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Boondocks Brewing

Great Beer - Great Food - Great Service - Great Friends - Great Value

Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant's goal is to provide a fresh, unique and engaging destination that will not only attract new visitors to West Jefferson and Ashe County but will also be a place that residents are proud to call their own. 

We are Ashe County's first and only Commercially licensed Craft Beer Brewery and we brew small batches of hand crafted beers weekly that are only available in our Tap Room.

With two fully stocked bars we have over 30 craft beers on tap that are constantly rotating along with a large selection of bottled beers with a strong focus on North Carolina craft beers. You will be hard pressed to find a better craft beer selection.

We have an affordable menu featuring casual-upscale high-quality items using fresh and locally grown ingredients prepared by our talented Chef and kitchen team.

The Hotel Tavern


American style food with indoor and outdoor casual, upscale dining makes this an unique restaurant in downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Special menu items available for dinner. Supporter of locally grown food. All ABC permits.  Live music throughout the week!



The Hotel Tavern is a new and exciting restaurant and bar located in the historic Old Hotel in West Jefferson, North Carolina.  The Old Hotel was built to service the Virginia Creeper train that ran through the town between 1915 and 1977. The warm and comfortable atmosphere at The Hotel Tavern gives the guests the sense of history and community while taking casual fare, including burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, pasta, steaks and more, to a new level of creativity and quality.  Whether enjoying a meal in one of our dining rooms, having a drink at our full service bar or celebrating great weather on our outdoor patio, we look forward to providing you a memorable experience.

 Our team’s experience and commitment to service complements our attitude of providing a friendly, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff.  From a quick business lunch, a fun family meal or watching a game with a late night snack and beverage, The Hotel Tavern provides something for everyone with a moderate pricing structure.




Tamales Mexican Grill



Tamales Mexican Restaurant has been serving Ashe's finest Mexican cuisine since 2009. We have fast, friendly service and the food is always fresh.

We have a full service cocktail lounge where you can enjoy a top shelf margarita and some sports on our giant flat screen. Or you can get lunch with the family and enjoy the open air patio seating. We also offer takeout dishes for 2-4 people, lo-carb menu items, an appetizer menu, an incredible drink menu, and the best Mexican food in town. Come visit us with your family or friends!

Tamales Mexican Restaurant was started in 2009 by Genero Jacabo. He found the location in Jefferson, NC and brought all his together to start the restaurant. Chapala originally employed about 15 employees (with 8 being family members). The original location was remodeled in 2008 to give a hacienda ambiance that fit with traditional Mexican décor.


River House



The restaurant seating's are 6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM Thursday thru Saturday. On Sunday, the Sunday Salon Series music starts at 4 PM with a chef's choice menu at 6 PM. We also accommodate parties of 15 or more for private events on a reservation basis.

Please check the Sunday Salon Series Calendar.

All seating's are by reservation. (336) 982-2109

Note: We are happy to open at other times for private parties of 20 or more. Rooms and breakfast available at all times.

J&J Chop House


J&J Chophouse will start bring open for Sunday lunch from 12-3pm starting on January 27th!! Bring your church's bulletin and we will donate 10% of your purchase back to your church!!

Menu: *All entrees come with your choice of three sides and dinner rolls
Prime Rib 10oz.: $16
Chophouse Meatloaf (Ground Up Ribeye and Filet Seasoned to Perfection): $10
Fried Chicken (Served as one breast and thigh, leg, or wings): $10
Fried Pollock (Lightly Beer Battered Pollock Filets Served with Chophouse Tartar or Malt Vinegar): $10
Vegetarian Plate: Choose Any Three Side Items $8
Homemade Sides: Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Pinto Beans, Corn, Penne and Cheese, French Fries, Spiced Apples.

Smoky Mountain Barbecue


Pork & beef BBQ made fresh daily. Serving BBQ plates & sandwiches, grilled & fried chicken, all the fixings and more! Old fashioned country cured hams, pig pickings and catering available!  

Shatley Springs


Open March 29, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2013

Shatley Springs Inn has served as a landmark destination for many decades. Travelers come to enjoy the country cooking, the famous spring water, and the beautiful mountain scenery. Families and tour groups alike find the country atmosphere relaxing and reminiscent of times past. After eating a family style meal, many guests visit the gift shops or take a walk around the lake. Others sit and rest a spell in the rocking chairs on the porch. Come and see for your self the best kept secret in northwestern North Carolina.


Havana Cafe

Authentic Cuban Cuisine with a touch of North Carolina hospitality.Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  

  • Bantam Chef

    Serving a wide variety of menu items for breakfast, lunch & dinner.  

  • Offering great food, drinks and the best in live sports on our many big screen TV’s. Come on in!

  • Bohemia

    Coffee, specialty drinks, pastries, art, pottery and crafts.

  • Serving ice cream, burgers, hotdogs, shakes, plate dinners, grocery items, candy, and more!

  • Cardinal Lanes & Helen’s Sports Bar

    Great family entertainment with bowling, large arcade, billiards, mini golf plus full service snack bar and very clean facilities. Friday & Saturday night bowling specials. Group rates specials. Also come relax and visit our sports bar with full ABC permit, live music or DJ and [...]

  • Something for everyone! Italian and American food- pizzas, subs, burgers, steaks and much more.

  • Hillbilly Grill

    Locally owned restaurant featuring sandwiches, salads, subs and home cooking. Serving breakfast and lunch.

  • Osaka Japanese & Chinese Restaurant

    Serving Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Eat in or carry out.

  • Shokudo Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse

    Serving Japanese style cuisine including seafood, chicken, steak and sushi. Dine in or take out.    

  • Smithey’s Cafe

    Smithey’s Cafe offers affordable country cooking made fresh daily from scratch. Serving breakfast & lunch.

  • Sweet & Savory Bakery & Deli

    Locally owned and operated serving homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Also baked goods including breads, cakes, cookies and more. Special orders available!

  • West Jefferson Coffee House

    A great place to visit! Serving coffee, pastries, desserts, breakfast and lunch! Also, internet access and outside seating.

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