The Best Places to Eat in Maggie Valley

May 27th 2016

Maggie Valley is a small town in Haywood County, North Carolina that is awash with tourist destinations and numerous attractions. It is home to the famed Sky amusement park in which Ghost Town is located. There are many tourist activities and top restaurants where you can sample the finest in savory cuisines Maggie Valley has to offer. There are many places to eat in this area but nothing caps off a good trip better than a visit to some of their best eateries and restaurants, all of them just minutes away from Creekside Lodge.   From home cooking to world-class dishes, Maggie Valley has a variety that will never leave you bored or wanting!


Without further delay, let us explore some of the best places to eat in Maggie Valley:

  1. Joey’s Pancake House

This breakfast haven is considered a Maggie Valley landmark with its fine American breakfast cuisine. They are famed for having the best breakfast menu the area has seen in the last 50 years. Joey’s is definitely a place you must sample when you are in Maggie Valley! In addition to their delicious food, you can expect great customer service from the warm and friendly staff at Joey’s. Enjoy their signature pancakes, wonderfully prepared eggs, grits, ham and choice bacon, Belgian waffles and, last but not least, their tasty hash brown casseroles. Their food is well prepared and served hot in sizeable portions by their fast and accurate staff who go out of their way to make your experience a memorable one! The breakfast house is open from 7am to 12pm every day. The Joey’s breakfast experience is one you do not want to miss!

  1. Frankie’s Italian Trattoria

If you are craving Italian food, Frankie’s Italian Trattoria is the place to visit to enjoy some of the best Italian cuisine Maggie Valley has to offer! This family owned restaurant specializes in homemade Italian comfort food ranging from the classics such as lasagna and pizza to the more traditional Italian dishes such as mancotti marinara, alfredo & ragu and veal parmigana & marsala.

This Italian restaurant promises a great experience with its outstanding food served in a quaint Italian setting!  The staff is always on their toes, ensuring that every cup on your table is filled. You will especially enjoy Frankie’s pasta dishes and their $9 to $10 lunch specials. Frankie’s is also known for their generous portions and many people leave with an extra bag of food to take home.   If you are a lover of Italian food, you can’t go wrong at Frankie’s Italian Trattoria!

  1. Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge

Located in what is aptly dubbed “The Coolest Corner in the Valley”, the American owned Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge serve the best meats in Maggie Valley. The atmosphere is a well-blended combination of a fine dining establishment and a casual hometown diner.

At Rendezvous, you will be treated to hand-breaded South Fried Chicken that is tender, moist and worthy of all the rave reviews it has been getting! You can also enjoy a variety of steak dishes, tender ribs and great pizza from their moderately priced menu.  Rendezvous provides the option of ordering from the menu or opting for the buffet and free salad bar.

Rendezvous also offers a comfortable atmosphere with such as ample parking, outdoor seating and is wheelchair accessible. It is especially recommended for dining in large groups or for families with children.

  1. Guayabitos Mexican Restaurant

Even a not-so-keen eye will be hard-pressed not to notice this wonderful Mexican restaurant. Their décor and music is uplifting and definitely gets you in the mood for some excellent Mexican cuisine, and they do not disappoint!

The Guayabitos Mexican Restaurant pulls no punches when it comes to delivering the wonderful Mexican food!  Every meal is started with a complimentary bowl of warm chips and freshly made salsa to enjoy while you explore their extensive menu of tantalizing Mexican cuisine. One of the must-have’s is their “New Special Combo”, which consists of a shrimp quesadilla, chicken tostada and crispy taquitos in a delicious white cream sauce and a separately served poblano pepper stuffed with cheese and drizzled with a light-red sauce.  Absolutely delicious!

Your taste buds are in for a treat with the delicious variety of quality Mexican food you can expect at Guayabitos Mexican Restaurant!  Come, dine, enjoy and repeat!

  1. Country Vittles

Country Vittles is a great family restaurant for all occasions!

At Country Vittles, you will enjoy a wide variety of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.   Although you’ll hear raves about this restaurant’s delicious breakfast menu, they also have exquisite dinner menus!

Country Vittles features sandwiches such as ham, bacon, and turkey with American Swiss cheese served with a side dish of French fries. Daily specials include southern favorites such as mashed potatoes, fried okra, fried squash, cole slaw, cooked apples and a vegetable of the day.

The restaurant features an all-you-can-eat breakfast menu served from 7 am to 11 am. The Country Vittles restaurant is ideal for the whole family.

These are just a few of the choice eating establishments you’ll want to check out during your visit to Maggie Valley!   Whether you’re looking to fill up on some down-home cooking or dine on some great steaks, chicken, pasta or Mexican cuisine, the restaurants in Maggie Valley will treat you right!

Let our friendly staff at Creekside Lodge help you find the best places in town! Give us a call at (800) 621-1260 with any questions that you may have about Maggie Valley!  It is our pleasure to serve you as you plan a wonderful get away to our mountain home!


  • We went with a large group to the Maggie Valley Creekside Lodge and they were incredibly helpful and hospitable. The accommodations were great. The large foyer area was wonderful for the group and the staff was incredible. They made us welcome in so many ways. The rates were incredibly reasonable and the room had all the necessary amenities.

    Chip T.

  • We loved our visit here! We just got home last night and we all wish we were still there! The staff is extremely helpful and the rooms are nice and clean. We spent a lot of time by the stunning creek cooking dinner on the grill and roasting s'mores over the fire pit. It is centrally located to many attractions. We went on many day trips and didn't spend all day in the car getting there. It's also within walking distance of restaurants and shops, but you may find yourself eating by the rushing creek instead!

    Amie M.

  • Really enjoyable place to stay. Room had a balcony overlooking the creek. Spacious room with comfortable bed. Staff was very nice and friendly. Took only 35-40 minutes to reach the Valley at Cataloochee where the elk were in rut. Awesome stay and can't wait to go back.


  • Clean, friendly, quiet, relaxing. Heartfelt thanks to Carol and her entire staff for making our group feel at home again this year. They went out of their way to make sure we had what we needed to make our event a success. We will be back again!

    Ricky Y.

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