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Sierra Nevada Brewery

$$ - $$$, Barbecue,
100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732-8608
+1 828-681-5300
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Brew Pub, Barbecue, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732-8608
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not only is this place beautiful, but it is huge!! We enjoyed a couple beers in the restaurant, though did not indulge in food. We really enjoyed doing the self guided walking tour that was offered. Excellent time, definitely going back!

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the mother of all breweries! We went here for a tour on a thursday morning. We were scheduled for the 11am tour, which was the first available. We arrived early just to enjoy the beautiful drive up here. The drive inside is amazing....More

Thank NathanW99Subie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Simple review here. Great beer, great food, and great atmosphere. If you have been to other breweries in Asheville, this is the gold standard, in my opinion. While eating there is optional, the menu is very diverse and upscale. You almost feel bad eating in...More

Thank Evolver311
Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently had a delightful meal with some friends at Sierra Nevada. Two of us had shrimp & grits, while the other two had pizza & a hamburger. Except for the burger, the other dishes were served so that everyone could share some of their...More

Thank margaretsmith4548
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you’re traveling to Asheville with children but also want to fit in a brewery stop, don’t waste your time going anywhere else. This is the place to go! They are very accommodating and welcoming to families. The food is excellent. The outdoor area is...More

Thank jonginat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beer is great, Service is average, food good but nothing special. If you want to do the tour, probably worth going out of the way to get there. Otherwise probably not.

Thank Keri R
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you drive up the Sierra Nevada Brewery takes your breath away. We went for lunch and the food and service were disappointing. Individual items are delivered to the table seemingly at random. The salads featured greens that may not have been washed, the burger...More

Thank GMM322
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Sierra Nevada Brewery on our way to Asheville. Very impressive from the drive in and throughout. Beautiful stone work all around. The restaurant and bar are also impressive. We had our dog with us (they are very dog-friendly) so we had a...More

Thank Glasserinfo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got some drinks at the outdoor bar and then inquired about food service. no indoor food is allowed outside so we decided to sit inside. There's a wonderful back patio that's mostly open and airy. The full inside food menu is available there. Initially...More

Thank Didwehavecorn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

13 of us enjoyed a great dinner and drinks recently at the brewery. There is always a long waiting line on the weekend, but it really is amazing to see the process. The food was quite good and quite reasonable. There's plenty of places to...More

Thank Jim P
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October 13, 2018|
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Response from TheHungryDetective | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember seeing any liquor or NA style beer during my visit. Cheers The hungry Detective
Kara E
October 6, 2018|
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Response from H20T | Reviewed this property |
October 20, 2017|
Response from Doctorbuzzard C | Reviewed this property |
Ole Cheese... Mayo with a hot pepper cheese would be my best guess. But don't quote me on that 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732-8608
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Mills River
  • Phone Number: +1 828-681-5300
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Western North Carolina is known for its love of food and passion for great craft beer. At our Mills River Taproom and Restaurant you’ll find an abundance of both. Visit the Taproom to sample one of our 23 beers on tap, many produced just a few feet from the restaurant. Beers are accompanied by artful, chef-driven food focused on small plate, sharable, whole animal and farm-to-table dishes sourced mainly from local suppliers. We are a first come, first serve restaurant. Please feel free to stop by the host stand to put your name on the list, or grab a beer and head outside to our Back Porch and Beer Garden to take in the views of the beautiful forest or stroll through our Mills River Estate Garden. We use the homegrown vegetables and herbs for our restaurant and small-scale pilot brewery.
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