You can find fast food, but you can also find local specialties like BBQ, mountain trout, and local produce.
Graham County is the only county in the state of North Carolina that prohibits the sale of alcohol. A few of the area resorts have gone through a lengthy and expensive process of obtaining a special license for the sale of alcohol. You can purchase alcohol at Fontana Village Resort at their restaurants, and at the Fontana Pit Stop. Snowbird Lodge has alcohol sales at it's restaurant and bar. Blue Waters Mountain Lodge has alcohol sales but only for it's guests, and Moonshiner Steak House provides alcohol sales at the restaurant.
Crown Foods 272 Rodney Orr Bypass (US129 in Robbinsville), 828-479-8651, 6am-10pm, Breakfast biscuits, broasted chicken, no breakfast on Sundays
El Pacifico Mexican 429 Rodney Orr Bypass (US129 in Robbinsville)), 828-479-8448, 11am-930pm, open 7 days a week, authentic Mexican dishes. website
Dining at Fontana Village Resort 300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, 828-498-2211, Mountview Bistro at Main Lodge, open year round for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails. Wildwood Grill located in the center of the village, open seasonally, sandwiches, pizza, cocktails for lunch and dinner. Bear’s Den Lounge located in the main lodge next to Mountview Restaurant, full service bar. Ice Cream Store located next to General Store, open seasonally for snacks and hand dipped ice cream. Alcohol sales at Fontana Pit Stop. website
The Hub of WNC, 664 Rodney Orr Bypass (US129 in Robbinsville), 828-479-0478, seasonal hours for breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee. Catering, group facility. website
Huddle House 610 Tallulah Rd (US129 south of Robbinsville), 828-479-9695, 6am-10pm, breakfast all day, lunch, dinner, patio dining & specials.
Ingles Delicatessen 2 Sweetwater Rd (US129 in Robbinsville), 828-479-6748, 7am-10pm, take out home style dishes.
Lynn’s Place 237 E Main St (by Court House), 828-479-9777, Lunch Mon-Sun 11am-230pm, Dinner Mon-Sat 5-9pm. Locally owned home style cooking. Catering. website
Moonshiner Steak House 2595 Tallulah Road (US129 south of Robbinsville), 828-479-4248, Located next to Two Wheel Inn. Lunch & Dinner ribs, steaks, BBQ, chops, alcohol sales. website
McDonalds 374 Rodney Orr Bypass (US129 in Robbinsville), 5am-midnight, fast food restaurant.
Papa’s Pizza 211 Tapoco Rd (US129 north of Robbinsville) 828-479-2431, Mon-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am–10pm, Pizza, pasta, salad bar, pizza buffet. Group facilities.
Pineapple Whip at the intersection of Moose Branch Rd & US129 north of Robbinsville, open seasonally for juice based soft serve, picnic tables or take home website
Fontana Pitstop 11152 Fontana Road, Fontana Dam 828-498-2140, Sun-Thur 8am–7pm, Fri–Sat 8am–8pm, Hot & cold sandwiches, appetizers, soft drinks, cold beer & wine
Pop & Nanna’s & The Scoop 52 Rodney Orr Bypass (US129 in Robbinsville), 828-479-8461, Mon-Sat 7am–8pm, closed Sundays, Locally owned breakfast, lunch, dinner with daily specials, ice cream parlor website
Southern Gals Country Cooking 400 Rodney Orr Bypass (US129 in Robbinsville), 828-479-4609, Mon-Sat 7am-830pm, closed Sundays, locally owned breakfast, lunch, dinner with daily specials. website
Stecoah Diner 1751 NC28, Stecoah Valley 828-479-8430, open seasonally 1130-7pm, closed Sunday, locally owned lunch and dinner with daily specials. website
Stecoah Valley Schoolhouse Cafe 121 Schoolhouse Rd (Stecoah Valley Center), 828-479-3364, open seasonally Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, 6pm-730 prior to Saturday summer concerts, closed Sundays. Light lunch and fresh baked goods, coffee & snacks website
Subway 272 Rodney Orr Bypass (US129 in Robbinsville), 828-479-1530, 8am-10pm, fast food restaurant.
Thunder Mountain General Store 574 Santeetlah Rd (near Cherohala Skyway), 828-479-4171, Seasonal hours for breakfast and sandwiches website
Willow Tree Restaurant, Catering & Baking 302 Ford Street (across from Microtel), 828-260-8158, Friday & Saturday night gourmet dinner by reservation. Bakery & group catering. website
Wolf Creek Cafe 2620 NC28, Stecoah Valley, 828-479-6669 , Open daily website
Wendy’s 347 rodney Orr Bypass (US129 in Robbinsville), 828-479-4755, 1030am-11pm, fast food restaurant.
Tapoco Lodge 14981 Tapoco Rd (US129 north of Robbinsville), 828-498-2325, seasonal hours, informal outdoor and indoor dining with alcohol sales at Tapoco Tavern website
Snowbird Mountain Lodge 4633 Santeetlah Rd (near Cherohala Skyway), 828-479-3433, seasonal hours, fine dining for dinner only, reservations required, alcohol sales website