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The Trailhead

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207 W State St Black Mountain, Black Mountain, NC
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I always stop in this restaurant for lunch if we are in the area. The menu items we have selected during our visits have always been very tasty and reasonably priced. The location, which is conducive to perusing through some of the downtown stores, is also nice.

Thank TravelingAngelaDawn
Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to give this little mountain eatery a try while familiarizing ourselves with the enchanting downtown area of Black Mountain. From the moment we entered the restaurant, the ambiance was warm and relaxed. While we are 60 and not typically into the whole farm-to-table concept, our delicious lunch made us want to jump on that bandwagon!... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not good for gluten free even though it lists options on menu. Asked server about fries she said they were gf. I asked in greater detail if they had a dedicated fryer she said we just use the one for onion rings. LOL, I told her then the fries are NOT g-free

Thank notahappycampertoo
Cornelius, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I love the central location in downtown Black Mountain, the food, the local & regional beers, the (perfectly) sparse decor the BEST thing here is Smiling Dave, the bartender. Seriously this guy will make your day. One of my tests for a good place to eat is that the menu offerings are limited. For real, no one can do... More 

Thank jpharkey
Marion, North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's with regret I make this review. The food is excellent every time. Unfortunately, the service is terrible every time. We love it so much and have tried to overlook the fact that every visit is a customer service nightmare. I believe our order was lost. We waited on our burgers for 45 minutes and the order was wrong when... More 

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Wife and I stop here every time we are in Black Mountain. The food is wonderful, the beers are amazing and it is all priced very reasonably

Thank Danny A
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Was surprised how delicious our salad was since this seemed like just a "pub" from the outside. Great selection of beer too. Was too bad we arrived just after the music ended. Great place for late night quality food.

Thank Linda Z
Stamford, Connecticut
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious meal at Trailhead yesterday. The food was fresh and as local as can be and presented with a flair! My husband had a hamburger from local beef and was prepared exactly like he wanted. The rest of our group was vegetarian and they found plenty of healthy meals. We had a great time. The wait staff... More 

Thank Rita N
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We visited The Trailhead one evening during the Memorial day weekend. Our family party had 10 folks so I understand we might have to wait for seating. We split into two parties of 5 tops. Once seated the service was extremely slow. I think our server had way to many tables to handle. My son's order did not come at... More 

Thank savannahmoose
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My sister was married in Black Mountain this past weekend. While we were up visiting the venue in October we visited The Trailhead and fell in love with it! The bartender is very friendly and phenomenal! He was always on top of things and very informative about the local beers on tap and the area in general. This past Friday... More 

Thank natalie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Vegetarian, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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, Black Mountain, NC
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?