Photo of local produce served by Chef William Densen at the Market Place restaurant, which is where to eat in Asheville
Grab some delicious and local produce at this restaurant that focus on farm-to-table meals that answers where to eat in Asheville.

While The Market Place originated in the hills of western North Carolina, it has since blossomed into a team of cooks, farmers, cheesemakers, ranchers, brewers, and more to deliver locally sourced food. The answer to the question of where to eat in Asheville is the Market Place Restaurant. This restaurant epitomizes love for the community with forty years of support for local arts and education under its belt. This generosity makes its way into the cuisine, creating lush meals you won’t forget. No wonder this restaurant has served as a staple to downtown Asheville since 1979. Food prepared with global techniques produces a sensational dining experience, though its ties to Appalachia are always clear. Hospitality is top tier as guests are treated like friends and family. Working sustainably means fresh food is the cornerstone of every meal, so “farm-to-table” isn’t an exaggeration but at the heart of The Market Place. Tuck into collard greens, crispy shrimp, or PEI mussels and you’ll discover a perfect balance of unbelievable flavors. Make sure when looking for where to eat in Asheville that you stop by this place to taste the real flavors of the area.

about this restaurant

  • Chef

    William Dissen

  • Address

    20 Wall Street
    Asheville, North Carolina


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