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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Asheville

Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina has fine and folk arts, offbeat culture, Appalachian-inspired food, and a flowing craft beer scene. Dubbed the “Land of the Sky,” the city holds tight to its identity as a small mountain town as well as a liberal enclave in the conservative South. You can see the luxury of the Biltmore Estate, hike sections of the Appalachian Trail, drive the expansive Blue Ridge Parkway or check out the boutiques and galleries in the River Arts District. The foodie scene draws visitors from far and wide, and you can find everything from pizza and wings to a fancy dinner and Cajun-inspired cuisine. And when it comes to brunch, this town certainly knows how to start the day. If you’re wondering where to go for a delicious weekend feast, check out our Tastemakers List of where to find the best brunch in Asheville.

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15 Restaurants
Updated October 01, 2021
Restaurants:Milton's Black Mountain, Blue Ridge, Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary Southern, Southern, American
Neighborhoods:Black Mountain, Asheville
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Milton's Black Mountain

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
Black Mountain
4.8
708 reviews

Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails, located on State Street in Black Mountain, is a charming restaurant from Atlanta-based restaurant group Southern Proper Hospitality. They serve contemporary Southern cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients - many of which come from the on-site garden! Situated inside the MV Boutique Hotel, a historic 100-year-old property, it’s a beautiful setting for a unique Sunday Brunch. Try one of their Loaded Bloody Mary’s with a signature menu item, like the Southern Fried Chicken or Milton’s Benedict.


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Blue Ridge

$$$$
Southern
Asheville
4.6
3661 reviews

The Blue Ridge restaurant, located on Macon Avenue in Asheville, is a lovely spot for a casual Sunday brunch. They offer plenty of great food, Southern hospitality and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open for breakfast, weekend dinner and Sunday champagne brunch, the culinary concept here is both elegant and local. They embrace a “Farm to Table American Buffet” with fresh and creative regional American cuisine. The Sunday Champagne Brunch features an artisanal buffet, with options like a Bananas Foster station, Cheese Blintzes, Cornmeal dusted catfish and more!


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Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits

$$$$
American
Asheville
4.1
265 reviews

Roux is the signature restaurant of the 4-diamond Hilton Biltmore Park. The restaurant fuses southern comfort with modern sophistication and features dishes inspired by Chef Randy Dunn’s grandmother’s kitchen! He also uses locally-farmed ingredients all found in Asheville. Roux also has a diverse wine list, full-service bar and delicious desserts created in-house. Sunday Brunch is one of the best in town! They have a famous Brunch Buffet with full buffet selections of made-to-order eggs, omelets, waffles, breakfast meats, biscuits and gravy and more!


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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
Asheville
4.5
2724 reviews

Tupelo Honey, located on Hendersonville Road, is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains. They craft brunches, lunches and suppers and foster an environment that brings family and friends together! Food is always scratch-made, responsibly-sourced and always Southern! This is their second location in Asheville and they feature an amazing brunch, with items like Asheville Hot Chicken Dip, Fried Chicken and Biscuits, Tupelo Shrimp and Grits and so much more!


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Vivian

$$$$
Contemporary American
Asheville
4.8
1269 reviews

Taking a spin on classic, mostly French dishes, Vivian is doing something new in Asheville. Located on Depot Street, the restaurant grew from the pop-up-turned-trailer called Salt and SMoke. This new brick-and-mortar restaurant offers a super friendly atmosphere with clean, modern decor. It is a welcome addition to the River Arts District and many locals believe they have the best brunch in Asheville. The menu features a diverse array of options, including Nordic Deviled Eggs, a Duck Confit Salad, a delicious Croque Madame, and plenty of fantastic brunch cocktails worth checking out!


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Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
Asheville
4.7
4822 reviews

Tupelo Honey is a longtime favorite brunch destination for both locals and visitors. This location was the start of the Tupelo chain that is now a destination for scratch-made Southern food rooted in the Carolina Mountains. They offer craft cocktails, specialty beers and their famous honey-dusted fried chicken! This central location on College Street in downtown Asheville is a perfect place to gather for a leisurely brunch. The Brunch menu is available all day long, with plenty of favorites like the Charleston Chicken Sandwich, Southern Shakshuka, Avocado Eggs Betty and more.


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Isa's Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary French
Asheville
4.5
1467 reviews

Isa’s Bistro, located in the heart of downtown Asheville at One Battery Park Avenue, is a go-to spot for great cooking any time of the day. Sit in the gorgeous dining room or out on the lively sidewalk patio on one of Asheville’s most interesting intersections! They have a fresh, local, seasonal menu curated by Executive Chef Peter Crockett. The combo of great food, exceptional service and an awesome wine selection make it a culinary destination for locals and visitors. Their NC Chicken and French Toast is a must-try!


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Laughing Seed Cafe

$$$$
Vegetarian
Asheville
4.7
133 reviews

Laughing Seed Cafe, located on Wall Street, is a super popular downtown destination for delicious food. They offer a vegetarian menu with an international flair. The food here is organic, local and farm-to-table, to ensure that the freshest and healthiest food comes out of the kitchen straight to your plate. The dining area is bright and vibrant and you can even sit outside on the patio to enjoy your meal alfresco. The Sunday brunch menu includes delicious options like the Laughing Seed Salad, Sweet Potato Pancakes and a Chicken and Waffle Sandwich.


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Haywood Common

$$$$
American
Asheville
4.5
84 reviews

Haywood Common, located on Haywood Road in West Asheville, invites you to have some fun with your food! They feature bright and bold flavors at this modern American restaurant and source everything locally. They partner with small local farms for their produce and proteins and have an ever-changing menu as new ingredients pop up. You can also enjoy the extensive wine list, carefully crafted cocktails and local draft beers. Try one of the brunch favorites, like the Chicken and Waffle plate.


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Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC

$$$$
Italian
Asheville
4.8
1722 reviews

Located on Main Street in Weaverville, Glass Onion is an independently-owned neighborhood restaurant serving up fantastic northern Italian cuisine. Just a short 10-minute drive north of Asheville, they offer locally farm-sourced ingredients including vegetables, fruit, lamb, beef and rabbit. Everything they serve is housemade, including rich stocks, homemade pasta and desserts. Brunch specials include a Black Angus Rib-Eye Steak and Eggs and a House-Made Roast Beef Hash.


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The Blackbird

$$$$
Contemporary American
Asheville
4.4
3261 reviews

The Blackbird, located on Biltmore Avenue, is a downtown favorite for the best brunch in Asheville. Their cooking incorporates the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas and you can enjoy their affordable and vibrant menu for Saturday and Sunday Brunch! The menu features the seasonal best from local farmers, fresh catches from the coast of the Carolinas, incredible local micro-brews, great cocktails and amazing wines. Try brunch favorites like Huevos Rancheros, steak and Eggs and Biscuits and Gravy.


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Limones Restaurant

$$$$
Mexican
Asheville
4.8
4980 reviews

Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, Limones REstaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican and Californian cuisine along with inventive bar selections. Chef Hugo Ramirez hails from Mexico City and brings the secrets of traditional Mexican dishes, which he reinvents and surprising and imaginative ways. The cooking is especially unique because he incorporates his training in French-influenced California cuisine! Standout dishes include Pork in chile Verde Nachos and Chilaquiles Verdes.


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Village Social-Biltmore Estate

$$$$
Seafood
Asheville
4.4
1825 reviews

Located on the ground of the Biltmore Estate, right next door to the Biltmore’s award-winning winery is the Village Social. A popular brunch spot with guests of the Inn on Biltmore Estate, Village Hotel guests and locals and visitors in town, it features a full-service restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The small plate concept focuses on sustainable seafood with local and regional farm and garden products. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for unwinding with a brunch cocktail and delicious food. Brunch includes everything from Pecan waffles to salads and egg dishes.


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Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate

$$$$
American
Asheville
4.5
2899 reviews

Deerpark Restaurant is one of the restaurants on America’s largest privately-owned estates. The restaurant was originally a historic barn on the Biltmore Estate, designed by Richard Morris Hunt. Now transformed into a courtyard restaurant with walls of windows, Deerpark serves a generous array of Southern-style dishes and Appalachian specialties. The Taste of the South weekend brunch is what many consider the very best brunch in Asheville. It’s an excellent setting for family dining that also offers a chance to tour the Estate.


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Golden Fleece - Permanently Closed

$$$$
Mediterranean
Asheville
4.4
821 reviews

Nestled in the Grovewood mountains in Asheville, Golden Fleece is a unique dining experience. Owned and operated by family-centric folks with a passion for food and drinks, they offer dishes with quality ingredients and impeccable service. The interior features rustic decor, ambient lighting, wood and crackling fires. Grab a seat on the outdoor patio to enjoy your brunch in the open air! Brunch includes a variety of tasty dishes, including a Rustic Breakfast, Baked Eggs Florentine, and the Golden Fleece Burger.


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