The food here may not win any awards for creative cooking, but many folks like the mountain trout, catfish, chicken with dumplings, country ham with red-eye gravy, and fried chicken. With new Jarrett House ownership, food is no longer served family-style – you order from a menu with no seconds, and there have been some complaints. In continuous operation since 1884 and now on the National Register of Historic Places, Jarrett House is best known for its dining, but you
can also stay here. Rooms (from $109 double in-season, including breakfast, no children under 10) in this three-story country inn, with porches on all three levels, are small and unpretentious (some have been redone recently), but you can't beat the location right across from Dillsboro's handful of shops and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad stop.