Three More Restaurants You Need To Visit


Earlier this summer we wrote about our three favorite restaurants, but it was so difficult to limit the list,  we've decided to share three more restaurants you should definitely visit when you're in Cashiers, NC. Besides its delicious menu, featuring Southern dishes like Savannah Lump Blue Crab Cakes and Low Country Style Shrimp and Grits, Cornucopia Restaurant is also known for its location and building, with a classic screened-in porch that creates a unique and wonderful dining experience.  A local favorite, they've been serving breakfast, brunch, and dinner for the last 36 seasons (March through November)!

16 Cashiers School Road Cashiers, NC 28717 (828) 743-3750

Table 64, located next to the Cork and Barrel Lounge, is a relatively new addition to the local restaurant scene, featuring tapas (small plates), wine, beer, and cocktails. Tapas are traditionally from Spain but Table 64 has given their tapas international flair by adding flavors from other countries like Greece and Vietnam. Their tapas are both delicious and great to share!

3093 Highway 64E Sapphire Valley, NC 28774 (828) 743-4135

The Orchard Restaurant specializes in American Cuisine with a Southern flavor using fresh, local ingredients. What that means for the diner is that Fried Green Tomatoes, Appalachian Trout Almondine, and Hampton Venison Rack Chops are just some of their specialties, which they serve in an 100 year old rustic farmhouse.  A must-visit!

905 Highway 107 South Cashiers, NC (828) 743-7614

Happy Dining!

Three Great Restaurants You Need To Visit

With so many excellent restaurants on the Highlands/Cashiers/Toxaway Plateau, it is difficult to limit this list to three.   Yet when asked for recommendations, we find ourselves sending friends and visitors to these three again and again.  Therefore, we've decided these are our top 3 restaurants in the area.

Lamb chop at Gamekeeper's Tavern in  Sapphire, North Carolina
Lamb chop at Gamekeeper's Tavern in Sapphire, North Carolina

Osteria del Monte is known for its authentic Northern Italian cuisine, created with fresh ingredients and a gourmet touch. Be sure to check out the daily specials and their excellent wine list. It’s a popular spot, so make a reservation in advance.

1301 Highway 64 West Sapphire, NC 28774 (828) 883-2551

Gamekeeper's Tavern combines rustic mountain elegance with a sophisticated yet casual style. Offering a gourmet menu of daily fresh fish, game, beef, pork and fowl, Chef Allen Spivey incorporates fresh local ingredients whenever possible. Complex sauces and creative presentation are the perfect complements to the fusion menu. A comprehensive wine list and full bar complete the dining experience. Both the dining room and lounge are open year round. Reservations are suggested.

3646 Highway 64 East Sapphire, NC 28774 (828) 743-4263

Steak at Brown Trout Grille in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
Steak at Brown Trout Grille in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

A visit to Brown Trout Mountain Grille will take you back to the turn of the 20th century. This restaurant features seafood, steaks, fowl, pasta and other gourmet fare, with several trout specialties. The service is always warm and friendly in a cozy cabin atmosphere. Full bar and wine list.

502 Blue Ridge Road Lake Toxaway, NC 28747 (828) 877-3474