It can be hard to determine the best restaurant in any state. And that will always be up for debate. We see these types of accolades often. Whether it’s the best seafood restaurant, the best outdoor patio, the best pizza joint, etc. Sometimes they are well-known spots. Other times it’s a place I’ve never heard of and I wonder how the author came to that conclusion. And obviously, no one has ever tried every single restaurant in a state. Can I get that job? And someone to foot the bill? So when I came across this list of the best restaurant in each state I was curious but hesitant to see what they selected for North Carolina.
But I have to say, in this case, I can fully support the decision. To be fair, I’m sure I’ve ever actually dined here. But on atmosphere alone this is undeniable. Sherman’s Travel compiled this list of the best restaurant in each state, and for North Carolina, they recognized Sunset Terrace. You may be more familiar when I mention that Sunset Terrace is located at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. The Grove Park Inn is home to many incredible restaurants including the Blue Ridge Dining Room buffet, The Edison sports bar, and even just ordering food to enjoy while sitting in the lobby from The Lobby Bar. But the creme de la creme of Grove Park Inn restaurants? It has to be Sunset Terrace.
What makes Sunset Terrance so incredible? Is it the finest hand-cut steaks, premiere chops and fresh seafood found on the menu? Maybe it’s the fact that its a five-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Both of those are incredible, but the most unique and incredible part of Sunset Terrace is the incredible view of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. And if you want the truly best experience you have to get a reservation at the restaurant’s namesake-sunset. The back patio of the Grove Park Inn, where Sunset Terrace is located, faces west offering one of the most magnificent views you’ll ever witness. Guests crowd the outdoor space every night to witness this sunset.
So I have to say, in this case, Sherman’s Travel got it correct. Sunset Terrace is most definitely deserving of this honor. Though of course there are numerous other restaurants in North Carolina that also deserve national recognition. Interested in the best restaurant in a state other than North Carolina? View the full list from Sherman’s Travel here.