Small towns can offer some of the best dining around. That’s especially true in Brevard, NC. Even this year, as we continue to navigate evolving social distancing measures, Brevard restaurants are serving patrons their finest fares. Now, though, many customers are choosing to dine al fresco—partly for their health, but also because the area has some of the best views around!
Whether you’re dining out to enjoy nature or top-quality cuisine, Brevard has just what you seek! Here are our top five options for outdoor dining in Brevard, NC.
Love Eat Thai
Love Eat Thai has all the classic Thai curries, soups, and noodles you crave (like Massaman Curry, Papaya Salad, Tom Yum Soup, and Duck Noodle). But they also serve Korean dishes and Japanese tapas, e.g. sushi. Whatever you’re craving, this Asian fusion spot is your one-stop hotspot. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.Right now, order your food to-go, and enjoy covered outdoor seating on their patio.
144 E Main Street, Brevard | (828) 883-9299 | loveeatthai.com
Locals consider Marco Trattoria to be one of the best restaurants in town. Conveniently located on Main Street, this family-owned restaurant features Italian-inspired dishes with a creative twist. Share an appetizer like the grilled asparagus or antipasto platter. Choose from one of the fresh dinner dishes like the gluten-free Sunburst Trout piccata. Or enjoy a crisp, wood oven pizza. Whatever you choose, it is sure to delight.
204 W Main Street, Brevard | (828) 883-4841 | marcotrattoria.com
Contrary to their name, Pescado’s is more than just burritos. This fast food-style Tex-Mex restaurant also offers tacos, quesadillas, bowls, and more. Don’t miss their world-famous guacamole! In addition to enjoying their outdoor seating at the restaurant, you can also order a family-style meal kit to go. Find them in College Plaza, across from Brevard College, and next to Sunrise Cafe, another of our favorites!
265 N Broad Street, Brevard | (828) 884-5559 | pescadosburrito.com
Quixote Fine Cuisine
Quixote brings the tastes of authentic Mexican and international dishes to downtown Brevard for brunch and dinner. Homestyle cuisine inspired by the flavors of Guadalajara are prepared using the best fresh ingredients. Enjoy an appetizer or drink in their star-lit dining room or on the spacious patio. And don’t forget to ask your servers about the soup and specials of the day. Quixote boasts the most drink options in town!
43 S Broad Street, Brevard | (828) 966-4554 | quixotebrevard.com
Vescovo Neighborhood Eatery
If you think Brevard’s Lumber District is the wrong place to find a dry-aged steak or fresh seafood, you’re wrong. Vescovo (meaning “bishop”) is a local neighborhood eatery that brings the best tastes of Italy to the mountains. From Chilean sea bass to Joyce Farms chicken piccata, they bring a truly global approach to their menu. Save room for dessert—or a dessert cocktail, like their Godiva chocolate martini.
175 King Street, Brevard | (828) 885-7630 | vescovobrevard.com
BONUS: Dolly’s Dairy Bar & Gift Shop
Don’t forget dessert! Dolly’s Dairy Bar has been a local favorite for decades. Their homemade flavors run the gamut, and so do their flavor names. Enjoy classics like vanilla, peach, or rainbow sherbet. Or try one of Dolly’s Exciting Camp Flavors, uniquely designed by local summer camps each season. Dolly’s is located at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, making it a perfect spot for outdoor dining, with rocking chairs on the porch and seating under the trees.
128 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest | (828) 862-6610 | facebook.com/Dollys-Dairy-Bar-Gift-Shop
Fill Your Plate in Brevard, NC!
There are always fun restaurants to explore in Brevard, NC! Downtown is a vibrant and walkable hub of independent shops, boutiques, galleries, pubs, and eateries. As the seat of Transylvania County, the town has also distinguished itself as an epicenter for nearby outdoor adventures, education, art, and music. Tucked along the edge of Pisgah National Forest, Brevard is a hotspot for eclectic in-town living and big mountain views.
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