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Restaurants

Slow Joe's Cafe

Address:
13077 Hwy 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Toll Free 888-905-7238
Dine with Us at Nantahala Outdoor Center where you will find anything from a Carolina BBQ sandwich to pecan-crusted trout. From breakfast to dinner to an evening with friends, please plan on joining us for something to eat while you are here.

Newfound Lodge Restaurant

Address:
1303 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-4590
Newfound Lodge Restaurant has Classic Sandwiches, Fabulous Burgers, Appetizers, salads and your lunch and dinner favorites. A great buffet is also available.

Nantahala Outdoor Center Whitewater Rafting

Address:
13077 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Toll Free 888-905-7238
Named one of the "Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure, NOC has been recognized as a leader in the whitewater rafting industry for more than 40 years. Our Nantahala Adventure Resort is just a short drive from Cherokee and is home to our famous Paddling School, popular Mountaintop Zip Line Tour, renowned Outfitter's Store, restaurants, lodging and more.

Fontana Village Resort

Contact: Darlene Waycaster
Address:
Hwy 28 North
Fontana Dam, NC 28733
Toll Free 800-849-2258
Fontana Village Resort Fontana Village has a wide range of accommodations, including rooms in the intimate settings of The Lodge, suites, 1-4 bedroom cabins, as well as RV & tent camping on the beautiful Cheoah Lake. Amenities & activities include: restaurants, shopping, mountain biking, hiking, marina, boat rentals, charters and superb fishing on beautiful Fontana Lake. Two swimming pools, one with a lazy river, putt-putt & disc golf, ghost tours, massage & fitness center, summer music series, firework displays July 4th, Labor Day & New Years Eve. Abundant conference space to accommodate groups of all sizes. Fontana Village Resort, a year round destination resort, set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located near the Dragon on Highway 28 North, at Fontana Dam, NC. Check our website at www.fontanavillage.com or call 800-849-2258 for further information.

Chestnut Tree Restaurant

Address:
37 Tsalagi Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Local 828-497-9181
The Chestnut Tree Restaurant at the Chestnut Tree Inn is a popular dining spot for the local community and for those special family events. Our menu features southern American favorites in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Dinner only and features a collection of all American classics. The Chestnut Tree serves spectacular holiday buffets and weekend specialty buffets throughout the year.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Restaurants

Address:
777 Casino Drive
Cherokee, NC 28719
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort offers ten dining options including the Chefs Stage Buffet, Selu Garden Café, Brio Tuscan Grille, the Lobby Café and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Guests 21 and older can dine at the Food Court on the casino floor, featuring Johnny Rockets, Pizzeria Uno Express, Dunkin Donuts Express, and the Winning Streaks Deli. Harrah’s Cherokee also offers two full-service beverage options at Rushing River Bar and the Essence Lounge.

Little Princess Restaurant & Shop

Contact: Sam & Donna Ball
Address:
1681 Acquoni Rd.
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-9000
Mobile 828-507-1341
The Little Princess offers a menu and also a buffet with southern home cooked food. On Tuesday they have a traditional local buffett with bean bread, fried potatoes & ramps. The Little Princess also has Indian Tacos daily and a breakfast buffet during the busy season. Local Rainbow Trout is a daily special. The Little Princess offers steak and many other items.

Peter's Pancakes and Waffles

Contact: Eric Hooper
Address:
1384 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-5116

Relia's Garden Restaurant

Address:
13077 Hwy 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Toll Free 888-905-7238
Dine with Us at Nantahala Outdoor Center where you will find anything from a Carolina BBQ sandwich to pecan-crusted trout. From breakfast to dinner to an evening with friends, please plan on joining us for something to eat while you are here.

Pizza Inn

Contact: Leo James
Address:
920 Tsalagi Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-9143
Pizza Inn is a franchise of Pizza Inn, Inc. of Dallas, TX. The locally owned franchise has been in business since 1981. Pizza Inn is open year around featuring our famous lunch buffet and menu service. Pizza Inn has seating for 150 and in summer has river deck seating. A 70 seat private dining room is available for parties or meetings. Open after drama in summer for your convenience.

Pasqualino's Italian Restaurant

Contact: Nancy Bright
Address:
25 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-9555
At Pasqualino's you will find a piece of Italy in downtown Bryson City. Serving a full menu in a unique and casual atmosphere, Every item is made to order, along with daily specials. Beer, wine and mixed drinks available.

Dairy Queen

Contact: Leo James
Address:
1137 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-4461
The DQ Restaurant is one of nearly 6,000 restaurants franchised by International Dairy Queen, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN. The locally owned franchise has been in business in Cherokee since 1951. DQ is open year around serving a biscuit breakfast and serving hot eats and cool treats all day. A small private dining room is available for meetings and parties. Open after drama in summer for your convenience.

Country Boy BBQ

Contact: Kim Alexander
Address:
1659 Painttown Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-200-3190
Country Boy BBQ is smoked daily. Enjoy delicious pulled pork, ribs, desserts and a ice cold beverage. You can even get a Family Feast. Open Mon-Wed 11 am - 8 pm and Thurs.-Sat. 11am - 9 pm. Closed on Sunday. Dine-In or Carry-Out. Country Boy BBQ is located 1 miles past the Casino on Hwy 19 North

Granny's Kitchen

Contact: Ray Williamson
Address:
1098 Painttown Rd. (US 19N)
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-5010
Popular Cherokee restaurant since 1984 with great home cooking your whole family will enjoy. Full breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Specialties include hand-carved roast beef, Southern fried chicken and freshly baked desserts. See website for daily menus and breakfast availability. Granny's Kitchen also offers catering services from corporate affairs to intimate family gatherings. Open Tues-Sun, April-Nov. 1 mile East of Casino.

Soda Pop's Ice Cream Parlor

Contact: Paul Crawley
Address:
141 Everett St.
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-8456
Soda Pop's, was established in 2000 as a family business, and is an authentic 40s and 50s soda fountain located in the heart of Bryson City, NC. Specializing in Coca-Cola memorabilia, Soda Pop's stocks nostaglia candies and makes the best shakes, malts, floats, and splits. The setting will take you back in time at least 50 years. Soda Pop's was featured in Our State Magazine in June 2006 and is a member of the Swain County Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Contact: Cheryl Tarantino
Address:
Highway 441 & Highway 19 S
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-437-8000
Phone 828-497-9444
A fast, friendly service restaurant specializing in chicken, homestyle sides and related foods. Great service, dine in with a delicious buffet.

Fryemont Inn Restaurant

Contact: Monica Brown
Address:
245 Fryemont Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
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Phone 828-488-2159
Toll Free 800-845-4879
Fryemont Inn Restaurant Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Fryemont Inn Dining Room has been one of the premier dining spots in western North Carolina for more than 85 years. The dinner menu includes local rainbow trout, prime rib, braised lamb shanks and other delicious entrees served with an array of homemade soups, side dishes and desserts. Try the Pecan Crusted Trout with Lemon Cream it's a favorite. The Fryemont's cozy fireside bar serves your favorite wines and cocktails. Dinner served 6-8 pm Sunday -Thursday and 6-9 pm Friday and Saturday. Breakfast served 8-10 am daily. Open mid-April through Thanksgiving. Reservations please.

Rivers End Restaurant

Address:
13077 Hwy 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Toll Free 888-905-7238
Dine with Us at Nantahala Outdoor Center where you will find anything from a Carolina BBQ sandwich to pecan-crusted trout. From breakfast to dinner to an evening with friends, please plan on joining us for something to eat while you are here.

Enjoy the Varied Tastes
Of the Mountains

With everything there is to do in Cherokee, you can work up quite an appetite. But don't worry, you won't go hungry; Cherokee has everything from fast food, to ample buffets to fine dining. And if all you want is a good snack of candy, ice cream or fudge, it's available all around town.

So whether you've got a family to feed, or are looking for a table for two, one of our Cherokee restaurants will suit your price range and taste.


No alcoholic beverages are sold on the Cherokee reservation, except at Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Hotel.

What Did The Ancient Cherokees Eat?

According to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, a traditional Indian feast consisted of...

Blackberries, elderberries, wild plum, persimmon, dewberries, gooseberries and fox grapes.

Hickory nuts, butternuts, walnuts and hazelnuts.

Chestnut bread, hominy bread, bean bread, molasses bread and wild potato bread.

Roast bear, roast deer, speckled trout, and turkey.

Potatoes, corn, wild greens, succotash, artichokes and ramps.

Sassafras tea, spicewood tea and sumacade.