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West First

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101 1st Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5009
+1 828-693-1080
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most consistent restaurants in town -downtown location and close to other bars and venues

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the pizza and the salads are yummy as well. Waitstaff is excellent. Top notch place and consistent. Highly recommend. Love the goat cheese pizza most but all are delicious. Class act.

Thank Suzanne G
Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I dined here for lunch during our last trip to Asheville after reading all the great reviews. Its busy place so expect a wait since they don't take reservations. Luckily ours was short! The place is super cute and fun. They love kids and treated ours awesome! My daughter loved the hot dog on the kids menu.... More 

Thank vacation920
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So first off every table around us had ordered pizza and salad. We should have taken that as a sign to order pizza and salad. Instead we ordered pasta. Neither of our two dishes had to good of sauce. But, I will say the homemade noodles were very good. Staff was very nice and loved the atmosphere.

1 Thank localtraveler1990
East Flat Rock, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While our group arrived over 1a 0-minute time period, the staff was unwilling to let us sit down in an empty restaurant at 11 am when they opened, stating it wasn't their practice. Once finally allowed to sit down as the rest arrived, we found our server to be warm and hospitable and willing to help out with menu changes/preferences... More 

Thank Eileen D
Omaha, NE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent some time in Hendersonville and a neighbor told us to go here. Their wood fired oven is beautiful and the service was excellent as well. My husband had the prosciutto pizza and I the goat cheese. Saw other items come from the kitchen and they all looked great as well. We will return.

Thank Hedgeclipperz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This place can often get very crowded, and very loud. The seating leaves a lot to be desired as they seem to be trying to cram as many patrons in as possible. When I am merely inches away from someone sitting at another table it makes it difficult to focus on the people at my table. Getting in and out... More 

1 Thank Carmen G
Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Every time we come to Hendersonville we have to eat at West First!! The food and drinks are amazing! The service is great as well. Anything I have tried I have loved!

Thank Helen L
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went with friends. Yes seating a little tight but could hear each other and just enjoyed the atmosphere! We had special entree and regular which were great . Our friends had salads and specialty pizza. We brought food home. Had drinks. Bill $60ish. We had a great meal and great time.

Thank klou62
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Got there early so we could get a seat outside on a beautiful day. Everything was perfect, service, food, ambience. Had the BLT combo with salad wedge.

1 Thank JerseyJack_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 1st Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5009
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-693-1080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?