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The Trailhead

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207 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
11:00 - 22:00
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife turned me on to this place a few months back and I have to say I'm happy she did. I've had several meals here and they are all delicious. The State Street chicken is particularly excellent. Great beer list and great service.

Thank Garrett R
Mooresville, North Carolina
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172 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dinner was very good at The Trailhead in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The fried chicken, rice pudding and salad with chicken were all very good. Also they have a good selection of drinks. Service was excellent.

Thank Robert C
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location in center of town. Usually no wait. Attentive waitstaff. I like the seared ahi tuna salad or the portabella mushroom sandwich. Nice beer selection and good mixed drinks. Can be noisy on evenings with live music.

Thank CindyRH
Dublin, Ohio
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here alot when we are in Black Mountain! Sometimes we just run down there to grab a bite to eat and end up staying watching a band or talking to people. We have eaten inside and out, enjoyed both. They have a lot of beer on tap! Burgers are good, wings are good, salads are good. Drinks are... More 

Thank kelbell09
Nebo, North Carolina
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were disappointed on our first time visit to this restaurant. We waited nearly 5 minutes to be seated and then almost 10 minutes to give our food order. Once ordered our food was received within 8 minutes. The Trailhead burger was a 1/2 lb burger cooked as ordered. The burger was plain in taste and just... More 

Thank jleonjr
Black Mountain, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a regular here because this place has the best food ever! The soups are unbelievable! The staff is awesome! The beer selection great! I can't recommend this place enough! Tell them Rusty sent you!

Thank rustymiller61
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here every Saturday night. They have a great selection of draft beers. Wait staff is friendly and service is good, although it may be slow when they get crowded. Food selection is what you expect at a bar, but always good. The burgers tend to be a bit under cooked, so you might want to order it cooked... More 

Thank wilson j
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I'm not a huge fan of the food but many people i know love it. I will say they do make a great pot of chili and the food is fresh. They have several local beers on tap and the location in right on main street. They have indoor and outdoor seating. This place stays busy all the time so... More 

Thank Rob M
Concord, NC
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had a yummy dinner last Friday night and topped it off with the best peanut butter pie I've ever tasted! Whoever would have thought that a cool little tavern nestled in a little town would have food this good! This is a MUST TRY if you're in Black Mountain.

Thank MsReel
Birmingham, Alabama
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

The Trailhead is conveniently located right in downtown Black Mountain, and a fine spot to meet friends for lunch. There is good open space, and service that was welcoming and helpful. The food was good, and the ambiance makes you want to linger. The onion rings come piled so high that it takes at least two to eat an order.

Thank birminghampastor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: 828-357-5656
Great local beers on tap and good selection of health conscious food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?