Boone NC Restaurant Dining Guide
Visitors to the High Country area of the NC Blue Ridge Mountains have an array of local restaurants to choose from, be it in Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, Todd or West Jefferson. No matter the cuisine you are in the mood for, our local fare is sure to please. Our Boone NC Restaurant Dining Guide is updated frequently.
Blowing Rock NC Restaurants
Best Cellar 203 Sunset Drive. The Best Cellar prides itself on having provided its customers with the finest of food, wine, and service for 30 years. All dishes and desserts, are prepared each day on site. Many of our dishes have been favorites for years, but we always have daily specials to satisfy those customers looking for something new.
Bistro Roca 143 Wonderland Trail. Bistro Roca is a true neighborhood Restaurant located off the beaten path in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC where we welcome you warmly and serve satisfying foods that change with the seasons. It is a casual bistro to enjoy the company of friends and family while relaxing with easy cuisine and drink.
Blowing Rock Ale House 152 Sunset Drive. The Blowing Rock Ale House Restaurant is located at the Blowing Rock Brewery in historic downtown Blowing Rock. The Ale House offers cuisine capturing the same mountain artisan feel as our beer with which it pairs. Our talented executive chefs construct menus incorporating our craft brews into locally sourced ingredients to create a dining experience unlike any other.
Canyons of the Blue Ridge 8960 Valley Boulevard. Even though our wall of windows overlooks the beautiful Johns River Gorge, we’re more than just a pretty view. Our classic dishes like the Beef Enchiladas and the Maui Sandwich keep you coming back for more, while innovative, chef-driven specials at lunch and dinner feature local proteins and produce and pack a serious punch of flavor. You won’t find a more delicious margarita in the High Country, and Sunday brunch is the best in town.
Cheeseburgers Grille 310 Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway. Cheeseburgers Grille is a hidden gem within the Blowing Rock restaurant community. Located in the Tanger Outlets, we pride ourselves in establishing a friendly atmosphere for people of all ages through extraordinary customer service, pleasing our clientele with traditional American food items that are both distinctive and delicious – homemade soups, garden fresh salads, signature sandwiches and of course… Cheeseburgers!
Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub 8180 Valley Boulevard. Foggy Rock is a local, family owned restaurant established in late 2010. The food is our biggest passion. A “twist on the ordinary”, we are constantly looking for new trends. We don’t limit ourselves to a specific cuisine – we believe all the different cooking styles of the world are equally tasty. We also get a lot of inspiration from Food Network and places we travel to, in and out of the country. We take every day classics and add a “twist” to make it unique to our style.
Mellow Mushroom 946 Main Street. Mellow Mushroom is proud to serve Blowing Rock with delicious pizza, hoagies, calzones and salads. Providing quality food since 1974, we use fresh ingredients on all our menu items. Mellow Mushroom is more than just a pizza restaurant; it is where Blowing Rock pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Our menu and locations are as eclectic as our fans. The search for the best pizza in Blowing Rock is over.
New Public House 239 Sunset Drive. Our food is American Classics complimented by an impressive selection of local ales, fine wines and seasonal cocktails. Pork Loin Chop, Beef Tenderloin, Shrimp & Grits, Mountain Trout, and NE Clam Chowder highlight the menu. Light items include seasonal sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as five specialty Short Rib burgers, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Trout Po Boy. Our Breakfast and Brunch Menu features a daily selection of traditional breakfast entrees such as the Chef’s Omelet Du Jour, Public House Pancakes, and the Dirty South Benedict.
Outback Steakhouse 8280 Valley Boulevard. We are an Australian-inspired steakhouse restaurant beloved worldwide. We pride ourselves on serving up variety; our unbeatable steak cuts are complemented by delicious choices of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta at a price for everyone. Our strategy? We’re the leader of the pack by emphasizing consistently high quality delicious food delivering a warm, welcoming environment. Our generous portions are moderately priced. Our casual atmosphere couldn’t be more transporting – it’s like you’re right there in the Australian Outback.
Papa Joe’s Italian-American Restaurant 8062 Valley Boulevard. Papa Joe, a true Italian-American, has been doing Italian since 1982. He loves to create a true Italian experience with his authentic cuisine! Eat at Joe’s and don’t forget the Cannoli!!!
Roots Regional Fare & Drink 7179 Valley Boulevard. Located in a renovated 1950’s mountain style cottage, Roots offers regional comfort cuisine with a unique flare that is casual, family friendly and moderately priced. The bar offers all ABC permits, oyster bar and locally crafted beers on tap.
Savannah’s Oyster House 155 Sunset Drive. Bringing the Low Country to the High Country! Savannah’s Oyster House is just great food in a laid back Low Country Atmosphere. Come and enjoy this unique dining experience where there is something for everyone.
Six Pence Pub 1121 Main Street. Located in the heart of the village, we are proud to serve you the finest food and ale in the High Country. Whether on our spacious Main Street patio, or in our cozy pub, you’ll find a variety of appetizers, traditional American, and British comfort foods served lunch, dinner, and late night. You’re sure to find your favorite craft and seasonal beer on tap as well.
Southern Comforts 870 Main Street. Breakfast served ALL day! Home cookin – vegetables, entrees, Friday & Saturday night seafood specials served after 5pm, homemade pies and cobblers.
Storie Street Grille 1167 Main Street. At Storie Street Grille, we shape your experience around a food-centered trilogy: simple, seasonal and memorable. For well over a decade, we’ve delighted our guests, both residents and visitors, with locally harvested ingredients and regionally-based flavors served in a warm and welcoming setting. Our full bar, hand-selected wines and micro-brewed beers are great complements to innovative selections that celebrate the fabulous flavors of local provisions, sustainably-harvested seafoods and season-fresh produce. For lunch or dinner, inside or out, we invite you to join us.
Sunny Rock Eggs & Things 8146 Valley Boulevard. Sunny Rock Eggs and Things is a breakfast and lunch diner that opened in July of 2015 in Blowing Rock, NC. Whether you want a traditional breakfast or want to try something more eggciting, at Sunny Rock we have options for everyone! Sunny Rock also features a full service coffee bar with espresso drinks. Sit at the bar and have a cup of coffee while you enjoy your brunch and read the newspaper!
Town Tavern 1182 Main Street. We are a sports bar and restaurant located on Main Street in historic downtown Blowing Rock open every day for lunch, dinner and later. We have 19 flat screen TVs to catch the game and boast the largest outdoor dining area in the High Country. We offer casual fare including (almost) world famous wings, NC barbecue, burgers, salads, wraps, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts. We have live music inside and on our patio every Friday night and lots of other times. We also do karaoke on Saturdays.
Twigs Restaurant & Bar 7956 Valley Boulevard. Our culinary team sources the finest ingredients possible from local organic sources and prepares each dish with a special touch that keeps customers coming back again and again. An award winning wine list with over 200 bottle selections and 14 wines by the glass. An extensive beer list with over 35 choices, many of which are craft beers from North Carolina’s finest breweries, and a full service bar with many artisan drinks to enjoy with friends. The dining room is comfortable and cozy, highlighting the rustic mountain theme of the restaurant. White table cloths and many twinkling lights cap off the experience. Or enjoy the bar with the warm glow of the fireplace, live music and friends.
Village Café 1105 Main Street. A quaint breakfast and lunch restaurant, tucked away in the heart of Blowing Rock. Open seasonally from April-November.
Woodlands Barbecue 8304 Valley Boulevard. Woodlands Barbeque Restaurant specializes in North Carolina Barbeque Pork and Ribs, great food, nightly entertainment and catering. Our menu features barbecue beef, pork, chicken and ribs plus home style Mexican food. Family oriented with a rustic atmosphere, Woodlands Barbeque Restaurant is one of North Carolina’s best Barbeque Restaurants. Large selection of everyone’s favorite appetizers, sandwiches and desserts. Live nightly entertainment. Dine and listen to some of the best local musicians. Bar Lounge has all ABC permits and a wide screen TV.
Boone NC Restaurants
Applebee’s 2036 Blowing Rock Road. Founded nearly three decades ago on the principles of exceptional value and family fun…today the largest casual-dining chain in the world. This prominent eatery draws people of all ages and lifestyles with its fun, family-friendly atmosphere and signature bar and grill menu. Applebee’s menu features beef, chicken and pork items, as well as burgers, pasta and seafood, with a selection of signature menu items found only at Applebee’s.
Barberito’s 2575 Highway 105 South. In a class of our own, Barberitos cannot be mistaken for fast food. Our style is Southwestern and the concept is quick serve. Our food is made-to-order right in front of you, exactly the way you tell us to make it. In addition to serving only the best tasting burritos, we also offer delicious tacos, quesadillas, nachos and salads. Barberitos offers fresh, healthy, and absolutely delicious food, made-to-order, just the way YOU like it. Our produce arrives daily, so you can be assured that your food is prepared fresh. In order to make our meals as healthy as possible, we don’t use any added fats or preservatives in the preparation of our foods.
BBQ, Burgers & Brews Restaurant & Tavern 1475 Highway 105 South. The real secret to authentic High Country BBQ is all in how it’s cooked—low and slow. And at BBQ, Burgers & Brews, that’s the way we do it, smoking the finest cuts of meat at a constant temperature for hours on end. Grilling Gourmet Burgers is our specialty! Each of our gourmet burgers will satisfy your taste buds from the first bite. Build your own burgers from the bun all the way down to the sauce. Stop by the bar and sample our beer selection that focuses on Western NC breweries.
Bella’s Italian Restaurant & Bar 190 Boone Heights Drive. Give in to your cravings! Bella’s Italian Restaurant & Bar of Boone is here to offer you New York style pizza and other authentic Italian cuisine. Choose from our large wine selection, the finest Italian wines. Enjoy our sumptuous Italian entrees, affordable food and relaxed atmosphere with your family and friends. Sit at the bar or the high top tables and enjoy your favorite sports game with a beer or cocktail and one of our delicious appetizers. We will provide you with prompt and courteous service, making your dinner with us a great experience.
Black Cat Burrito 127 S. Depot Street. BlackCat Burrito has been serving the High Country what we like to call healthy fast food! BlackCat offers a great selection of burritos, quesadillas and whatnot. Best fish tacos in town! Killer (and cheap) Margaritas and a wide beer selection make BlackCat a local favorite. Live music too.
Boone Bagelry 516 W. King Street. Locally owned and operated by Tony and Donna Nicastro since 1988, Boone Bagelry is conveniently located in downtown Boone. Whether you’re looking for a great place to enjoy a breakfast meeting or need a place to just get out and chill for a bit, Boone Bagelry has the perfectly affordable and delectable menu for you. Come on in and taste the goodness that we have been serving customers for over 25 years. Our products are environmentally friendly and we proudly buy our food materials from local businesses. Support local. Taste local. Enjoy local.
Boone Bagelry’s Waterwheel Café 125 Graduate Lane. Just look for the monumental Water Wheel in our parking lot! We are locally owned and operated by Tony, Donna, and Natalie Nicastro – the same people behind the Original Boone Bagelry on King Street in Downtown Boone. Our new location offers a lodge-like feel with an impressive rock fireplace, a spacious open floorpan, and cozy booth seating. Our Culinary Team developed The Water Wheel Cafe menu to feature many of the Original classics we are known for, as well as new and exciting menu items that will win you over. We look forward to serving you.
Café Portofino 970 Rivers Street. A favorite of Boone locals, Café Portofino is located in a 100-year- old building on Rivers Street, once the original maintenance station for the historic Tweetsie Railroad. Completely renovated, with a friendly, open kitchen and a cozy dining room, we offer 5-star dining in a casual atmosphere. The menu is an eclectic mix of sandwiches, pastas and steaks. Café Portofino features daily culinary specials and fresh seafood. The extraordinary wine list compliments the culinary experience and all ABC permits are offered.
Capone’s Pizza & Bar 454 W. King Street. Voted “The Best Pizza in The High Country” New York & Chicago Style Pizza & More. Situated Opposite the Turchin Center in Downtown Boone. Comfortable All Booth Seating. Relaxed Atmosphere. A Great Selection of Domestic & Imported Beers.
Casa Rustica 1348 Highway 105 South. Peter and Sara Pedroni’s dreams and visions were fulfilled when Casa Rustica Restaurant opened in December of 1981. Casa Rustica is a true family restaurant built on original recipes from Peter’s mother, Pina, and his own worldly culinary expertise. Now, blessed with a fantastic friendly staff, son Rick continues the wonderful family tradition that is Casa Rustica Restaurant.
Chili’s Grill & Bar 1934 Blowing Rock Road. Burgers. Ribs. Fajitas. It all started with a dream: to create a place you’d want to go and hang out with good friends over a burger and a beer. For people who craved connection with family and friends, we were the only ones to offer a genuine Southwest spirit filled with positive energy. Our first location opened in 1975 in Dallas, where we converted a post office into a funky little joint named Chili’s. People around the globe love our Fresh Tex and Fresh Mex flavors, and the fun ways that we make every guest feel special.
Chipotle Mexican Grill 1787 Blowing Rock Road. We’re all about preparing food without added colors, flavors, or preservatives (other than lemon or lime juice, which can be used as preservatives — though we use them only for taste). Just genuine raw ingredients and their individual, delectable flavors. We source from farms rather than factories, and spend a lot more on our ingredients than many other restaurants. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Cobo Sushi Bisto & Bar 161 W. Howard Street. Opened in May 2013, CoBo Sushi Bistro and Bar is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that not only includes the Japanese art of sushi, but also has plenty of non-traditional and contemporary menu items. We have a fun-loving, casual, yet elegent atmosphere that welcomes all.
Coyote Kitchen 200 Southgate Drive. We are in the heart of the NC High Country. Specializing in Southwest Carribean Soulfood, we are proud to offer a variety of food to please all appetites. At Coyote Kitchen, we offer antibiotic and hormone free meat options, eco-friendly ocean fishes, vegetarian and vegan dining options, savory daily specials, and flavors to die for! COYOTE KITCHEN is a family owned business.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 1601 Blowing Rock Road. For over 45 years, Cracker Barrel has been the trusted home-away-from-home for millions of Americans. We are committed to providing our guests with high-quality, homestyle food. If we can’t source quality ingredients that meet our high standards for a particular dish, we simply don’t serve it. This commitment to quality ingredients is how we provide authentic, country style cooking that is rooted in real, homestyle recipes. It’s also how we keep our menu fresh and exciting with new seasonal dishes and continue to offer the best value to our guests.
Dan’l Boone Inn 130 Hardin Street. For over 50 years, Dan’l Boone Inn has been serving Boone and the High Country delicious homecooked meals, just like you remember at grandma’s house. Our family style meals begin with a salad in the summer and soup in the winter. Three meats and five vegetables are served along with biscuits, preserves, dessert and beverage. A full family style breakfast is served on Saturdays and Sundays. Dan’l Boone Inn has recently been honored by both Southern Living Magazine and Our State Magazine for our country cuisine. The restaurant placed third in Southern Living in the reader’s choice awards for country cooking restaurants. We also won first place among readers of Our State Magazine for Family Dining/Country Cooking and third place under Best Restaurant in North Carolina.
Dos Amigos 187 New Market Center. Welcome to Dos Amigos, an authentic Mexican restaurant. We are sure you will find a warm welcome and prompt, professional service combined with outstanding dishes. Mexican cuisine is a style of food that is primarily a fusion of indigenous, Mesoamerican cooking with European (especially Spanish) cooking. The basic staples remain the native corn, beans and chili peppers, but the Spanish introduced a large number of other foods, including beef, pork, chicken, goat and sheep, dairy products (especially cheese), and various herbs and spices. Over the centuries, the foods and cooking techniques began to be mixed and this resulted in various regional cuisines based on local conditions.
F.A.R.M. Café 617 W. King Street. F.A.R.M. Cafe is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can community kitchen that builds a healthy and inclusive community. We provide high quality and delicious meals produced from local sources when available, served in a restaurant where everybody eats, regardless of means. Featured on UNC TV and PBS!
Gamekeeper Restaurant at Yonahlossee Resort 3005 Shulls Mill Road. The Gamekeeper Restaurant and Bar is well known for interesting and delicious interpretations of Southern classics. The menu changes seasonally blending the traditional with the exotic, satisfying both meat and veggie lovers. Quality and care is evident in all we produce. The freshest of local ingredients and humanely farm raised meats are served. The knowledgeable staff is fabulous and truly stands behind what they are serving and producing. It is the ultimate marriage of fine dining and comfort food. This is not haute cuisine: you will leave sated and satisfied after your experience.
Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant 276 Village Drive. Japanese cuisine, serving steak and seafood in a casual dining atmosphere, serving lunch and dinner.
Joy Bistro 115 New Market Center. Specializing in French style cuisine, The Joy Bistro provides Boone residents and visitors alike with a cozy intimate dining atmosphere with a personal touch and attention to detail. Head chef and owner Melissa Claude has brought together a well-balanced menu of European and American inspired cuisine. Using the freshest ingredients that Boone has to offer, diners are treated to dishes ranging from a local pan seared pork chop topped with whole grain mustard cream sauce, to Fresh North Carolina trout, to our signature Scallops au Poivre topped with a brandy cream sauce. And don’t forget the drink menu. In the front of the house, Gary has put together a unique mix of classic and modern cocktail recipes.
Juice Boone Shops at Shadowline 244 Shadowline Drive COLD PRESSED JUICES Fresh pressed daily on a 4,000 lb. hydrolic press, this is the best juice on the face of the earth! SMOOTHIES & SMOOTHIE BOWLS Made to order and absolutely delicious! We have something for everyone. Make sure you stop in and ask about our super food add-ins. ALKALINE H2O, BUCHI, AND MUCH MORE! At Juice Boone we only deal with clean natural healthy products. That’s why we are excited to offer some of the most pure and mineral rich alkaline waters on the planet!
The Local 179 Howard Street. The Local is the hottest spot in Boone for great food and fun times. No one is a stranger here, and there’s a little something for everyone. The Local is a home away from home, where family and friends can come to enjoy a meal, crafted in-house from fresh ingredients, play a game of pool on our billiards tables or relax in our lounge area on comfortable couches with drinks and appetizers. Sports enthusiasts can watch their watch their favorite sporting events on our large flat screen TVs. And, for all those who love to dance… The Local hosts LIVE music performances on Friday & Saturday nights.
Local Lion Expresso Bar & Homemade Doughnuts 791 Blowing Rock Road. The Local Lion is a family owned and operated business. Seeing that Boone was missing a drive-thru coffee shop and doughnut shop, the idea of the Local Lion was born. Josiah and Meredith found doughnut equipment for sale located in Roan Mountain, TN. Little did they know this discovery included the doughnut baking knowledge of award winning bakers, Tim and Crystal Dekker. Tim and Crystal of Smoky Mountain Bakery, generously trained Josiah and Meredith in the art of making doughnuts from scratch the old fashioned way.
Los Arcoiris Mexican Restaurant 168 Boone Heights Drive. Los Arcoiris is an authentic Mexican restaurant with locations throughout the High Country of North Carolina. We serve freshly prepared Mexican dishes with a large menu from Burritos to Chile Rellenos and Chimichangas – vegetarian and kids plates are also available. We invite you to visit us for an introduction to “real” Mexican food. Our Boone location has been completely renovated for an authentic Mexican look and feel with hand painted murals and southwestern style decor.
Lost Province Brewing Company 130 N Depot Street. Opened in August 2014, Lost Province Brewing Co. is a destination microbrewery and gastrobpub located in historic downtown Boone, NC. We brew authentic and innovative craft beer and serve savory wood fired fare. As a small, family owned and operated business, we are committed to our community, environment and employees and strive above all to provide an experience of gracious hospitality for all of our guests.
Macado’s 539 W. King Street. The first Macado’s restaurant was opened in 1978 downtown Roanoke, Virginia. It soon became popular for its eclectic ambiance of cartoon, antique, and local nostalgic decor, as well as its wide array of hearty yet modestly-priced sandwiches, subs, and entrees. The already-lengthy menu has been changed and expanded over the years, and several events have grown in popularity, such as the Macado’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and the Macado’s Halloween Party. Loyal customers have made Macado’s part of their own traditions as well! See you at the DO’s!
Makoto’s Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar 2124 Blowing Rock Road. Boone’s original Japanese Seafood and Steak House Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Makoto’s is the Best Tasting Show in Town! Watch as our expert chefs perform their culinary magic tableside or for a more intimate dining experience, dine in our sushi bar. Since 1981, Makoto’s of Boone has been providing area residents and visitors with a facility for a unique dining experience. Makoto’s offers a rare combination of exceptional food prepared by expert(and entertaining) chefs in a relaxing atmpshphere, all at reasonable prices.
Melanies Food Fantasy 664 W. King Street. Since 1991, Melanie’s Food Fantasy has operated as a meeting place where great food, conversation, and atmosphere come together. Our menu has been described as eclectic, unique, and one of a kind. We have taken years to craft a culinary experience that is special to the dining culture of Boone, NC. With perhaps the best outdoor dining around, our desire is to serve the most delicious breakfast and lunch that we possibly can. Fresh fruits, farm-raised eggs, local produce, organic coffee, made to order juice, all come together for your dining pleasure. You won’t find a lot of pretense or fuss about our food, but what you’ll taste is simply delicious, if we don’t say so ourselves.
Mellow Mushroom 805 W. King Street. The Mellow Mushroom has been flipping pies in the High Country since 1996. We have always been family owned operation and proudly committed to our wonderful mountain community. We believe in the Mellow way of delicious, southern style pizza served up with a tasty craft brew, in a fresh and funky environment. So, stop by and experience the Mellow side of Boone!
Mint Indian Cuisine 203 Boone Heights Drive. Indian dishes can easily be considered some of the world’s most flavorful. The large variety of appetizers, snacks, side dishes and desserts have found numerous fans on an international scale. Combining all tastes possible, the Indian cuisine is bound to satisfy spice-lovers, “salty” people and persons with a sweet tooth alike. At Mint we acknowledge our wonderful history and constantly strive to push the boundaries to modernize traditional authentic tastes and elevate them to new, interesting and fascinating delights. Join us at Mint Indian Cuisine while we explore the limits and discover new taste sensations and establish new “traditions” from a firm foundation.
Murphy’s Restaurant 747 W. King Street. Serving traditional rib-sticking, appetite-pleasing, affordable food for almost 30 years, Murphy’s sits in downtown Boone, NC in a historic building making history of its own. Housed in the former Watauga Democrat Newspaper Building, the rustic framework of this brick and hardwood structure welcomes folks to sit, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of a cool downtown area.
Our Daily Bread Restaurant & Bar 627 W. King Street. A staple for the High Country lunch and dinner crowd. Perfectly blending fresh ingredients, ODB has turned the sandwich into an art form. Sandwiches come with your choice of pasta or potato salad, chips or fresh fruit, and you’ll also find one of the best domestic and imported beer selections on King Street.
Panera Bread Boone Mall 1180 Blowing Rock Road. Panera Bread bakery-cafes bring the tradition of freshly baked artisan bread to neighborhoods in cities throughout the country. We use only the highest-quality ingredients and bake fresh every day. We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are a long lunch with an old friend. We are your weekday morning ritual. We are the kindest gesture of neighbors. We are home. We are family. We are friends.
Peddler Steak House 1972 Blowing Rock Road. The Peddler has long been recognized as “The place for steak.” Our beef is specially selected heavy western beef. Precise aging adds the proper tenderness and texture. Only natural seasonings are used. All of the Peddler’s steaks are cooked over a glowing Tennessee hickory charcoal. Great Beef, all natural seasonings, exact aging, and real charcoal smoke is why The Peddler is “The Steak Place.” Ribeye steaks, cut to the individual’s order, with a make-it-yourself salad bar. A unique idea at first, our magnificent array of over 40 garden fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, and toppings, is a memorable experience. While often imitated, we’ve never been duplicated.
Pedalin’ Pig Boone 2968 Highway 105 South. From fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs to mouth-watering pork belly tacos, the Pedalin’ Pig offers a menu aimed to please. Renowned local chef turned pit-master, Jarad Blackley, prepares homemade sauces and rubs that will make your taste buds squeal. We use seasonal, local ingredients to pair unique flavors like a blackberry bourbon glaze or the sweet and spicy bite of our signature honey chipotle rub. Our BBQ pits are fired up nightly, slow-roasting locally sourced meats over hickory smoked hardwoods.
Peppers Restaurant & Bar Shops at Shadowline 240 Shadowline Drive. Pepper’s Restaurant and Bar was established in 1975, serving the High Country its first taste of the highest quality deli sandwiches. From its humble beginnings, Pepper’s Restaurant has expanded into a full-service restaurant and bar with a menu boasting Certified Angus Beef, wild caught seafood, savory pasta dishes, alongside Pepper’s Restaurant favorites like the famous Pepper’s French Onion Soup, Jean Lawsons, Fried Mushrooms, and Onion Rings! Keeping with a tradition that Jack Pepper started in 1975, Pepper’s remains committed to minimizing its effects on the environment. Pepper’s was the first restaurant in Boone to go 100% smoke-free and the first to recycle all glass, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum. The Bar at Pepper’s is home to the best local beer selection in town, has all ABC permits and enjoys one of the area’s best whiskey selections. Many fine wines are available, with the menu rotating regularly.
Proper 142 S. Water Street. Homestyle Southern Cooking with a modern, seasonal slant. Proper is an homage to a Southern upbringing. It is preserving a way of life that includes an honest living, being polite, and eating good food. Since 2010, Proper has offered locally sourced Southern cuisine at extremely reasonable prices, lovingly prepared by our talented cooks, and served by our friendly, good-looking wait staff. Serving daily lunch and dinner specials, as well as desserts made in-house, Proper is located in the historic old Jailhouse, Boone’s oldest building. Dine on our garden patio, front porch, or cozy interior.
Puerto Nuevo Mexican & Seafood Restaurant 187 Watauga Village Drive. At Puerto Nuevo Mexican and Seafood Restaurant, everything is prepared daily with fresh, healthy, high quality ingredients. Your experience is enhanced by the most reliable and professional service. Nuevo offers authentic Mexican dishes, including a vegetarian menu and many more fresh seafood choices. We have a large selection of tequilas and a variety of margaritas. The real surprise is that the Guacamole dip tastes fresh … and it tastes like avocado.
Red Onion Café 227 Hardin Street. Find something on the menu for everyone at Red Onion Cafe in Boone. Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant, everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. Sit outside when the weather is fine – Red Onion Cafe has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
The Rock Sports Bar & Grill 276 Watauga Village Drive. Opening the doors in October 2012, The Rock Sports Bar & Grill is Boone’s place for great food, drinks, and wall-to-wall sports coverage. With 42 HD TVs, catch every game including the NFL ticket, SEC, BIG 10 and coverage of Appalachian State sports. We also have the golf channel and Fox Sports Network. Our comprehensive menu includes salads, flatbreads, appetizers, wings, burgers, dogs, sandwiches, entrees and homemade desserts. We offer an affordable lunch menu, plus food & drink specials daily. On select nights, catch team trivia, 45¢ wings, karaoke and dart league. We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, from 11am ‘til midnight.
Sagebrush Steakhouse 1111 Highway 105 South. At Sagebrush Steakhouse, we pride ourselves in serving a great meal with value & variety in a family friendly environment. We not only welcome families, we treat you like our own! When you dine at Sagebrush, you’ll find a menu full of flavorful items with an emphasis on hand-cut steaks. Our main menu has a little something for everyone and served all day every day! We also offer award winning ribs, seafood, chicken, burgers, sandwiches and fresh salads. All Sagebrush Steakhouses offer a full service bar where you can kick back, relax and enjoy some true Southern Hospitality with our skilled bartenders. So “Belly Up” and enjoy your favorite adult beverage while watching the game or just hanging out with friends.
Stick Boy Kitchen 211 Boone Heights Drive. After years of customers asking for sandwiches and grumbling about parking and seating, we finally have it all! Opened in 2013, Stick Boy Kitchen (known simply as “the Kitchen” to locals) is our café location conveniently located just off 321. We offer breakfast plates, bagels, soups, sandwiches and salads all made with the same singular focus on quality ingredients, freshness and creativity that Stick Boy is known for. Don’t worry, if you are looking for baked goods, coffee and smoothies we have it all! Stop by get some real food.
Table at Crestwood 3236 Shulls Mill Road. The Table at Crestwood offers Southern Bistro fare in an elegant atmosphere. With breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Table will captivate you with our terrace and fireside dining.
Taste Grill Chinese & Japanese Restaurant Shops at Shadowline 240 Shadowline Drive. Taste Grill offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese and Japanese cuisines in Boone. Taste Grill’s convenient location and affordable prices make our restaurant a natural choice for dine-in and take-out meals in the Boone community. Our restaurant is known for its varieties of taste and fresh sushi. Come and experience our friendly atmosphere and excellent service.
Troy’s 105 Diner 1286 Highway 105 South. Troy’s is a favorite to locals and visitors alike. Step back in time and enjoy the areas only true diner. Come by and play the juke box or just enjoy all the vintage memorabilia. Breakfast is served all day, along with an extensive menu featuring homemade soups, great salads and 1/2 lb. burgers that are made fresh daily. Blue plate specials and daily specials are offered Monday thru Friday. Don’t forget to try one of the locally famous milkshakes, banana splits or homemade desserts.
Tucker’s Café Boone Mall 1180 Blowing Rock Road. Opened since ’92, Tucker’s Café has helped pioneer the local small business scene that has become increasingly popular throughout Boone! At Tucker’s you can find your comfort food with an assortment of menu items for the whole family. We’ve watched faithful customers and employees fall in love at Tucker’s, create families and now bring their own babies into Tucker’s! Grandparents bring their grandkids on play dates and retired folks still come by for their favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner meals! Help us celebrate by passing on the word that Boone Mall has a family owned, “been around for a while” restaurant!
Vidalia Restaurant & Wine Bar 831 W. King Street. Upscale Casual Restaurant located in historic downtown Boone, just across from the Watauga County Courthouse, serving creative American cuisine…think comfort foods with a twist!
Wild Craft Eatery 506 W. King Street. As Wild Craft Eatery we will draw our flavors from as many wild and bountiful foods, especially ones that both delight the tastebuds and sooth the soul. But please know, as wild and crafty as we may be, a majority of our foods will come from large distributers, who, luckily for us all, now offer a wide array of local, regional, organic and fresh foods with daily deliveries, year round. Serving food to you is both an honor and a privilege to us. Food alone has the ability to change your health, the prosperity of our community, the future of the earth, and, perhaps best of all, your mood. So, thank you for being here, and allowing us to do what we love, for you (and the earth too).
Valle Crucis NC Restaurants
Ham Shoppe Deli, Bakery & Market 124 Broadstone Road. HOME OF THE ORIGINAL HAM SHOPPE SANDWICH FOR 20 YEARS. Welcome to the original mountain sandwich shop where we build the best sandwiches you’ve ever had. We start with only the freshest, local ingredients and build it just the way you like. Make sure to make it a combo and try one of our famous sweet ice tea and add a dessert from our onsite bakery. Fresh bread baked daily plus local jams, jellies and gifts.
Over Yonder 3608 NC 194. Located in the picturesque village of Valle Crucis, North Carolina, Over Yonder tells the story of historic Appalachian cuisine from Chef Andy Long. Over Yonder opened in June of 2014 in the former homestead of the Taylor Family, one of the founding families of Valle Crucis. Our mission is to interpret classic Appalachian food in a modern yet casual way, and we do this by sourcing the best product we can and then doing our best not to screw it up. Everything is scratch-prepared, or as we like to call it, “done the hard and stupid way”, and we believe if you give it a try you will taste the difference.
Banner Elk NC Restaurants
Banner Elk Café and Lodge Espresso Bar 324 Shawneehaw Avenue. Located downtown Banner Elk, The Banner Elk Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Great food, ranging from eggs benedict to bid juicy burgers. For the healthy and weight conscious we offer grilled Mahi and chicken sandwiches, salad bar, and homemade daily specials. Dinner nightly offering: Ribs, Steaks, Fish and always fresh and creative specials and from our talented Chef.
Bayou Smokehouse & Grille 130 Main Street East. From Houston to New Orleans to New Iberia to Charlotte to Banner Elk, David, Winston and Lee Ammann offer you their Texas-Louisiana family recipes in a casual, comfortable atmosphere in the High Country of North Carolina. We began as a corporate catering company in Charlotte, NC serving clients such as the Richardson family’s Panther Stadium, Ken Schrader, Dale Earnhardt, Trammel Crow, ProLogis, Childress Klein, and Mary Tribble Creations. The Bayou Smokehouse and Grill in Banner Elk was opened in 2003, then, in 2006 we opened the Bayou General Store, which adjoins our Banner Elk location. Many of our Charlotte guests and friends continue to “drive up the hill” and visit with us here in Banner Elk.
Bella’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant 3585 Tynecastle Highway. Bella’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant serves up the very best High Country New York Style Pizza and flavorful entrees in Banner Elk, North Carolina.
Country Retreat Family Billiards 9021 Highway 105 South. Country Retreat Family Billiards was established in 1996. Since then owner Chris Aldridge has provided a clean, safe place for people of all ages to come and enjoy the sport of billiards, as well as a full grill menu. With items such as burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and more. Also be sure to pay attention to the daily specials. Our chef, Barnett Blair, is likely to surprise you with his wide range of menu items. From southern soul food to Italian dishes on Mondays to fresh seafood on Fridays in the summer. There is something for everyone to love on our menu.
Eat Crow 9872 Highway 105 South. Whether you seek a gourmet sandwich or specialty salad, a delectable sweet treat or customized catering let Eat Crow be your one stop shop for good food in the High Country. Eat Crow is a wonderful little cafe specializing in fresh baked goods including a large variety of baked pies and cakes. We offer them by the slice or order a whole one to take home and enjoy. We also offer fresh made sandwiches at lunch time that cannot be compared to any other “sandwich shop” in the area. Since we know life can be very hectic, for your convenience we prepare whole meals and soups daily that are ready for you to take home and heat up for your family. These entrees vary daily. We are always creating something delicious!
Louisiana Purchase Food & Spirits 397 Shawneehaw Avenue. Chef/owner Patrick Bagbey’s menu evolves with the changing seasons, and will always include favorites like BBQ North Carolina Shrimp, Cajun Seafood Étouffée, and Creole Jambalaya. All food is prepared in-house daily and made to order using the finest seafood and fresh, local, organic produce. We offer a full bar,a Wine Spectator Magazine’s “Best of Award of Excellence” from 1996-2015 wine list, and fourteen wines by the glass from our Cruvinet system.
Nick’s Restaurant & Pub 4527 Tynecastle Highway. Nick’s has been in Banner Elk since 1986 offering a relaxed and casual dining experience. We offer a full bar with all your favorite top shelf brands, wines and a wide selection of imported and domestic beers on tap and in the bottle. We have daily lunch and dinner specials, a children’s menu, as well as a large selection of Appetizers, Burgers, Quesadillas, Salads and of course, Wings! Catch all the games including the NFL Sunday Ticket on one of our Big Screens. Join Us each Friday Night for Karaoke starting at 8pm.
Pedalin’ Pig Banner Elk 4235 Highway 105 South. From fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs to mouth-watering pork belly tacos, the Pedalin’ Pig offers a menu aimed to please. Renowned local chef turned pit-master, Jarad Blackley, prepares homemade sauces and rubs that will make your taste buds squeal. We use seasonal, local ingredients to pair unique flavors like a blackberry bourbon glaze or the sweet and spicy bite of our signature honey chipotle rub. Our BBQ pits are fired up nightly, slow-roasting locally sourced meats over hickory smoked hardwoods. Not a pit boss? We also peddle dishes for all your vegetarian and gluten-free friends.
Puerto Nuevo Mexican & Seafood Restaurant Banner Elk 2120 Tynecastle Highway. Food cravings are easily satisfied at Puerto Nuevo – this popular Banner Elk spot puts a fresh, five-star spin on run-of-the-mill beans and cheese. Puerto Nuevo offers a new take on healthy dining. The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Take the kids along too – this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Whether you have a large or small group, Puerto Nuevo can accommodate both. Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door, dining at Puerto Nuevo is all about comfort.
Reid’s Café & Catering Co. 4004 Highway 105 South. Reid’s Café is the most recent labor of love from Tina Houston, owner of Reid’s Catering Co. which has been established here in the High Country for the past 16 years. Just as we value beautiful ingredients in our catering, the café will procure the highest quality of seasonal ingredients for their rotating daily menus. We value the handmade and fashion from scratch details as small as the aioli and dressings we use, to house made focaccias and pastries, slow roasted meats and naturally fermented pickles. We avoid industrially grown and processed foods. We love the intentional, the specific, the well-cared-for.
Sorrento’s Italian Bistro 140 Azalea Circle SE. Sorrento’s Italian Bistro is a family run business and has been serving Italian dishes since 1983 to locals and travelers to the quaint town in Banner Elk. Sorrento’s Italian Bistro has evolved into an eclectic gourmet Italian cuisine open seven nights a week and for lunch Weds – Sun. Some of the favorite recipes that patrons come back for again and again is the Crab Cakes and the Tortellini Sorrento’s.
Stonewalls Restaurant 344 Shawneehaw Avenue S. Stonewalls Restaurant serves Prime Rib, Seafood, Gourmet Steaks, Fine Wines and Fine Olive Oils & Balsamics. Stonewalls has been locally owned and operated since 1985 and we pride ourselves on our exceptional service and value. Stonewalls offers the finest cuts of beef found in prime rib, sirloin, rib eye, New York Strip and Filet Mignon. Our chicken & ribs are second to none and we have a great lineup of seafood. Our chefs have been performing for years, and our buyer selects the best cuts available. Our salad bar is a destination for locals and for tourists. Looking forward to hosting you soon!