Fine Dining in Highlands

Whether you are looking for a quick sandwich, healthy salad or a cup of coffee with a delicious pastry, Highlands offers something for everyone seeking a casual bite.

Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro

474 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-3807

Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro

Celebrating 23 seasons, master chef, Wolfgang Green, former Executive Chef for the Brennan Family of famed Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, brought his culinary expertise to Highlands in 1994. Offering a menu with Bavarian specialties such as Weiner Schnitzel and cuisine from the bayou such as Cajun Bar-B-Que Shrimp along with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list, Wolfgang’s is sure to be a meal to remember. For lighter fare, be sure to check out their Bistro menu where you can enjoy small plates and a craft cocktail.

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Meritage Bistro

490 Carolina Way
Highlands NC • (828) 526-1019


European cuisine in Highlands. Open for lunch and dinner, Meritage Bistro offers a menu of European inspired dishes such as Sea Scallops Caponata, Pappardelle Primavera, and Chicken Avocado. You can enjoy an expertly prepared meal in their dining room or in their outdoor seating area.

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Cyprus International Cuisine

332 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-4429

Cyprus International Cuisine

Award winning chef, Nicholas Figel, brings international cuisine to Highlands. Featuring a unique World Tour menu created each week with the freshest ingredients available. From fresh seafood to vegetarian dishes, Chef Figel delivers authentic and traditional international flavors in a relaxed environment. Visit Cyprus, the most exciting dining destination in Highlands.

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Ristorante Paoletti

440 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-4906


For 33 years, Risorante Paoletti has been offering the freshest of ingredients in simple preparations where balance and intensity of flavor is the star of the show. With a menu showcasing authentic Italian dishes and a wine list that has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 1987, Ristorante Paoletti provides a memorable dining experience with attentive and professional service in a welcoming atmosphere.

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Lakeside Restaurant

531 Smallwood Avenue
Highlands NC • (828) 526-9419


Celebrating its 28th season, Lakeside Restaurant offers a fine dining experience on Harris Lake. With views to the water, you will enjoy freshly prepared entrees such as local Rainbow Trout or Berkwood Farms Pork Chops. An extensive wine list and excellent service complete your meal.

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The Log Cabin

130 Log Cabin Lane
Highlands NC • (828) 526-5777


The Log Cabin offers casual Italian, steaks & seafood. Located in an historic 1924 Joe Webb designed log cabin featuring both indoor and outdoor seating and private dining available for 12 to 60 people. With a nightly menu that changes based on the freshest ingredients available and an extensive wine list, your dining experience will be one to remember when you visit The Log Cabin.

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Madison's Restaurant & Wine Garden

455 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 787-2525


Enjoy locally sourced, farm to table cuisine at Madison’s Restaurant at the renowned Old Edwards Inn & Spa. With their own gardens and greenhouses and sourcing only the finest and freshest items available from North Carolina producers, the chefs at Madison’s create mouthwatering dishes from sustainable ingredients. Enjoy entrees such as Painted Hills Beef Ribeye, Pecan Crusted Springer Mountain Chicken and Sunburst Trout. Their Sommelier can recommend a wine from their award wining wine list to pair perfectly with your meal.

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Wild Thyme Gourmet

343 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-4035


Located in the heart of Main Street, Wild Thyme Gourmet offers American cuisine with an Asian influence. Whether you are dining indoors or enjoying seasonal outdoor dining, you will receive warm and courteous service from their knowledgeable staff. For lunch or dinner, Wild Thyme is sure to become a favorite dining destination.

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