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Native Kitchen & Social Pub

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204 Whitson Ave, Swannanoa, NC 28778-3108
+1 828-581-0480
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Swannanoa, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful service, great food. A good restaurant and pub for visitors and locals. We go there often and have never been disappointed.

Thank Maud B
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family friendly. Pet friendly and foodie friendly. What else is there? Oh yeah local beer on draft and an airy covered outdoor dining area

Thank LetsgoAshevi
Greensboro, North Carolina
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gastropubs are everywhere and I have eaten in them everywhere. This is really good for lunch, maybe dinner too. Local produce and protein. Friendly service, very laid back atmosphere. We sat at the bar in the middle of the afternoon. The food came out oddly slowly, considering how few people were there, but well worth the wait. It's going to... More 

Thank poet-taster
NativeSocialPub, Marketing at Native Kitchen & Social Pub, responded to this review

Good morning poet-taster! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us! We hope that you visit us again soon so that we can earn that 5/5 rating! We take all feedback very seriously and strive to provide the best service possible to our patrons. More 

North Royalton, Ohio
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place by a fluke. Off the beaten path. Completed some day drinking with bartender "Mark". Great variety of beers, excellent appetizers and then had dinner a few nights later. No complaints, excellent choice.

Thank JS474
NativeSocialPub, Marketing at Native Kitchen & Social Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about us! We are glad that you stumbled upon our restaurant and hope that you visit us again soon! More 

tampa florida
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

My husband and I have a house not too far from Swannanoa and are always looking for something new in our area. We discovered Native Kitchen some years ago and now come back regularly when we are in the area. Always good - always a pleasure. Mark is the consummate host and bartender. They have an excellent wine and beer... More 

Thank lakerlynne
NativeSocialPub, Marketing at Native Kitchen & Social Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoy your visits with us, and we appreciate your business. If you have not already submitted your ballot for Mountain Xpress' 2017 Best of WNC poll, we feel that Mark Terry's name would be the perfect write-in for "Best Bartender."... More 

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Had a late lunch there and was able to eat on the patio which is lovely, spacious, and private. My lunch partner and I started with the smoked salmon appetizer which was delicious. The veggies in it (onions, bell pepper, maybe artichoke?) were finely diced and delicately enhanced the smoky salmon flavor. The Native's take on the philly cheesesteak was... More 

Thank Janice S
NativeSocialPub, Marketing at Native Kitchen & Social Pub, responded to this review

Hi Janice! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a descriptive review! We are very glad to hear that the salmon appetizer and Philly cheese steak made your taste buds happy! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

When you walk into a restaurant and you start running into people you know, who also like going out, chances are you are going to enjoy yourself. That's what happened this past weekend when my wife and I visited a restaurant, that was new to us, but had been opened for a number of years already. We were there to... More 

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NativeSocialPub, Marketing at Native Kitchen & Social Pub, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and that you got to experience the restaurant alongside your friends! We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. More 

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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to Native Kitchen & Social Pub for the Britten Olinger fundraiser. First of all I want to thank you for being so generous to such an amazing family! It was a great atmosphere... inside and outside. Our server did her best even though it was so busy! Brussels sprouts were delicious! Barbecue pizza was fantastic and... More 

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NativeSocialPub, Marketing at Native Kitchen & Social Pub, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and that you were able to participate in the fundraising event. Thank you for the review. Have a great day! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I had dinner at native on Valentines day and had such a wonderful experience! Not only was I able to support Youth Outright, but my dinner was absolutely delicious and the service was by far the best in town! Thank you so much and I will definitely be back!

Thank akuper13
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Great dinner. Had classic burger and fries. Wife had blackened shrimp. Both were very good. Good courteous service.

Thank Campbell1946

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 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: 204 Whitson Ave, Swannanoa, NC 28778-3108
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Swannanoa
  • Phone Number: +1 828-581-0480
Native was started by two North Carolina couples who recognized the need for sustainable food practices, and a responsibility that we all share when it comes to our soil, water and air. We believe strongly in supporting farming techniques, which are sustainable, organic, and regenerative. These local farms restore the fabric of rural communities, decrease water and air pollution, preserve and build topsoil and produce wonderful crops. The foods they deliver to our tables are high in nutritive value and are without chemical residue. Our support to these dedicated farmers yields healthier ingredients that strengthens our sense of local community, builds our local community and, most importantly, it is a vital step toward protecting these resources for future generations. It is important to us that we not only provide local food, but that we strive to support our local breweries, artists, musicians and community. Native is a gathering place to celebrate our local culture, and we hope that you enjoy your visit with us!

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