Dinner Entrees

Dinner at The Red Rocker Inn is an unforgettable experience, especially when it is served just the way you like it. Most all entrees are gluten-free. Our chef carefully selects the sides to accompany your entree, but if you prefer something else - please  ask. Choose from Jasmine Rice, Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, Peaceful Valley Grits, White cheddar Mac and Cheese, Sauteed Green Beans, Sweet Green Peas, Sauteed Spinach, Roasted Zucchini.

Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken ~17

  • lemon pepper roasted chicken

Free range and hormone free, all natural chicken breast and thigh seasoned with lemon zest and freshly ground pepper with a thyme pan sauce. Served with red-skinned mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach.

Fresh Herb Rainbow Trout ~19

  • Wild Rice Stuffed Trout

A specialty of the house for many years, Carolina Mountain trout filet is sprinkled with fresh herbs, pan seared then topped with tomato-bacon jam. Served with jasmine rice and sauteed spinach.

Grilled Premium Pork Chop ~20

  • Premium Pork Chop

Our succulent pork chop is topped with our famous homemade apple butter, Heritage Farms pancetta, and crispy shallots. Served with Peaceful Valley grits and roasted zucchini.

Fresh Daily Catch ~ Market Price

  • Glazed Red Snapper

Daily hand selected fish prepared with local and seasonal ingredients. Served with two sides.

12 oz Certified Angus Beef Ribeye Steak ~Market Price

  • Ribeye Steak 2

A favorite with our guests. Your premium steak is expertly hand-cut in-house, grilled, and served with rosemary jus, white cheddar cheese and pasta, and sauteed baby green beans.  You may add white wine sauteed mushroom for an additional $3.

Old Fashioned Certified Angus Beef Pot Roast ~17

Tender and succulent! We start with an exceptional cut of Certified Angus Beef Chuck and season and slow roast it with  herbs, vegetables and red wine the old fashioned way until it is fall-apart tender. Served in very generous portions over Peaceful Valley grits with sweet green peas.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash ~15

  • Spaghetti Squash

A vegetarian delight. Tender spaghetti squash is tossed with cremini mushrooms, crushed pistachios, fresh spinach, fresh herbs, and Round Mountain creamery whipped pistachio goat cheese and crispy potato strings.

Special of the Day

There is always something new on the menu at The Red Rocker Inn. Ask your server to describe today's special entree or starter. Or before you arrive, check Facebook to learn today's specials.

Crab and White Bean Salad ~20

  • crab and white bean salad

Tender lump crab meat seasoned with Dijon aioli on a bed of greens with great northern beans, fresh local tomatoes, house-pickled red onion and almonds with lemon herb dressing.

Seasonal Entree Salad ~10

  • Almond Mountain Trout Entree Salad

A large portion of our salad du jour featuring seasonal ingredients and house made dressings. Add shrimp, steak, fried or grilled chicken if you like, as shown here for $6 more

Children's Menu ~ 7-8

Catering to the young guest ages 10 and under, our children's menu is full of all their favorites. Choose from Mac& Cheese made with cheddar and curly pasta, Cheese Pizza with homemade marinara and mozzarella cheese, Chicken Tenders with Sweet Potato Fries, or Beef Pot Roast wtih Mashed Red Skin Potatoes and Green Beans.


  • June Bug Pie

The Red Rocker Inn is famous for our vast selection of homemade desserts. Many are heritage recipes that have been on the menu for years. Don't forget to ask about the Dessert of the Month for Charity.

  • Blackberry Cobbler

Some offerings are seasonal but may include Triple Chocolate Cake, Fresh Coconut Cake, Carrot Cake, Hummingbird Cake, Blackberry Cobbler, Pecan Praline Apple Pie, Bumble Berry Pie, Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with Lavender Whipped Cream, Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae, Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie, Nutella Ice Cream Pie, and more.

The Red Rocker Inn has twice (2013 & 2015) been awarded "Best Dessert" in Black Mountain by the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored restaurant showcase, "Rock The Taste"!

Wine and Beer

The Red Rocker Inn serves a variety of wines by the glass or by the bottle. Choose from local North Carolina wines, or wines from California, France, Italy, Germany, Australia....We also offer local and national beers by the bottle.

Make your dinner reservation by calling 828-669-5991 or complete our inquiry form.

Reservations are not necessary, but are appreciated, and will ensure quicker service for your party. We ask that there be no sharing of entrees please. A 20% gratuity will be added to individual separate checks and with groups of seven or more. Children 10 and under may order from our childrens' menu.

Should your plans or the number in your party change, please let us know as soon as possible.