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The Trailhead

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207 W State St Black Mountain, Black Mountain, NC
828-357-5656
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Great local beers on tap and good selection of health conscious food.

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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It was a Wednesday night and we were looking for a casual spot for dinner. Our adult daughter suggested the Trail Head in Black Mountain, NC. Offering both indoor and porch seating, we opted for the porch as the music was much too loud for our taste inside. The musicians playing that night were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Diane M
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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place was open until 10:00 p.m. at least for food, which was great. The food was wonderful, and it seemed the restaurant uses fresh bread from a neighboring bakery. Simple things made is lovely--extra garlic in the ranch for great fries, local bacon on the avocado blt with a fantastic home-made sausage taste, wonderful sauces. The brews were great,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I ordered "The Standard" local beef, couldn't tell it was local. Wife ordered chili and it was chili. Good enough, nothing spectacular.

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Good food, reasonably priced with outdoor seating. Nice atmosphere with live music. Would eat here again.

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It was a Wednesday night and we were looking for a casual spot for dinner. Our adult daughter suggested the Trail Head in Black Mountain, NC. Offering both indoor and porch seating, we opted for the porch as the music was much too loud for our taste inside. The musicians playing that night were very good, we were just in... More 

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pwpat
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had the onion rings and split a burger with fries. Enjoyed both very much. There is a special sauce with the onion rings that would be good on just about anything. Also employees were very nice. Looks like this might be a really happening place for nightlife. would definitely go back.

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Salem, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great food and beer menus; very comfortable outdoor seating on their deck. Waitress steered us to a great selection (fish and chips, which we didn't even see on the menu). The Trailblazer hamburgers also smelled fantastic.

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142 reviews 142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This.place is on the main drag in Black Mountain a few short blocks from a meeting I was attending. The eating area includes small and large tables in and outdoors. I sat at the bar to order take out. There are sandwiches, salads and platters including th fish, ground beef, pork chicken and veggie options. I had an ahi tuna... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stopped in here on our way to Asheville. They were very accommodating with the food sensitivities in my family. Our burgers and fish tacos were great. They have several local brews on tap and the bar staff are knowledgable.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I stopped in Black Mountain after a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our original destination was closed which happened to be a good thing because we were happy to have walked around the corner to find this place. We sat at the bar. The bartender was polite and friendly answering our questions we had about the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I liked this place. There was live music, good drinks menu and the food was pretty good. I had the BLT, which was pretty tasty but a little greasy. The band when we were there was great - honky tonk!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 W State St Black Mountain, Black Mountain, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: 828-357-5656

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

Description

Great local beers on tap and good selection of health conscious food.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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