Dining

The restaurants located at Tapoco Lodge are destinations in and of themselves! Cool and casual or upscale and sophisticated, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.

Every dish at Tapoco Lodge is created by Chef Mike Kiser and Chef Matthew Boone. Both have had a passion for food nearly all of their lives. Chef Mike grew up in Knoxville and has worked in various restaurants all of his life.  Chef Matthew grew up near Myrtle Beach  and has been creating dishes with Chef Mike for the past four years at Jasper’s Restaurant.  They believe that one needs to satisfy not just the taste but all of your senses with your meal. They both equally enjoy creating new and original recipes made from local ingredients and look forward to creating market fresh gourmet meals here at Tapoco for you. With a passion for people, gastronomy and love for this area it makes them the perfect choice for Tapoco Lodge.

We Serve Fresh and Local

  • WNC Farmers Market Located in Asheville NC, about 2 hours east of Tapoco Lodge.  One of four regional Farmers Markets owned by the State of North Carolina. Thirty six acre site, with retail area featuring high quality fruits and vegetables, mountain crafts, jams, jellies, preserves, sourwood honey, fresh baked breads, cookies and dozens of other farm fresh items. Also five open air truck sheds with fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Chambers Meats, meat processing, packing & market. 6310 Murphy Hwy, Blairsville GA 706-745-0011 Locally raised and butchered meats.
  • Yellow Branch Cheese and Pottery Located about 30 minutes from Tapoco Lodge, near Fontana Lake. Owners Karen and Bruce produce handcrafted cheeses made from their farm’s own herd of Jersey cows. The dairy is pasture based using sustainable, organic practices.
  • Benton’s Bacon If bacon is served in Heaven, it will come from Benton’s! Dry cured hams and bacon from nearby Madisonville TN.  Take a scenic ride over the Cherohala Skyway and “bring home the bacon”.