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See What’s Open in Jackson County

It feels so good to be together again in the cool, clean, and crisp 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.

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 ❌

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 ❌

Colima Mexican Restaurant | Mon-Fri 11 am – 10 pm, Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm, Sun 11:30 am – 9
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Creekside Oyster House | 11 am – 3 pm, 5 – 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 | 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 – 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 ❌

Kosta’s Express Restaurant | Mon – Sat 11:30 am – 8:30 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 ❌

Lulus on Main | Mon – Thurs 11 am – 8 pm, Fri – Sat 11 am – 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 ❌

O’Malley’s Pub and Grill | 11 – 2 am
Dine-In ✅  · Carryout ✅ · Curbside ❌ · Delivery ❌

Paper Mill Lounge | 5 pm – 2 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 ❌

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

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

SlopeSide Tavern | Wed-Mon 11 am – 9 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 Table | Thurs-Sun 9 am – 2 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 ❌

The Wine Bar and Cellar | Wed – Sat 12 – 9 pm, Sun 2 – 7 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 ❌

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

Speedy’s Pizza | Mon-Sat 11 am – 9 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 ❌

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

Front Street TakeOut |
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

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

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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