If you eat meat, we bet you’ve come to love the slow-cooked wonder that is mountain barbecue. Smoked all day over hardwoods, mountain ‘cue is tender, juicy, and full of natural flavors.
Are you drooling yet?
There are amazing BBQ joints all over Western North Carolina, and Brevard is no exception. Here are our top five picks for the most delicious BBQ in Brevard, NC.
Hawg Wild BBQ
Don and Sandy Brown opened Hawg Wild BBQ Restaurant and Catering in 1997. It started as a neighborhood gathering place at the entrance of the Pisgah National Forest for great barbecue, fun, and life-long memories. The locally owned and operated restaurant specializes in Eastern and Western-style BBQ pork, in addition to slow-smoked chicken, brisket, and ribs. Now, the venue also manages dinner parties, banquets, and catering for any type of event. Mountain bikers, hikers, campers, local patrons, tourists, and leaf lookers all enjoy a visit that is both satisfying and comfortable.
91 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest | (828) 877-4404 | hawgwild-bbq.com
Smoke on BBQ
If you fell in love with the Blue Smoke BBQ truck parked at Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman circa 2015, we have some great news for you! Now located at the bottom of S Broad Street, Smoke on BBQ is a favorite among Brevard locals. From hot chicken sandwiches to pulled pork tacos, they combine the best of old and new Southern cuisine. But many prefer the rib plates, complete with classic sides and both sweet BBQ and mustard sauces. Especially because all their barbecue sauces, marinades, and seasonings are made in house. Go ahead and get a little messy—we won’t tell!
585 South Caldwell Street, Brevard | (828) 552-4584 | eatsmokeonbbq.com
Daggie’s Fine Fast Food
It’s getting rarer and rarer to find a restaurant with no website. And while they do have a Facebook presence, you won’t find them regularly posting to the page. If you ask us, that’s a sure sign that Daggie’s is focused on making delicious, down home cookin’ (no G) and nothing else. Head to the junction of Asheville and Hendersonville highways near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. Take a seat at Daggie’s, and chow down on the best burgers, hot dogs, and smoked pork BBQ sandwiches in WNC!
92 Hendersonville Highway, Pisgah Forest | (828) 884-7433
Jordan Street Cafe
For a quarter century, Jordan Street Cafe has served up the best fine dining American cuisine around! Their food is made with fresh ingredients and is always cooked to order. Choose from a comprehensive menu of delicious appetizers, signature salads, gourmet burgers, entrees, and homemade desserts. To get your barbecue fix, we recommend the BBQ Pork Nachos (topped with pulled pork, bacon, guacamole, peppers, onions, jalapeños, BBQ sauce, jack and cheddar cheese, and chipotle sour cream) or Zeppelin Burger (topped with BBQ pork, pimento cheese, pickles, mustard, and BBQ sauce). Eat inside or on the patio.
48 W Jordan Street, Brevard | (828) 883-2558 | thejordanstreetcafe.com
Mayberry’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner like grandma used to make, but with an unexpected twist. Everything is made in house, including their pulled pork. It’s slowly braised overnight until it is tender and delicious. Try it on their Sweet Hot BBQ sandwich at lunch, or the BBQ platter served at dinner. (Apple slaw makes an appearance in both dishes.) And if you’re craving a twist on a childhood classic, we suggest the beef BBQ grilled cheese served on Texas toast. If you have room, their homemade desserts are the perfect ending to a hearty meal. You won’t regret it!
30 W Main Street, Brevard | (828) 862-8646 | mayberrys.co
Fill Your Soul in Brevard, NC!
Brevard, NC is a great place to fill your belly and your soul. The town has distinguished itself as an epicenter for outdoor adventures, small businesses, education, art, and music. Tucked along the edge of the Pisgah National Forest, Brevard is a hotspot for eclectic in-town living and big mountain views. Downtown is a vibrant and walkable hub of independent shops, boutiques, galleries, pubs, and eateries. And Brevard is rich in year-round events and festivals.
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