Vacation Planning?! Cherokee, NC and Anthony’s Restaurant are Must Dos!

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Spring is in the air! It’s time to start planning our Spring and Summer vacation destinations!

Last Summer Mr. R and I spent a long weekend in Cherokee, NC. We had a fantabulous time!

We booked a cabin at Sunset Farms Cabins in Whittier, NC, took a 4 hour trial ride at Smokemont Riding Stables in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains and hiked to all the local waterfalls. It was a much deserved break from society and all things techy. It also proved to be a nice break from our adult-like boys!

Our plans were very low key that weekend so we decided that we would eat the majority of our meals at our cabin. However, on a drive and waterfall excursion in Bryson City, NC we stumbled upon Anthony’s Restaurant. Anthony’s had a covered open-air seating area which overlooked the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, a historic steam-powered train depot.

We were both a little overheated from the day so we decided it was time for a nice cold beer and a little grub for energy. Our decision? Anthony’s Restaurant was the place to sit a spell and take in the happenings of the train depot. The open-air seating area was packed with fans and misters. You definitely felt very cool in the high temperatures of the summer.

We were not disappointed! Anthony’s is an amazing place with equally amazing food. The staff was so friendly you left feeling like you just made some terrific friends! Our waitress was the best, we had such a good time with her. She was good humored, top-notch and together we had many laughs during our time there. Anthony, the Chef and Proprietor, heard about all the fun we were having outside he just had to come out and greet us! Anthony was just as charming as the rest of his staff. He sat with us and we discussed food, food and more food. He’s such an amazing person as well as an amazing Chef!

Speaking of food … Ooooh man, the food was amazing! We decided to eat light and pack in some good proteins so we ordered an Assorted Meat & Cheese Board, a whole Meaty Pizza and a whole White Pizza. I know, I know I said L.I.G.H.T but with pizza that delicious we just had to take some back to the cabin for some late-night noshing. Ya know what I mean?!

The pizza was an authentic New York Style Pizza. The White Pizza was the best I’ve had since leaving South Florida years ago. I was elated and dove right in, which is the reason I have no picture to show you LOL!

The Assorted Meat & Cheese Board was par excellence! It had a delicious pairing of charcuterie, nuts, olives, fresh and dried fruits with dipping sauces made in-house. I simply cannot tell you how much we loved this!

If you plan on visiting the Great Smokey Mountains in Western North Carolina this Spring or Summer I highly suggest you make a point to visit Bryson City and Anthony’s Restaurant. You will not be disappointed! While your there tell everyone Mrs. R sent you!

Have you visited a small town restaurant with a big city flare?


See you in the comments,


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