

• Brio Tuscan Grille (Harrah’s) — Italian – 828.497.7777

• Chestnut Tree  — American/Café – 828.497.9181

• Front Porch Cakery & Deli — American/Southern – 828.497.1776

• Frontier Pancake House  — American/Café – 828.497.4718

• Granny’s Kitchen — Southern/American – 828.497.5010

• Lee Garden — Chinese – 828.497.4388

• Little Princess  — Southern/American – 828.497.9000

• Kobe Express — Asian – 828.497.9779

• New Happy Garden — Chinese – 828.497.4310

• Newfound Lodge — American/Café – 828.497.4590 

• Noodle Bar (Harrah’s) — Asian – 828.497.7777

• Paul’s Diner  — American/Southern – 828.497.9012

• Peter’s Pancakes & Waffles  — American/Café – 828.497.5116

• Rancho Viejo — Mexican – 828.497.0343

• Ruth’s Chris Streak House (Harrah’s) — Steak/Seafood – 828.497.7777

• Sassy Sunflowers Bakery & Café — American/Southern – 828.497.2539

• Selu Garden Café (Harrah’s) — American/Southern – 828.497.7777

• Wize Guyz Grille — American – 828.497.2838

 

Clyde

• 7 Asian Kitchen — Asian – 828.476.5121

• Blue Rooster Southern Grill — Southern/American – 828.456.1997

• Coffee Cup Café — American/Café – 828.627.8905

• Da Asian Kitchen — Asian/Sushi – 828.476.5121

• Ferrara Pizza & Pasta — Italian/American – 828.476.5058

• Sherrill’s Pioneer — American/Café – 828.627.9880 — Cullowhee

• 9 Lives — American/Southern 

• Sazon — Mexican – 828.293.9443

 

Dillsboro 

• Boots Steakhouse – 828.631.9713

• Country Traditions — American/Southern – 828.586.1600

• Foragers Canteen — Farm-to-Table/Southern – 828.631.4114

• Haywood Smokehouse — Barbecue/Southern – 828.586.9556

• Jarrett House — Southern – 828.586.0265

• Kostas  — Greek/Italian – 828.631.0777

• Well HouseAmerican/Southern – 828.586.8588

 

Franklin

• The Boiler Room — Steak/Southern – 828.349.5555

• Boone Thai  — Thai – 828.524.1111

• The Bowery — Southern – 828.369.3663

• Caff’e Rel  — French – 828.369.9446

• Chris & Charlie’s — Italian/American – 828.349.0900

• City Restaurant — American – 828.524.4948

• Cody’s Kitchen — American/Southern – 828.524.9048

• El Charro — Mexican – 828.369.9002

• Elevations Pizza & Eats — American/Southern – 828.369.1359

• Fortune House — Asian – 828.349.3888

• Franklin Café — American/Southern – 828.634.4995

• Frogtown Market — American/Southern – 828.369.0001

• Gazebo Creekside Café — American/Southern – 828.524.8783

• Gondolas — American/Southern 

• Hungry Bear — American/Café – 828.369.2900

• Jaxon’s Downtown — American/Southern – 828.369.1302

• Kobe Express — Asian – 828.524.5623

• Kountry Kitchen — American – 828.524.6209

• Las Barricas — Mexican – 828.349.4484

• Los Tamalitos — Mexican – 828.369.6288

• Lucio’s  — Italian – 828.369.6670

• Martha’s Kitchen — American/Southern – 828.524.4600

• Mi Casa — Mexican – 828.369.1580

• Motor Company Grill — American/Southern – 828.524.0099

• Ms Lois’ American/Café – 828.369.8628

• Mulligan’s Bar & Grill — American/Southern – 828.349.3183

• Normandie — American/Café – 828.524.3118

• Papa’s Pizza of Franklin — American – 828.369.9999

• The Post & Beam at Mill Creek — Southern/American – 828.349.0402

• Rathskeller Coffee Haus — American/Café – 828.369.6796

• Rico’s Tacos — Mexican – 828.200.3960

• Rizzo’s Bakery & Bistro — American/Southern – 828.369.7774

• Rock House Lodge — American/Southern – 828.349.7676

• Rockin’ Rollie Pollies — American/Southern – 828.369.2690

• Root + Barrel — American/Gourmet – 828.369.3663

• Sakura  — Japanese – 828.349.8917

• Stamey’s Café — American/Café – 828.524.8198 

• Sunset — American/Café – 828.524.4842 

• Thai Paradise — Thai – 828.349.0973

• Tienda Mexicana La Guadalupana — Mexican – 828.349.0108

• Town Hill Grill — American/Southern – 828.369.6799

• Vito’s Pizza — Italian/American – 828.369.9890

• Willy’s Ribs & BBQ — Southern/American – 828.524.0414

• Yonder — American/Southern – 828.369.6007

 

Hayesville

• Alazan — Mexican – 828.389.2727

• Anejo Grille — Mexican – 828.389.6061

• Angelo’s Downtown Pizza — Italian/American – 828.389.2500

• Black Dog Tavern Grill & Spirits — American/Southern – 828.415.1700

• Carlotta’s — American/Southern – 828.415.0909

• Chevelle’s 69 — American – 828.389.6069

• The Copper Door — Steak/Seafood/Southern – 828.237.4030

• Giovanni’s Pizzeria — Italian/American – 828.415.1615

• Hayesville Brewing — American/Southern – 828.835.6010

• Mariolino’s Italian Cuisine — Italian/American – 828.415.1572

• Mika’s Pizza — American – 828.389.6366

• Nocturnal Brewing — American/Southern – 828.305.7337

• Rib Country BBQ — Barbecue/Southern – 828.389.9597

• Roma’s Pizzeria — Italian/American – 828.389.6366

• Sequoyah Bar & Grille — American/Southern – 828.389.9000

• Tusquittee Tavern  — American/Southern 

• Valley River Brewery  — American/Southern – 828.389.1472

 

Highlands

• 4118 Kitchen + Bar — American/Southern – 828.526.5002

• Asia House — Asian – 828.787.1680

• Azteca Rainforest Bar & Grill — Mexican/American – 828.526.2244

• Bistro On Main — American – 828.526.2590

• Brick Oven Pizza — American – 828.526.4121

• Buck’s Coffee Café  — American/Café – 828.526.0020

• Cyprus — International – 828.526.4429

• El Azteca — South Pacific/Mexican – 828.526.2244

• El Manzanillo  — Mexican – 828.526.0608

• Fresser’s Express — American/Southern – 828.526.4188

• Highlands Smokehouse — Southern Barbecue – 828.526.1900

• Kelsey Place — American/Southern – 828.526.9380

• Lakeside — Seafood/Southern – 828.526.9419

• The Log Cabin  — American/Southern – 828.526.5777

• Madison’s Restaurant & Wine Garden — Southern/Farm-to-Table – 828.526.5477

• Main Street Inn Bistro — American – 828.526.2590

• Meritage Bistro — American – 828.526.1019

• Mountain Fresh Pizza — Italian/American – 828.526.2400 

• On the Verandah  — Gourmet Fusion – 828.526.2338 — • Paoletti’s — Italian/American – 828.526.4906

• Pescados — Mexican – 828.526.9313

• Pizza Place  — American – 828.526.5660

• Ristorante Paoletti — Northern Italian – 828.526.4906

• Ruka’s Table — Southern/Contemporary – 828.526.3636

• Rustico at the Log Cabin — Northern Italian – 828.526.0999

• Sky Pie Pizza  — Italian/American – 828.526.5188

• The Ugly Dog Pub — American/Southern – 828.526.8364

• Wild Thyme Gourmet — Southern – 828.526.4035

• Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro — New Orleans/Steak/Seafood – 828.526.3807

 

Lake Toxaway

• The Blind Mule — American/Southern – 828.553.8978

• Brown Trout Mountain Grille — American/Southern – 828.877.3474

• Country Cupboard — American/Southern – 828.883.5533 —  — Lake Toxaway (continued)

• The Falls Café & Grill — American/Southern – 828.877.3322

• The Grill — American – 828.883.5551

 

Maggie Valley 

• Andolini’s  — Italian/American – 828.944.0770

• Apple Andy’s  — American/Southern – 828.944.0626

• Brew Cue & BBQ — Southern/American – 828.944.0259

• Brickhouse Burgers & Pizza — American/Southern – 828.944.0909

• Butts On The Creek — Barbecue/Southern – 828.926.7885

• Cataloochee Guest Ranch — Southern/American – 800.868.1401 

• Country Vittles — American/Southern – 828.926.1820

• Frankie’s Italian Trattoria — Italian – 828.926.6216

• The Garrett House  — Southern/American – 828.944.1004

• Guayabitos — Mexican – 828.926.7777

• Holiday Diner — American/Café – 828.926.0820

• Iconic Sandwiches — American/Southern – 828.944.0606

• J. Arthur’s  — Steakhouse/American – 828.926.1817

• Joey’s Pancake House — American/Café – 828.926.0212

• Legends Sports Grill — American/Southern – 828.926.9464

• Maggie Valley Club — American/Southern – 828.926.1616

• Maggie Valley Pizzeria — Italian/American – 828.926.2325

• Maggie Valley Restaurant — American/Café – 828.926.0425 

• Maggie Valley Sandwich Shop — American/Southern – 828.944.0620

• Moonshine Grille — Southern/American – 828.926.7440

• Mountaineer — American/Café – 828.926.1730

• Pin High Bar & Grille — American/Southern – 828.926.4848

• Pop’s Grits & Eggs — American/Southern – 828.944.0677

• Rendezvous — American/Southern – 828.926.2325

• Salty Dog’s — Seafood/American – 828.926.9105

• Snappy’s — Italian/American – 828.926.6126

• The Swag — Farm-to-Table/Southern – 828.926.0430

• Taqueria Guanajuato — Mexican – 828.926.3483

• Willie Brooks BBQ — Barbecue/American – 828.944.1227

 

Murphy

• Bistro 29 — American/Southern – 828.837.9022

• Blue Mountain Coffee & Grill — American/Café – 828.837.1362

• Brother’s — American/Southern – 828.835.9100

• Chevelle’s — American – 828.835.7001

• Chowder House — American/Southern – 828.837.9697

• Daily Grind & Wine — American/Coffeehouse – 828.835.7322

• Downtown Bakery  — American – 828.835.8986

• Downtown Pizza Company — American – 828.837.0500

• Doyle’s Cedar Hill — American – 828.837.3400

• El Manzanillo — Mexican – 828.837.9624

• Herb’s Pit Bar-B-Que — Southern/American – 828.494.5367

• The Landing Café — American/Southern – 828.422.5309

• Main Street — American/Southern – 828.837.7648

• Mama Mia’s — Italian – 828.557.5401

• Monte Alban — Mexican – 828.835.9767

• Murphy’s Chophouse — Southern/Steak/Gourmet – 828.835.3287

• No Name Deli — American/Italian – 828.837.9138

• Parson’s Pub  — American/Southern – 828.837.4151

• Red Brick Deli — American/Southern – 828.837.9090

• Rib Country BBQ — Barbecue/Southern – 828.837.4444

• Sal’s Brooklyn Pizza  — Italian/American – 828.835.0822

• ShoeBooties Café  — Southern/American – 828.837.4589

• Valley River Brewery — American/Southern – 828.837.2337

 

Robbinsville

• Carolina Kitchen — Southern/American – 828.479.1500

• Dragon’s Den Grill — American/Southern – 828.498.2231

• El Pacifico  — Mexican – 828.479.8448

• Hub Of WNC — Barbecue/Southern – 828.479.0478

• Lynn’s Place — American/Southern – 828.479.9777

• Moonshiner’s Steakhouse — Steakhouse – 828.479.0708

• Pacefeco — Mexican – 828.479.8448

• Pop & Nana’s Kicthen & The Scoop — American/Southern – 828.479.8461

• Roger’s Smoky Mountain Restaurant — American/Southern – 828.479.4770

• Southern Gals Country Cooking — Southern/American – 828.479.9405

• Stecoah Diner — American/Café – 828.479.8430

• T. Dubbs — American/Southern – 828.479.2161

• Wildwood Grill — American/Southern – 828.498.2141

 

Sapphire

• Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley — Southern/Farm-to-Table – 828.743.7697

• Cork & Barrel Lounge — American/Southern – 828.743.7477

• Four Season Grill — American/Southern – 828.743.4284

• Gamekeeper’s Tavern — American – 828.743.4263

• The Library Kitchen & Bar — Artisan/Gourmet – 828-743.5512

• Mica’s — American – 828.743.5740

• Osteria Del Monte — Italian – 828.883.2551

• Sapphire Mountain Brewing  — American – 828.743.0220

• Table 64 — American/Southern – 828.743.4135

 

Sylva

• B & Al’s Grill — American – 828.586.5686

• Balsam Mountain Inn — Southern/Farm-to-Table – 828.456.9498

• Big Nick’s BBQ — Southern/American – 828.631.3891

• Bogart’s  — Steakhouse – 828.586.6532

• City Lights Café — American/Southern – 828.587.2233

• The Coffee Shop  — American/Café – 828.586.2013

• Colima — Mexican – 828.586.9999

• Cosmic Carryout at Innovation Brewing — American/Farm-to-Table – 828.586.9678

• Creekside Oyster House & Grill — Seafood/Southern – 828.586.1985

• Cut Cocktail Lounge — Gastropub – 828.631.4795

• El Patron — Mexican – 828.586.8805

• Ferrara Pizza & Pasta — Italian/American – 828.477.4931

• Guadalupe Café — Caribbean Fusion – 828.586.9877

• Half Past — American/Southern – 828.586.1212

• Jade Dragon — Chinese – 828.586.6688

• Lulu’s On Main — Southern/Farm-to-Table – 828.586.8989

• Mad Batter Food & Film — American/Southern – 828.586.3555

• Melissa’s Backstreet Takeout — Asian – 828.586.9131

• Mesquite Grill — Mexican – 828.586.3000

• Nantahala Brewing (Outpost) — American/Southern 

• O’Malley’s Sports Bar & Grill — American/Southern – 828.631.0554

• Peking Gourmet II — Chinese – 828.586.9082

• Pie Times Pizza Company — Italian/American – 828.608.0309

• Robbie’s Char-Burger — American – 828.586.2723

• Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro — Southern Fusion/American – 828.586.1717

• South of Philly — American – 828.586.0550

• Southeast Asian Restaurant — Asian – 828.631.9773

• Speedy’s Pizza — American – 828.586.3800

 

Waynesville

• Ammon’s Drive-In & Dairy Bar — American/Southern – 828.926.0734

• Angelo’s Family Pizza — American/Southern – 828.452.1886

• Balsam Café — American/Southern – 828.456.2299

• Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen — Southern/Farm-to-Table – 828.246.6111

• Bocelli’s Italian Eatery — Italian – 828.456.4900

• Bogart’s  — Steakhouse – 828.452.1313

• Boojum Brewing — American/Southern – 828.944.0888

• Bosu’s Wine Shop — Farm-to-Table – 828.452.0120

• Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale — Southern/American – 828.452.9191

• Buttered Biscuit  — American/Café – 828.246.6446

• Captain’s Bay — Seafood/Steakhouse – 828.456.6761

• The Chef’s Table — Italian/Farm-to-Table – 828.452.6210

• Church Street Depot — American – 828.246.6505

• The Classic Wineseller — Italian/French/Southern – 828.452.6000

• Clyde’s Restaurant — American/Southern – 828.456.9135

• Cork & Cleaver at The Waynesville Inn — Steak/Seafood – 828.456.3551

• El Pobre — Mexican – 828.456.9557

• Ellie’s Deli & Coffee House — American/Café – 828.456.4949

• Firefly Taps & Grill — American/Southern – 828.454.5400

• Frog’s Leap Public House — Farm-to-Table/Southern – 828.456.1930

• Gigi’s Restaurant — American/Southern – 828.926.6020

• Harmons’ Den Bistro at HART Theatre — Farm-to-Table/Southern – 828.456.6322

• Haywood 209 Café  — American/Café – 828.627.3331

• Haywood Smokehouse — Barbecue/Southern – 828.456.7275

• Hazelwood Farmacy & Soda Fountain — American/Southern – 828.246.6996

• Ian & Jojo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant — Italian/American – 828.246.6626

• J Creek Café — American/Café – 828.926.7877

• Kanini’s — Southern/Farm-to-Table – 828.452.5187

• Kornerstone Kafé  — American/Café – 828.550.2265

• Las Palmas  — Mexican – 828.456.4234

• Los Amigos — Mexican – 828.456.7870

• Mad Anthony’s Taproom & Restaurant — American/Southern – 828.246.9249

• Maggie’s Galley  — Seafood – 828.456.8945

• New Happy Garden — Asian – 828.456.6988

• Panacea Coffee House Café & Roastery  — American/Café – 828.452.6200 

• Patio Bistro — Southern/American – 828.454.0070 

• Pub 319 — American/Southern – 828.456.3040

• Sagebrush — Steakhouse – 828.452.5822

• Sauced  — American/Mexican – 828.246.9585

• Secret Wine Company  — Farm-to-Table – 828.452.0120

• Smoky Mountain Sub Shop — American – 828.456.3400 

• The Sweet Onion — Southern/Farm-to-Table – 828.456.5559 

• Tap Room Bar & Grill — American/Southern – 828.456.3551

• Water’n Hole Bar & Grill — American/Southern – 828.456.4750

• Waynesville Pizza Company — American/Italian – 828.246.0927

Blue Rooster steps up for kids

The crew at The Blue Rooster Southern Grill is known for some of the best fried chicken in the region, but for the past eight years they’ve also been serving it up with a side of kindness. 

A seat on Main Street: Waynesville approves sidewalk encroachments

A long-standing informal agreement between the Town of Waynesville and Main Street merchants has now been formalized, clarified and expanded to allow for limited encroachments onto public sidewalks. 

On your plate, on the plateau: Chef Ken Naron of Canyon Kitchen

Though the culinary and agricultural history of Southern Appalachia is as vast and robust as the tall and rigorous mountains that make up this region, the intense worldwide focus and adoration for the ingredients, recipes and folks who stir it all together is more of a 21st century phenomenon. 

Sidewalk seating could come to Waynesville’s Main Street

Customers of downtown Waynesville’s restaurants and bars may soon be told to “hit the bricks” — but in a good way. 

Sylva’s Creekside Oyster House to expand

Sylva’s Creekside Oyster House and Grill will soon upgrade to a new building following the Tuckseigee Water and Sewer Authority’s decision to allow the owner an alternative to paying a large, upfront impact fee. 

The family that works together: Home cooking and community still draws crowds at Granny’s Kitchen

It’s 3 p.m. on a weekday, a time when any restaurant would be well within its rights to be all but empty. But business at Granny’s Kitchen in Cherokee is humming along steadily, the main parking lot about half full and the hostess busily engaged with fielding phone calls, ringing up customers on their way out and welcoming customers on their way in.

Franklin approves brunch bill with little fanfare

The Franklin Town Council unanimously approved the local adoption of the brunch bill, which will allow restaurants and stores to begin selling alcohol at 10 a.m. Sundays instead of waiting until noon.

Sylva approves Sunday morning alcohol sales

Sylva has joined the growing list of towns and counties approving Sunday morning alcohol sales following a 4-1 vote Sept. 28.

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