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Where to Eat along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Whether you enjoy fine dining, a casual family-friendly atmosphere, or a quick snack on the go, there are plenty of options for food near the Parkway.

Many local spots in communities just off the Parkway are easily accessible from the Parkway’s access points. You’ll find a few restaurants (open seasonally) right on the Parkway:  Pisgah Inn, the Bluffs Restaurant, and Peaks of Otter Lodge.

To view all of these options both on and near the Parkway, visit our interactive map and select one or more of these category filters on the interactive map:

  • Dining
  • Restaurants
  • Breweries, Wineries & Vineyards
  • Farmers Markets and Orchards

Extra Tips: 

Free Breakfast – For a budget-friendly trip, you’ll find that more lodging providers than just Bed & Breakfasts offer a free morning meal, see here businesses serving a Complimentary Breakfast.

Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia - Devils Backbone Overlook
Easy as a Picnic

There are 14 picnic areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway open seasonally from sunrise to sunset which include grills, picnic tables, and restrooms available.

Grab a bite from a local restaurant in the gateway communities and enjoy it at a picnic area or overlook.

Be sure to follow all guidelines from the National Park Service regarding grills, camping stoves, and bear safety