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Downtown Waynesville

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Even before the railroad made it easy to get here, visitors flocked to Waynesville for the cool, clean air, clean water, outstanding scenery and an opportunity to escape sweltering cities. Historic Downtown Waynesville is as busy as ever with plenty of shops and restaurants. It's just a mile from our bed and breakfast luxury accommodations.

You're bound to fall in love. Downtown Waynesville's quaint old buildings, brick sidewalks, galleries, tempting foods and old-time general store will take you back to a more leisurely time. A time when people made you feel welcome and when you could slow down and really savor the present. See a list of downtown galleries and specialty stores below.

When it's time to dine, there is everything from hearty country fare to the local specialty mountain trout, to fine international cuisine and high-end gourmet. See our list of restaurants below.

Waynesville is also home to superb mountain golf. Under a fresh mountain sky, you can tee off at one of our many golf resorts and golf courses and play along kush fairways ringed with awe inspiring mountain views. See our Golf Guide.

Waynesville may be a small town, but it's big on entertainment and culture. There's nightlife and music for every taste - from bluegrass and country to jazz, contemporary and folk. The award-winning, HART theater features a full schedule of performances year round. Mention you are staying with us at Brookside Mountain Mist Inn and get a 10% discount off all tickets purchased!

Folkmoot U.S.A. attracts entertainers from all over the world. North Carolina's Official International Festival, Folkmoot is a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each July in and near Waynesville, Folkmoot features performances, parades and workshops by more than 350 performers from a dozen or so countries. Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and beautiful music. During its 25-year history, over 200 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at Folkmoot USA. Go to the Folkmoot website for more.

The Shelton House Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in Waynesville showcases a distinctive collection of art, handicrafts and furniture created by North Carolina artists. An outgrowth of an annual North Carolina State Fair exhibit, "Village of Yesteryear," the Museum's displays include intricate woodworking, weaving, quilting Seagrove and other pottery, dolls, a Native American room, and many other artifacts.

Many nearby anique shops are a must for antique lovers. Balsam Antique Mall has 100 booths and is located next door to Thad Woods Auction, that holds antique, estate and business auctions. Looking for a unique treasure? Be sure to visit Scallyway's Consignment with over 12,000 square feet of buried treasures waiting for you to find!

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Downtown Waynesville Restaurants

There many restaurant choices near our bed and breakfast. We will be glad to make recommendations, and we have copies of menus from many of the restaurants at the inn. Carolyn's favorites for dinner are Bourbon Barrel Beef and Ale for the flank steak and Bogart's for their outstanding burger and sweet potato fries. Dina's favorites are The Sweet Onion Restaurant for their delicious crab cakes and Nick and Nate's Pizzeria for the spinach and feta pizza. We both love The Chef's Table. Carolyn's favorite there is the mountain trout and Dina's is the deconstructed lasagna. For lunch, Carolyn & Dina recommend Tipping Point Tavern for their incredible nachos and Panacea for their awesome soup and sandwich combos.

Chef's Table Restaurant
30 Church St.
Upscale American Dining. Reservations suggested.

Bocelli's Italian Eatery
319 N. Haywood St.
Brick oven pizza, pastas, Italian entrees & subs.

Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen
111 N. Main St.
Regionally inspired and house crafted southern cuisine created with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, decadent desserts, prohibition-era craft cocktails, local beer and wine.

Panacea Coffeehouse, Cafe & Roastery
66 Commerce St., Historic Frog Level
Homemade eats, treats and creekside seats.

303 S. Main St.
A favorite of the locals. Great steaks & burgers.

Frogs Leap Public House
44 Church St.
A Unique Farm to Fork Experience: Innovative Southern Food with a Local Backbone & Home Grown Libations.

Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale
454 Hazelwood Ave.
We specialize in hand-cut, all natural steaks from local farms, incredible burgers, and other classic american comfort foods that are made using only the finest local and sustainable ingredients available. 

The Classic WineSeller 
20 Church St.
The Wine Bar at the Classic WineSeller is a unique small plate dining venue, featuring Tapas, Panini's, Bruschetta, Salads, Dips, Spreads, and Cheese plates. We emphasize local, cheeses and beers. In addition there is a large selection of wines and beers from all around the world. Large screen TV is available for news or special events. Live music is scheduled through out the year. Join us for wine food friends and good times in our quaint underground cellar.

Maggie's Galley Seafood & Oyster Bar
1374 Sulphur Springs Rd.
Great seafood at a great price. A local favorite and open 7 days a week.

Jack The Dipper Ice Cream Parlor
76 Waynesville Plaza
We are an old fashioned hand-dipped ice cream emporium. Made to order warm waffle cones (vanilla or cinnamon).

Church Street Depot
34 Church Street
Mouthwatering all-beef burgers and dogs, real ice cream shakes and floats, hand cut fries. Locally sourced beef. Bottled sodas, beer, wine, fresh-brewed iced tea.

Smoky Mountain Sub Shop
29 Miller St.
A Waynesville tradition. We've been serving great food for over 20 years. Come in and enjoy our relaxed, casual atmosphere.

Scoops Ice Cream
65 S. Main St.
Sandwiches, drinks, ice cream.

The Sweet Onion Restaurant
39 Miller St.
Casual dining, regional fare, mountain views.

Tap Room Sports Bar & Grill
176 Country Club Dr.
Serving lunch & dinner. Just across the street from our Inn!

Trailhead Cafe and Bakery
18 N. Main St.
Coffee bar, breakfast items, donuts and NY bagels, croissants and more!

The Patio Bistro

26 Church St.
Mediterranean, Vegetarian, American cuisine.

Haywood Smokehouse
79 Elysinia
Specializing in Texas-style, smoked brisket.

Saki Sushi
68 Howell St.
Best Sushi in Waynesville. Janet has been serving the best sushi in town for years. Just ask her, she'll tell you the same! She also has traditional Japanese cuisine. It's just fun watching her create while sitting at the sushi bar.

Pub 319 "Your Neighborhood Sports Hub"
319 N. Haywood St.
Great food including mouth-watering Angus burgers, fish tacos, garlic fries, ball park type hot dogs with all the toppings.

BooJum Brewing Company
50 N Main Street
The newest of our four microbreweries, Boojum offers great food paired with amazing local beers. We give it a two-thumbs up!

Blossom On Main - Thai Fusion
128 N. Main St.
Our casual restaurant offers the best homemade recipes by our own Thai Chef. Chef Den ensures that his food is unique, and authentic to his homeland.

Waynesville Pizza
32 Felmet Street
Pizzas, burgers, wraps, salads, subs, sandwiches, domestic and locally hand-crafted beers, large bar, flat-screen TV's and outdoor seating.

Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen
1863 S. Main St.
Authentic Mexican cuisine.

Downtown Waynesville Galleries

Burr Studio/Turnabouts
136 N. Main St.
Sculpture & pottery by Dane & Mary Etta

Cedar Hill Studio
"The Back Door" on Wall St.
285 Wall St.
Open by appointment - Local artist Gretchen Clasby’s work

Earthworks Galleries
21 N. Main St.
Jewelry, fine art & glass, custom framing

Gallery 86
Haywood County Arts Council
86 N. Main St.

Mountain Styles
176 N. Main St.
Original photography & art pieces

Ridge Runner Naturals
Wild Mountain Watercolors & Oils
33 N. Main St.
Original watercolors, oils & photography of the mountains

Sculpture Garden & Metal Art Gallery
136 Depot St.
Located in Walker Service Center

Moose Crossing Burl Wood Gallery
184 N. Main St.
Art, antique furniture, architecturals, stained glass.

See the Downtown Calendar of Events

Studio Thirty Three
33 Pigeon St
Fine handcrafted jewelry, custom designs

T. Pennington Art Gallery
15 N. Main St.
Colored pencil drawings of WNC scenery, custom framing

Gallery 262
142 N. Main St.
Contemporary art, furniture & crafts

Twigs & Leaves
98 N. Main St.
"Where Art dances with Nature"

Village Framer
56 N. Main St.
Custom framing, gifts, art & antiques

LoneBackpacker Gallery
94 Depot St.
A journey through a diverse collection of photography from all seven continents captured by owner/proprietor, Adam Malise.

Blue Owl Gallery
11 N. Main St.
Offering a unique collection of handcrafted art, jewelry, pottery, photography & more, all inspired by our love of nature, animals, and the mountains. Discover many one-of-a-kind unexpected treasures…always excitingly new & different.

Downtown Waynesville Specialty Stores

Leapin' Frog Gallery

58 Commerce St.
Art, antiques, eclectic home decor

Olde Brick House

66 N. Main St.
Reporoduction furniture, lighting, nostalgic gifts

Blue Ridge Books & News
152 S. Main Street
Full espresso bar, local pastries, Wi-Fi

Affairs of the Heart
120 N. Main St.
Old, new and handcrafted gifts and collectibles.

High Country Style
121 N. Main St.

Just Ducky & Friends
25 Miller St.
Features overstock specials on Just Ducky Brand and other children's brands. Unique baby items, gifts, and accessories.

Elegant Interiors
39 N. Main St.
Full service interior design and consulting firm offering elegant furnishings, custom window treatments, and beautiful decorative accessories for the entire home.

Massie Furniture Co. Inc.
45 N. Main St.
Featuring the area’s largest selection of quality furniture, carpet, and appliances…all at discount prices.

Cheddar Box Country Store
90 N. Main St.
Our small town country feel carries over to our online presence. Customers can shop or browse our eclectic array of mountain gourmet and specialty items.

Delectable Treasures, Inc.
145 & 163 S. Main St.
Visit our candy factory located in the historic former Way Inn buildings and see how our superior quality line of gourmet chocolates are made with first rate ingredients. Each treasure is prepared by hand in small quantities with intricate detail. No machines. Delicious treats created to simply tempt your taste buds. Sugar free products available and custom orders welcome. You will embark on a divine taste experience!

Mountain Home Collection
110 Miller St.
Take a short stroll "off Main" to discover a shopper's paradise filled with eclectic can cabin décor. Featuring Park Design, Donna Sharp purses, valances, and quilts plus a large selection of humorous greeting cards. Enormous selection of fine art supplies, scrapbooking and craft materials.

Mast General Store
63 N. Main St.
Discover all you need for life! Mast General Store is a unique downtown emporium featuring traditional fashions, comfortable footwear, outdoor and travel gear, rocking chairs, cast iron cookware, country gourmet foods, decorative home accessories, toys powered by imagination, and over 500 old-fashioned candies.

Firefly Cabin
26 N. Main St.
Furniture & home decor

High Country West
71 N. Main St.
Rustic elegance for your home

Sunburst Market
142 N. Main St.
The freshest trout in town, since they grow it at their farm! They also showcase other "homegrown" products and delectibles.

The Classic Wineseller
20 Church St.
Fine wine, beer, cheese, cigars.

Haywood Habitat for Humanity ReStore
331 Walnut St., Ste 1
Help Haywood Habitat build homes for families in need. The Habitat ReStore is a retail sales operation with the mission of recycling, reusing, and repurposing building materials and home furnishings. Donate or shop today!

Mountain Quilts
176 N. Main St.
Largest selection of quilts in WNC. We feature the top selling American designers at affordable prices. All sizes in stock. Quilted handbags, placemats, napkins, table runners, throw pillows, aprons, and lamps.

Home-Tech "The Kitchen Shop"
5 N. Main St.
Home Tech is Waynesville's own kitchen shop. Family owned and operated for 18 years, it is where those who love to cook or just love to eat can find everything from fine cookware, kitchen supplies, specialty gourmet foods, cookbooks, and a variety of home accessories. Featuring All-Clad, Cuisinart, Le Crueset, and Wusthof Knives. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to assist you with your purchase. We have gifts for all occasions and we offer Bridal Registry services.

Pleasant Places
36 N. Main St.
We’re for the birds! Shop in a relaxed atmosphere in downtown’s own wild bird supply. From seed, feeders, and houses to garden accessories, we’ll help you with your feathered friends while making your place in the mountains a little more relaxing.

Junque Room
24 Commerce St.
Antiques, books, collectibles, souveneirs