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The Trailhead

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207 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“corn pudding” (15 reviews)
“burger” (52 reviews)
“fish and chips” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting "The Trailhead" on a Thursday night gets you not only good food, but good entertainment. Thursday's is the night you can bring your own musical ax and join the musicians for jamming. It's surprising the talent that may show up. The menu provides selections...More

Thank travelingobserver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped here for lunch. It had a honest atmosphere, and our food was wonderfully imagined, cooked, and seasoned. A very genuine, enjoyable restaurant!

Thank Forbes T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly servers, tasty food (loved the Moroccan Lentil Soup, burgers, chicken wing appetizers and pork loin tacos, I thought the tomato bisque too thick, however), rich dark wood interior decor with a bar. Still it was family friendly for lunch and dinner.

Thank HonestOpinion525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had their asparagus which was amazing; perfect. They also made one of their mexican dishes for me with fries instead of corn chips;it was awesome too! We'll be back when we are in town next time.

Thank Kwc0213
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at a cabin on Black Mountain; found the fabulous The Trailhead restaurant. We ate here two nights out of 3 nights staying here. We weren’t real hinfry the first night so we split the chili nachos. Yummy! The 2nd night I had the...More

Thank Kedge11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had hamburgers which were quite good. My husband was very impressed with the quality and variety of beer available. We had children with us and they were happy with their meals too.

Thank Righton M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun cafe/bar was the perfect stop for lunch in our day trip to Black Mountain. Good service, decent food and nice beer selection on draft.

Thank lvanclief
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fried fish was delicious and so was the baked macaroni and cheese. The atmosphere was very nice and the beer was good!

Thank amynoelle76
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Great little place to have lunch. My husband's burger was great and my grilled chicken salad wonderful. The salad had perfectly moist grilled chicken with very fresh veggies and perfect avocado. Our waitress, Kelsey, was very attentive and made great recommendations. If we end up...More

Thank Sallie W
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

I hate to give a poor rating based on one visit, but since that's all I've got, here goes. Upon arrival, the host really wanted us to sit out on the patio, even though there was plenty of seating inside. I don't usually sit on...More

1  Thank Lee M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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