We’ve compiled a list of 5 new restaurants in and around Waynesville NC that you should have on your radar when visiting East Fork Ranch this year. East Fork Ranch is situated about 15 minutes from both downtown Waynesville and Canton, both offering some great options. If your party is feeling even more adventurous, Asheville, known for it’s dinning scene, is only a short 30 minute drive.

5 New Restaurants In and Around Waynesville NC

Pigeon Grill at BearWaters Brewing
Pigeon River Grill
101 Park Street | Canton, NC 28716 | http://bearwatersbrewing.com/index.php?page=food
The closest to East Fork Ranch and one of our favorites. Housed inside the local craft brewery of BearWaters Brewing Company, this is a great place to unwind after a day of adventure. Family friendly with outdoor seating on the river.


Southern Porch Canton
Southern Porch
117 Main St, Canton, NC 28716 | https://www.southern-porch.com/
Housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in downtown Canton, The Imperial Hotel. They serves everything from scratch. Menu items include southern fare staples such as shrimp and grits, fried chicken and some of the most delicious fried green tomatoes you’ll ever taste.


birchwood hall waynesville
Birchwood Hall
111 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786 | http://birchwoodhall.com/
Think southern traditional dishes like Chicken and Biscuit, meatloaf, or shrimp and grits with a farm-to-table twist. Full bar with a great list of handcrafted cocktails, and a nice selection of beers and wines. Awesome location on Main Street in the heart of downtown Waynesville.


firefly taps and grill waynesville nc
Firefly Taps and Grill
128 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786 | https://www.fireflytapsandgrill.com/
What we love the most about this restaurant on Main St. in downtown Waynesville is their Sunday brunch. We also love their lunch and dinner menues, but Sunday brunch is a tradition in our family and Firefly Taps & Grill delivers one of the best brunches in the area.


Luna Kitchen Waynesville
Luna Mexican Kitchen
1863 S Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786 | (828) 246-6666
Modern Mexican fare from the mountains! Great salsa’s, some really tasty main dishes, and of course margarita’s. They also have a great beer and wine list.

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