Local Dining and Area Attractions

We are surrounded by good places to eat and fun things to do in western North Carolina. We have listed a few here for your convenience.  Also check the links to calendars of area happenings (when you're not fishing). 


Cherokee Restaurants

There are many restaurants to choose from in Cherokee. Here are a few locally owned favorites in addition to restaurants found inside Harrah's Casino:

Granny's Kitchen
Lee Garden
New Happy Garden
Newfound Lodge Restaurant
Pauls Family Restaurant
Pizza Inn
Peter's Pancakes and Waffles
Rancho Viejo
Sassyfrass Bakery & Cafe
Wise Guyz Grille

Brios Tuscan Grill
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Chef's Stage Buffet
Selu Garden Cafe

Dining within 15 minutes

Sylva/ Dillsboro - 15 minutes from Cherokee

  • Haywood Smokehouse
  • Jarrett House
  • Coach's Sports Bar and Restaurant
  • Lees at the Depot
  • The Wellhouse
  • Lulu's on Main
  • Innovation Brewery
  • The Coffee Shop
  • The Mad Batter
  • City Lights Cafe
  • Guadalupe
  • Speedy's Pizza
  • Bogarts
  • El Patron Mexica
  • South of Philly Subs
  • Kobe Express
  • Kostas Greek Restaurant



Things to Do

Western North Carolina is rich with recreation.  Here are some of the activities available during your stay.

Fly-Fishing in prized trout waters
Golf at nearby several nearby courses
Hike the Appalachian Trail
Tubing down Deep Creek in Bryson City
Whitewater Rafting on the Nantahala River
Waterfall viewing
Museums and Arts & Crafts of the Cherokees
Outdoor Dramas
24/7 entertainment at Harrah's Casino
Free Concerts during season
Horseback riding stables
and much more....


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