A location overlooking Pack Square Park, bustling with families and downtown workers, helps keep Pack's Tavern popular. A 1930s vintage yellow pickup is permanently parked at the entrance. The heavily renovated 1907 building, with original brick walls, high ceilings, and big windows with views of the park, is a pleasant atmosphere for enjoying a menu that includes fried foods like fish-and-chips (said to be the most popular menu item), and the signature Mt. Mitchell Burger,
an 8-ouncer with bacon, green tomato, a fried egg, and cheddar and Swiss cheese. You can also get steak, local trout, grilled chicken, and various salads. Pack's Tavern promises more than 30 draft beers and a full bar. There's a Sunday brunch in an upstairs meeting room and year-round outdoor dining.