The Best Restaurants in Bryson City NC

Bryson City NCBryson City NC, according to the 2016 consensus, has a population of 1,452. Despite being a small community, this breathtaking tourist town deep in the Smoky Mountains has incredible cuisine that can fit any budget and impress any critic. You'll find that our Watershed Cabins are scattered throughout this magnificent mountainous region. Whether you're in town to explore the Smoky Mountains, relax in a grand cabin, or just passing through, downtown Bryson City NC has sensational dining options for any time of the day.

Breakfast: Mountain Perks Espresso Bar

Don't be fooled by their name; Mountain Perks is much more than an espresso bar. Yes, they make a rather mean cup of coffee, but you'll be coming back for the quiche and the fresh-made bagels. The quiche selection may include gouda, poblano and pepper jack, and crab and swiss. Choose between a wide variety of bagels and cream cheese, all of which pair perfectly with a steaming cup of Joe–we suggest their “Black Widow” or “Mississippi Mudd.”

Lunch: The Filling Station

The Filling Station on Everett Street has become a Bryson City NC staple. They're famous for serving simple, mouthwatering sandwiches and crispy fries. This daytime deli has an exposed brick wall littered with old license plates; they also have the friendliest staff in town. We highly recommend their Cuban, Reuben, steak Philly, and French dip sandwiches. You honestly cannot go wrong at the Filling Station, each sandwich is made with love, and the prices are unbeatable. Don't get overwhelmed with the ten bread options–go with your gut.

Dinner: The Cork & Bean Bistro

The Cork & Bean Bistro is the best fine dining experience in Bryson City NC. Ideal for a romantic dinner or an anniversary, this establishment takes dinner very seriously. Indulge in a gorgeously presented plate of cornmeal-crusted and pan-seared local Carolina mountain trout. Their open-range meatloaf with Colorado bison, Creekstone beef, Virginia lamb, pork sausage, and bacon has forever changed the way locals think of meatloaf.

Late-Night Pint: Nantahala Brewing Company

If you're looking for a pint after dinner, walk across the Tuckasegee River to the Nantahala Brewing Company. Nantahala operates out of a large, old depot a couple of steps from the train tracks. Their delicious Noon Day IPA has grapefruit, pine, and floral aromas with a crisp, dry finish.

Bryson City NC Cabins

Watershed Cabins is proud to offer dozens of cabins within a few miles of Bryson City NC. Enjoy a one-in-a-million Smoky Mountains vista from the deck at Mountain Elegance. Buffalo Hollow is a luxurious deep-woods cabin with a sizable fire pit, outdoor hot tub, and a massive fireplace. Southern Comfort is a gigantic, three-bedroom fortress with stunning mountain views. Make Watershed Cabins your mountaintop headquarters on your next visit to beautiful North Carolina!

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