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The Trailhead

207 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“corn pudding” (15 reviews)
“burger” (52 reviews)
“fish and chips” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were taking a shopping break when I got a message on my cell that we were 22 feet from the cafe. Our wives mentioned lunch and we had to try the cafe. Good choice! Had a pastry and grilled cheese. We tried their soups...More

1  Thank Gary K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and tasty craft beers make this a local favorite. Come on Wednesday night for some blue grass music!

Thank Joellen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great downtown restaurant. Kid friendly for lunch with cheap prices. Really good food and great value. The Skinny Dip Tacos were phenomenal. Great house cut fries. Lots of microbrew choices. Everybody had a different meal and were satisfied.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day of hiking or shopping, enjoy homemade soup, hamburgers or an organic salad here---along with a craft beer. Something for everyone, reasonably priced. Eclectic crowd of tourists and locals.

Thank schmante
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting "The Trailhead" on a Thursday night gets you not only good food, but good entertainment. Thursday's is the night you can bring your own musical ax and join the musicians for jamming. It's surprising the talent that may show up. The menu provides selections...More

Thank travelingobserver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped here for lunch. It had a honest atmosphere, and our food was wonderfully imagined, cooked, and seasoned. A very genuine, enjoyable restaurant!

Thank Forbes T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly servers, tasty food (loved the Moroccan Lentil Soup, burgers, chicken wing appetizers and pork loin tacos, I thought the tomato bisque too thick, however), rich dark wood interior decor with a bar. Still it was family friendly for lunch and dinner.

Thank HonestOpinion525
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Had their asparagus which was amazing; perfect. They also made one of their mexican dishes for me with fries instead of corn chips;it was awesome too! We'll be back when we are in town next time.

Thank Kwc0213
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We stayed at a cabin on Black Mountain; found the fabulous The Trailhead restaurant. We ate here two nights out of 3 nights staying here. We weren’t real hinfry the first night so we split the chili nachos. Yummy! The 2nd night I had the...More

Thank Kedge11
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had hamburgers which were quite good. My husband was very impressed with the quality and variety of beer available. We had children with us and they were happy with their meals too.

Thank Righton M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: 828-357-5656
Great local beers on tap and good selection of health conscious food.
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