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Native Kitchen & Social Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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204 Whitson Ave, Swannanoa, NC 28778-3108
+1 828-581-0480
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to go to Native Kitchen & Social Pub for the Britten Olinger fundraiser. First of all I want to thank you for being so generous to such an amazing family! It was a great atmosphere... inside and outside. Our server did her best even though it was so busy! Brussels sprouts were delicious! Barbecue pizza was fantastic and... More 

Thank LoriKayP
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner at native on Valentines day and had such a wonderful experience! Not only was I able to support Youth Outright, but my dinner was absolutely delicious and the service was by far the best in town! Thank you so much and I will definitely be back!

Thank akuper13
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner. Had classic burger and fries. Wife had blackened shrimp. Both were very good. Good courteous service.

Thank Campbell1946
Weaverville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a Sunday evening dinner near Black Mountain after hiking and decided to try Native. Started with the brussel sprout appetizer. Generous serving -- thank goodness or my husband would have devoured them all before I got back from washing my hands and he's not that crazy about brussels! These are addictive. He liked is Autumn pizza pie and... More 

Thank catherine l
Swannanoa, North Carolina
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

So far, this is best place in Swannanoa we have found. Good beer and well kept. Food very good, except fries are a bit over-salted and the grouper was decidedly not fresh. Mega proportions, take home a box.

Thank Paul E
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food is by and large REALLY good, but the overall experience is lessened by confused service. Drinks took a long time to come out. Entrees came out BEFORE appetizer (after another long wait). They "found" our appetizer (Brussels sprouts are amazing!) but entrees came back out too quickly. Second round of drinks finally came out as we were finishing... More 

Thank Sarah T
Titusville, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I went here for lunch and was more than pleased. My favorite was the braised brussel sprouts. Who knew brussel sprouts could taste so good!

Thank marcia t
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Visited the Native Kitchen on a Thursday night and could not understand why the large parking lot was so full. After an amazing, reasonably priced dinner I understand! I had a flavorful shrimp gumbo, while my lady love ordered the red snapper, both of which we raved about on the trip home. Our server, Rich (?) was attentive and knowledgeable.... More 

Thank N117J
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in last night on a Trip Advisor suggestion. I love local places like this. It was spacious, clean, cooly decorated, and the staff was as friendly as could be. If that isn't enough, the food (I had the jumbo shrimp brew) was outstanding and there were numerous microbrews on tap. Very close to the Asheville East KOA and well... More 

Thank Airwva
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a quick dinner with a friend who lives nearby and were very pleasantly suprised by the quality of the kichen's offerings. I particularly recommend the Fresh NC trout, which was served with a meltingly delicious risotto and brussels sprouts.

Thank BetsyPlatt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Whitson Ave, Swannanoa, NC 28778-3108
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Swannanoa
  • Phone Number: +1 828-581-0480
Native was started by two North Carolina couples who recognized the need for sustainable food practices, and a responsibility that we all share when it comes to our soil, water and air. We believe strongly in supporting farming techniques, which are sustainable, organic, and regenerative. These local farms restore the fabric of rural communities, decrease water and air pollution, preserve and build topsoil and produce wonderful crops. The foods they deliver to our tables are high in nutritive value and are without chemical residue. Our support to these dedicated farmers yields healthier ingredients that strengthens our sense of local community, builds our local community and, most importantly, it is a vital step toward protecting these resources for future generations. It is important to us that we not only provide local food, but that we strive to support our local breweries, artists, musicians and community. Native is a gathering place to celebrate our local culture, and we hope that you enjoy your visit with us!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?