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5 Best Restaurants in Beech Mountain NC (2024)

Beech Mountain NC, is a small but charming town that offers a variety of nice restaurants. From fine dining to great pizza and beer, there are plenty of options for a delicious meal.

But where should you go for the best food in the town? Without a doubt, the best restaurants in Beech Mountain NC include the Alpen Restaurant & Bar, The Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria, Holy Smokes BBQ and more.

Each of these Beech Mountain NC restaurants has a unique menu, offering plenty of options, including popular and unique menu items.

We've been to Beech Mountain NC several times over the years, mainly during our visits to Land of Oz. During that time, we have tried every restaurant in Beech Mountain, including our picks for the best restaurants in Beech Mountain NC, found below.   

In our summary of our favorite restaurants below, we'll highlight our favorite menu items, our overall experience, and thoughts on the restaurants. We even include photos!

Disclosure: We were invited by the Beech Mountain TDA and meals were complimentary; however, all opinions, information, and photos are our own and we were not asked in any way to influence our thoughts, comments, or the content of this article.  We believe in putting our readers first.

Best Restaurants in Beech Mountain NC Our Personal Picks

Best Restaurants in Beech Mountain NC

Here are our top picks for the best restaurants in Beech Mountain NC.

Beech Alpen Restaurant

Address: 606 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Phone: (828) 387-2252

Beech Alpen Restaurant is a fantastic restaurant offering upscale dining options in a casual but nice atmosphere. They are one of the few sit down and order restaurants in Beech Mountain as well, with many other restaurants on our list being counter order only.

They have a full bar and a lovely outdoor deck that provides gorgeous views of Beech Mountain and the ski resort.  

It was cold and rainy the night we dined at Beech Alpen Restaurant, but even from inside the limited sunset view we had was stunning.

They serve up a mix of Italian and classic American cuisine such as steaks, seafood, pasta, burgers, and more. 

We dined here during our visit to Land of Oz in late September 2023. The entire building and restaurant were under construction. We seemed to be seated in a more temporary space, which was fine. We had good views of the deck and surrounding mountains.

We ordered the Calamari as an appetizer, and for entrees, the filet-mignon with crab meat, trout, and fettucini Alfredo with chicken. The food took a long time to come out, but overall was very good.   

We enjoyed our meal here, and would definitely come back. Alpen Restaurant was one of our favorite restaurants to eat at in Beech Mountain NC

Holy Smokes BBQ

Address: 3363 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Phone: (828) 387-4200

Holy Smokes BBQ is in the Wild Wolf Lodge in Beech Mountain NC and has some of the very best BBQ we've ever had in various travels around North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains.   

Holy Smokes is very casual, offering both indoor and outdoor dining. In fact, their back deck delivers some super nice long distance views! Tables are large family style picnic tables, with paper towels for napkins.

Simple and effective.

You'll place your order at the counter, find a seat, and they bring your food out to you. On your way to the table, be sure to grab one of their made daily house-made bbq sauces, including Sweet, Sweet Heat, Apple butter BBQ, Carolina Tangy Mustard, Eastern, Cheerwine Vinaigrette, and Sweetpotle.

Our personal favorites are the Sweet Heat, Apple butter and Cheerwine Vinaigrette. Soooo delicious.

They offer everything you would expect from a BBQ place like pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and smoked pulled chicken. They even have excellent burgers and subs as well.

They also offer a few unique items like street tacos, bbq bowls, and hot dogs as well.

The pulled pork and chicken is especially delicious, with a perfect combination of smoky flavor and savory taste.

Their sides were also top notch - their mac n cheese, coleslaw, and baked beans were all delicious. We would highly recommend Holy Smokes to anyone looking for some amazing BBQ in Beech Mountain!  


Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria 

Famous Brick Ove Pizzeria Beech Mountain NC

Address: 402 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Phone: (828) 387-4000

Famous Brick Over Pizzeria not only serves up great pizza and food, but they also provide a great environment for families and kids.   

Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria has been an Italian staple in Beech Mountain NC for over twenty-five years and continues to provide quality meals with traditional recipes. They offer classic New York style pizzas and specialty pies like white pizza, vegetable pizza and steak pie.

All of their pizzas are made from hand-tossed dough that is seasoned with herbs for added flavor. They also have a wide selection of Italian favorites, like calzones, Stromboli, lasagna and ravioli. 

But there's more than just food at the Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria. The atmosphere is always family friendly and inviting with its large booth seats, bakery, arcade, mini-golf, and Mountaineer Adventure Tower.

If you're looking for great pizza in a family-fun place, Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria is the perfect place for you. One of our favorites when visiting Beech Mountain NC, you will not be disappointed.

Mile High Tavern

Address: 1003 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Phone: (828) 504-8085

Mile High Tavern is a great place for drinks, snacks and a good burger with friends.  It's perfect for hanging out on a nice summer day, or after a snowy day on the ski slopes. 

They offer a large full bar with flavorful craft beers to classic cocktails. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, with a pool table, a jukebox, and plenty of barstools for enjoying conversation over drinks. 

Their menu at the time of our visit in September 2023 was only burgers and chicken sandwiches, however, they will add additional items. We waited a long time for our burgers, but they were actually really good and delivered to our table, hot with curly fries.

We really liked the outdoor seating area around the large firepit.


Fred's Backside Deli

Fred's General Store Beech Mountain NC

Address: 501 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Phone: (828) 387-4838

Fred's Bakside Deli is located on the ground floor of Fred's General Store.  You can walk down the alley from the side parking area and through the back, or enter from some stairs in the store itself.

Fred's Bakside Deli serves breakfast and lunch.   You place your order, find a seat, and your food is brought out to you.

We've eaten breakfast here on a number of visits, and it's good.   They serve  egg plates, biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches.  They even have a few baked items like muffins and cinnamon buns.   Prices are very reasonable for breakfast items.

For lunch they offer burgers, sandwiches, soups, wraps and salads. 

Final Thoughts on the Best Restaurants in Beech Mountain NC

Beech Mountain is home to some great restaurants that you won't want to miss. Whether you're looking for a fine dining experience or something more casual, there's definitely some great options for everyone to enjoy.  

If you want a more fine dining experience, Alpen Restaurant & Bar is our favorite spot. If you want a fun family environment with great pizza and lots of things for the kids to do, visit Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria.

For fast service, splendid views, and some of the best BBQ you'll find anywhere, try Holy Smokes BBQ. If it's breakfast, you're looking for Fred's backside deli is good, and one of the few breakfast spots in Beech Mountain.

About the author

Larry Deane is co-owner of Blue Ridge Mountain Life. He has spent more than 20 years exploring the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and has a deep passion for nature, history, storytelling, and adventure. Along with his wife Jenn, they combined these passions to create Blue Ridge Mountain Life, a travel guide to these stunning mountains they are fortunate to call home.

Larry has more than 20 years of experience as a writer and journalist, and has established himself as a leading voice and expert for Blue Ridge Mountains. He is also an avid hiker, photographer, and videographer. He loves sharing his mountain adventures and knowledge with more than 500,000 people per month on Blue Ridge Mountain Life.


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