Sleep Inn West
1918 Old Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: (828) 670-7600
Fax: (828) 670-1033
The brain child of Chef Eric Backer, 28806 Deli specializes in breads and offers the best fast food in Asheville. The versatile menu has everything from hot meals, healthy salads, sandwiches and even vegetarian specials. Service here is speedy and the atmosphere casual; making it ideal for grabbing a bite or quick lunch. The menu changes daily so theres something new to try everyday. An interesting feature is the 'bread menu' which has multi-grain bread for the health-conscious and 'Semolina Filone' for someone who likes to experiment. 28806 is also a bakery and they also undertake catering for various events.
Locals love chef/owner Tom Gaddy's juicy, delicious beef burgers, cooked in Guinness beer and made to order. Insiders say the secret is healthy ingredients - everything except the ketchup is homemade. From the Plain Jane to the Blackened Blue, burgers come with all the fixins': lettuce, marinated tomato and caramelized onions. Ask for Wedges on the side – sweet and red potato home fries tossed with herbs. Friday night, you'll likely wait for a seat, but you will be entertained once you get one as each table top has been decoupaged with a fun theme like 1960's Playboy ads and Mad Magazine clippings. Great food and a warm neighborhood atmosphere are well worth the wait. -Nadine Naujoks
Harbor Inn is a famous seafood chain in North America. With several locations across the US, it has been delighting patrons with its fresh and appetizing fruits de mer. Try dishes like the Clam Chowder New England, Broiled Alaskan White Fish and one of the cold platters. What's astonishing is that in spite of its apt location, generous portions and huge varities, it still manages to be receptive and fair when it comes to the prices. This is not a formal place, it is child friendly and takeaway is also an option, if you are on the run.
Cedric's Tavern offers a unique ambiance reminding typical Irish pubs. The village setting and the wooden decor give out the intended appeal quite convincingly. The food is leaning more towards the traditional pub grub style, though the local influence is also incorporated for definitive tastes. Try Shepherd's Pie, Oven Roasted Dubliner Cheddar Chicken or Cast Iron Seared Scottish Salmon for a gratifying meal.
A quaint and tiny place on Haywood Road, The Admiral is a restaurant that aims to feed people good food coupled with fun events, good drinks and a warm service. They serve some simple American cuisine with a slight twist and a picture perfect plating. Since the restaurant isn't that big, it is recommended to book a table. In case you can't and have to wait, take the word of previous customers that it is assuredly worth the wait. Visit them for a warm and cozy dinner.
Earth Fare is the grocery store for the health conscious or the gourmet cook. Find fresh, organic produce and products (much of it locally grown or made), herbal remedies, chemical-free meats, fine wines and coffees. Look for such gourmet products to help create Thai, Japanese, Indian cuisines, among others. There is also an on-site vegetarian cafe with many dishes to choose from. Stock up on sushi, healthy desserts, muffins, bagels and frozen dinners as well as dye and chemical-free cosmetics. You'll find a little bit of everything that Asheville has to offer.
If your perfect meal entails sitting outside with some good, down home BBQ and a frosty microbrew, then you will want to check this place out. At 12 Bones, the meat is slowly smoked to perfection. Choose from chicken, pulled pork, beef brisket and baby back ribs (full or half racks). A typical order includes two sides and cornbread, so you definitely won't leave hungry. You can also place to-go orders for any of the meats (sold by the pound) and sides (sold by the pint and quart).
Located in Downtown Asheville, Ben's Tune Up is a American and Japanese Fusion restaurant. The food they serve is inspired by popular Japanese Yakitori which is basically different types of meat that are grilled on skewers. This place is also good for beer and other drinks as they quite good list of beers available which you can sit and sip in their urban themed beer garden. It is one of the places in the neighborhood that has been gaining popularity among the locals as well as visitors.
Havana brings authentic Cuban cuisine and music to Western North Carolina. Located in downtown Asheville, this eatery features a menu with popular favorites such as Empanadas, Crab Cakes and Tamales. The weekly menu offers specials not offered on the regular menu. There's live music every Friday night.
Rabbit food? No, not at this little cafe! You can smell the fresh baked bread when you walk in the door. Fruits, vegetables and herbs from mainly local organic farmers are cut, diced, sliced, grilled and cooked into many wonderful dishes. Tempt yourself with hearty sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees in a variety of flavors that originate from many regions in the world. Desserts of all types offer a yummy finale to your meal. The decor is quaint and earthy.
Bright, colorful and lively, the decor of Chai Pani is just as vibrant as the flavors showcased by its creative take on Indian street food. The menu is composed of an amazing selection of the flavorsome, vibrant and delicious Indian snacks called Chaat, alongside traditional family-style meals and some unique creations like chicken pakoras, Bombay Chilli Cheese Fries and Parsi Chicken Burgers. Every plate is positively bursting with flavor, offering a chance to sample this often neglected and undiscovered side of Indian cuisine. With its casual ambiance and genuine service, Chai Pani will soon become a family favorite.
Enter the iron gates and prepare for a memorable dining experience. Inside, you will find contemporary urban decor accented with whimsical copper fish mobiles and large outdoor-themed paintings. Given the nod by such exemplary publications as Food & Wine and Bon Appetit, the owners here strive to provide a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere in which conversations flourish while fine wine flows. The menu makes use of the freshest local ingredients, including produce from the Biltmore Estate and mountain trout fresh from the stream.