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4118 Kitchen + Bar is New American cuisine restaurant with a casual dining experience. Our menu is changed based on seasonally available, fresh ingredients and local meats. Our bar offers craft cocktails, local beers and wine. We are located in Highlands, NC at 4118 feet above sea level in the Great Smoky Mountains.


4th Street Market –

Fresh to go food, wine, beer, craft beers, fresh biscuits, etc. for breakfast and fresh sandwiches and salads for lunch. Lots of pick up foods for picnics


Altitudes at Skyline Lodge –

Our restaurant offers the finest food and the loveliest surroundings to make your dining experience unforgettable. Enjoy your meal inside the magnificent dining room or outside on the charming terrace overlooking the broad mountain view in the distance. Our gourmet continental cuisine, complemented by one of our pastry chef’s sinful desserts, will delight your senses and satisfy even the most demanding palate.


August Produce


Asia House

Asian Fusion


Bistro on Main

Fine dining inside or outside.


Blue Bike Café – New Restaurant in town.
423 North 4th Street


Bryson’s Food Store –

Conveniently located in Highlands, North Carolina, Bryson’s Food Store has served the surrounding community for over 40 years.


Dusty Rhodes Superette


Fresser’s Courtyard Café & Catering

We are a small “take out” cafe with patio tables as well as a full service catering business. We are seasonal so call ahead for hours.


Highlands Wine Shoppe –

We cater to locals and visitors alike and although the temperature may be cooler here, our service is always friendly and warm. Located in the resort town of Highlands, North Carolina, our shop is right in the middle of Main Street and a short stroll to world class accommodations, restaurants and shops. If you are here for a wedding, a weekend festival, or just to enjoy our excellent shopping and outdoor activities, stop by the Highlands Wine Shoppe. Whether it is for a tasting, a glass, a bottle or a case, we would love to say hello and welcome.


Kilwins of Highlands –

Since 1947, Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana having earned a reputation for providing high quality chocolates, ice cream, and confections combined with excellent service. Our heritage was built on the simple premise of creating our products from the finest ingredients and providing customers with great service.
Today, we continue the tradition in Highlands by uniquely combining high quality products with a warm friendly customer experience. We continue to offer the very best Confections and Ice Cream that are hand-made in our kitchen, fresh from premium ingredients and original recipes.
Kilwins Highlands is located on Main Street in Town Square and is open 7 days a week. When in Highlands, visit Landon, Ashley, and their team and indulge in the magic of Kilwins’ high quality products and exceptional hospitality every day of the week.


Lakeside Restaurant –

A unique fine dining experience on Harris Lake in Highlands, NC featuring
fresh seafood, an extensive wine list, craft cocktails and excellent service.


Log Cabin Casual Dining –


Madison’s Restaurant & Wine Garden –

Farm To Fork Dining At Madison’s In Highlands, NC
Savor farm-to-table cuisine that’s locally sourced in the warm ambiance of Madison’s. Our talented chefs create mouthwatering foods made from sustainable ingredients from our own gardens and greenhouses to bring out nature’s most vibrant flavors. Enjoy dining in our richly appointed dining room and enjoy exciting dishes like Painted Hills Beef Ribeye, Pecan Crusted Springer Mountain Chicken and Sunburst Trout. Our food is crafted with only the finest and freshest ingredients from North Carolina producers, farmers, and growers.

Relax at tables overlooking the Wine Garden with the sound of the waterfall and mountain breezes through open windows. Enjoy pairings from the Wine Spectator list from recommendations from our Sommelier to compliment Chef Chris Huerta’s creations. For intimate groups of up to 12 guests, Madison’s Wine Cellar offers a unique dining experience.




Meritage Bistro –

European Cuisine in the Highlands




Mountain Fresh Grocery –


New Mountain Events

New Mountain Events is a unique, full-service catering and event production company that specializes in custom event creation. Our event team can handle every aspect of your party, including menu design, rental needs, location selection, valet services, lighting and entertainment and premium staffing. Our progressive and perfectionist attitude sets us apart from other companies and is what gives each event our Signature Touch. We are the best at what we do and we know it…..our goal is to prove it to you.


On the Verandah


Pizza Place of Highlands

The Pizza Place Highlands has been a community staple since the mid 1970’s! Originally called “My Place Pizza” with just a carry out option; It evolved to the restaurant it is today! Many, many locals and visitors have enjoyed lunches and dinners throughout the years.

Owner, Nick McCall, purchase The Pizza Place in 2012 and has carried the same traditions, menu and culture from the previous owner. Nick started working at The Pizza Place as a high schooler in Highlands with over 50 delicious items to choose from The Pizza Place is a must visit while in Highlands!


Ristorante Paoletti’s

Paoletti has been Highlands premier destination for a high-quality dining experience since 1984. Our elegant and sophisticated dining room decor has been recently updated and it lends the restaurant a distinctively ‘New York’ feel. Executive Chef & co-owner, Kevin Paoletti offers several fresh coastal sea foods that have become by far our most popular menu category. Tender Prime, grass-fed beef, lamb, elk and succulent veal chops are offered nightly on our Dinner Menu, as well. In addition to the regular menu, numerous Dinner Specials are offered nightly. Deserts are made in house daily, too and include a selection of creamy gelato, memorable tiramisu and bread pudding, among others. The Wine Cellars have been awarded the Wine Spectator ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ Since 1987 and offer over 40-select wines-by-the-glass, every evening.


Rosewood Market

The High Dive

Highlands’ Late Night Dive Bar


The Kitchen of Highlands

The Kitchen was founded by Holly Roberts, a well-known local back in 2000. Her great recipes and delicious food made her a household staple in Highlands. In December of 2016, we were lucky enough to purchase it from her.
We are Dan and Suzanne Young. After some training from Holly and learning the ins and outs of “The Kitchen”, we are thrilled to continue serving Holly’s regulars and new arrivals that are looking for amazing food.
Dan Young grew up in Highlands. His family has owned Wits End since 1940. He loves the area and is glad to be back.
Suzanne, was a Culinary Arts Instructor and has been in the restaurant business for 34 years. She is enjoying being back in the kitchen and serving her new customers and the community.
But don’t worry, all those yummy food items you have come to know on the Kitchen menu have stayed and we have even added some new favorites.
We provide for catering needs, carry out, and any special orders from customers residing in the Highlands area of North Carolina.


The Ugly Dog Pub

Come. Sit. Stay.
Crafted cocktails, regional beers and elevated pub food served at a cozy, classic tavern.
Double your fun! The Ugly Dog Pub has two locations – On”the Hill” in Highlands and 25 Frank Allen Road in Cashiers. Both pubs have a casual, relaxed atmosphere where guests can enjoy regional beers, crafted cocktails, nice wines and great food.
The Ugly Dog Pub offers a casual menu with chef-created sandwiches, burgers, salads, and soups. Don’t miss our incredible Chef specials, they are culinary delights. Join them for Sunday Brunch and savor the fun Bloody Mary bar with bacon, pickled vegetables, with a variety of hot sauces and mixes to create your own signature concoction.
Both The Dog in Highlands and The Puppy in Cashiers offer entertainment weekly with trivia, live music and sports on multiple large screen TVs. The live Bluegrass music that features some of the most talented musicians in North Carolina should not be missed. Come, sit, stay – and be there for all the fun!


Wild Thyme Gourmet


Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro

An executive chef at the age of 28, German-born Wolfgang Green’s culinary career has taken him around the globe, including serving as Executive Chef for the Brennan Family of Commander’s Palace.
For 23 years, Chef Wolfgang Green has delighted patrons with his take on American cuisine at Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro in Highlands, NC. Southern Living named Wolfgang’s the “Best Place for Dinner in Highlands.” Our State magazine named Wolfgang’s the “place you must eat in Macon County.”