Cherokee, NC can be found at the gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area is rich in history, with several historical events that take place throughout the year with an emphasis on Cherokee culture and previous settlements. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Granny's Kitchen

Granny's Kitchen

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Granny's Kitchen serves delicious Southern-style home cooking that the entire family will find enjoyable, offering a variety dishes ranging from fried chicken to hand-carved roast beef, along with a wide array of vegetable and desserts made from scratch. The restaurant has been a local favorite in the community since it first opened back in 1984.

Granny’s Kitchen is a family-owned and operated establishment that stands behind their food, as well as their friendly and experienced staff. The restaurant also does catering, handling the food from small family gatherings to large events, from pig-pickin’s to traditional Native American dinners to elegant dinners.

Granny's Kitchen, 1098 Painttown Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719, Phone: 828-497-5010


New Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant

New Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant

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The New Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant offers a variety of Chinese dishes at an affordable price. The local eatery is a family-owned and operated establishment that has been around since 1994 in Cherokee. As an all-you-can-eat buffet for lunch and dinner, customers are sure not to go hungry with all of the different dishes offered at the New Happy Garden.

There is also a menu available with several different beef, shrimp, chicken, and pork dishes, as well as chef specialties. Those not wanting to eat in can call the Chinese restaurant to place an order for carryout.

New Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1655 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719, Phone: 828-497-4310


Noodle Bar

Noodle Bar

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The Noodle Bar is located inside the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and specializes in Asian cuisine. The eatery brings the flavors of the Far East all the way to the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern restaurant in the casino offers a menu that features a variety of Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese fare.

Customers will find various dim sum dishes, wok house specialties, noodle soups, and small plates. Noodle Bar is open until late at night, offering those looking for a place to eat after a night of gambling some delicious food. Carryout food is also available and portions are generous.

Noodle Bar, 777 Casino Dr, Cherokee, NC 28719, Phone: 828-497-7777


Wize Guyz Grille

Wize Guyz Grille

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Wize Guyz Grille is often considered by many in the Cherokee area to be the best grill in the area. Well known for their amazing pizza and chicken wings, the restaurant also offers great service and a laid-back family atmosphere. The owners, Norma and Thomas, even come around to the tables to talk with customers and make them feel at home. Menu highlights include all-natural Angus beef burgers, seven different flavors of jumbo wings, and pizza by the slice, along with make-your-own pizza and make-your-own stromboli. Wize Guyz Grille loves their community and tries to offer something special.

Wize Guyz Grille , 68 Big Cove Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719, Phone: 828-497-2838


Front Porch Cakery & Deli

Front Porch Cakery & Deli

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The Front Porch Cakery & Deli is a good place to grab a bite whether customers are looking for lunch, dinner, or just a snack. The shop makes homemade cakes, cupcakes, pies, cake pops, candies, chocolates, cold sandwiches, hot sandwiches, soup and more. As for drinks, the shop offers coffee, tea, and soda. Customers also receive a bit of down-home Southern hospitality with each visit. Family-owned and operated, Front Porch provides great customer service in align with own hometown values. The shop is easy walk from downtown Cherokee, making a stop at Front Porch while exploring the downtown area a breeze.

Front Porch Cakery & Deli, 908 Tsalagi Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719, Phone: 828-497-1776


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