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Hendersonville, NC, is a popular summer getaway and, as such, has lots of fantastic restaurants to please visitors’ taste buds. From bars to bakeries and cafes to fine dining, here is a list of the best places to eat in Hendersonville, according to the locals.

Casual Pub and Restaurant

Brooks Tavern

142 Third Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC

A comfortable bar and restaurant that are known for their pork carnitas tacos, boneless chicken wings, and buffalo chicken sliders. In addition to great beer, they have three-dollar wine specials every Wednesday night. 

Irish Pub

Hannah Flanagan’s

300 N. Main St. Hendersonville, NC 

A traditional Irish atmosphere with some unusual Irish cuisine, including a Shepherd’s Pie egg roll. They are known for weird but surprisingly good food creations and, of course, a great selection of beer. 

Small Plate Dining

Harvey’s at The Henderson

201 3rd Ave. W., Hendersonville, NC 

Harvey’s is located in a beautiful Bed & Breakfast but is open to the public, and thank goodness it is! The award-winning Executive Chef Michael prepares memorable meals that are beautifully served on small plates. It’s a fun new experience where you get to try a variety of mouthwatering and eye-pleasing dishes straight from the kitchen the moment they are created.

Chicken & Donuts


532 Kanuga Road Hendersonville, NC 

Yes, you read that right: chicken and donuts. Hendoughs has taken the traditional ‘chicken and waffles’ theme and made it even sweeter with donuts. With only two locations in the entire state, you have to be sure to take a gander at their breakfast and lunch menus.


McFarlan Bakery

Making baked goods from scratch since the 1930s, McFarlan Bakery is a staple of Hendersonville cuisine. You’ll likely find it on every list of best places to eat in McFarlan, and for good reason!

Breakfast And Sandwiches

Mike’s on Main

303 North Main St. Hendersonville, NC

Mike’s on Main is another mainstay restaurant in Hendersonville. The small diner is always busy due to its unique atmosphere and delicious breakfast and lunch menus. You can ride their famous coin-operated horse, Ginger, while you wait for your order.

Global Food And Cocktails

Never Blue

119 S. Main St. Hendersonville, NC

Sure to please city folk as well as country bumpkins, Never Blue uses local ingredients to create a wide variety of dishes from around the world. Pair your meal with one of their signature cocktails, and you’re sure to have a wonderful dining experience.

American And Seafood

Bay Breeze Seafood

1830 Asheville Hwy Hendersonville, NC 28793NC 28793

Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant is one of the top seafood restaurants in Hendersonville, NC. Bay Breeze is known for always serving fresh seafood, made with the best ingredients based on original seafood recipes.

New American


401 N. Main St. Hendersonville, NC

Postero embraces American cuisine as a melting pot of cultures, ingredients, and techniques. They elevate traditional American favorites with a dash of modern-day flavor.

Italian Fine Dining


502 N. Main St. Hendersonville, NC

Just because you’re in the mountains doesn’t mean you can’t experience fine Italian dining at its best. Renzo’s owner pays homage to his beloved grandmother with every authentic Italian dish on his menu.

Bar & Grill

The Dugout Taproom and Grill

430 N. Main St. Hendersonville, NC

If you’re looking for entertainment as well as good food and good drinks, The Dugout is the place to be. The baseball theme creates a fun atmosphere, whether listening to a live band, watching the game, or just hanging out with friends.

Wine Bar

The Poe House

105 1st Ave. W. Hendersonville, NC

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to sip wine with Edgar Allen Poe, you may have the chance to find out. The Poe House embraces the Poe theme with books, ravens, and funky décor housed within a basement. They have live music on weekends and also offer local beers and craft cocktails.

Wine Shop & Bar

Wine Sage & Gourmet

416 Main St. Hendersonville, NC

Wine Sage & Gourmet is more than a place to taste and buy wine. The boutique features local craft and food items as expected, but also offers cooking classes, workshops, and wine education classes. 


West First Wood-Fired Pizza

101B 1st Avenue West Hendersonville, NC 28792

West First Wood-Fired creates handcrafted food with a Mediterranean aesthetic, and features whole-wheat thin crust pizzas, organic pastas, rustic salads and soups, desserts and breads.

Hot Dog

Hot Dog World

226 Kanuga Road Hendersonville, NC 28739

Hot Dog World has received many accolades through the years including Small Business of the Year, Best Hot Dogs in the State, and Best all-around Restaurant in Henderson County.

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