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See What’s Open in Jackson County

It feels so good to be together again in the cool, crisp, & clean mountain air. Over the past few months, we 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.

For the safety of our residents and visitors, North Carolina requires people to wear face coverings, indoor or outdoor, where physical distancing of six (6) feet from other people who are not members of the same household or residence is not possible.
While we navigate businesses reopening and new operating hours, we’ve put together some resources to help you start planning your next trip to Jackson County. Our lodging accommodations are open. They are practicing enhanced sanitation and disinfecting and are open for business.

Find full lists of open businesses and activities below, and check back for any updates!

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.| 4 – 10 p.m.
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

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

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

Canyon Kitchen | Wed-Sun 5:30 – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

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

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

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

Cornucopia Restaurant | Mon-Sat 11 am – 3 pm
Dine-In ✅ (limited) · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Creekside Oyster House | 11 am – 10 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ❌ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

El Patron Mexican Restaurant | Sun-Thurs 11 am.-9:30 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-10 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Foragers Canteen | Wed – Fri 11 am – 8 pm Sat – Sun 10 am – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅ (outdoor only) · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Haywood Smokehouse | Tues-Sat 11 am – 7 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

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

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

Jack the Dipper | 2 – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Lazy Hiker Brewing – Sylva Taproom | 12 – 10 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Library Kitchen + Bar | Tues-Sat 4 – 7 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Mad Batter Kitchen | 1 – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Mesquite Grill Mexican Restaurant | 11 am – 9 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

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

Nantahala Brewing Company Sylva NC Outpost | Thu – Mon 11:30 – 12 am
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

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

Randevu Restaurant | Mon-Fri, 10 am – 2 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company | Tues-Sat 12 – 8 pm
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

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

Table 64 | 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

The Farmhouse Mercantile & Coffee Bar | Mon – Sat 9:30 am – 4  pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

The Orchard Restaurant/The Larder Cafe  | Tue-Sat 5 – 7 pm
Dine-In ✅ (outdoor only) · 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 ❌

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

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

White Moon | Tues-Sat 8 am – 3 pm
Dine-In ✅ · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Winslow’s Hideaway  | Tues-Sat 12 – 7 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 – Sat 10 am – 6 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅  · Delivery ❌

Big Nick’s BBQ |  11 am – 7:30 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

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

Cashiers Farmers Market/On the Side BBQ  |  Mon-Sat 10 am – 6 pm Sun 11 am – 4 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

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

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

DaLaya Thai Cuisine | Mon – Sat, 5 – 10 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ (order online) · Curbside ✅ · Delivery ❌

Dillsboro Chocolate Factory | Mon – Tues, 10 am – 5 pm, Wed – Sat 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 12 – 5 pm
Dine-In ❌  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Guadalupe Café | Tues-Sun 12 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. | Tues-Sat 9 am – 4 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

Dillsboro River Company
Opened for individual families, rentals, guided trips less than 10, full statement here

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 & Sea-Doo Rentals

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

Sapphire National Golf Club
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

Downtown Sylva Mural

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

Judaculla Rock

Mingus Mill

Mountain Farm Museum/Oconaluftee River Trail
Sites are open but visitor center is closed

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

Pinnacle Forest Therapy

Sylva Heritage Walk

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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