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In the quaint town of Hayesville, North Carolina, The Copper Door holds a spot among the Top 100 Restaurants in America, as voted by Open Table Diners. The Appalachian mountains form the backdrop of this historic town and the area is rich with lake views, waterfalls, Native American culture and talented artisans of every kind.

The cuisine at The Copper Door is influenced by classic French techniques with a good dose of south Louisiana flavors blended in.  The Copper Door features 100% Black Angus Steaks from the northern plains, grown naturally with no hormones. Fresh seafood from Louisiana, the Caribbean, East Coast and Scottish waters are also staples on the menu.

The Copper Door offers a four course prix fixe menu for sixty-five dollars per person, exclusive of gratuity. Supplemental items are available as substitutions and the supplement price will be added to the base price. Beverages are additional. Twenty percent gratuity is added to the total bill.

We offer a separate a la carte bar menu available only in the bar and for to go orders that includes our signature steaks, fish, and appetizers including shrimp and oyster shooters.

For the time being, tables in the dining room are available by reservation only. We only use tables that are 6 feet apart and limit the total number of reservations available each evening. We have also modified the Sinclair Room, the former private dining room, to accommodate smaller, socially distanced tables. The bar remains first come, first served. Please maintain social distancing when seated at bar stools. 

As per Governor Cooper's mandate, our staff will wear masks in the dining room and we encourage you to wear a mask when you arrive and are being seated. Once you are at your table, you are free to remove your mask for the duration of your dinner. If you do need to leave the table, we encourage you to wear your mask. Hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the restaurant for your use as well.

We know a lot has changed, but our commitment to provide a wonderful dining experience remains. We look forward to your visit!

Chef Dennis

See the link below to read FAQ's regarding the Governor's directive for Phase 2 Extension.


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