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mustardgirl Oct 9, 2009 03:01 AM

Looking for a good diner in Asheville area

  1. mcap Oct 9, 2009 09:08 AM

    It might be a long search... hopefully someone responds with some ideas because I have not found a good diner in Asheville.... yet.

    The closest to a decent diner I've had was Apollo Flame Bistro on Brevard Rd. Food is just okay - service is outstanding and very friendly. Menu is more greek, pizzas, and burgers than typical diner fare but has a diner feel.

    1. meatn3 Oct 9, 2009 10:00 PM

      Five Points Restaurant is the closest diner type menu I can think of in Asheville. I've mainly had breakfast there with an occasional sandwich to-go when I worked nearby. Food was pretty good, basic grub. Very modest place, nothing fancy.

      They are on Broadway, north of the interstate loop. Parking can be difficult at prime hours.

      The other contenders that I used to go to have closed.

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        rick in asheville Oct 10, 2009 06:40 AM

        I second Five Points. Good food, can be busy but it's a steady mixed crowd.

        I'm trying to think of other places....so many have closed. I used to love Happy Hill (Patton Ave) but it closed. A meat and 3 type of place.

        Tastee Diner on Haywood Road is good. Always busy and the same faces are always there.

        My favorite place was Sweat Tea's in Canton. A lady and her hubby (from Hville) owned/ran/cooked there. Amazing food and lots of it. They later sold it, it's under new owners. Good but not great like it was.

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          miss piggy Oct 10, 2009 07:16 AM

          Is Sugar Beet Cafe in Fairview still open? That place is awesome...it's just not convenient for us to get to and we often forget about it. But if you have not been, you should try it. One of the best breakfasts I've had in Asheville. Great hashbrowns.

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            mustardgirl Oct 10, 2009 07:52 AM

            Thanks, But Fairview is just too far away
            I heard there is a diner in Weaverville?

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              rick in asheville Oct 10, 2009 09:18 AM

              Sunny Point, Tastee Diner (I think they do breakfast). Moose Cafe has a killer breakfast too.

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                miss piggy Oct 10, 2009 02:53 PM

                We always think it's too far away too...but you know, in reality it's less than 10 minutes past downtown. It's about 5 minutes past the mall. Just perception...we do it all the time too, which is too bad, because I think it is one of the best breakfasts in town.

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                  Leepa Oct 10, 2009 05:16 PM

                  I've never had their breakfast but have ventured out there for lunch. It was excellent and it's true, it takes only a few minutes to get there. Well worth the drive.

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                    mustardgirl Oct 10, 2009 08:46 PM

                    what is too far away ? I am confused what are you talking about that is not so far away?

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                      meatn3 Oct 10, 2009 08:56 PM

                      Pretty sure she was referring to Fairview.

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                        Leepa Oct 11, 2009 06:07 AM

                        Maybe she's located more on the north end. Fairview isn't too much farther than Weaverville is from central Asheville, if not closer. Travel time is about the same.

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                          miss piggy Oct 11, 2009 04:03 PM

                          Mustardgirl, yes...i thought you were saying Fairview was too far/out of the way. I was just saying that it's really not much further than downtown Asheville - only about 10 minutes. I'm with you though...sometimes it seems far or out of the way. Sorry for any confusion!

                2. re: rick in asheville
                  meatn3 Oct 10, 2009 09:40 AM

                  I loved Happy Hill (It also amused me to give directions to my house ie: left after Happy Hill). Nothing else seems to be able to make it there.

                  Oh. There is a very small place that is just breakfast/lunch on Haywood, on the North side of the road. After downtown W. Asheville, but before the highway. Kind of near that Mexican place with the chainlink fence surrounding it. ISTR the food was good, it was just so smokey that I only went twice before it fell off of my radar.

                  Now that I re-read your post, perhaps Tastee Diner is the place I'm describing? There had been an article in the paper 4-5 years ago about a waitress there retiring - it had been her only job, she started as a young woman.

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                    Leepa Oct 10, 2009 05:17 PM

                    Yes, that would be Tastee Diner.

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                      meatn3 Nov 13, 2009 08:02 AM

                      Just a FYI - I was driving on Patton yesterday and noticed The Happy Hill sign is back, the building looks freshly painted. There is an "opening soon" sign. Perhaps a reincarnation of the original?

                      BTW, any word on the Mexican (?) place that appears to be in the old 28806 location?

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                        stephw1 Nov 13, 2009 01:50 PM

                        The place going in where Happy Hill was is being opened by the owner of George's Deli, which is beside the Exxon at the corner of Leicester Hwy and Old County Home Road. (He's a friend of my husband's.)

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                        George's Deli
                        408 Old County Home Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

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                  caiogirl Oct 10, 2009 09:54 AM

                  Village Wayside Bar and Grille was pretty good, had a lot of diner type food and of course Stoney Knob has some diner type food thats always yummy.

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