Casual Dining in Highlands and Cashiers

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

Asia House

151 Helens Barn Avenue
Highlands NC • (828) 787-1680

asia-house-highlands-nc-restaurantAsia House brings you an authentic Asian fusion of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai foods. With a variety of appetizers and entrees that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Asia House also offers a variety of sushi and sashimi prepared fresh by their own sushi chef.

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Bistro On Main

270 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-2590

Offering freshly prepared salads, sandwiches and entrees in a lovely setting with both indoor and outdoor dining. Live music on Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

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Buck's Coffee

384 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-0020
6 Highway 107 N
Cashiers NC • (828) 743-9997

Quaint coffee cafe in the heart of Highlands or at the Crossroads in Cashiers! Local, independent coffee house featuring specialty brews, sandwiches & soups and wine. Live music on occasion.

El Azteca

72 Highlands Plaza
Highlands NC • (828) 526-2244

The premier destination for fine Mexican cuisine located in the beautiful mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina. El Azteca’s handcrafted menu comprises of only the freshest of ingredients handcrafted into authentic dishes that will provide the ultimate dining experience.

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Mountain Fresh Grocery

521 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-2400

Much more than a market, Mountain Fresh Grocery offers freshly made pizzas, sandwiches, salads, pastas, coffee, wonderful baked goods , wines, cheeses and more. Dine in at their casual tables or carry out for a delicious meal at home.

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The Pizza Place

365 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-5660


In the heart of the tourist district of Highlands, The Pizza Place offers a wide selection of pizzas, calzones , sandwiches, and salads all in a casual dining atmosphere. Eat in or carry out.

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Satulah Mountain Brewing Company

454 Carolina Way
Highlands NC • (828) 482-9794

Brewpub; beer brewed on site with fine Carolina mountaintop water. Served on Draft at Elev. 4118. First brewery in Macon County.

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Sports Page Sandwich Shoppe

314 Main Street
Highlands NC • (828) 526-3555

Unique eatery specializing in fresh sandwiches and salads, homemade soups, loaded baked potatoes and delicious desserts. Also serving breakfast!

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Fine Dining in Highlands and Cashiers

With numerous award winning restaurants and chefs, the area of Highlands and Cashiers has become a culinary destination in the Southeast. From the finest in local and regional cuisine to international specialties, even the most discerning palate will be delighted.

Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro

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

wolfgangs-restaurant-bistro-highlands-ncCelebrating 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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Cyprus International Cuisine

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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