Diner Food -Asheville
Looking for a good diner in Asheville area
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.
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.
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.
re: rick in asheville
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.
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.