Dining Downtown

dining iconCome spend an evening in Downtown Morganton! From upscale dining to relaxed cafés, you are sure to enjoy some delicious cuisine.

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Brown Mountain Bottleworks


Offers a wide selection of craft beers! Nice wines too! Enjoy snacks like goat pimento cheese or smoked trout dip with healthy crackers; or bring your own food and play one of the many card or board games with friends!
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phone: 828-413-2485
hours: Mon & Wed 2-9pm; Tues, Thur & Fri 2-10pm; Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 2-7pm

Buck's Pizza

Good. Better. Buck's!

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phone: 828-433-9006
hours: Mon - Thu: 11:00am-9:00pm; Fri - Sat: 11:00am-10:00pm; Sun: 12:00-8:30pm

Catawba Brewing Company

Local microbrewery featuring pool tables and live music in a friendly atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating.  Wine also available.

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phone: 828-430-6883
hours: Mon - Tues, 5:00p-9:00p; Wed- Fri, 5:00p-10:30p; Sat, 1:00p - 10:00p; Sun, 12:00p-7:00p and special events as scheduled

Fonta Flora Brewery

Offering locally sourced and award-winning craft beer with an emphasis on seasonal flora, bringing English tradition and Belgian inspiration to the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. Warm, comfortable atmosphere. North Carolina wine also available.

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phone: 828-413-1183
hours: Mon 5-9pm, Wed - Fri 5-10pm; Sat 12-10pm; Sun 12-7pm

Food Matters Market

Quality Matters. Local Matters. Health Matters.

We are a community oriented market and cafe where food matters. We work hard to support local producers and sell healthy food grown in the region. We believe in helping our area’s economy and preserving our natural resources. Quality Matters, Local Matters, Health Matters, People and Food Matter…

We are different.

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address: 210 Avery Avenue

phone: 828-475-7492

website: http://foodmattersmarket.com/

Grind Cafe


Downtown’s coffeehouse featuring breakfast and lunch with daily specials! Locally sourced meats and eggs; plus homemade sweets, muffins and more! Live music upstairs, wine and beer anytime.

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phone: 828-430-4343
hours: Mon - Thurs, 7:00a - 6:00p; Fri, 7:00a - 9:00p; Sat. 7:30a - 6:00p

Homer's Soda Shop

Modern Soda Shop with raw oysters, cocktails, sandwiches and snacks.

Hours of Operation:

Thurs: 3:00p-12:00a

Fri.-Sat: 3:00p-2:00a

Sun: 11:30a-8:00p




113 E. Union St



A Japanese Restaurant and sushi bar.

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phone: 828-433-8883
hours: Mon - Thurs, 11:00a - 2:00p, 5:00p - 9:00p; Fri - Sat, 11:00a - 2:00p, 5:00 - 9:30p; Sun, 5:00p - 9:00p 

King Street Cafe

Offers casual fine dining in an elegant atmosphere set in a Victorian home. Low lights, fresh flowers, and imaginative local art creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Beer and wine available.

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phone: 828-475-6188
hours: Wed - Sat, 5 - 9p

Maria's Italian Eatery

Fresh salads, subs, pasta, pizza and desserts.  Full service dine-in, carry-out, or delivery.

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phone: 828-430-7300
hours: Sun - Thurs, 11:00a - 9:00p; Fri - Sat, 11:00a - 10:00p

Pat's Snack Bar


Great breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Pair your egg with liver-mush, sausage, bacon or bologna; famous for cheeseburgers, grilled egg or chicken salad sandwiches and fries! Cash only.

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phone: 828-437-5744
hours: Mon - Fri, 7:00a - 4:00p

Root & Vine

Scratch preparations and traditional French techniques marry with southern practicalities to create straightforward, unpretentious fare. Coordinating with the local farmer's market, growers and fish purveyor, they offer dynamic menu preparations, focusing on seasonal produce and seafood. Full bar, seasonal outdoor dining.

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phone: 828-433-1540
hours: Mon - Sat, lunch: 11:30a - 2:30p, dinner: 5:00p - 9:30p

The Nook Homebrew and Tavern

Comprehensive homebrew retail and NC craft beer / wine tavern featuring local, high quality ingredients and elite draughts and bottle selection.

Hours of Operation:

Mon: 5:00-9:00pm, Tues./Wed: 2:00-10:00pm, Thurs: 2:00-11:00, Fri./Sat: 2:00pm-12:00am, Sun: 12:00-9:00pm


312 N. Sterling St.


Treat is a unique business that offers both a full service restaurant serving fresh, tasty Italian food along with a specialty boutique featuring woman's accessories, home goods, wonderful baby and children sections and a fabulous candy cart with Morganton's favorite gummy bears and other candy confections. There's a Treat for everyone!

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hours: Wed-Sat 11:00a-9:00p

Yianni's Family Restaurant

Greek, American, Italian family dining. Daily lunch specials featuring complimentary homemade soup and rice pudding. Nightly dinner specials in addition to an extensive menu featuring pastas, pizza, sandwiches and more. Full bar and TV’s with first floor casual and diner options plus upstairs and deck dining!

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phone: 828-544-5669
hours: Daily, 11:00a - 10:00p