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What restaurants have outdoor seating in Asheville, NC?

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Outdoor dining at Papa Nick's and French Broad River Brewery | Photo by @frencbroadriverbrewery

Since Governor Roy Cooper announced that NC would move to Phase 2 of reopening on May 20, restaurants have started to reopen for dine-in at 50% capacity, with social distancing + additional cleaning measures. One popular social distance measure? Outdoor dining, since it allows for more space between guests – and because the weather outside right now is oh-so-nice.

We’ve had several questions from our readers about what restaurants are offering outdoor dining, so we made a list of restaurants in town who have opened their patios + porches for hungry eaters, based on your feedback. Plus, we’re highlighting some unique ways places are implementing social distancing.

Protip: Be sure to check the comments for even more of your additions.

Phase 3, which would allow restaurants to up their capacity, and would also allow businesses like bars to reopen, could begin at the end of this month.

Curious about the guidelines keeping outdoor diners safe? Check out these resources from Asheville Independent Restaurant Association.

Want even more options? Click here for a list of locations offering indoor, carryout, or delivery.

Note: COVID-19 has caused many places to change their hours, so double check before heading over.

12 Bones South, 2350 Hendersonville Rd.  

All Day Darling, 102 Montford Ave.  

All Souls Pizza, 175 Clingman Ave.   

Atlanta Bread, 484 Hendersonville Rd.  

Catawba Brewing, 32 Banks Ave.  

DSSOLVR, 63 N. Lexington Ave.  

French Broad Brewery, 101 Fairview Rd. D  

Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Rd.   

La Guinguette,105 Richardson Blvd., Black Mountain 

Lookout Brewing, 103 S. Ridgeway Ave. #1, Black Mountain  

Louise’s Kitchen, 115 Black Mountain Ave., Black Mountain

Marshall’s Main Street Cafe, 18 N. Main St., Marshall

One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd.  

The Original Papa Nick’s, 101 Fairview Rd. Suite K.

Pack’s Tavern, 20 S. Spruce St.  

Rendezvous, 184 New Haw Creek Rd.  

Tacos Jalisco, 1328 Patton Ave. A  

Turgua Brewing, 3131 Cane Creek Rd.

Twin Leaf Brewing, 144 Coxe Ave.

Twisted Laurel, 10A South Main St., Weaverville               

Standard Pizza, 755 Biltmore Ave.  

Sweeten Creek Brewing, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. 

Thai Basil, 227 W. State St., Black Mountain

The Cantina, 10 Biltmore Plaza  

The Trailhead, 207 W. State St., Black Mountain 

The Whale, 507 Haywood Rd.  

Well-Bred Bakery, 6 Boston Way

White Duck Taco Shop, 388 Riverside Dr.

Wicked Weed Funkatorium, 91 Biltmore Ave.  

Some restaurants are thinking outside the box when it comes to social distancing + cleaning. Measures range from digital menus to teddy bears taking up seats. Check out some of our favorite innovations from around town. ⬇️

RosaBees   

White Duck Taco Shop 

Highland Brewing

Hemingway’s Cuba,  

  • The Cuban restaurant used giant teddy bears to take up seats inside to help ensure social distancing.

Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know in the comments. ⬇️  We know this list isn’t exhaustive, so we’re counting on you – our loyal readers – to keep us updated by adding your entries below.