The Hidden Restaurant In North Carolina That's Surrounded By The Most Breathtaking Fall Colors
It may not ”officially” be fall, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start planning around all things autumn. Situated at 5,000 feet elevation, the Pisgah Inn and Restaurant is essentially like having a delicious meal on a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook…because it’s right off the Parkway! You won’t have to battle it out between hundreds of other motorists to get the views, you can enjoy panoramic fall foliage while sipping a cocktail and enjoying a hearty meal.
With fall colors predicted to peak in the higher elevations around late September to early October, now is the best time to book a room at Pisgah Inn or decide to pop in for a meal (the restaurant operates on a first-come first-serve basis).
The dining room is home to large and airy panoramic windows that offer unobstructed views of the mountain scenery. You're treated to nothing but the best Blue Ridge views from sun up to sundown.
Staple dishes include the fried green tomatoes served with apple chutney and ranch. The classic southern appetizer beautifully pairs with the homemade fried chicken.
Fried Green Tomatoes with Apple Chutney and Ranch Dressing - Highly Recommend
From breakfast to dinner, Pisgah Inn offers a wide variety of choices. Start off a day of hiking with scrumptious french toast. Take a midday break and indulge in one of their plentiful sandwiches (try the Monte Cristo) or end the day with a creamy pasta dish, a glass of wine, and the setting sun over the mountains.
If you find yourself having to wait for a table, walk down to the the overlook featuring rocking chairs and stunning mountainside views. It's perfect for a sunset photo op. or even just relaxing after a large meal.
Of course though, once you get a seat that's the main event. You won't find views like this anywhere else. The fall foliage here is stunning and the food delicious, you really can't beat that.
What a stunning and charming restaurant. This is the perfect way to experience fall in North Carolina. Have you dined here before?
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Waynesville, NC 28716
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