fine-diningFine Dining

Dining in Highlands is laid back and casual. During the season it is recommended that reservations be made in advance. If for some reason you cannot keep your reservation, please take the time to cancel. Most evening dining establishments serve both wine, beer and spirits. All spirits can be purchased in Highlands.



Dinner only M-F 5-10pm
(Open Year Round)
International dining right here in Highlands.
Located at 332 Main Street


Lakeside Restaurant

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Dinner from 5:30 pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday through November, closed Thanksgiving Day.
A restaurant with serious cuisine located on Smallwood Avenue overlooking Lake Harris, an easy walk from the Inn. Fresh seafood as well as beef, veal, lamb, chicken and pasta entrees. Generous portions, delicious flavors and a lovely wine list. 
Advance reservations strongly suggested.

Log Cabin

Serving comfortable Italian, steaks and seafood in a historic 1924 log cabin. Located at 130 Log Cabin Lane (behind the Highlands Inn Lodge)

Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden

Open year round, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fine dining restaurant located in the Old Edwards Inn.

Meritage Bistro

European Cuisine
Serving Lunch & Dinner – Indoor and Outdoor Dining – Closed Tuesdays
460 Carolina Way 828.526.1019

On the Verandah

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Dinner and Sunday Brunch

Contemporary American cuisine in Highlands most scenic dining setting overlooking Lake Sequoyah
Hwy 64 West (Franklin Rd.) 828.526.2338

Ristorante Paoletti

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Dinner from 5:00 pm daily

Celebrating 32¬†years in Highlands. Paoletti’s invites you to enjoy fantastic Northern Italian dining. An array of specialties are complimented by an extensive wine list. Reservations recommended. Located next door to Highlands Inn.

Wild Thyme Gourmet

Lunch and Dinner year round
Gourmet foods and full-service bar
343-D Main St. Town Square 828.526.4035

Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Bistro opens at 4:00 pm. Dining Room 5:30 pm. Seasonal Hours. Internationally recognized Chef Wolfgang Green invites you to dine in the mountain atmopshere of one of Highland’s oldest historic homes. The menu is regional/continental, but features New Orleans specialties, steaks, veal, pasta, fresh seafood, and Bavarian dishes. 474 Main Street. 828.526.3807