Cyprus
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.
828-526-4429

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.
828-526-8847
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.
828-526-3807.
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Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Lakeside Restaurant
Dinner
(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
Dinner
(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.
828-526-2338.
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Paoletti’s Restaurant
Dinner
(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.
828-526-4906.
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.
828-526-4035
Fresser’s ExpressCorner 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.
828-526-8867

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.