Old time diners are something reminiscent of the past, a time with good food and family gatherings. But here in the south, diners are very much a part of the local culture if you know where to find them.

Ammons Drive Inn & Dairy Bar is located in Waynesville, NC. They are one of the few diners left that cater to that old-time feel with low prices and good food. Everything is made to order and their menu is large enough to accommodate even the pickiest of eaters. My personal favorite is their hamburgers and for under $3, you really can’t beat the price for the quality of food.

Photo courtesy of Ammons Drive Inn & Dairy

Photo courtesy of Ammons Drive Inn & Dairy

Their dedication to producing delicious food doesn’t just stop at their entrees. If you save room, they have a large selection of handmade deserts including an all time southern must have, cobbler. Their cobbler comes in a variety of daily flavors that rotate throughout the week. Peach, blueberry, strawberry, apple, and cherry are just a few of what they have to offer. If cobbler isn’t your thing, you can always try one of their handmade milk shakes. They also come in a variety of flavors including your classic vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate as well as a few non-conventional flavors such as oreo, butterfinger, pinapple, cherry, and peanut butter.

One of the best features of Ammons Drive Inn & Dairy Bar is that they offer curb service, so if you’re in a hurry or don’t feel like sitting inside with the crowds of people, you can just pull up to their curb service parking areas and their servers will take care of everything you need. Whether you’re a long time resident or new to the area, Ammons Drive Inn & Dairy Bar is well worth the trip to the small town of Waynesville, NC.

Ammons Drive Inn & Dairy Bar

1451 Dellwood Rd

Waynesville, NC 28786

Ammons Drive Inn & Dairy Bar

1451 Dellwood Rd

Waynesville, NC 28786