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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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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 3 days ago NEW 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 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

If I lived in Black Mountain I'd be a regular at The Trailhead, amazing, food, great staff, good drinks, cucumber margarita yum, I'd eat wings everyday their wings were so good, all sauces and dressings made in house, want their recipe

Thank Katherine H
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The Trailhead is a MUST stop! Great atmosphere and excellent food and service! Highly recommend the Trailblazer Burger (get the local beef, totally worth the few extra $$), the mussels and the shrimp and corn chowder were amazing!

Thank Sean S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Not fancy, but DELICIOUS!! The beer selection and food do NOT disappoint. Was the topic of discussion at breakfast at our inn and recommended by everyone. Will go back again and again.

Thank Margie T
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

spouse and I had lunch there one day, good friendly staff, good food, and outdoor or inside sunny window seating. I had the fish tacos and my spouse had the jambalaya special, both very good. Also liked the local hard cider that was on tap.

Thank rose's sis
Fultonville, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Good food, good service, Generally all around good. The atmosphere was nothing special but that didn't matter.

Thank Daryl K
Crozet, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had to wait a bit to be seated as it is popular, but worth the wait. They have an interesting menu and were very willing to mix and math ingredients for our vegan needs.

Thank Upstateart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?