The High Country features some of the best dining opportunities in North Carolina. In fact, our culinary association includes more than 20% of the state’s certified chefs. Together they provide a comprehensive journey of the dining landscape. Fast food to fine dining, if you’re on a budget or want to splurge, the High Country has it all.
Whether in search of traditional American fare, fresh mountain trout or something a bit more adventurous, you’re sure to find the perfect spot. Keep in mind that casual dining is popular as well. The High Country offers many different dining options in its downtowns from Boone to Blowing Rock, as well as downtown Banner Elk and West Jefferson. Visitors flock to the Dan’l Boone Inn for home-cooked meals served family style. And of course your mountain experience wouldn’t be complete without some good ol’ Western North Carolina barbecue from one of our many dining choices.