Family Owned & Operated
Seafood Restaurant

We’re a family-owned and operated restaurant located in Waynesville, a town in the beautiful Great Smokey Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Currently, the State of North Carolina has let go of capacity and social distancing restrictions for restaurants. While we are allowed to seat at 100% capacity, we currently do not have the staff to do so. Please be patient and understanding as we are trying our best to get staffed to be able to open more tables.
We will still not accept any parties over 10 people.
Our bar will remain a section, while you can get drinks and take them to the porch, you cannot place to-go orders or wait for your table at the bar.

Holiday Hours



For Thanksgiving we will be closed Tuesday November 22nd through Thursday November 24th.



We will be closed Thursday December 8th and Friday December 9th.



On Christmas Eve Saturday December 24th, we will close at 3pm. We will be Closed Christmas Day, Sunday December 25th.

We will be OPEN from 4pm until 8pm on Tuesday December 27th and Wednesday December 28th. These are great days to come in and avoid the crowds.

Since opening in 1989, we have been frequented by locals and visitors alike. We’re known for our fresh, cooked-to-order seafood, hand-shucked Gulf and Blue Point oysters, poultry, pasta, and hand-cut steaks. Our house-made seafood chowder is the all-time customer favorite. If there’s any room left over, try one of our homemade desserts. Our bar offers a variety of cocktails, an extensive wine list, and a selection of draft, craft and microbrew beers.

At the Galley, we serve Thursday through Tuesday for lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Sundays. Our creative team in the kitchen comes up with daily specials for lunch and dinner, and we serve generous portions of food that is as local and fresh as we can acquire.


We’re a first come, first serve restaurant. We do not seat incomplete parties, do not take call ahead seating, and cannot place you on our waitlist until your party is complete. We cannot accommodate parties of ten or more. Your party may be split in separate dining rooms and staggered in.

To-Go Orders

You can call and place your to-go order at 828-456-8945 or at 828-246-0824. Please understand we will take phone lines off the hook when we reach volume. You can always call ahead your To-Go Order for pick-up at a later point in the day.



Our bar will remain a section, while you can get drinks and take them to the porch, you cannot place to-go orders or wait for your table at the bar. You must check in with the host desk for bar seating.

Weekly Specials


- 1/2 priced most bottles of wine
- $11.50 Peel n Shuck - 1/4 lb Cold U-Peel's and 6 Featured Raw Oysters (dine-in only)


- 1/2 priced Rodney Strong and Estancia Wine Bottles
- $11.50 Peel-n-Shuck 1/4lb Cold U-Peel's and 6 Raw Featured Oysters (dine-in Only)


- Brunch 11-3
- All-day Bloody Mary's or Mimosas $6.75

Join Us For Sunday Brunch 11AM -3PM

Pick up a Galley Gift Card for any amount at the restaurant, or give us a call and we can mail one to you.