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The Highlands Plateau has a noticeable affinity with Canada. A great land bridge connects it with the northern part of the North American continent, causing Canadian type plants to grow.

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Brick Oven
(Open year round)

Located in the Mountain Brook Shopping Center on Hwy 64 East. Serving pizza, calzones, salads. Easy parking two blocks off Main St.


Buck's Cafe
(Open year round)

Highlands own version of Starbuck's Cafe. Espresso, cappuccino, latte, iced drinks, frozen drinks, desserts and pastries. Featuring paninis (Italian-styled grilled sandwiches) wines by the glass. Outside patio.
Stop after dinner and enjoy music some weekend nights.
Located on Main Street. 828-526-0020

Don Leon's Deli Cafe

Located on the corner of Hwy 64 just east of Highlands, Serving lunch. Homemade soups, freshly cut salads, unique deli sandwiches, famous Appalachian Fries, Cajun and European Entrees.
High season open 7 days 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 828-526-1600

Highlands Hill Deli and
Highland back Room Deli

(Breakfast & Lunch Year Round)

Located on the hill at 4th Street. Sandwiches, salads, and hoagies. Also in back of the Highlands Pharmacy on West Main Street
828-526-2048    The Hill 828-526-9632


Hilltop Grill

Old fashion grill with a wide variety of sandwiches including burgers, barbeque and hot dogs. Also serving soft served and hand dipped ice cream. Serving lunch until 3:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Priced for the family.
  4th & Spring St.  828-526-5916


Main Street Pharmacy
(Open Year Round)

Old fashion drug store eatery offering great breakfast and lunch at great prices.  Breakfast & Lunch

Pizza Place
(Open Year Round)
Lunch & Dinner

Located on Main Street. Eat in or carry out. Serves items from great chef salads to hot and cold sandwiches and, of course, pizza. 828-526-5660


Rosewood Market

Great food to go.
Entrees, salads, vegetables, sides, sandwiches, soups, desserts, assorted spreads, wines, cheeses, freshly baked breads, and more.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Hwy 64 and NC 106.    828-526-0383

Sports Page

Located in Oak Square on Main Street. Soups, salads, sandwiches and more for the hearty appetite. Serving lunch 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dine in or take out. 828-526-3555


Sweet Treats
(Open Year Round)
New and expanded space

Homemade ice cream treats and much more for your sweet tooth. Enjoy soup, sandwiches and salads. This year offering your favorite coffee drinks and fresh made desserts. Enjoy jazz most evenings.
Open 12:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Located in Mountain Brook Shopping Center  828-526-9822




















Dining in Highlands is laid back and casual. Coat and tie or even jackets are rarely seen in our area restaurants. During the season it is recommended that reservations be made in advance. If for some reason you cannot keep your reservation, please take the time to cancel. Most restaurants have wonderful wine lists, but do not serve liquor or beer. Most restaurants do allow brown bagging of beer or liquor but not wine. All spirits can be purchased in Highlands.

Dinner only
(Open Year Round)

International Peasant food at great prices. Open kitchen, great atmosphere and reasonable prices. Great wine list. Located on Dillard Road in  Great Things Shopping area.

Ruka's Table
Lunch and   Dinner
(in season)   (Open Year Round)

Family style restaurant located in Wright Square on West Main Street. Enjoy down-home cooking in a casual dining atmosphere. Selections include omelets, burgers, char-grilled salmon trout, steaks and daily specials.
828-526-3636 Opening May 2009

Fresser's at Helen's Barn
Lunch & Dinner
(Open Year Round)

Cozy, intimate restaurant located in Helen's Barn just three blocks from the Inn. Open Monday-Saturday. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 -9:00 p.m.


Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Wolfgang's Restaurant & Bistro
Bistro & Dinner
(April-January 30)

Internationally recognized Chef Wolfgang Green, former Executive Chef at Brennan's in New Orleans, invites you to dine in his garden pavilion,
outside deck, or by the fireplace in the mountain atmosphere of one of Highland's historic houses. Menu regional continental but features New Orleans specialties, steaks, veal, pastas,  fresh fish and Bavarian specialties.
Reservations recommended. 5:30pm
Newly decorated Wine Bistro  opens @ 4pm during the season
Located on East Main Street several doors down from Highlands Inn.
Accepts Amex, MasterCard & Visa, Discover.  

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Lakeside Restaurant
(April-Early December)

A restaurant with serious cuisine located on Smallwood Ave. overlooking Lake Harris, an easy walk from the Inn. Fresh seafood as well as beef, veal, lamb, chicken and pasta entrees. Generous portions, delicious flavors and a lovely wine list. Brown bag license, Daily specials.
Open Tuesday-Saturday.  Advance reservations strongly suggested.
Accepts MasterCard & Visa.   828-526-9419

The Log Cabin Steakhouse
(Year Round)

Specializing in steaks, wild game and Highlands own Cabin Onion. Located in an authentic Jebb Webb cabin off Hwy 106 above the Hampton Inn. Enjoy the ambiance of the fireplaces or sunroom. Children's menu.   Reservations recommended.
Accepts Amex, MasterCard & Visa     828-526-3380.

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
On The Verandah
Dinner & Sunday Brunch
(March-December 31)

Contemporary American cuisine in Highlands' most scenic dining setting overlooking Lake Sequoyah. Enjoy listening to live music in the wine bar.
Sunday champagne brunch.  Hwy 64W (Franklin Road) 
Accepts MasterCard & Visa.  

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Paoletti's Restaurant
(March-December 31)

Celebrating 21 years in Highlands. Paoletti's invites you to enjoy fantastic Northern Italian dining. An array of specialties are complimented by an extensive wine list. Reservations recommended.
Located next door to Highlands Inn.       
Accepts Amex. MasterCard & Visa.   

Wild Thyme Gourmet Cafe'
Lunch & Dinner
(Open Year Round)

Continental cafe' with menus created by chef owners Nancy and Carter Bruns offer a fresh, exciting approach to food preparation. Cozy, intimate dining room and outside seating. Catering & Carry Out
Carolina Way & 5th Street. Open Monday-Saturday.
Accepts MasterCard & Visa.   

Fresser's Express

Corner of Oak & Fifth Street, in the Highlands Square, (behind Wolfgang's) or exit Highlands Inn in back, right on Oak Street to end of block, on left.

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Highlands Best French Fries, Onion Rings, Chicken Wings, Salads, Wraps & more.

Outdoor casual dining in pleasant courtyard on  Mill Creek.
Great off the beaten path location, quiet and restful.







The Highlands Inn
Corner of 4th & Main St.  |  P.O. Box 1030
Highlands, NC    28741