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.

Cypress International

Open year round for lunch and dinner

Taste the world.  The most exciting dining in Highlands

Dog-friendly sundeck with doggie menu

332 Main Street 828.526.4429

Wine Spectator Award

Lakeside Restaurant

Dinner Only

This cozy, intimate restaurant overlooks Harris Lake and offers alfresco dining

531 Smallwood Ave. 828.526.9419

Log Cabin

Serving comfortable Italian, steaks & seafood

Casual dining in a historic 1924 log cabin

130 Log Cabin Lane (behind the Highlands Inn Lodge)


Wine Spectator Award


Open Year round serving breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fine dining restaurant located in the Old Edward’s Inn


Meritage Bistro

Mediterranean Cuisine

Serving Lunch & Dinner – Outdoor Garden – Closed Tuesdays

460 Carolina Way 828.526.1019

    Wine Spectator Award

On the Verandah

Dinner & Sunday Brunch

Contemporary American cuisine in Highlands most scenic dining setting

overlooking Lake Sequoyah

Hwy 64 West (Franklin Rd.) 828.526.2338

Wild Thyme Gourmet

Lunch & Dinner year round

Gourmet foods & full-service bar

343-D Main St. Town Square 828.526.4035

Wine Spectator Award

Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Internationally recognized Chef Wolfgang Green, former Executive Chef at Brennan’s in New Orleans, invites you to dine in the mountain atmosphere of one of Highlands oldest historic homes.  The menu is regional/continental, but features New Orleans specialties, steaks, veal, pasta, fresh seafood, venison and Bavarian specialties.

Main St. 828.526.3807