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Field, forest, fish, fowl, and farm are the tenets around which our chef builds his regionally-influenced menu, relying on seasonal ingredients from Blue Ridge farmers and growers to stock the kitchen’s pantry. See below for our hours of operation. The bar is first-come-first-serve.

Lunch is served Wednesday – Friday 11:30am – 3pm

Dinner is served Wednesday – Sunday 5:30pm-9pm

Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm

Bar open from 4:30 – 10pm daily

Reservations are generally recommended for the restaurant. To book a table contact us at 828-526-2590.

Highlands locals may receive 20% off all menu items.


*These menus are representational. Actual prices and items are subject to change. 


Plan on beginning and ending your day at The Ruffed Grouse. Start with a La Colombe espresso and house-made pastries in the morning, and after a full day of activity, wind down with a nightcap in the main dining room and lounge, where a wood-burning fire crackles and pops in the background. A well-edited wine list focused on biodynamic, organic wines from small, family-run vineyards, a rotating selection of regional beers, and classic cocktails (Try the Old Pal) round out The Ruffed Grouse’s robust beverage program.