If you are unfamiliar with Southern cooking, prepare for a delicious surprise. From breakfast to dinner, Waynesville has all your favorites plus many new dishes to try. Start your morning off right sipping a freshly roasted cup of coffee at Panacea Coffee House Cafe & Roastery. For lunch, try Frogs Leap Public House. Once you taste the blackened pork chop or fried grouper you may not want to eat anywhere else. If steak is what you crave, look no further than Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern. Your meat is perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the sweet potato fries are hot and crispy.
More Than Mountains
No matter what the season, there are exciting outdoor adventures waiting in Waynesville. The proximity to the mountains means snowy fun in the winter, so grab your ski poles or inner tube and hit the slopes. Skiers and snowboarders will find many mountains and hills to play on just a short distance from town. Spring and summer bring their own outdoor adventure with them. Take a leisurely hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park or blaze a trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are also plenty of places for fishing, swimming, horseback riding, and camping in these beautiful nature spots.
Expect the Unexpected
Waynesville is not your typical town and shopping is no exception. Explore Sutton and Sons if you are looking for antiques and collectibles. This small mountain shop has items you never even knew existed. If you want some rustic furniture for your new home, the Olde Brick House is a must-see. It is a wood lover’s paradise, with everything from mirrors to lamps handcrafted from fine timber. Walk through the Pennington T Art Gallery if bare walls are giving you the blues. There are beautiful nature-related prints and paintings by local artists to fit every budget.