2023 Best-of-Brevard Top Picks


Here are the brand new 2023 “Best of Brevard” winners… have fun exploring beautiful Brevard!

#1 Best Breakfast & Brunch – Morning Social, (170 King Street.) https://www.morningsocialbrevard.com

#1 Best Spot to Grab a Glass of Wine– Wine Down Wine Bar, (28 E. Main Street) – every Wednesday 1/2 price bottles of wine (get there early)

#1 Best BBQ– 
Smoke On BBQ (drive-through takeout only- be sure to try their amazing pulled pork, cheesy corn and baked beans). https://eatsmokeonbbq.com

#1 Best Appetizer in Brevard – Gorgonzola Gnocchi @ Vescovo Neighborhood Eatery – 175 King Street, Brevard (divine food!)

#1 Best Craft Brewery – Brevard Brewing Company 63 East Main Street, Brevard (also available in cans – grab a six-pack from the refrigerator bar-side in the BBC taproom and also in Ingles & other grocery stores).

#1 Best Airbnb/Vacation Rental in Brevard – Lumberyard Falls Bungalow – Click here to book online at Airbnb

#1 Best Hamburger – Jordan Street Cafe – 14 S. Gaston, Brevard 828-884-5556

#1 Best Food/Wine Deal in Brevard: Square Root – every Tuesday & Wednesday 1/2 price bottles of wine!

#1 Best Specialty & Gift Shop – (it’s a tie) Roost, 35 West Main Street (828) 884-2012 & Main Street Limited, 147 E. Main Street, (828) 884-4974

#1 Best Live Music – 185 King Street – 185 King Street, Brevard https://www.185kingst.com/events/calendar-of-events

#1 Best Milkshakes/Malts – Rocky’s 50 S. Broad St., Brevard (828) 877-5375 (also try their world-famous Mrs. Varner’s Pimento Cheese, featured in Southern Living Cookbook)

#1 Best Tour – Brevard Bites Food Tours 828-565-2483 – Temporarily closed

#1 Best Art Gallery – Lucy Clark Gallery & Studio – 51 W. Main St., Brevard NC

#1 Best Coffee Shop –Bracken Mountain Bakery 42 S. Broad Street (everything is organic and wonderful! – ask them to warm up one of their croissants for you and then slather on lots of butter!)

#1 Best Place to Grab Lunches-to-Go for Picnics & Waterfall/Hiking: Mayberry’s 30 W. Main Street, Brevard (they also serve amazing breakfasts Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings!).

#1 Best Outdoor Clothing & Recreation Store – D.D. Bullwinkel’s Outdoors 60 East Main Street

#1 Best Cheap Summertime Thrill – Sliding Rock

#1 Hardware Store – Harris Hardware 123 Main St., Brevard (828) 883-2103

#1 Best Sweets – Downtown Chocolates 30 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard NC (828) 877-2378

#1 Best Pizza – Jets Pizza 102 College Station Drive Brevard NC (828) 883-2888 (for take-out or delivery)

#1 Restaurant for world-class Michelin-star level cuisine – The Library Kitchen & Bar (with world acclaimed Chef Johannes Klapdohr) – okay, you need to drive up the mountain to Sapphire, but it’s worth the drive (make sure to make reservations!) 184 Cherokee Trail, Sapphire, The Library Kitchen & Bar

#1 Best Place for Organic Foods in Brevard– Food Matters

#1 Best Grocery Store in Brevard– Ingles – best grocery store in town…great wine selection, too!

5 Responses to 2023 Best-of-Brevard Top Picks

  1. RaYLeNe

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  2. Carrie

    I love Mag Pie!!!!

  3. Carol Stein

    I vote Wine Down for best small bites food. We think it’s the best place for a small intimate quick dinner. Reasonably priced and more quiet than other restaurants, where you can actually talk and hear your dinner partners.

  4. Bill J

    Thank you for this list. We agree with all your selections, except are surprised to see Falls Landing missing from this list. It is a long-time favorite of ours. The menu is good and the specials and food are consistently excellent.