Cam Ranh Bay

This authentic Vietnamese and Japanese restaurant is locally owned by Vietnam natives. They cook with fresh herbs and meats with healthy and creative dishes such as soups, spring rolls, hibachi and teriyaki favorites, noodles, sushi and much more. Great for takeout too. For more info, go to their website.110 High Country Sq, Banner Elk 828-898-4121

LP on Main

Every effort is made to keep ingredients seasonally relevant and enjoyed at their peak – prepared fresh daily in house and made to order; sourced from Trosley Farms, Charlotte’s Greenhouse, Springhouse Farms and Heritage Farms to name a few. Offering a full bar with craft cocktails and fourteen wines by the glass. Reservations highly recommended. For Read More

Puerto Nuevo Mexican & Seafood Restaurant

(May 2022 update: Temporarily closed due to fire) Find classic Mexican & Tex-Mex dishes, plus specialty margaritas & tequila, in a relaxed, modern space. Everything is prepared daily with fresh, healthy, high quality ingredients – including the freshest Guacamole dip. Find many vegetarian and fresh seafood choices. Their bar features a large selection of tequilas Read More

Kettell Beerworks

Sample a big variety of local brews at this craft brewery in nearby Banner Elk, just 3 miles from Sugar Mountain. Their kitchen serves pizza, pretzels, wings, and more. They are family friendly with plenty of games including shuffleboard, pinball and board games. Pets are welcomed on the front porch. For their current beers on Read More

The Chef’s Table at Sorrento’s

Fine dining eclectic “wine country” menu features American, Italian and Japanese dishes with fresh farm to table ingredients by award winning chef Nicole Palazzo. Casual yet upscale atmosphere, the restaurant is perfect for a family dinner or a night out with friends. Reservations highly recommended. For more info, go to their website. 140 Azalea Circle, Read More