A Foodie’s Guide to Waynesville: The Best Restaurants, Cafes, and Bars to Check Out

For a small town, Waynesville NC delivers a number of fantastic and delicious places to eat.  The diverse selection of Waynesville Restaurants, Cafes and Bars is one of the attractions to this charming small town, and is quickly making in a mountain have for Foodie's looking for great food and drinks.

As locals who really enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by the beautiful mountains, the extensive restaurant, cafe, and bar selections in Waynesville is one of the qualities we most enjoy and we know that visitors appreciate as well.  

The selections below highlight our top picks, as locals, for the best restaurants, best cafes, and best bars in Waynesville NC.  If your favorite place isn't listed, it doesn't mean they aren't good, it just means we had to draw the line somewhere.   For full list of Waynesville NC restaurants, see our Dining in Waynesville guide.

All of these restaurants, cafes, and bars below provide a great atmosphere, a high level of service, great food and drinks, and at a reasonable price.   Many provide incredible views as well, especially as the sunsets over the mountains surrounding Waynesville.  

These are all restaurants we have personally been to multiple times (we're locals), so our experience and selections are not based on other reviews or articles, but on our own personal experiences.   We also know many of the owners and staff for these establishments, and fully understand the hard work, care and quality that goes on behind the scenes to make these the top places for you to check out!

The Best Restaurants in Waynesville NC

Waynesville, North Carolina has a thriving restaurant scene that features a diverse range of dining options, ranging from classic Southern comfort food to international cuisine and innovative fusion dishes.  You foodie's out there will love Waynesville, not only for it's food, but for it's pure charm as well.

In this guide, we will explore some of the best restaurants in Waynesville, highlighting their unique atmospheres, menus, and specialties. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor to the area, you'll find something for everyone to savor and enjoy in the surprising culinary landscape of Waynesville.

The Sweet Onion

The Sweet Onion Restaurant Dining Room surrounded by Fall Colors

We have been dining at The Sweet Onion restaurant in downtown Waynesville since shortly after they opened.  "The Onion" is by far our favorite place to eat and offers the perfect combination of excellent food, specials, exceptional customer service, and atmosphere.

Sweet Onion Crab Cakes

Their menu is full of fantastic tasting items and they have daily specials as well.  While we generally order the specials, here are some of our favorite picks from the menu:

For Appetizers, we love the Ahi Tuna Sashimi and Panko Encrusted Shrimp.  The Tuna is seared to perfection, and literally melts in your mouth.   The Panko Encrusted Shrimp are huge, flavorful, and come with a sweet and tangy sauce.  For some variety, ask for their in-house made Cocktail sauce, also delicious.

For Dinner, we generally get their daily specials.  When we do choose from the menu, we really enjoy their crab cakes.   In fact, we've had crab cakes all over, and these are by far the best.  Very little filler, and mainly just crab.  The lemon basil aioli served on the side is just scrumptious.  

Other notable menu items we enjoy are the Shrimp and Grits, Pecan encrusted Mountain Trout (locally sourced), and Sweet Onion Pot Roast.   But honestly, we have never had anything bad on the menu.   Even the Pecan Chicken Melt sandwich is amazing.

If you get a salad, you'll love the selection of dressings.  All of them are made in house, including their popular signature Sweet Onion vinaigrette.

The Sweet Onion is open for lunch (with lunch specials) and dinner.  They offer a full-bar, with excellent bar tenders, craft beers on tap and an extensive wine list to complement your dinner as well.

You'll want to make reservations in advance, as the wait times are often long due to their popularity.

The Sweet Onion is located at 39 Miller Street in downtown Waynesville NC and can be reached at: 828-456-5559.

Singletree Heritage Kitchen

Singletree Heritage Restaurant Waynesville NC

Fairly new to the Waynesville Restaurant scene, but making big waves is Single Tree Heritage Kitchen in downtown Waynesville.   Singletree is an upscale restaurant that serves delicious, unique and innovative meals, all crafted by head chef and owner Josh Weeks.

The interior design is elegant and romantic yet has a casual and warm as well.  You'll certainly feel comfortable dining for any occasion.   Dining attire is very casual, although if you want to dress nicer, you won't feel out of place. 

We have eaten at Singletree a couple of times, and enjoyed our experience and meals very much.  While there are some staple items on the menu, the menu does vary.  

Some of the items we've enjoyed are the crab fritters and cornmeal battered NC Shrimp for appetizers.  For dinner, the Halibut fish and NY Strip steak are both absolutely excellent.  The steak is huge!   

They have some wonderful in-house made desserts as well, including the chocolate torte, and Cherry sticky cake with ice cream.  Both out of this world.

Singletree has a full bar, beer and an extensive wine list for you chose from as well.

Single Tree Heritage Kitchen is located at 36 Depot St #101 in between downtown and Frog Level and can be reached at: 828-246-9760.  One nice feature is that you can book reservations online by visiting their website.

Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen

Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen Waynesville Bar Photo

Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen is another upscale restaurant located in the heart of downtown Waynesville on Main Street.   From their website, Birchwood Hall offers a "farm-to-table approach deeply rooted in Southern tradition.  Each dish pays homage to the down-home warmth of Southern cuisine with an eclectic, modern twist."  

In our numerous times dining with them, Birchwood Hall delivers exactly as they describe.  They offer a unique menu and convenient location, combined with an attractive and wood themed dining room and bar.   

While the menu is unique and their own, the main items on the menu are familiar comfort food types of items.  Items that everyone always enjoys, but with Birchwood's own "flair" to give it that unique taste.

Some of our favorite items from their menu are the Goat Cheese Fritters with pepper Jelly (an incredibly delicious combination), Birchwood Burger, Sunburst pan-seared Trout, Meatloaf, and the country-friend Portabella (trust us, its really good).

Now, we aren't fried-chicken fans, but we've heard from many that are, that their fried chicken is the best around.

Overall, we have found the food at Birchwood Hall to be really good, and the service as well.  The dining room is comfortable and casual, but yet has a more upscale tone without going over the top.  They have a huge bar that is fully stocked.  

You'll feel comfortable at Birchwood Hall dressed up or dressed casual.  

Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen is located at 111 North Main Street Waynesville NC and they be reached at: 828-246-6111.

The Chef's Table

The Chef's Table Dining Area

Almost hidden on a side street in downtown Waynesville, The Chef's Table delivers fine dining at its best, coupled with fresh, seasonal, local foods and produce.  All paired with a worldwide wine selection.   Reservations are strongly recommended.

Executive Chef/Owner Josh Monroe maintains a high-standard for cooking excellence that is enjoyed by both locals and visitors.  What the restaurant lacks in size, it makes up for in excellent food and a cozy/romantic atmosphere.

The menu is constantly updated and refreshed to reflect local crops.  This means that you may have have a variety of selections each time you visit. 

The excellent menu options include: Shrimp and Grits, Steaks, Duck, Poultry items, deconstructed Lasagna, Lamb, and Fish.   Again, the menu changes, so calling out specific menu items isn't appropriate, however, everything is delicious and fresh tasting.

They offer over 250 different wines, beer, a full bar, and a scotch menu as well, so you can pair you favorite adult beverage with your meal.

The Chef's Table of Waynesville is located at 30 Church Street in Waynesville NC.  You can reach them at: 828-452-6120

The Cuban Guy

The outside entrance to The Cuban Guy in Waynesville NC

Looking for a quick no frills meal, that is absolutely delish?   The Cuban Guy might just to the spot for you.   This nice but simple restaurant serves up some of the best cuban food in the area.  

The Cuban Guy is on our lunchtime favorites short list, and always delivers excellent food that is fresh, hot, and delicious.  The best part?  The food is always delivered with a smile by the owner Vero and her family.   It's always good to see them.

The Cuban Guy is just off Main Street in Downtown Waynesville, and almost hidden in small plaza.   Once inside you'll find a small but nicely decorated and cuban themed dining area, that also offers outdoor seating in the summer.  

The Cuban Guy serves authentic Cuban food, including Cuban sandwiches, Picadillo, Pork bowls, ham Cróquets and more.   They even serve breakfast now as well.

Not sure what to get?  Our favorites are the Cuban Sandwich, Cróquets, and Picadillo.   Be sure to grab some hot sauce as well.

The Cuban Guy is located at 42 Montgomery Street in Waynesville, and can be reached at: 828-246-9649.

Watami Sushi & Noodles

Watami Waynesville NC Dining Room

We love Sushi.  It wasn't always one of our favorites, but over the years it's really grown on us.   Good sushi was hard to find in Waynesville, and the only great sushi restaurant closed a couple of years ago.  

Fortunately, Watamai Sushi & Noodles opened, offering good Asian food and excellent Sushi.

The menu offers an array of popular Chinese, Japanese, and Thai favorites.   They also offer a number of noodle dishes as well, including Noodle Soup with various protein and noodle options.   For you Pho fans, the noodle soup options are similar.

Our favorites from the menu are the General Tso's chicken, Pad Thai, Chow Fun, and Thai Fried Rice.  But everything on the menu is really good.

Where Watami really shines though is their Sushi.   They even have a Sushi bar, so you can see the chefs making your Sushi fresh to order.   We've tried nearly all of the various rolls on the menu, with our favorites being the Blue Ridge Roll and Mango Roll.

If you prefer to order your sushi and sashimi ala carte, they have many options as well including party and group trays.

Watami recently expanded and now offers a lot more indoor seating, and and outdoor seating area as well for when the weather is warmer.  More outdoor seating is a welcome addition to the Waynesville restaurant scene.

Watami is located at 35 South Main Street in Waynesville NC and can be reached at: 828-246-6888.

Haywood Smokehouse

Haywood Smokehouse Restaurant Waynesville NC Outdoor View

Haywood Smokehouse, located in the Hazelwood area of Waynesville NC serves up some of the best Texas Style BBQ in Western NC (they even have ice-cold Shiner!).   Given their popularity and the fact that they have expanded to multiple restaurants shows that we're not the only ones who think this.

The restaurant is located in an old two-story home in the historic Hazelwood district of Waynesville NC, just off the highway.  

Haywood Smokehouse really goes all out to provide their customers with exceptional BBQ.   In addition to on-site smoked chopped pork, chopped chicken, turkey, ribs, and melt in your mouth brisket.  They also have made from scratch smoke sausage, and in-house made sauces as well.  

All of the meats are dry-rubbed using their own in-house rub.   They have many different in-house made sauces to choose from as well, including notables like Georgia Fire and Hot Red if you enjoy spicy.

Their brisket has the perfect dark and flavorful park, that isn't as tangy and spicy as some Texas Brisket we've had, but still has a sufficient bite to it.   The meat underneath is what you would expect, smoky, tender and juicy.  

They also offer a number of sides to complement your meal, including collards, mac-n-cheese, fries, and baked beans.

Most of our family prefers the chopped pork on a sandwich, with collards, mac-n-cheese, and fries.   But a few of us love the brisket, which is excellent straight up.

Haywood Smokehouse is located at 79 Elysinia Avenue in Waynesville, NC.  They can be reached at: 828-456-7275.

Los Amigos

Outside of Los Amigos Restaurant in Waynesville NC

Contrary to a few other online reviews, Waynesville offers a number of Latin American dining options, and specifically Mexican.  Los Amigos is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Waynesville.  They a menu full of options, great drinks, excellent service, and freshly made, authentic Mexican food.

Los Amigos moved to a new and very nice location, that offers inside and outside dining options, with a full bar as well.   While not huge, the dining area is roomy, clean, and inviting.

Los Amigos offers anything from taco salads to piping hot fajitas.  They even have a number of options for vegetarians and those trying to eat more healthy (like us).

Everything is very good, but we thoroughly enjoy the shrimp and fish tacos, which are served topped with fresh Pico De Gallo.  The Enchildadas Verdes is also excellent, and topped with fresh cilantro.

Los Amigos is located at 62 Overbrook Street Waynesville NC.  You can reach them at: 828-456-7870.

Bogarts Restaurant & Tavern

Last, but certainly not least is Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern, a restaurant staple for Waynesville and Haywood County.   Bogart's has been serving great food and steaks to locals and visitors for more than 45 years, and is very popular with locals and visitors.

Bogart's is located on Main street near downtown Waynesville, and has it's own parking.  The building resembles a barn, and the wood and bear themed dining area is cozy and romantic, but often loud due to how busy they often are.  There is a large bar area as well that offers beer and wine selections, along with food from the menu.

The dining area is two floors, with the upstairs area accommodating larger parties.  Kids will enjoy finding and counting all of the stuffed bears throughout the restaurant.

Bogart's specializes in great steaks at a reasonable price, but they also have many other items on their large menu as well, including sandwiches, chicken (including wings), salads, and soups.

Bogarts is busy, so you'll want to get their early to get in without a long wait, and to also get a decent parking space.  

Our favorite menu items include the Onion Rings, fried pickles, steaks of course, the smothered chicken, and their burgers.   To be honest, we have tried many burgers in the Waynesville area, and Bogart's has the best burger.  Their burgers are the reason we go.   We enjoy the Mushroom and Swiss and Cheeseburger with bacon.

They also have a large number of sandwich options as well, that are excellent.  For those looking for healthy options, they have salads, a black bean burger, grilled chicken options, and a veggie sandwich.  They even provide live music during peak season, check their Facebook page for details.

If you haven't tried Bogart's, you haven't really experienced local dining in Waynesville NC.   Y'all need to fix that!

Bogarts is located at 303 South Main Street in Waynesville NC.  You can reach them at: 828-452-1313.

The Patio Bistro

Looking for a cozy and charming spot to enjoy a delicious meal in Waynesville, North Carolina?   Then you must check out the Patio Bistro, tucked away on South Main Street.  The locally--owned bistro offers a welcoming atmosphere and an extensive menu that will delight your taste buds and offers healthy eating options.

They offer a variety of homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and delicious desserts.  To complement your meal, the bistro offers a selection of beers and wines, as well as creative cocktails made with fresh fruits and herbs.

Overall, the Patio Bistro is a hidden gem in Waynesville, NC that should not be missed. With its welcoming atmosphere, healthy and diverse menu, and outstanding service, it's the perfect place to enjoy a memorable lunch with friends and loved ones.

The Patio Bistro is located at 26 Church Street, Waynesville, NC 28784 and can be reached at: 828-454-0070.

Best Cafe's In Waynesville NC

Among the many culinary options available in Waynesville, in addition to its numerous award winning restaurants,  the town's cafes are particularly noteworthy. We love visiting the various cafe's while shopping in Waynesville, or just to get out and enjoy the beautiful views and weather.   Here are some of our top picks for best cafes in Waynesville, NC that you might want to try.

Panacea Coffeehouse, Cafe & Roastery

Panacea is one of the most popular coffeehouses and cafes in Waynesville, and for good reason. Panacea not only serves up excellent coffee, teas, and light food, but they are also located in an old warehouse in the historic Frog Level district of Waynesville.  Together, this makes for a really cool and historic spot to enjoy great coffee.

Panacea serve a variety of coffee and tea drinks, along with delicious baked goods and light fare including sandwiches and salads. 

Panacea is also a roastery, meaning that they roast their own coffee beans in-house! So you can not only get an excellent cup of freshly made and ground coffee, but you can purchase locally roasted beans to brew at home as well.  

The cozy dark and rustic atmosphere, outdoor and creekside seating, and friendly staff make this cafe a must-visit in Waynesville.

Panacea Coffeehouse is located at: 66 Commerce St, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-452-6200

Orchard Coffee

Orchard Coffee is a small, bright, open and cozy cafe that serves a variety of coffee and tea drinks, along with made from scratch baked goods and light food.   They are passionate about coffee, and it shows through everything they offer and do.  This includes cool artistic designs on the top of your cappuccino!

Our favorite menu items include their lattes, scones, and strawberry toast.  Orchard Coffee is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery while sipping on a latte in a casual bright, and trendy location.  

Orchard Coffee is located at: 39 Depot St, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-246-9264.

Third Bay Filling Station

Third Bay Filling Station is a small, locally-owned cafe located in downtown Waynesville. The cafe is located in an old historic service station, hence the name. 

The cafe offers a full coffee bar along with a variety of breakfast and lunch items including pastries, muffins, salads and sandwiches.  Third Bay Filling Station also offers a variety of daily specials, which are always a hit with customers.  The cafe's coffee bar offers a variety of coffee drinks, as well as tea, espresso, and smoothies. 

Third Bay Filling Station is a great place to go for a quick and delicious coffee, expresso or fresh meal "on the go".   No indoor seating is a available, but they do offer limited outdoor seating.

Orchard Coffee is located at: 39 Depot St, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-246-9264.

Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters

Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters is a locally owned coffee shop located in the historic Hazelwood area of Waynesville, North Carolina. This coffee shop is dedicated to providing the best coffee experience to its customers by offering a wide range of coffee blends, including organic and fair-trade coffee beans.

The company sources its beans from small coffee farmers around the world, ensuring the beans are of high quality and ethically sourced. Their blends range from light to dark roasts and include flavored coffees, espresso, and decaf options. Customers can enjoy their coffee in the shop, which has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, or take it to go.

As coffee lovers, this cafe is hard to resist.  Just the smells alone from both outside the cafe and inside, will leave you coming back for more.   They have some of the best customers service and coffee in the area.

In addition to their excellent coffee, Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters offers a selection of teas, pastries,  and baked goods.   You can even mail order your coffee, if you aren't from the area.

Overall, Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters is a must-visit for coffee lovers in Waynesville. With their high-quality coffee blends, delicious baked goods, and friendly staff, this coffee shop definitely provides an excellent coffee experience.

Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters is located at: 444 Hazelwood Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-452-1212.

Bosu's Wine Shop and Cafe

Bosu's Wine Shop is a charming wine shop and cafe located in downtown Waynesville.  Bosu's that specializes in unique and hard-to-find wines from around the world. 

The store's selection of wines is carefully curated by its owners to offer customers a diverse range of options, from rare and exclusive bottles to more affordable, everyday wines. 

In addition to selling wine, Bosu's also offers a selection of craft beers and ciders, as well as a variety of gourmet snacks and chocolates to pair with your drink of choice.

The cafe offers wine tastings and "small plates" that are excellent.  You can elect to enjoy one of their wine flights, or pick a wine bottle and enjoy it there at the cafe, accompanied with some of their excellent food options.  The shop also hosts a number of events including regular tastings, monthly wine dinners, and "flights and bites".

Bosu's is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Waynesville and offers an excellent detour for those exploring Main Street.  This unique cafe is a great place to hang out, enjoy some great wine and food, and just relax.

Bosu's Wine Shop is located at: 138 Miller Street, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-452-0120.

Best Bars in Waynesville NC

Waynesville, North Carolina is a charming small mountain town nestled in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. While the town and surrounding areas are well known for their incredible beauty, there's much more to do than just explore the outdoors. The town's lively restaurant and bar scene offers a variety of options for an exciting night out with friends and family.   Here are some of our picks for the top bars in Waynesville, NC.  We're locals, and these are all bars we've been to and enjoy visiting.

Frog Level Brewing Company

Frog Level Brewing is a popular micro-brewery located in the historic Frog Level district of Waynesville.  With a focus on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Frog Level Brewing offers a wide variety of locally brewed, unique and flavorful beers that are very popular with locals and visitors.

Frog Level Brewing offering 21 taps, indoor and outdoor areas for enjoyment of beer, food and live music.  In addition to beer and wine, they offer great testing pub fare favorites as well.

Frog Level Brewing offers a wide range of beers, from hoppy IPAs to malty stouts and may other beers in between.   They offer special brews and seasonal brews as well.   

The brewery and pub is housed in a historic building that dates back to the early 20th century, and the interior features rustic wood paneling and cozy seating areas. Visitors can also enjoy outdoor seating on the brewery's spacious patio, which overlooks Richland Creek.  The casual, dog-friendly, and creek side atmosphere is hard to beat.

Frog Level Brewing is a great place to relax, enjoy the creek and views, some live music, and of course great beer and food.   Frog Level Brewing is one of our favorite places to hang out on the weekends.

Frog Level Brewing Company is located at: 56 Commerce Street, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-454-5664.

Boojum Brewing Company

Boojum Brewing is a well-known and award winning craft brewery located in the heart of downtown Waynesville. The brewery has quickly become a favorite among locals and tourists alike for its delicious beer, beautiful taproom, welcoming atmosphere, and great food.

The popular taproom, located in a beautifully restored historic building features a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with plenty of seating for visitors to relax and enjoy beer and food. The brewery also provides a spacious outdoor deck, which is perfect for enjoying the beautiful outdoor weather of Waynesville and is also pet friendly.

Boojum Brewing's beers are brewed in small batches, using only the finest ingredients, to ensure maximum flavor and freshness. The brewery offers a wide variety of beers including IPAs, stouts, porters, sours, blonds, and more. 

The Taproom offers many of their brews on-tap and also has a full-bar.   The taproom has ample seating for small and large parties, and their menu offers some really excellent pub to restaurant style food.   Some of our favorites include their Whistle pigs, Boojum Burger, Chicken Quesadilla, and the Cuban Sandwich.   

Overall, Boojum Brewing is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves craft beer and a great atmosphere. With its delicious beer, beautiful taproom, large dining area, and full bar, this brewery has something for everyone and is one of our favorite places to have lunch and dinner in the downtown area.

Boojum Brewing Company is located at: 50 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-246-0350.

The Scotsman Public House

Scotsman Public House in downtown Waynesville is a quaint and cozy and exceptionally decorated Scottish Pub that is both a bar and restaurant that specializes in Scottish cuisine. 

The menu at Scotsman offers a large selection of diverse items.  They offer traditional Scottish dishes, such as haggis, neeps and tatties, and Scotch eggs as one would expect. They also serve American classics like burgers and sandwiches.

The restaurant's decor is a reflection of its Scottish roots, with Scottish memorabilia adorning the walls. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a casual night out with friends.

One standout feature of Scotsman is their extensive selection of whiskies. They have over 200 different types of whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. 

They also provide live entertainment on various nights during the prime season.  Overall, The Scotsman Public House is a charming restaurant that offers a unique dining experience in Waynesville. 

The Scotsman Public House is located at: 37 Church Street, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-246-6292.

Mad Anthony's Taproom & Restaurant

Mad Anthony's Taproom & Restaurant is a popular bar and restaurant located in downtown Waynesville, North Carolina.  

They also have a wide selection of beer, wine with a focus on craft beer from local and regional breweries. They have the largest selection of beers in Haywood county, with more than 50 different beers on tap.  Many patrons enjoy sitting at the bar and chatting with the friendly bartenders,  watching sports on the TVs, or playing games at the many available tables.

Mad Anthony's is actually both a Taproom and a pizza restaurant called Doughboys, offering numerous specialty Pizzas, sandwiches, salads, wings, and appetizers.   Their Pizza is some of the best in the area, if not the best.

In addition to its regular menu, Mad Anthony's Taproom & Restaurant also hosts special events such as live music performances, trivia nights, and beer tastings. The bar is popular among locals and visitors alike and is a great spot for a casual dinner or a night out with friends.   We really enjoy hanging out here, grabbing one of their excellent Pizza's with a cold beer.  

Overall, Mad Anthony's Taproom & Restaurant is a fun and lively spot to visit in Waynesville with great pizza, lots of beer options, and friendly helpful staff.

Mad Anthony's Taproom & Restaurant is located at: 180 Legion Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-246-9249.

Pub 319

Pub 319 is a very popular bar and pub located in downtown Waynesville. With its casual decor and friendly local atmosphere, it's a great spot to hang out with friends or go out on a date.

Pub319 is mainly a bar, and offers a large selection of beers, craft beers, cocktails and bar type food.    The bar is large and tacks up a large portion of the Pub 319 space, and is surrounded by TVs showing various sports events and shows depending on the day.

The food menu at Pub 319 has a range of foo options from truffle fries and fried pickles to more mainstream items like burgers and sandwiches.  They also have frequent specials as well.

For special events and holidays, they generally have special drinks, food, activities, and live music.

Overall, Pub 319 is a great bar destination for anyone looking for great drinks and food in a trendy atmosphere, it's easy to see why this spot is so popular with locals and visitors as well.

Pub 319 is located at: 319 North Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-456-3040.


Sauced Bar and Pizzeria is a bar and restaurant located in the heart of downtown Waynesville. The restaurant is well-known for its delicious pizza and unique sauces, which are all made in-house with fresh and local ingredients.

The menu at Sauced Bar and Pizzeria features a wide range of options to choose from, including a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and, of course, pizza. Their pizzas are the star of the show and are available in both traditional and specialty options.    They even have tater tots (yes we love tater tots).

In addition to their excellent food, Sauced Bar and Pizzeria also a full and large bar that serves selection of local beers, wines, and cocktails. The restaurant's cozy and casual atmosphere make it the perfect place to gather with friends and family.

One of the things we really enjoy about Sauced is the outdoor seating, and the ability for them to open up the large front window on nice days.  There are seats facing out, that provides incredible views of the surrounding mountains, and activities along main street.   We really enjoy their salads, burgers, tacos, and pizza.

Sauced is located at: 188 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-246-9585.

Valley Cigar and Wine Co

Valley Cigar & Wine Co. is a unique and popular establishment located in Waynesville, near Maggie Valley and offers the combination of fine cigars, wines, mixed drinks, and food.

The cigar selection at Valley Cigar & Wine Co. is second to none in the area, featuring premium cigars from top manufacturers around the world. Customers can choose from a variety of brands, including Arturo Fuente, Padron, and Rocky Patel, among others. This cigar lounge offers a comfortable and casual atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating.

In addition to their impressive cigar selection, Valley Cigar & Wine Co. also offers an extensive collection of wines from all over the world. The wine selection is carefully curated and includes a variety of red, white, and sparkling wines to suit every taste.

The knowledgeable staff at Valley Cigar & Wine Co. host regular events, such as wine tastings and cigar pairing dinners, providing a fun and educational experience for patrons.  They event invite local food trucks that offer up some delicious food options. 

Valley Cigar & Wine Co. is located at: 20 Swanger Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 and can be reached at: 828-944-0686.

What did we miss?

We know that putting a list of "best" restaurants, cafes and bars out on the internet and social media is very subjective and always generates a lot of feedback for us.   With that in mind, tell us what we missed?  What are your favorite Waynesville NC places?    

Is there a new place we need to try?    Some special menu item we might have missed?    If so, let us know!  We're always looking for new places to try and share with you!

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