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The Junction

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348 Depot St, Ste 190, Asheville, NC 28801-4412
+1 828-225-3497
17:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Deerfield, Illinois
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This place has amazing food and a cool atmosphere featuring the art of local artists. Try the cornbread - it's different and better than most cornbread. Grilled Peaches were great as was the summer salad and the steak skewers were unbelievably good. The location is off the beaten path but a short drive from everywhere and worth the trip.

Thank busytraveler1116
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner at The Junction. This is a small but truly exceptional restaurant located in the River Arts District. Many reviews reference the corn bread appetizer and it is something not to missed. The server noted that its made in chef's grandmother's large cast iron pan. Well - it is just great. I had the "two peas and cod"... More 

Thank Thomas E
Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This restaurant has always been one of my favorites. I have never been disappointed with the food. They always have a delicious twist on southern fare. Be prepared to be adventurous. The staff and owners are always very friendly.

Thank BarnGP
Columbia, Maryland
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196 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Brunch here was fine, but not spectacular. I had french toast, and everyone at the table agreed that the peanuts on top were an odd and not completely appealing choice.

Thank Manningjen
London, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were looking for a quirky & hip restaurant in Asheville & the Junction certainly hit the spot. We really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere, excellent casual menu & wonderful welcoming staff. We enjoyed the cornbread & meat + cheeseboard for starters. My son really enjoyed his ribs. I can't recall the other items eaten but they were all scrummy.... More 

Thank Bob666
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner with lots of interesting flavors. The steak kabob starter was phenomenal, as was the cornbread (sinful) and meat and cheese plate. Service was excellent and the owner was very welcoming. Worth a visit while you're in Asheville.

Thank Susan S
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I have been here twice with my family. It is a small, unpretentious restaurant in the River Arts District. Half of the space consists of the bar area and the dining area is separated by a half wall. The kitchen is exposed to the dining area and that is where the chef looks out for your reaction to his creations.... More 

Thank douglask502
Palm Springs, California
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I chose the Junction for a recent birthday dinner because I was so impressed the first time I went when visiting Asheville last fall. Everything was delicious and as creatively prepared as before, which made for a great meal. Justin's famous cornbread with poblano butter and agave nectar is a "must try" in my opinion, and the grilled South Carolina... More 

Thank Mark S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Wow! What amazing and interesting food. There were 7 of us in our party and everyone was beyond thrilled with their food. Our favorites were the meat and cheese board and the corn bread for starters. The fish (two peas and a cod) and the fried chicken were the dinner favorites. You won't go wrong here!

Thank RobinDS
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The RAD is a great place to visit artist studios and eat good food. The Junction is a sweet place to grab a meal or great cocktail. You can park on or off street and wander into galleries and working studios and buy a gift for a local artist. Then head to The Junction for a chief's delight.

Thank Jacque A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 348 Depot St, Ste 190, Asheville, NC 28801-4412
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-225-3497
The Junction is the first full service restaurant in Asheville's River Arts District. We feature Southern-inspired farm to table fare and seasonal craft cocktails with fresh ingredients. We brine our fried chicken, smoke our pears, handcraft our soups and visit tailgate markets weekly. We make our own bacon and ketchup, squeeze cases of citrus each week for cocktails and work with other local, small businesses whenever possible. We invite you to join us after work for a casual beer and a burger at the bar, or to bring your beloved or whole family for a unique dining experience. Our menu features a combination of soups, salads and sharing plates as well as hearty entree options so that every dining experience is unique. Please visit our website to preview menus, as they change weekly.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?