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Best Trout Dinner-Asheville

mustardgirl Oct 9, 2010 06:04 AM

Who serves the best trout offering in the Asheville area

Guests coming next week and want to experiance a trout dinner

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    Leepa Oct 9, 2010 04:10 PM

    I'd suggest the Pisgah Inn up on the Parkway, but that's a stretch for you, distance-wise, I'd expect. I have had very good trout entrees there before and the view is without comparison around here. If you do decide on it, take a sweater if you're going in the evening.

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    1. re: Leepa
      mustardgirl Oct 10, 2010 06:31 AM

      That's a long way from Weaverville
      There must be other choices

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        Leepa Oct 10, 2010 01:06 PM

        Somehow I knew you'd say that.... *grin*

        Do they want to experience the mountains or just trout?

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          mustardgirl Oct 10, 2010 03:05 PM

          Both - but driving at night on the Parkway is not the best way of seeing the leaves

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            Leepa Oct 10, 2010 04:00 PM

            Well, yes, if you go after dark. If you combine it with an afternoon of leaf looking ending up at the Inn (as my visitors and I've done numerous times) then it works.

            I just suggest it because it's a better WNC experience for a visitor than trout at a chain like the fish place mentioned. YMMV. If you're lucky, you'll have a fabulous sunset up there, too. It may not face directly west, but the sunset sky can be pretty nice.

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        arbyunc Oct 11, 2010 07:07 AM

        I believe the Lobster Trap downtown serves local trout.

        Lobster Trap
        35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

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        Littleman Oct 10, 2010 07:56 AM

        Try Bonefish Grill at Exit 7 off I 240 E of Downtown on River Hills Road. They serve several trout entrees.

        Bonefish Grill @ 105 C River Hills Road, Asheville, NC 828 - 298 - 6530.

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          nctrekker Oct 11, 2010 08:49 AM

          Go downtown and avoid the chains. Bouchon has a good local trout entree. Most of the places down there will have good local trout.

          62 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

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            miss piggy Oct 12, 2010 06:10 AM

            Out of the finer dining spots (Fig, Admiral, Corner Kitchen, etc) the only place I know of that consistently serves a trout dinner (permanent place on the menu) is Red Stag/Grand Bohemian with their Sunburst trout entree. Haven't had it though.

            I am addicted to the smoked trout dip at Fresh Market. They say they make it with Sunburst trout, but it is a million times better than the Sunburst brand dip that is sold at EF, Greenlife, etc.

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              gimmeseconds Oct 12, 2010 07:44 AM

              I spent a week in Asheville recently. The trout at Corner Kitchen was so good, we ate dinner there twice.

              Corner Kitchen
              3 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803

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            Merrilly Oct 12, 2010 12:07 PM

            I've had a great trout at 131 Main. It may be a bit farther than you care to go, but the trout is good and the grilled artichoke appetizer alone is worth the drive.

            131 Main
            17830 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031

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              sluggrock Oct 13, 2010 07:29 AM

              Take the advice of nctrekker and avoid the chains. Go to the Sunbust Trout Farm website and I'm sure they'll have a listing of all the places that get their fish.

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