Sunny Point can't be beat. Hands down my favorite place to eat and I would eat there every day if I could. The staff boasts many who have been there from the beginning which is impressive. The owner is usually present and makes a point to interact with his guests though always working hard himself. The atmosphere is vibrant and eclectic. Above all though is the food. Wonderfully fresh, local and organic ingredients, imaginative yet balanced takes on classic favorites. You can't go wrong with any selection.
In my opinion, Sunny Point is the best restaurant that Asheville has to offer. They offer affordable entrees...presented in an amazing way. Their specials never cease to please. The atmosphere is fun too...crowded, but very pleasant on the porch. Go there for breakfast, lunch or dinner...but get there as early as you can since the parking lot and seating fills up quickly. Try the Tostada with grit cakes....absolutely delicious. Their shrimp & grits are also divine. My husband loves the smoked pimento cheese sandwich and I often order one of their seasonal salads. My favorite sandwich is definitely the BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato). It's about the best thing since sliced bread! We visited Sunny Point at Valentine's Day and had a 5 course meal with paired wines that completely wowed us. I've had their beef, chicken, pork, vegetable plate and amazing stuffed french toast...you name it...everything is prepared incredibly with a beautiful presentation. But, the absolute best part of Sunny Point is their homemade desserts. Try the hazelnut creme' brulee. They top it with seasonal fruit and bananas which takes it to a whole new level. I've never had anything as good as that anywhere else in Asheville.
The Sunny Point's shrimp and grits have ruined me for all others. The grit to tomato and cheese ratio is perfect. The bacon adds just the perfect level of spice and the shrimp is always cooked perfectly.
Everyone I have taken to the Sunny Point has loved the food and the nice casual atmosphere. It is fun to people watch and invariably you will have a conversation with someone you have never met.
Although I have pigeon-holed myself to the shrimp and grits all of the other dishes I have tried are fantastic. The lobster omelet is delectable with a perfect mixture of cheese and lobster along with a dreamy sherry sauce that makes you want to lick the plate.
If you can't save room for dessert take it with you. I am partial to the chocolate mousse cake but its all good.
When my mom comes to visit me in Asheville she insists on a visit to the Sunny Point.