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We are currently in Phase one of the Governors Reopening Plan.  For links and information concerning Macon County’s COVID-19 phase orders visit





We will update this listing Daily or ASAP when we receive information


Motor Co. Grill– Takeout Orders – Times vary daily, check their Facebook page for details. Call ahead or order in line. 828-524-0099.


Sunset Restaurant– Delivery for lunch & dinner $15 minimum cash or check. Curbside available 8am-7pm. 828-524-4842


Frogtown Market – Hours vary daily. Please check Facebook page in link. Offering curb-side service during all open hours and in-town business delivery from 11-2. Call at (828)369-0001 or (828)369-4088.


828 cafe – Open for take-out. Call to place your order. 828-634-7702


Lucio’s Restaurant – Open for to go orders Wed-Sat 5pm-till 828-369-6670


Fat Buddies Ribs And BBQ, Franklin & Waynesville, NC – Open hours vary, call for info. 828-349-4743


Rockin Rollie Pollies Restaurant – Open Mon – Fri | 10am – 2 PM. Call for info 828-369-2690


SakuraOpen 7 days. Orders MUST be placed the day before. You can call between 12pm and 7pm to place your to-go order and schedule a pick up time. Only be accepting credit card payments at this time. 828-349-8917.


Lazy Hiker Brewing Co.We are shifting our To-Go hours to accommodate as many people as possible. Starting today we’ll be open daily from 4-7pm for all your 6pack, 4pack, and growler desires – don’t forget about the $10 growler specials! Feel free to call/text ahead (828-421-2251) and we can have it ready and bring it out to you. We’ve got merch and gift cards as well – see you soon!


Gazebo Creekside Cafe Inc.Gazebo is open for carryout, curbside pickup and delivery. 828-524-8783


Sonic Drive-In – All normal hours for drive-in and drive thru service. Mon-Thurs 7am-11pm, Fri 7am-12am, Sat 8am-12am, Sun 8am-11pm. Order ahead available via mobile app or by calling 369-5711.


Boone Thai Restaurantopen for Take-Out Only during regular business hours until further notice.

Our menu is on our page here & can be found on Yelp! Please call (828) 524-1111 to place all orders.


Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant – open 12pm till 8pm. In order to eliminate social-gathering we ask that you call us to place your order or give to one of our employees and we will bring to your car.  828-369-1580


Asian King – Opening Express Takeout – Hours are Mon-Fri 11:30 AM to 8 PM, Sat 12 PM – 8 PM.


Thai Paradise – Hours vary by day, call for ordering info. 828) 349-0973


Bojangles’ – 524-9600

Burger King – 349-0437


Kobe Express – Japanese and Sushi Restaurant – 828-524-5623

Shoney’s Franklin – 828-349-0290

Willy’s BBQ – 828-524-0414


Martha’s Kitchen – Call or check facebook page for menu – take out only – 828-524-4600


Kountry Kitchenopen for take-out 7am to 3pm. 828-524-6209


Taqueria Reyes – 371-6552


Yonder – Thoughtfully curated online market supporting local farmers and regional vendors. Offering contactless payment and weekly curbside pickup” Open for ordering Friday at 8pm through Sunday at 8pm. Thursday pickups at Yonder.


CLOSURES and Adjusted Business Hours


We are currently in Phase one of the Governors Reopening Plan.  For links and information concerning Macon County’s COVID-19 phase orders visit


REACH of Macon County (also serving Jackson County) is here for you during these times. While some of our services have been adjusted due to the current events, we are still operating the same hours. Our client services office can be reached at 828-369-5544 (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm).

Our 24/7 Crisis Hotline is available around the clock by calling 828-369-5544 (Macon County), or 828-586-8969 (Jackson County). Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if you are in need of assistance.

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Winding Stair Farm & Nursery – We are currently open by pre-order (with curbside pick-up or delivery) and appointment only.  Our plant list / inventory will be updated daily so you can make an order by calling our special line 828-342-7342  You can also make an appointment to visit the Nursery (limit 3 appointments per hour) at  Farm: 828 369 5280 | Email: info@windingstairfarm web:


Nantahala Bank & Trust Company – Drive Thru Only – normal business hours will continue. For more information visit or call 828.369.2265


United Community Bankremain open for business to continue serving your banking needs. However, to help protect you and our employees amid the concerns over the spread of COVID-19, our branches are shifting to a drive-thru and appointment-only service model effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020.


Appalachian Animal Rescue Centerclosed to the public.  We are still there caring for the animals and if anyone needs assistance, just call and leave a message and they will call you back. Kitten season is upon us and they are still doing all they can for our community.


First Citizens Bank -beginning Monday, March 23rd our branches in Western North Carolina will be conducting all transactions through our drive-thru lanes only. You can also use one of our ATM’s or First Citizens Digital Banking. Our bankers are still available to serve you. Please contact your First Citizens banker directly or one of our local branches to schedule an appointment. Franklin – 828-524-2164


Silver Threads & Golden Needles Call 828-349-0515 or email for appointment.  Follow Facebook & Instagram pages for updates and online classes.


Mossy Rock  – Open Fridays and Saturday.  You may want to call to verify open at  369-1612.


Cowee School – Closed


Fontana Regional Library in Macon  – Closed

Franklin Health & Fitness – Closed


Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee NC – Closed


Mainspring Conservation Trust Offices in Franklin, Murphy & Sylva – Closed


Great Smoky Mountains Railroad – Suspension of all passenger train operations until further notice


Macon County Community Building – Closed

Macon County Recreation Parks, Bathrooms and Buildings – Closed


The Crawford Senior Center including Adult Day Care and Congregate Meals – Closed


Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) – Closed


Ruby CinemasClosed but offering concession to go Friday and Saturday afternoon/evening

The Factory Franklin – Closed


FATZ (Franklin, NC) – Closed Until Further Notice – 828-524-5265


Honeysuckle Bakehouse – Opening May 19 – 828-421-7465 828-421-7465


Uptown Gallery – Closed


Caffé Rel – Closed


Repeats Consignment – Closed until further notice. (828) 369-9600




Appletree Group Camp

Balsam Lake Lodge

Bristol Fields Horse Camp

Cable Cove Campground

Cheoah Point Campground

Horse Cove Campground

Jackrabbit Mountain Campground

Kimsey Creek Group Camp

Rattler Ford Group Camp

Standing Indian Campground

Swan Cabin

Tsali Campground

Van Hook Glade Campground

Wine Spring Horse Camp

Cheoah Point Beach

Cherokee Lake

Cliffside Lake Day Use Area

Dry Falls

Jackrabbit Mountain Beach

Standing Indian Day Use Area

Wayah Bald

Whiteside Mountain

Whitewater Falls

Wayehutta OHV Area

Dirty John Shooting Range

Moss Knob Shooting Range

Panther Top Shooting Range

Atoah Shooting Range





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