The restaurant serves casual dining and also offers on site catering for special group meals and occasions on a year round basis (Christmas, office parties, birthdays, luncheons, dinners, reunions, buffets, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners). With the opening of the Brewery in August of 2012, we re-structured our menu to offer more pub style dining while still holding on the quality we have become recognized for. We still offer fantastic specials on Saturday nights during our busier seasons.

Blind Squirrel Brewery takes pride in growing and raising as much product as possible to be used in the preparation of our meals. Our Chefs oversee production and procurement of all our foodstuffs in order to bring our customers a dining experience that is unique to Blind Squirrel Brewery. Our Chefs also work closely with our brewers in order to gain a deeper understanding of how to prepare meals utilizing beers produced right here on site!

We invite you to enjoy one of our fine meals or a beverage while seated on one of our decks overlooking The North Toe River as it runs through our scenic valley of Avery County, NC. Needless to say, you can enjoy one of our many varieties of beer or one of our great local wines without partaking in a full meal. Enjoy.

See our party guides at the bottom of this page for options & ideas for your next event.
or simply call 828-765-9696

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The Toe River Lodge was featured in "Our State" magazine for the "100 must eats in 100 counties" article. We were chosen for Avery County!