Welcome to Bryson City, a charming gem in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you're looking for a casual lunch with your family or a date night out in the charming downtown, Bryson City has it all. Here’s your go-to guide for the best eateries and breweries this delightful town has to offer.

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Breakfast and Brunch Bliss

Get ready for your day in the mountains with a delicious breakfast from one of Bryson City’s cozy spots. For unique eats and great coffee, visit La Dolce Vita. If you're looking for a quick breakfast, try Cardinal Coffee for pastries and a warm cup of coffee. If you have a sweet tooth, don't miss Bryson Bakery and Slow Joe’s Donut Bus. And these are just a few options! Find more breakfast spots here.

Hearty Breakfast


Casual Dining Comfort

Looking for a laid-back dining experience? Discover a variety of casual dining spots offering mouthwatering burgers, pizzas, and sandwiches, perfect for a relaxing meal with family and friends. A popular choice is Bryson City Brewing, known for its juicy burgers, crafted beer, and multiple screens to enjoy your favorite sports. In the evenings, you can savor live music and a cold drink with loved ones on their spacious patio adorned with twinkling lights. For a lunch with a view, visit Rivers End at NOC to enjoy spectacular views of the gorge, with paddlers passing through as they complete their Nantahala River Rafting trip. Indulge in burgers, salads, pizza, and more while dining riverside. Explore additional dining options here.


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Fine Dining Elegance

Looking to enhance your dining experience? The Bistro at the Everett Hotel offers exquisite dishes that perfectly complement the serene mountain views. Enjoy a sophisticated candlelit evening with a delectable menu and an intimate atmosphere. The Everett Hotel takes pride in sourcing its ingredients, focusing on organic, local, sustainable, and seasonal fare. Delight in a mouth-watering steak, seafood dish, and a nice glass of wine at The Bistro. Another local favorite, ideal for a date night or special evening, is nestled in the scenic heart of Fontana Village. Hazel's at Fontana Village serves the freshest ingredients alongside breathtaking views of The Great Smoky Mountains. They are open from Thursday to Sunday, offering a mix of classic and contemporary flavors that celebrate the rich culinary heritage of the region and the beauty of the natural surroundings. For more fine dining options, click here.

Fine Dining

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Don't forget to visit the local ice cream shops and candy stores to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bryson City is a haven for dessert lovers, offering a variety of spots to indulge your sweet cravings. At Soda Pop's Ice Cream Parlor, you can indulge in a nostalgic treat with classic soda floats and creamy ice cream cones that will transport you back in time. The Chocolate Shoppe is perfect for gourmet chocolates that are not only delicious but also beautiful. And don't miss Heavenly Fudge for an afternoon treat of mouthwatering fudge. Each stop promises to delight and satisfy your dessert cravings.

Ice Cream and Desserts

Food Trucks and Carryout

For those on the go, Bryson City offers food trucks and carryout options, bringing delicious and unique food right to you. These options are perfect for a quick bite during your mountain adventures. You can check out Big Laurel Food Truck in front of Bryson City Outdoors on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12 pm to 6 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 pm to 7 pm, and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm. You can also enjoy a unique Asian fusion carry-out meal from Iron Wok. There are endless dining options in Bryson City, and you can learn more about carry-out options and food truck dining options.


Food Trucks in Bryson City

Come See Us!

Are you ready to embark on a delicious journey in Bryson City? From hearty breakfasts and cozy diners to elegant fine dining and lively breweries, there's something for every palate! Indulge your sweet tooth with delightful desserts that will leave you craving more. Whether you're a food enthusiast or just looking for a great meal, Bryson City offers a diverse dining scene during your trip to the mountains!

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In Bryson City, North Carolina, you’ll savor out-of-this-world flavors right in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains.