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The Trailhead

) #7 of 44 Restaurants in Black Mountain $$ - $$$ American, ,
207 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“corn pudding” (13 reviews)
“burger” (69 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All 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 yesterday via mobile

First trip to Black Mountain. Went to the Trailhead Restaurant. Waited 30 minutes with no waitress. It was a Tuesday night and I was wandering why it was taking so long for service. My husband and I left without one word asked by the Hostess....More

Thank A M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The buttermilk chicken dinner and fried pickle appetizer were excellent. The grilled frog legs dinner could barely pass for an appetizer portion, much less a dinner. The fish and chips was very good as well.

Thank Terijo A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Also recommended, I was disappointed in the "trail burger" and its greasy fries. My husband was happier with fish and chips. We sat at a sunny table that spoiled the experience as they could do nothing to fix the situation. All in all, I'd call...More

Thank Laura I
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is absolutely my favorite watering hole in Black Mountain! The staff is friendly. No one is a stranger here. The owner is genuine and kind and this obviously extends to the great staff here. Before I was a regular here, I solicited from the...More

Thank roostertag57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming here for a couple years and honestly each time think "this is my favorite thing yet". This weekend the hubs and I split the signature burger and wings. It was the perfect amount of food for us. Service was helpful and prompt...More

Thank jpharkey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eclectic crowd at this place . New Yorkers to local Asheville hipsters enjoying great food. Kale and trout special was great. Kids have excellent options. Get there early for dinner to get a seat.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited forever for menus so got them ourselves. The food was fairly quick but average in taste. My salad had way too much dressing, burgers were over cooked. Our drinks were not refilled until we asked twice. We had to go get ketchup ourselves....More

Thank Isabel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopping here for lunch was better than expected. The food was amazing and the many selections of local beers was fun to try. Large parking lot made it easy to get in. and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank winegen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Black Mountain my husband and I stopped in for a beer and plate of Pub Nachos (nachos topped with veggies and fresh salsa). A delicious alternative to regular nachos. They have a wide selection of local craft beers. The atmosphere...More

Thank Martha L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traveling through Black Mountain my wife and I tried the Trailhead which was near our hotel. It was a Sunday night so it was one of the few places open. A rustic bar with wooden walls and floor and rather loud. We started with...More

Thank Jerry R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Great local beers on tap and good selection of health conscious food.
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