14 must-go places to eat, drink and shop in downtown Brevard, NC

14 must-go places to eat, drink and shop in downtown Brevard, NC
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Address: 30 W. Main St.
The deal: Think soup, salad and sandwiches and an atmosphere as welcoming as Grandma’s house. My brother, who went to college in Brevard, claims Mayberry’s Cuban sandwich is the best he’s ever had.


Kiwi Gelato

Address: 67 E. Main St.
The deal: Authentic Italian-style gelato. The owner recommended half pistachio, half raspberry and it didn’t disappoint.

kiwi gelato

The Square Root

Address: 33 Times Arcade Alley
The deal: Tucked down a quiet alley, this place has a patio that was made for sipping cocktails. Pro tip: Go for lunch and order the Fried Green Tomato BLT.

the square root

Red Wolf Gallery

Address: 8 E. Main St.
The deal: Features a wide variety of art made by regional, national and international artists and craftsmen. Very cool pieces in here.

red wolf gallery

red wolf gallery

Jaime’s Creole Brasserie

Address: 44 E. Main St.
The deal: Creole-style cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients. On Sundays you can go in for an classic New Orleans brunch buffet. Yes, it involves Beignets.

jaime's creole brasserie

Brevard Brewing Co.

Address: 63 E. Main St.
The deal: This family-owned brewery is the ideal place to sit back, play some board games and toss back a few cold ones. They also serve wine and cider.

brevard brewing co.

brevard brewing co

The Phoenix

Address: 14 S. Gaston St.
The deal: The go-to spot for farm-to-table fare and live music. The dish pictured below is called the “Local Favorite.” It’s Joyce Farms southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes, red eye gravy and wilted cabbage. Whew.

the phoenix

the phoenix

Starfangled Press

Address: 36 W. Jordan St.
The deal: A printmaking studio, gallery and storefront. The owner, Kristen, is super friendly and will tell you about the printmaking process. One of my favorite spots I visited.

starfangled press

starfangled press

Wine Down on Main

Address: 28 E. Main St.
The deal: Cozy wine bar offering live music and 35+ wines by the glass. They have a patio and dog are welcome. Sold.

wine down on main

Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop

Address: 50 S. Broad St.
The deal: Retro, ’50s-style diner offering burgers and shakes. They have a 70-year-old, homemade recipe for pimento cheese, served on buttermilk bread, if that means anything to you.

rocky's soda shop

rocky's soda shop

The Haen Gallery

Address: 200 King St.
The deal: Located in the historic Brevard Lumber building, this gallery features changing exhibitions from national and regional artists. They also have a location in downtown Asheville.

haen gallery

Squatch Bikes & Brews

Address: 170 King St.
The deal: Full service bike shop offering everything from bike repair and rentals to trail and route recommendations. They also have a rotating beer selection and a courtyard to enjoy those post-ride brews.

squatch bikes and brews

Magpie Meat & Three

Address: 170 King St., Unit C
The deal: Seasonally changing menu boasting slow cooked meats and down home side dishes. Laid-back atmosphere. Unpretentious food. A win-win.


Marco Trattoria

Address: 204 W. Main St.
The deal: Italian-inspired cuisine that will make your mouth water. Fabulous outdoor patio. Packed on a Saturday night. Plan accordingly.

marco trattoria

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