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Fryemont Inn Dining Room

245 Fryemont Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713-5669
+1 828-488-2159
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (48 reviews)
“soup” (51 reviews)
“trout” (81 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
245 Fryemont Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713-5669
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Had dinner here in Sept. 2018 - as part of a group of friends. Everyone reported an excellent dining experience -(AND if you can say that about a group of 20 couples -scattered over 4 evenings - you obviously have a WINNER !!) My wife...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jerry E
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Food was ok, nothing special to speak about. Was going to have a grilled chicken sandwich at the bar, but was told to order the pecan trout by the bartender. Very thin, not much taste to it, but noticed it sitting in a lot of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jody B
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We tried to book a reservation in the main dinning room but unfortunately they were booked solid. HOWEVER, the staff made special arrangements to set up a table (for us six) in the bar area. It was great! The bartender was a wonderful server, comedian,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank hermansandra
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Will review as lodge separately. Decor in historic, throw back dining room very inviting, but dining may have suffered from high expectations. Meals come with lodging which is good, but didn’t know we needed reservations for dinner. On check-in were asked when we wanted to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JohnKreviews
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Stayed and ate in the dining room for two dinners and breakfasts. They are known for their trout and it was wonderfully cooked and not fishy at all. The pecan encrusted is their most popular option, but one special was drizzled with a spinach cream...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Martine P
Reviewed October 4, 2018

While visiting Bryson City we mentioned going to a restaurant in nearby Cherokee for fresh trout, the gentleman said if you want FRESH trout try the Fryemont Inn. We were close by so we drove over and made areservation for that evening, the place looked...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mike P
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The building is old, interesting and not for those with balance problems since the floor has settled in a roller coaster pattern. The food is fresh (particularly the trout) and abundant but the staff is quite gracious about to-go boxes and the desserts are great...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank helmetheadgranny
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The place has a wonderful breakfast and dinner. The dinners are family style so you can enjoy several sides.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HokieinSpartanburg
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Yes, this place is a little quirky -which is exactly what you want in a 85+ year old restaurant! Loved the set menu options- definitely recommend the trout! Take time to explore the grounds and hotel part as well...great history!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lesli F
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Let yourself be transported back in time. Don't expect modern, franchise food or ambiance. Enjoy the relaxed, family style setting. Our group had trout, ham and roast beef. All of the courses were very good. The BLT soup was quite unique....not sure how I feel...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank James H
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Charles A
August 1, 2018|
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Response from gszewc | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know but my guess is no.
Debi B
November 3, 2017|
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Response from 159judyg | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We’ve never been there on Thanksgiving, but the inn is probably our favorite place to eat.
October 24, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $28
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Fryemont Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713-5669
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: +1 828-488-2159
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The Fryemont Inn Dining Room serves a full country breakfast and dinner and has a full service bar. Your choice of 18 different dinner entrees are served with homemade soup, salad with homemade dressing, three special side dishes of the day--served family style--and your choice of homemade dessert. Entrees include local mountain trout, two chicken entrees, a vegetarian entree, country ham, prime rib, steaks, and lamb shanks. Open Mid-April through Thanksgiving.
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