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Oct 9, 2010 06:04 AM

Best Trout Dinner-Asheville

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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  1. 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

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

      1. re: mustardgirl

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

        Do they want to experience the mountains or just trout?

        1. re: Leepa

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

          1. re: mustardgirl

            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.

      2. re: Leepa

        I believe the Lobster Trap downtown serves local trout.

        Lobster Trap
        35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

      3. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: nctrekker

            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.

            1. re: miss piggy

              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

          2. 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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            1. re: Merrilly

              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.