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The Trailhead

207 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“corn pudding” (15 reviews)
“burger” (52 reviews)
“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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207 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town for a work conference and some of decided to dine here on our last night. Apparently a majority of our conference had the same idea! Great live music, food was good (had the tuna sandwich), beer selection was very good. I...More

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great burgers and fish and chips. Local flavor with people enjoying themselves and pretty fast turnover. It was very busy the evening we were there so service was slow but did not distract too much from our enjoyment of the place. Much easier than searching...More

Thank Greentinged
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love this place. Food is so good (try the Chili, but make sure you get some sour cream), beer menu is wonderful and the staff is so friendly and helpful.

Thank Cliff P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for late afternoon meal. Eclectic pub food that is very good and reasonably priced. Also a good selection of NC beer on tap. Service was friendly, attentive and quick. We stopped at 4 pm on Tuesday and the place was busy but not packed....More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere- friendly staff. Excellent cheeseburger and wonderful jambalaya soup full of shrimp, andouille sausage and crawfish tails. Very reasonable prices. A superb find in a small town!

Thank TheTripFromHell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have the best homemade Jambalaya and the portion of Fish and chips are almost to much to eat at one meal. Their hamburgers are to die for. The are so huge. You never go home hungry.

Thank Walter G
Reviewed 6 December 2017 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 27 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 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 24 November 2017

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
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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