iAit the entrance to the High Country, tucked away in the heart of Ashe County on Hwy. 16 North just off the Blue Ridge Parkway just beyond the Wilkes & Ashe County line is Mountain Aire Seafood and Steaks Restaurant.

The restaurant is located just before the community of Glendale Springs, Famous for the Church of the Frescoes, also 4 miles from the world’s second oldest river “The South Fork of the New River”. Famous for canoe trips and small mouth bass. At Mountan Aire Seafood and Steaks the roar of the ocean waves meets the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and the treasures of the sea come together to bring delicacies for a fine dining experience.

After you’ve taken in the sights and sounds of the area, be sure to stop by Mountain Aire Seafood and Steaks. This cozy restaurant has been serving up delicious dishes and features only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. The menu includes a variety of mouthwatering seafood & steak dishes and for those looking for something a little lighter, they also offer salads, sandwiches, and other lighter fare.

The friendly staff at Mountain Aire Seafood and Steaks are dedicated to providing visitors with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Whether you’re dining with family, friends, or colleagues, their friendly and accommodating staff will make sure your visit is unforgettable.

For those looking to explore the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and experience unbeatable seafood and steak dishes, West Jefferson and Mountain Aire Seafood and Steaks should definitely be on your list of places to visit. With its stunning mountain scenery and delicious food, it’s sure to be a memorable experience.

Seafood and Steaks in West Jefferson in the NC Mountains

Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks with our extensive menu offers some of the best Seafood & Steaks in the High Country.

9930 NC Hwy 16 South
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Ph: 336-982-3060
Fax: 336-982-3043

Mountain Aire Seafood and Steaks Restaurant is owned and operated by Brenda and Joe Barker.

Mountain Aire Gift Certificates

Is it time to celebrate? Reward your friends, family and employees with a scrumptious meal at Mountain Aire Seafood and Steaks Restaurant.

To purchase a gift certificate, ask your server or call the restaurant
Until then just give us a call and we can send a gift certificate to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks Wins Awarded Again!

The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks has been selected as the 2024 Small Business of the Year!

This award, given to a Chamber member business in operation for at least three years with a

staff of fewer than 25 employees and a solid commitment to the community, is well-deserved by owners Brenda and Joe Barker and their staff.

Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks is a local institution f area residents and visitors alike. Patrons compliment the wide variety of offerings for all ages, the consistent good service and food, and the warmth and hospitality shown by the staff. At the heart of this hospitality is owner Brenda, who has selflessly served the community for over four decades, first as a dedicated waitress and now as owner for nearly 22 years. During this time, the Barker family has supported many local causes – offering aid and mentorship to other business owners feeding families staying at Camp New Hope, meeting neighbors’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, and serving hot meals to nourish As County athletic teams. Still, these are just a few of ma acts of generosity. Brenda and her staff go above and beyond to ensure that customers leave content and keep coming back while also tirelessly championing: many needs in the community.

Please join the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce in celebrating Owners Joe and Brenda Barker and the staff of Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks, the 2024 Small Business of the Year!


Another great meal….

A great place to have a good meal. I had calabash shrimp and my husband had the trout. As usual all was delicious and you know that is why it is a favorite with locals. Come casual and enjoy good cooking. The owner is always. there to greet you and the ladies are pleasant and accommodating. Good food at a reasonable price. Their hush puppies are the best anywhere!

Great Food, HUGE Portions, Awesome Service

I have lived in Ashe County (Fleetwood) for several years and I just had dinner at the Mountain Aire for the first time. I really loved it. The food was great, they serve you HUGE portions and the service was awesome. Wanna send a special THANK YOU to Candice my server. As I shared with you, I will bring the whole family back next time.

David A


Great seafood and steaks…

We get the large platter and split it when we go! The fish is always delicious and the baked potato and salad bar are always fresh and tasty. My children have gotten hamburgers and chicken fingers and liked them both. There are a lot of options on the menu, something for everyone.

Sophia W


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Ashe County 2024 Business of the Year

Ashe County 2024 Business of the Year

The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks has been selected as the 2024 Small Business of the Year! This award, given to a Chamber member business in operation for at least three years with a staff of fewer than...

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Monday Night Buffet 4-8pm

Monday Night Buffet 4-8pm

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Business Hours

Dinner Hours
Open Year Round

Monday Buffet 4pm-8pm
Closed Tuesday
Closed Wednesday
Thu: 4:00pm – 8:30pm
Fri: 4:00pm – 8:30pm
Sat: 4:00pm – 8:30pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Breakfast Buffet

April 11- Dec31st 2024
Thu: 7:00am – 11:00am
Fri: 7:00am – 11:00am
Sat: 7:00am – 11:00am
Sun: 7:00am – 10:30am
* Special Orders Available Upon Request

Contact Us


Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Phone: (336) 982-3060

Email: brendabarker70@gmail.com