Restaurants & Pubs

The Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast are the perfect home base for vacation, weekend getaway or business travel. Located in the heart of Rutherford County, Rutherfordton has many local shops and restaurants including an antique store, Victorian Lace, and Hill's Hardware, a 5 generation, family owned store. There are great dining options including Rutherford Thai, The Olive Tree, Yellow Sun Brewing, Amendment 21 and Mi Pueblito. Finish your day with a coffee, latte or ice cream at Main Street Coffee & Ice Cream. 

In addition, you will be just a short drive from major industries and attractions in the area. Washburn General Store, the oldest continually-run, family owned and operated business is in Bostic and has been featured on OUR STATE. Forest City has many wonderful shops and restaurants as well as the Owls, a collegiate summer league featuring top-notch college players from across the country. Over the holiday season downtown Forest City has over half a million lights - more than any other town in NC. Lake Lure has a beautiful beach and views of the mountains with boating, fishing, swimming, rock climbing and golf. Lake Lure is where the movie 'Dirty Dancing" was filmed. Chimney Rock is a granite monolith providing breath taking views of Hickory Nut Gorge and the surrounding area. The park includes hiking trails up and around the mountain past the 404 foot Hickory Nut Falls.


You can enjoy any of these activities and many more then return to the peace and quiet of the Carrier Houses Bed and Breakfast for a restful evening and a delicious gourmet breakfast in the morning.

For more information on local activities follow the links below. 


RESTAURANTS  and Pubs in the Downtown Area


Copper Penny Grill

Amendment 21

The Olive Tree
151 Central St. 
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 287-9459

Rutherford Thai
123 W. 2nd St.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 980-1622

Gregory's Original Restaurant
161 Park Lane Plaza
(across from Fred’s)
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 287-2171

Copper Penny Grill

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Mi Pueblito Mexican Restaurant
139 S. Washington St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 286-2860


Café at the Mall (Lunch)
2270 Hwy 74 - Tri-City Mall
Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 245-3615

Fatz Cafe
118 Hilltop Way
Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 286-8996

Chili’s Grill & Bar
128 Sparks Dr
Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 286-0008

Don Ramon Mexican Restaurant
657 Oak Street
Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 245-3979

Scoggin's Seafood & Steak
300 Chimney Rock Rd
Hwy 64/74A
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 287-3167