500 Veterans Blvd.
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone: (828) 488-0326
Fax: (828) 488-4114
Bars & Cafes
Quaint and retaining an old world charm, Soda Pops has a very old american feel to it. You can sample some lip smacking candies, malts and shakes here. Their coca cola fixation is the major eye catcher, as coke symbols can be viewed on every imaginable surface of the parlor. The custom blended ice creams include flavors like White Russian, Toffee Coffee, Cinnamon etc. Worth visiting for all those with a sweet tooth and for those who want to travel back in time, when long skirts and bow ties were the trend.
Enjoy a delicious array of gourmet coffees, pastries, wraps, sandwiches, espresso drinks, smoothies, bagels, and teas at this relaxing coffeehouse that is open daily for breakfast and lunch.
Located right in the center of the town, the Mountain Perks Espresso Bar & Cafe makes for a warm and cozy escape in Bryson City. Run by Jeff and Pam Pulley's family, the place attracts several locals and tourists with its delicious fare and hot brews. They have a wide range of coffees to select from apart from snacks, soups and salads. If you are tired from all the sports and outdoor activities, try their energizing raspberry bars or fresh fruit slices. If chocolate is your kind of taste nothing would match upto their Triple Chocolate Brownie. The owners of the place are always around and their friendly treatment renders a jovial atmosphere to the setting. All in all, your hunger pangs are sure to be soothed with a visit to the Mountain Perks Espresso Bar & Cafe.
Unique coffeehouse that serves fabulous specialty baked treats, espresso drinks, gourmet coffee drinks, chai, smoothies, and much more. The only juice bar in the Gorge is located here and weekly musical entertainment is provided. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Who would not want a pitcher of beer after a hard day on the rapids. The Pourover is a great bar at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, that offers not only some chilled drinks but also a merry time. The entertainment schedule here consists of televisions and live musical performances. Some of the best brews are available here. The deck at the bar also provides a stage for performers to sing and for patrons to dance. So get out of that boat and climb down to the Pourover.
Owned by the Nantahala Outdoor Center, the Slow Joe's Riverside Cafe, gives you the must needed and deserved respite from all the adventurous activities of this area . You can indulge in some yummy hot dogs or even opt for a variety of cookies as you look upon the beautiful river with ducks splashing about. Their hot chocolate spreads its warmth to your weary limbs and warms you effectively. The service here is prompt and impeccable. All in all, this open air cafe is just the perfect hangout.
Breakfast and lunch served from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Along with the gift shop, they offer bakery goods, soups, salads, sandwiches and ice cream.
The Hidden Gem Cafe is not so hidden in the city of Franklin. This restaurant serves some of the best casual lunches and dinners in the city. Their menu consists of sandwiches, burgers, combo meals, sandwiches, wraps etc. It's basically a no fuss menu though they also include a wine list to add some zing to the food. Entrees also find a place on the dinner menu. Seafood includes fried oysters and boiled prawns. Come to the cafe to discover your hidden tastes.
This quaint cafe offers a full menu of great sandwiches, fresh salads, and homemade soups in a relaxing, casual atmosphere.
Smoky's Sports Pub & Grub, primarily meant for hikers, bikers and families, is a perfect destination for those who seek a dose of entertainment while munching over mouthwatering nachos, sandwiches and wings. This haven of entertainment, features a game room where you can spend a fun time with your friends and family. It also hosts live performances by established and upcoming local artists on a regular basis. Check website for details.
Enjoy a hearty meal at the Maxwell Beef & Seafood restaurant that is located in a secluded area and is an ideal place for casual dining. Sporting a red facade, this restaurant exudes a serene ambiance and can accommodate about 50 people in case of private dining. From lobsters, oysters, fish, shrimp to pastas and spaghetti, the restaurant has something for everyone. So, if you are making a trip to Great Smoky Mountains, don't forget to check this place out. Open from 5 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and from 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.