Taste of Sylva


When our guests come to town, many of them ask where they can get local flavor and eats. When traveling, many guests like to eat like the locals at some of the best spots in town! If you’re staying in one of our North Carolina cabins, we have lots of restaurant suggestions for nearby cities. In today’s blog, we will be highlighting some of the best places to grab a bite to here in Sylva, North Carolina. Pack your bags, head over to one of our beautiful Smoky Mountain cabins and explore all that Sylva has to offer.

Lulu’s on Main

Right as you’re driving down Main Street, you will find a small cafe with purple, neon lettering that reads “Lulu’s Cafe”. A locally owned and operated staple point, this small cafe offers an eclectic fare for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy the light fare served from an old American diner with Asian and Caribbean-inspired cuisine. If you’re driving in downtown Sylva, Lulu’s on Main is a great place to stop for a light lunch, beer or glass of wine!

Mad Batter Food & Film

Pizza, mouthwatering steak sandwiches and free movies, all in a historical, retro building. If you’re looking for a hip place in town to grab a slice of pizza and a beer, catch a movie or talk with friends, you must check out the Mad Batter Food & Film.

City Lights Cafe

One of our all time favorites, the City Lights Cafe is the perfect place to spend a fall afternoon. Grab a cup of coffee and sit outside the small house in which City Lights is located. Directly next door to an independent bookstore, you will have a peaceful afternoon in store! Whether you’re grabbing your favorite latte and finding a good book or dining in for a glass of wine and an appetizer, City Lights Cafe is a local favorite! Be sure to stop by on your visit to the Smoky Mountains!

Stay in one of our beautiful North Carolina cabins this summer and enjoy all the local flavor in Sylva! These are only three recommendations, but there is so much more to explore! Ask our staff about wonderful places to grab a bite while you’re visiting. We would love to talk to you about local businesses and where you should stop!

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