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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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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We received a gift certificate for this restaurant and it was our first visit. Did not know what to expect. We had 2 appetizers, and 2 small plates. & a bottle of wine. More than enough. We had the cornbread and poached pear for appetizers, both exceeded expectations- The presentation and combination of ingredients melded together nicely. Our 2 small... More 

1 Thank JimKat2015
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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185 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Loved the Winter salad and grilled artichokes. Had the ribs with three different sauces; ketchup cranberry, apple mustard and bacon clementine, yum! their cocktails are innovative.Our favorite was the Bourbon Renewal.

Thank Boston59_10
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Interesting, fun building in a great location. Attentive wait staff. We had a party of 10 with 3 young children. Not really a family friendly location. When I scanned the menu I expected to be wowed by the food. I was not. Meat and cheese plate was good. The burger for 20.00 was ordinary at best. In all, I was... More 

Thank smokeyjoe01
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I hate to give a bad review but this place has a lot of potential...great atmosphere, good service, but the food just wasn't up to par. Our appetizers were pretty good but the main course, the $45 entree of lobster tail and Mac and cheese was a joke. The macaroni was way over cooked and it was more like some... More 

1 Thank Amanda S
Athens, Georgia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Passing thru Asheville on my way back to Athens, Georgia on a Sunday and decided to stop in for brunch....I wasn't particularly interested in navigating downtown although I love that part too, but the river district was calling my name... This was my first culinary adventure at The Junction and I was not disappointed. Clean, hip, artsy industrial, just what... More 

2 Thank Leslie E
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

My friends and I ate here on the last night per a recommendation from a local. It's kind of small, but has some outdoor seating. We were told the fried chicken was great and it did not disappoint. Everyone of us got the chicken and it was very good. We had a pop tart for dessert and it was good... More 

Thank Hilandl
Palm Springs, California
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We stopped by the Junction for a late dinner during a recent visit to Asheville, and were extremely impressed. The restaurant has a very creative menu, and the food was cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. We opted for a few "snacks" and small plates including the cornbread (superb; not like any we'd ever eaten), apple cheddar salad, potato gnocchi,... More 

Thank Mark S
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We loved the location, styling, and wait staff, but the food left us a little 'so-so'. I would like to come back and try some of the other menu items, as clearly there are regulars here. But we found the cornbread to be slightly burned, the ribs to be flavorless, and the NC Seabass with 17 types of legumes and... More 

Thank Kevin L
West Palm Beach, Florida
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

The Junction has a low key, rustic atmosphere. We had a party of 14 and we were serviced without a hitch! We started with many of the small plates and enjoyed every single one of them. The big hit was the Pork Rinds, have never seen such a huge pork rind! Everyone's entrees were fabulous, including a salad that had... More 

Thank Iwanttoseeit
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Ate there last night and had great service and a wonderful meal. 4 different entrees and each was good. The waitstaff does an excellent job describing what is available and the kitchen gets an A for presentation and taste. First but not the last trip I will make here for dinner.

Thank JN138

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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
US$ 30
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?