Canyon Kitchen

True to its history and agrarian roots, Lonesome Valley’s Canyon Kitchen offers a humble yet extraordinary connection to food that both sustains and entertains the senses. Massive oak beams define the structure of Jennings Barn and its open-air dining. Broad, rolling meadows and magnificent granite faces set the scene. Guests are invited to stroll through the gardens; enjoy the soft hues of sunset and the dazzling display of fireflies. Nature’s aperitif.

Join the Canyon Cru!

Canyon Kitchen is an extraordinary seasonal farm to table restaurant located in Cashiers, NC, one of the most beautiful natural settings in the country.  We source much of our produce from our own gardens and other food items from only the finest regional markets. Our atmosphere is refined yet relaxed, offering fanciful southern cuisine to discerning guests.

We seek enthusiastic, positive and engaging staff who desire to serve, learn and grow in a culture of
high integrity, hospitality and authenticity.
A variety of positions are available for the 2018 season.
Restaurant experience preferred, but not required.  

For more information and current employment opportunities, contact

Canyon Kitchen Daily Menu

Fresh, seasonal ingredients are at the heart of Canyon Kitchen’s culinary philosophy. As a result, the menu changes regularly or due to availability, quality, or the whim of the chef.

Canyon Kitchen is currently closed for the winter season.  Below is a sample menu.



Bison Oxtail Chili, Calico Beans, Cilantro, Crispy Corn Tortilla


Looney Bugs N’ Dumplin’s
Braised Rabbit, Crispy Tenderloin
Turnip Dumplins’, Pea Shoots, Braising Gravy


Sweep the Leg Johnny!
Fried Poussin, Korean Sauce, Einhorn Johnny Cake
Turnip Kimchi, Toasted Benne Seeds


Whoa, Trigger!
Seared Triggerfish, Acorn Squash Risotto
Chowder Sauce, Braised Fennel & Leeks


“Did you just say Borat or Borax?”
Grilled Boar Rack, Brussel Sprout Gratin, Sweet Potato Puree
Roasted Chioggia Beets and Plums


Ole’ Iron Eye
Cast Iron Ribeye Steak, Elberton Blue Cheese Grits
Slow Cooked Green Beans, Beef Jus


Butter up the Chef
Buttermilk Pie, Lemon Marmalade, Plum Jam, Black Pepper Honey
Candied Walnuts, Snickerdoodle Ice Cream


Falling for Fall
Butter Pecan Pie, Whipped Pumpkin Chantilly Cream
Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Snickerdoodle Ice Cream


Choc-Full of Goodness
Chocolate Fluff Cake, Salted Peanut Praline, Caramel Sauce
Torched Meringue, Chocolate Sorbet



Dinner $68

Plus 20% Service Charge And Tax, Not Including Beverages.


Canyon Kitchen is open seasonally, Wednesday through Sunday nights for dinner (5pm-9pm) from May – October.

For reservations
(828) 743-7967

Book Online


150 Lonesome Valley
Rd Sapphire, NC 28774

We are located 2.5 miles east from Cashiers on Hwy 64 East. Turn left into Lonesome Valley and follow the signs to Canyon Kitchen.

*Click to see map below.


Reservations for dinner are suggested. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres are available at the garden bar without a reservation (weather permitting).

Dress Code:

Mountain casual, no coat or tie required.


Full bar is available along with an extensive wine selection.

Private Events:

Email Sarah Jennings, Event Director or call (828) 743-7696.


$68 for 4 courses, plus drinks, tax and 20% gratuity.

Corkage Fee:

$30 corkage fee per 750mL

Upcoming Events:

May 2018 – Open for the season

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