Charming Barnardsville is a great place to stay while vacationing in the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains area. This nice town is not far from Pisgah National Park with great scenic hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Banardsville is only about 15 to 20 minutes from the vibrant towns of Asheville and Weaverville. There are great places to dine in Barnardsville and the surrounding towns, easily accessible from your cozy Barnardsville Inn.
1562 Barnardsville Highway
Barnardsville, NC 28709
This family restaurant offers a friendly atmosphere with great options such as steak and seafood. There's also takeout if desired. Sheena's Restaurant is usually open from 11:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m..
337 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787-9253
The service at this restaurant is fast and friendly. There's a variety of foods to please every taste, such as American, Greek and European. Prices vary because there are several food options. If you're looking for a great Sunday brunch, try the Jamaican chicken omelets at the Stoney Knob Restaurant from your nearby Barnardsville Bed and Breakfast. During the spring and summer you can listen to live music on the patio. The romantic Red Room with a fire is available during the colder season. As this is a busy spot, it's best to make a reservation.
42 South Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Simma Down offers casual dining with tasty Caribbean food. The Jamaican dishes are fabulous, but for those who would prefer a burger, this is still an option. Many locals love the fish fritters and crab cakes as appetizers. Other favorites at this gem are the tender jerked pork and fried chicken. The average price for a meal here with large portions is about $15 to $25 as of 2011. A fast takeout service is also available.
6 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Mexican and Caribbean food lovers will enjoy Salsas Restaurant. It has many delicious salsa flavors made with fresh produce, empanadas, great vegetarian dishes and more. This cozy but delightful downtown restaurant gives you the option to dine in or out. This restaurant should be on your list, because it's close to Barnardsville and well worth the stop. Don't let the long lineups scare you, as you will be happy you waited.
247 North Main Street
Weaverville, NC 28787-8412
Athens Restaurant offers great food with fast service in a smoke-free environment. The delicious homemade Greek and Italian specialties, along with fresh baked desserts, will leave you with a wonderful dining experience. In 2011, the weekly specials range from about $6.50 to $13.50 for meals like the barbecued ribs, baked salmon or roast turkey dinner, all including two side items and a fresh baked roll. The kids will also love this restaurant, because it has an excellent children's menu consisting of favorites such as chicken strips, spaghetti, cheese pita pizzas and more.