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Native Kitchen & Social Pub

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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204 Whitson Ave, Swannanoa, NC 28778-3108
+1 828-581-0480
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Titusville, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I went here for lunch and was more than pleased. My favorite was the braised brussel sprouts. Who knew brussel sprouts could taste so good!

Thank marcia t
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Visited the Native Kitchen on a Thursday night and could not understand why the large parking lot was so full. After an amazing, reasonably priced dinner I understand! I had a flavorful shrimp gumbo, while my lady love ordered the red snapper, both of which we raved about on the trip home. Our server, Rich (?) was attentive and knowledgeable.... More 

Thank N117J
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in last night on a Trip Advisor suggestion. I love local places like this. It was spacious, clean, cooly decorated, and the staff was as friendly as could be. If that isn't enough, the food (I had the jumbo shrimp brew) was outstanding and there were numerous microbrews on tap. Very close to the Asheville East KOA and well... More 

Thank Airwva
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a quick dinner with a friend who lives nearby and were very pleasantly suprised by the quality of the kichen's offerings. I particularly recommend the Fresh NC trout, which was served with a meltingly delicious risotto and brussels sprouts.

Thank BetsyPlatt
Durham, North Carolina, USA
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157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were the first party seated when the restaurant opened. Ordered drinks (beer or wine ) and an order of brussel sprouts. The came quickly and were tasty And hot. 6 other tables were seated while we ate. Then their entrees arrived. Finally said sometjing to the waitress who said she would check. Still no food or rational explanation. When... More 

Thank afrdurham
Northville, Michigan
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Visit when not busy. Really loved our meal while watching silent movies. Good service and food looks like it would be fun to go to when there is live music

Thank Cindy M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Varied menu with some yummy veggie options. Always a pleasure to dine here - great food and great service.

Thank Marlene E
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170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Most people wouldn't consider Swannanoa an important part of Asheville's "food destination" scene, but what a a mistake that would be. It may be a little off the beaten path, but take the detour and stop in. Atmosphere is lively yet peaceful, and the outside dining area is very comfortable ( even though aluminum chairs could use some padding). On... More 

Thank belwen4
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

It was a birthday celebratory dinner. It was an early dinner on a lovely Sunday evening, so we sat outside. Our server, Jackie, was fantastic: attentive, informative, seemingly intuitive about when we needed something...anything. We started with the Flaming Lip cocktail (blood orange, saki, lime,...?) which was absolutely delicious - on the sour side, which I love. The stacked fried... More 

Thank Janice S
Oldsmar, Florida
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1,052 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to Native before and our son really likes it. Hurrah! Wine in a wine a real wine glass. Sorry I like my wine in a wine glass not a small juice glass so glad they have made that change. I had the trout which was excellent, best meal I have had here. The Mac'n Cheese is great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Whitson Ave, Swannanoa, NC 28778-3108
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Swannanoa
  • Phone Number: +1 828-581-0480
Native was started by two North Carolina couples who recognized the need for sustainable food practices, and a responsibility that we all share when it comes to our soil, water and air. We believe strongly in supporting farming techniques, which are sustainable, organic, and regenerative. These local farms restore the fabric of rural communities, decrease water and air pollution, preserve and build topsoil and produce wonderful crops. The foods they deliver to our tables are high in nutritive value and are without chemical residue. Our support to these dedicated farmers yields healthier ingredients that strengthens our sense of local community, builds our local community and, most importantly, it is a vital step toward protecting these resources for future generations. It is important to us that we not only provide local food, but that we strive to support our local breweries, artists, musicians and community. Native is a gathering place to celebrate our local culture, and we hope that you enjoy your visit with us!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?