14 Restaurants Where You can Get Amazing BLTs

Five simple ingredients. Infinite possibilities and room for argument. (Why else would Google deliver 281,000 video results for a sandwich with 80% of the ingredients in its name?) 

The bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich has a century-long reputation as a classic American sandwich. It’s beloved by millions around the nation, and has inspired artists and record breakers. The BLT even has its own place in the calendar! (April is National BLT Month.) 

When locally grown heirloom tomatoes are ripe and at their peak of flavor, it’s BLT season in Western North Carolina! Whether you prefer a classic BLT, a BLT with a twist, or a vegetarian version, carve out some time to enjoy this iconic summer sandwich before the season is done.

Lettuce introduce you to some of our favorite BLT sandwiches in communities across WNC. Here are 14 local restaurants that serve an amazing BLT sandwich.


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BLT Restaurants in Asheville

BLT Restaurants in Asheville

12 Bones Smokehouse

Even before becoming a favorite of President Barack Obama, 12 Bones Smokehouse had a solid reputation as a restaurant not to miss. Their BLT features sugar bacon, fried green tomatoes, lettuce, and pesto mayo on wheat berry bread. Vegheads can try the MLT with smoked portobello mushrooms. (Not currently available on their limited menu.)

5 Foundy Street, Suite 10, Asheville | (828) 253-4499

3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden | (828) 687-1395

12bones.com

City Bakery

With two locations in downtown Asheville, City Bakery is packed all day with breakfast goers, sandwich lovers, and people looking for the perfect pastry. Enjoy their traditional BLT on house-made French bread, or try the TAB: smoked turkey, avocado, and bacon with basil mayo on ciabatta.

88 Charlotte Street, Asheville | (828) 254-4289

60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville | (828) 252-4426

citybakery.net

High Test Deli & Sweet Shop

If you’re looking for a unique deli and sub shop, you’ve found it! High Test Deli is committed to serving delicious food and providing great service from two locations in WNC. Stop by for The Diesel, featuring applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on your choice of one of 10+ toasted hearty breads. (Currently open at their Bryson City location.)

134 Coxe Avenue, Asheville | (828) 552-3801

145 Everett Street, Bryson City | (828) 488-1919

thefillingstationdeli.com

Loretta’s Cafe

Loretta’s has been a downtown lunch staple since 1998. Come hungry, because their full sandwiches are not for the faint of heart. Enjoy the classic BLT with soup, salad, or a snack attack (grilled pita with your choice of protein or side).

114 N Lexington Avenue, Asheville | (828) 253-3747 | lorettascafe.com

Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack

Rocky’s “Tennessee-style” hot chicken has been making news since 2009. Delicious without any spice, pepper lovers can order from mild to XX hot—but be warned! The Pimento Cheese Chicken BLT is well worth trying for adventurous sandwich lovers who want to enjoy a BLT AND Rocky’s famous fried chicken. 

1455 Patton Avenue, Asheville | (828) 575-2260

3749 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden | (828) 676-3222

rockyshotchickenshack.com

Village Wayside Bar and Grille

Run by “slightly dysfunctional people pleasers,” you’re sure to have a fun and satisfying experience at Wayside. Located in the heart of Biltmore Village, the restaurant is a mix of casual dining and upscale options you can only find in Asheville. Their classic BLT comes with applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on homemade sourdough bread from Annie’s Bakery.

30 Lodge Street, Asheville | (828) 277-4121 | villagewayside.com

Ziggy’s Bakery & Deli

Known as “Asheville’s Philly Deli”, a trip to Ziggy’s does not disappoint. Zigheads of all tastes will enjoy their soups and special salads, which frequently change based on local/seasonal availability. For an extra taste of the City of Brotherly Love, try a BLT on a Philly Amoroso roll!

1550 Hendersonville Road Suite 100, Asheville | (828) 505-1101 | facebook.com/Ziggys-Bakery-Deli

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BLT Restaurants in Brevard

BLT Restaurants in Brevard

Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop

Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop has been a hub of classic Americana since 1942. They still serve all your favorites, from flat-top burgers and hot dogs to famous milkshakes, malts, and egg creams. Their BLT is a fountainette classic, served with crispy bacon on toasted buttermilk bread. For an even more perfect combo, add smoked turkey!

50 S Broad Street, Brevard | (828) 877-5375 | rockysnc.com 

The Square Root

There’s a reason the Square Root has been voted the best lunch and dinner restaurant in Brevard by locals for 10 consecutive years. Menu choices include options to please all ages, as well as anyone who enjoys delicious, fresh food at reasonable prices. For a refined taste of the South, try the fried green tomato BLT, topped with bacon and goat cheese on wheat berry bread, and served with roasted red pepper aioli and mixed greens.

33 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard | (828) 884-6171 | squarerootrestaurant.com

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BLT Restaurants in Hendersonville

BLT Restaurants in Hendersonville

The Dugout Sports Bar and Grill

Since 2012, the Dugout has been the place to go for fans of sports and local beer. The bar and grill offers a great selection of sports-themed apps and meals. On their courtside sandwich menu, don’t dribble past the Shrimp BLT. This all-star sandwich features fried green tomatoes, grilled shrimp piled high, crispy bacon, and lettuce served on Texas toast.

430 N Main Street, Hendersonville | (828) 692-9262 | thedugoutsportsbargrillandtaphouse.com

Flat Rock Village Bakery

At Flat Rock Village Bakery, everything is made from scratch daily. Their hearty Avocado BLT features avocado spread, sliced tomato, pesto mayo, bacon, and organic greens on your choice of toasted sourdough or 9-grain bread. Check their collaboration board and you’ll see that bacon is sourced from Hickory Nut Gap Farm and tomatoes from Holly Spring Farm.

2710 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock | (828) 693-1313

235 St John Road, Fletcher | (828) 687-7999

villagebakerync.com

Mountain Deli

It just tastes better at Mountain Deli. The entire menu features only fresh, natural ingredients and emphasizes locally grown, seasonal ingredients as much as possible. The Classic BLT includes maple pepper bacon along with the fresh tomatoes, lettuce, and mayo. The adventurous will also enjoy the turkey BLT or smoked salmon BLT.

343 N Main Street, Hendersonville | (828) 693-0093 | mountaindelinc.com

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BLT Restaurants in Waynesville

BLT Restaurants in Waynesville

The Patio Bistro

Are you looking for an alternative to fast food restaurants? The Patio Bistro is healthy, yummy, and “a must” in Waynesville. They’re known for their quiche, cookies, soups, and paninis—so enjoy one alongside your Patio Ultimate BLT (crispy B, L, T, cucumber, guacamole, and mayo on lightly toasted wheat berry bread).

26 Church Street, Waynesville | (828) 454-0070 | patio-nc.com

Smoky Mountain Sub Shop

Voted the number one sub shop in Haywood County, Smoky Mountain knows their classic BLTs. Choose the 6-inch or 12-inch white or wheat sub, or from a selection of four sandwich breads. Any sandwich can be made on gluten-free bread or as a wrap.

29 Miller Street, Waynesville | (828) 456-3400 | smokymountainsubshop.com

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