Dining Downtown

dining iconCome spend an evening in Downtown Morganton! From upscale dining to relaxed cafés, you are sure to enjoy some delicious cuisine.

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Bella Vino

Greek, American, Italian family dining. Daily lunch specials featuring complimentary homemade soup and rice pudding. Nightly dinner specials in addition to an extensive menu featuring pastas, pizza, sandwiches and more. Full bar and TV’s with first floor casual and diner options plus upstairs and deck dining!

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phone: 828-544-5711

Monday - Sunday 11am-9pm

Brown Mountain Bottleworks

Offers a wide and tasty selection of finely fermented beverages, sensational brews and "oh so filling" local snacks from all around the North Carolina area.

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phone: 828-367-0395
hours: Mon - Saturday 12-10pm, Sunday 2pm-7pm

Buck's Pizza

Serving pies loaded with toppings, plus wings and hoagies, in a down-to-earth setting.

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phone: 828-433-9006
hours: Mon - Thu: 11:00am-8:00pm; Fri - Sat: 11:00am-9:00pm; Sun: 12:00-8:00pm

Catawba Brewing Company

Local microbrewery featuring pool tables and live music in a friendly atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating.  Wine also available.

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phone: 828-430-6883
hours: Monday -Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday-Saturday 1pm-9pm, Sunday 1pm-7pm  


Offering craft beer and wine, by the glass, growler and bottle; gourmet tea and coffee, which we can grind; and handmade artisan crafts made by local talented artists and crafters. 
Hours of Operation:
Sunday & Monday CLOSED, Tuesday-Wednesday 10am-6:00pm
Thursday 10am-7:00pm, Friday 10am-9:00pm and Saturday 10am-6pm 

Dessert First

The artful mix of flour and tradition made fresh daily. Cash or checks only.

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phone: 828-437-5744
hours: Currently closed due to COVID

Fonta Flora Brewery

Offering locally sourced and award-winning craft beer with an emphasis on seasonal flora, bringing English tradition and Belgian inspiration to the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. Warm, comfortable atmosphere. Wine also available.

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Mon -  Wed: 5:00p - 9:00p

Thurs: 5:00p - 10:00p

Fri: 4:00p - 10:00p

Sat: 12:00p - 10:00p

Sun: 12:00p - 7:00p

Food Matters Market

Quality Matters. Local Matters. Health Matters.

We are a community oriented market and cafe where food matters. We work hard to support local producers and sell healthy food grown in the region. We believe in helping our area’s economy and preserving our natural resources. Quality Matters, Local Matters, Health Matters, People and Food Matter…

We are different.

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Hours of Operation:

Mon - Sat. 9:00 - 7:00p

Sun. 10:00 - 4:00p



Grind Cafe

Offering a wide variety of specialty coffee in a hip atmosphere along with gourmet quality breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.

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Mon - Fri: 7:00a - 7:00p

Sat - 7:30a - 7:00p

Sun. Closed

Homer's Soda Shop

Modern Soda Shop with classic and craft cocktails, beer, wine, dinner, and Sunday brunch!

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Hours of Operation:

Wed-Sat  5:00pm -midnight 




An authentic Japanese Restaurant featuring sushi made fresh to order.

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phone: 828-433-8883
hours:Monday-Sunday 5pm-9pm

Friday 11am-2pm and 5pm-9pm 

Limbertwig Cafe

Fresh, healthy wraps and sandwiches with daily homemade soups!

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phone: 828-438-4634
hours:  Mon - Saturday, 11:00a - 2:00p

Sunday- CLOSED

Maria's Italian Eatery

Fresh salads, subs, pasta, pizza and desserts from the buffet or off the menu.  Full service dine-in, carry-out, or delivery.

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phone: 828-430-7300
hours: Monday-Sunday 4pm-8pm

Merrill Mischief

Merrill Mischief is a candy, Christmas, and fudge sweets shop in Downtown Morganton, NC.

Hours of Operation:

Tues.-Sat: 10:30a-5:30p

Moondog Pizza

A dynamic, super duper awesome, cozy hole in the wall serving great pie and libations. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options...TVs and full bar, too!

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Hours of Operation:

Mon-Thur: 11am-9pm

Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm

Sun: noon-9pm 



Pat's Snack Bar


Great breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Pair your egg with liver-mush, sausage, bacon or bologna; famous for cheeseburgers, grilled egg or chicken salad sandwiches and fries! Cash only.

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phone: 828-437-5744
hours: Pat's is currently closed due to COVID

root & vine

Scratch preparations and traditional French techniques marry with southern practicalities to create straightforward, unpretentious fare. Coordinating with the local farmer's market, growers and fish purveyor, they offer dynamic menu preparations, focusing on seasonal produce and seafood. Full bar, seasonal outdoor dining.

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phone: 828-433-1540
hours: Wed-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm 


Saint Lucio's - Gourmet & Cheese

Saint Lucio's provides gourmet cheese and tasty delectables from around the world!

Hours of Operation:


Wed by appointment 

Thurs- 11am-6pm 

Friday- 11am-9pm

Sat 11am-6pm


SideTracked Brewery

Featuring 16 taps of awesomeness, providing Morganton with plenty of beer options! With great wine selection, great music and games!

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Monday-Thursday 3pm-10pm 

Friday 1pm-11pm, Saturday 12pm-11pm, Sunday 1pm-7pm


609 South Green Street STE 100

Sterling Grill and Lounge

Great place to kick back and relax with a Glass Wine or Beer! Now serving Lunch and Dinner!


(828) 544-5390

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday 12pm-11pm, 

Friday and Saturday 12pm-11pm

Sunday - 12-7pm

Swede's Cafe (in Morganton General Store)

Located in the mezzanine of Morganton General Store, Swede's Cafe offers options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

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Hours of Operation:

Mon-Friday 7:00am-9:00pm

Saturday- 8:00am-9:00pm

Sunday- 8:00am-5:00pm



The Magnolia Room

An upscale cocktail bar with a laidback small town feel located in the Fairfield Hotel in downtown Morganton. Enjoy your favorite classics or get a little adventrous with our rotating seasonal cocktail menu!

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Hours of Operation:

Thursday-Friday 4:30-9pm

Saturday 2:00-9:00pm

Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday CLOSED



The Olive of Morganton

A gourmet oil and vinegar store with specialty food items, fine wines and beers. Bar and casual seating to enjoy with friends.

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Hours of Operation:


Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm



Toasted and Rolled

Rolled Ice Cream and fresh baked goods, hot chocolate, chai tea and more!

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Hours of Operation:

Thurs 3:30-8:00pm

Frid 3:30-9:00pm

Sat 1:00-9:00pm 




A restaurant, bar and gift shop made to cater to any person. We believe a Treat is different for everyone, whether it is a cooked to order burger, a vegetarian dish, a handcrafted cocktail or a unique gift purchased while you wait on your food to be prepared. Come find your Treat!

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hours: Wed-Friday 5-9:00p

Saturday 12pm-8pm and Sunday 10:30am-2pm. Open for reservations only at this time 

Uncle Eee Burgers

Fresh, hand patted burgers, milkshakes & more!

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phone: 828-438-6936
hours: Mon - Thur, 10:30a - 8:00p; Friday & Saturday 10:30am-9:00pm Sun, 11:00a - 7:00p