Casual spots in Boone: If you like Thai food, Cha Da Thai is superb - great flavors, fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation, and very gracious service. Another favorite lunch spot is Our Daily Bread for soups, sandwiches, and salads with a local twist. Hob Nob Farm is good (especially for organic and vegetarian dishes), but it will take a long time so be patient. From any of these, you can walk to galleries and antique shops on King St. We haven't ever found anything we love in Banner Elk but have heard that Louisiana Purchase is good for dinner.
Our Daily Bread