Spring(er) Fever: What’s the Best Restaurant on the Appalachian Trail?

It’s Springer Fever.

We’ve polled previous thru-hikers, selected and seeded, the Top 32 Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail. Now we need your help selecting which restaurants advance to the Sweet 16.

Vote Now!

Vote for Round 1- Part 1  |  Vote for Round 1- Part 2


Round 1 voting will end Sunday, March 24, at midnight PT.

Did we miss a favorite or top restaurant? Leave a comment so the selection committee can consider them next year.

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Comments 7

  • Scott A Brotherton : Mar 19th

    I think the breweries will fare well…

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  • MoFo : Mar 19th

    Perfect March Madness activity. Looking forward to participating and seeing results. Any prizes for preselecting the winner???

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  • Leonard "crazy wolf" Siebert : Mar 19th

    Well you got Mountain Harbor and Bob’s Dairyland (In Roan Mountain) but you missed The Station at 19 E Pub and Hostel. Hopefully you will add them next year…

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  • Tiffany Adkins : Mar 19th

    Please consider Damascus Diner it has the 60s diner feel; with all homemade food. Everyone on the trail travels hours just to come to Damascus Diner!!! Great food and great friendly service!!!

    Damascus Diner
    S Shady Street
    Damascus VA 24236

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  • Byrne Socks. ( Turtle) : Mar 21st

    My favorite diner was the Smokey Diner in Hot Springs N.C

    This place is cozy and usually teeming with hungry hikers.

    The food was amazing and very inexpensive. I think total for 2 breakfast plates was under 7 dollars + free coffee refills!

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  • Pretzel : Mar 23rd

    Inn at Long Trail was seeded at 32 and up against the Home Place at 1? I mean c’mon, the IALT is an institution. Murphy is an absolute legend and bonus points for Earl Shaeffer for hiking thru the parking lot when it was the AT.

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  • Rancelot : Apr 27th

    Eating at Mojo’s right now. They want to know who the winner is.

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