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Welcome Back

Welcome Back

See What’s Open in Jackson County

It feels so good to be together again in the cool, clean, and crisp mountain air. We’ve worked to prepare our community for welcoming you back safely. Our restaurants, lodging accommodations, and small businesses have implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting guidelines in accordance with CDC protocols and best practices. You can rest assured that we are ensuring your next visit will be a safe, memorable, and enjoyable one.

Starting Friday, Dec. 11, North Carolina will be under a modified “Stay at Home” order, requiring people to stay at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, attractions and other non-essential businesses must close by 10 p.m. and alcohol sales will end at 9 p.m. Please contact restaurants and businesses prior to your arrival for up-to-date hours and information.

North Carolina Mask Rule
Businesses in Jackson County support the state-wide rule requiring the use of masks, encouraging their customers and guests to cooperate with the rule for the mutual safety of visitors and locals. The order, instituted by the Governor of North Carolina, requires people to wear face coverings indoors at all times (unless eating/drinking) and outdoors when six feet of distance can’t be maintained. 

Food & Drink

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We’ve rounded up all the delicious local dining spots that are now open, so you’ll be the first to know.

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Dine-In

Many restaurants have taken the ‘Count on Me NC’ pledge to make your visit safe and memorable. They also have touchless foot-operated hand sanitizer units as part of a Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation grant.

Balsam Falls Brewing Co. & Eatery | 4 – 10 p.m.
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Bogart’s Sylva | Mon-Sat 11 am – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

Buck’s Coffee Café  |  7 am – 6 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Cashiers Valley Smokehouse | Wed-Sat 11 am – 6 pm, Sun 11 am – 4 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Chile Loco | Mon-Sat 11 am – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

City Lights Café | Mon 8 am – 6 pm, Tues-Sat 8 am – 3 pm, Sun 9-3
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅(order online only) · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

Cornucopia Restaurant | Wed-Sun 11 am – 3 pm Lunch, Sat-Sun 5 – 8 pm Dinner (Season Ends Jan 3)
Dine-In ✅ (limited) · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Colima Mexican Restaurant | Mon-Sun 11 am – 9 pm, Fri 11 am – 10 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Creekside Oyster House | Tuesday – Sat 11 am – 8 pm Bar Only Fri – Sat 8 – 10 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ❌ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

El Patron Mexican Restaurant | Mon – Sun 11 am.-9:30 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Ferrara Pizza & Pasta | Mon-Sat 11 am – 9 pm, Sun 12 – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ✅

Foragers Canteen | Mon – Thurs 11 am – 8:30 pm, Fri 11 am – 9 pm, Sat 10 am – 9 pm, Sun 10 am – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Haywood Smokehouse | Tues-Sat 11 am – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

Innovation Brewing Company | Mon – Thurs 12 – 9 pm Fri-Sun 11 am – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Innovation Station | Sun – Thurs 12 pm – 9 pm Fri – Sat 11 am – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Jack the Dipper | Mon – Thu 1 – 8 pm, Fri – Sun 1 – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Kosta’s Express Restaurant | Mon – Thurs 11:30 am – 8:00 pm, Fri – Sat 11:30 am – 8:30 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

Lazy Hiker Brewing – Sylva Taproom | Sun – Tue 12 – 9 pm, Wed – Sat 12 – 10 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Library Kitchen + Bar | Tues-Thu 5 – 7:30 pm, Fri – Sat 5 – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Lulus on Main | Lunch, Mon – Sat 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, Dinner Mon – Thurs 5 – 8 pm, Fri – Sat 5 – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

Mad Batter Kitchen | Sun – Thurs 12 – 8:30 pm, Fri 12 – 9:30 pm, Sat 12 – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Mesquite Grill Mexican Restaurant | Sun – Thur 11 am – 8 pm, Fri – Sat 11 am – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Mica’s Restaurant & Pub  |  Tues – Sun 11 am – 8:30 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Nantahala Brewing Company Sylva NC Outpost | Wed – Mon 12 – 10 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

O’Malley’s Pub and Grill | 11 am – 10 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Paper Mill Lounge | 5 – 10 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ❌ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Pie Times Pizza Company | Sun – Thu, 4 – 9 pm Fri – Sat 11 am – 10 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Randevu Restaurant | Wed – Sun, 9 am – 3 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Rivers and Rails Tavern | Mon, Tues, & Thus 11 am – 9 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun 12 – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company | Wed – Thu 2 – 8 pm, Fri – Sun 12 – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

SlopeSide Tavern | Mon – Sun 11 am – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Slab Town Pizza | Tues-Sat 11 am – 8 pm, Sunday 4 – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

South of Philly | Mon-Thurs 11 am – 10 pm, Fri – Sat 11 – 12 am, Sun 11 am – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ✅

Speedy’s Pizza | Mon-Sat 11 am – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Table 64 | Mon – Sat 5 pm – 10 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

The Farmhouse Mercantile & Coffee Bar | Mon – Sat 9:00 am – 5  pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

The Orchard Restaurant/The Larder Cafe  | Wed – Sat 5:30 – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅ (outdoor only) · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

The Table | Thurs-Sun 9 am – 2 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

The Well House Deli  | Mon – Wed & Sat 11 am – 2:45 pm Thu – Fri 11 am – 7:45 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

The Wine Bar and Cellar | Wed – Sat 12 – 9 pm, Sun 2 – 7 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Whiteside Brewing Co. | Mon, Tues, and Thurs 11:30 am – 9 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm, Sun 11:30 am – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

White Moon | Tues-Fri 8 am – 3 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am – 2 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Winslow’s Hideaway  | Tues-Sat 5 – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Zookeeper Bistro | Wed-Sat 7:30 am – 2 pm, Sun 8 am – 2 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌


Carryout, Curbside or Delivery Only

Baxley’s Chocolates |  Mon – Thurs 10 am – 6 pm, Fri – Sat 10 am – 7 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅  · Delivery ❌

Big Nick’s BBQ |  Mon – Sat 10:30 am – 7 pm, Sun 10:30 am – 6 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ❌  · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

Campus Scoop Ice Cream Shop | Thurs – Tue, 3 – 10 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ❌ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌ ·  Drive Thru ✅

Cosmic Carryout | 7 days a week 12 – 9 pm
Dine-In ❌ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

Cotton Leigh Bakery | Thurs – Sat, 11 am – 4 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ❌ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

DaLaya Thai Cuisine | Lunch, Tue – Fri 11 am – 2:30 pm, Dinner Tue – Thur 5 – 9:30 pm, Fri – Sat 5 – 10 pm, Sun 5 – 8:30 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ (order online) · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ✅

Front Street TakeOut | 11 am – 9 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ✅

Guadalupe Café | Tues-Sun 11 am – 8 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

Melissa’s Backstreet Takeout | Mon – Thurs 11 am – 5 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Sugar Cloud Baking Co. | Wed-Sat 10 am – 4 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Valley Bakery | Wed-Sat 7:30 am – 3 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Outdoors & Attractions

Eager for a Jackson County adventure? Check out which outdoor activities and historical and cultural experiences are ready to welcome you back.

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Outdoors & Recreation

Bear Lake Reserve Golf Club

Blue Ridge Parkway
Some facilities/campsites closed

Fire Mountain Trails, Cherokee

Fly Fishing Guides

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Some facilities/visitor centers closed; campsites closed

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Kids’ Bike Park at Tuck Greenway

Lakeshore Marina

Motion Makers Bicycle Shop

Panthertown Valley

Pinnacle Park

Pines Recreation Area & Swim Beach

Red Bird Golf Links
Mandatory pre-booked tee times, only 2 customers allowed in pro golf shop at any given time

Sequoyah National Golf Club
Open, but 3 holes are closed for renovations

Signal Ridge Marina
We ask that customers maintain the 6ft distancing from other customers. The store and the boats will be sanitized thoroughly and regularly.

Smoky Mountain River Adventures
Opened for individual families, guided trips

Trails in Jackson County

Tuckaseegee Outfitters
Open for guided trips, cleaning rafts and equipment

Tuckasegee River Greenway

Waterfalls

WCU Trail Systems, Cullowhee


Attractions

828 Escape Room
Reservations only, all groups private (family).

Biltmore

Brewery Trail
Weekly happenings may have been changed. Mask must be worn.

Downtown Sylva Mural

Freedom Park

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

Judaculla Rock

Mingus Mill

Mountain Farm Museum/Oconaluftee River Trail

Museum of the Cherokee Indian
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday

Oconaluftee Indian Village

Pinnacle Forest Therapy

Relaxation & Wellness
Call to confirm availability

Sylva Heritage Walk

Jackson County Visitor Centers
Porch Service Available 

Jackson County Courthouse
Reservations & Masks Required. Call for Details 

The Village Green
Walking Trails and Common Space are open. Village Play and Restrooms are closed.

Zachary-Tolbert House
Grounds open dawn-dusk 7 days a week. Structures will be open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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