Restaurants


Foodies love this area for its rich variety – from the World Cuisine of the “The Zookeeper Restaurant” to the American homestyle cooking of the historic Jarret House. The towns of Cashiers, Sylva, and Dillsboro are home to most of the restaurants in this area.

Wonderful foods spring from the region. There are local eggs, farmers markets, locally-grown mountain trout, micro-brews, and wineries.

Original recipes, hearty portions, and reasonable prices are all synonymous with dining in Jackson County’s innovative eateries. Nearby you can find Greek, Italian, Tex Mex, Authentic Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Tapas Bars, Wine Bars, Sandwich Shoppes, NC BBQ, Caribbean/Spanish Fusion, Vegetarian, Southern Casual, Natural Foods, Continental, Breakfast, European, Grille, Burgers, Sushi, Subs, Burritos, and Mountain Cuisine. Take in the Microbreweries, Clubs, Bars, Hang-outs, Chocolatiers, Coffee Shops (lattes, chai, cappuccino), Smoothies, Tea Houses, Bakeries, Homemade Fudge, and Markets.

Jackson County’s dining choices are abundant. Whether you seek fine dining, good ole country cookin’, or just a quick bite, we’ve got a perfect eatery just for you.

View a restaurant listing from Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.

The Lake Club

Bear Lake Reserve’s spacious Lake Club has its own elegant restaurant and adjacent  lounge. Enjoy upscale Americana (steaks and seafood) and Bistro Cuisine from our All Day, Brunch, or Dinner menus. Like so many others, you will want to return again and again for our low-country Cajun-style Shrimp and Grits, or our locally-sourced Grilled Trout with Citrus Beurre Blanc.


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