After a morning or afternoon of shooting waterfalls in DuPont State Forest or the Pisgah National Forest, you’ll probably be hungry for more than just a power bar or some trail mix. While you can picnic in both locations, if you’ve got a hankering for some real North Carolina barbecue, you should stop at the Hawg Wild Bar-B-Que restaurant located on Route 276 next to the Hub and Back Country Outdoors.
They serve both Western (tomato-based) and Eastern (vinegar-based) style North Carolina chopped pork barbecue, chicken, or ribs, They also have charbroiled chicken, rainbow trout, and country fried steak. Start with some fried pickles and don’t eat too many of their excellent hush puppies or you won’t have room for the good-sized dinner portions.
Hawg Wild Bar-B-Que is located at 91 Pisgah Highway (Route 276), Pisgah Forest, NC
From Asheville take I-26 to Exit 40 at the Asheville Airport and take a right onto NC 280 west and travel on NC 280 for 16 miles. Turn right onto US 276 (Pisgah Hwy) and we are on the left behind Back Country Outdoors Store.
From Hendersonville take US 64 west from downtown traveling 15 miles. At stop light go straight onto US 276 (Pisgah Hwy) and we are on the left behind Back Country Outdoors.
From anywhere west of Brevard you will travel US 64 east to Pisgah Forest just 3 miles east of Brevard, NC. At intersection of US 276 and NC 280 turn left onto US 276 (Pisgah Hwy) and we are on the left behind Back Country Outdoors.