Local Restaurants

While there are chain restaurants in Boone, there are also many special unique restaurants throughout the High Country in Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk. We encourage you to try to wonderful cuisine from these fine local establishments

The Peddler Steak House

The Peddler Steak House

The Peddler has long been recognized as "The Steak Place." 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."
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: 828-264-4433
Rowland`s Restaurant at Westglow Spa

Rowland`s Restaurant at Westglow Spa

Experience world-class culinary fare in our historic mansion, where the elegance of fine dining can be rediscovered amid gracious hospitality and the comfort of home. Mountain views and romantic fireside dining create a magical setting where you can enjoy the flavors of new American cuisine prepared with a flare of Southern sensibility. Rowland's features an indulgent menu with an array of eclectic dishes including fresh seafood, prime steaks and savory game meats. There is also a delicious gourmet spa menu for the health conscious. On the wine list, you will find bottles from all over the world, including rare wines and some little-known gems from North Carolina vineyards.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: 828-295-4463
Pepper`s Restaurant

Pepper`s Restaurant

Pepper's was established in 1975, serving the High Country its first taste of sumptuous, "deli style" sandwiches. In addition, we were one of the first restaurants in Boone to recycle all of our cardboard, glass, plastic, tin and aluminum. We have also cleaned up our own environment by becoming a 100% smoke-free establishment. Our goal at Pepper's is to serve the freshest, highest quality food available. We hope you have a pleasant dining experience here at Pepper's.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: 828.262.1250
The Red Onion Cafe

The Red Onion Cafe

One of the classic restaurants in Boone NC, the Red Onion Caf opens daily at 11am and serves continuously into the evening. Across from Appalachian State University on Highway 321 near downtown Boone. The Red Onion Caf is unique among Boone restaurants, offering a menu [download menu PDF] stocked with one-of-a-kind items such as the Artichoke Dip appetizer, our famous blond brownie - the Horace Cookie, weekly dinner specials, vegetarian meals, lunch specials, pasta, pizza, salads, a large children's menu and homemade desserts.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 264-5470
Cha da Thai

Cha da Thai

Traditional Thai cooking is a cuisine unlike any other, with a balance of textures, colors, and flavors. Our menu is a representation offers Thai specialties from across the country, with emphasis on the delectable blending of four primary flavors: sweet, sour, salty and spicy. Not all Thai cooking is spicy-hot, although it is all flavorful. If youre unfamiliar with our food, it would be our pleasure to assist you in choosing dishes that you will enjoy.
Location: Boone, NC
Phone: 828 268 0434
Makoto`s Japanese Steak House

Makoto`s Japanese Steak House

Excellent Japanese Food with a great cooking show!
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 264-7976
Casa Rustica

Casa Rustica

Peter and Sara Pedronis dreams and visions were fulfilled when Casa Rustica Restaurant opened in December of 1981. When Peter found Boone, North Carolina he knew he was in the right spot. Not only did he see a wonderful place to raise his children, Laura and Rick, but he was also reminded of his hometown, Cannobio, in the Lake Region of Italy. Casa Rustica is a true family restaurant built on original recipes from Peters mother, Pina, and his own worldly culinary expertise.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: (828)262-5128
Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant

Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant

Dos Amigos opened its door in March of 1990 and since has been recognized for its delicious food, which is made daily using the best ingredients. Dos Amigos is also known for its great hospitality service and great atmosphere for you to enjoy with friends and family.
Location: Boone, NC
Phone: 828-265-1674
Los Arcoiris Mexican Restaurant

Los Arcoiris Mexican Restaurant

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.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: 828-264-7770
Coyote Kitchen

Coyote Kitchen

We are located 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.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 265-4041
Louisiana Purchase Restaurant

Louisiana Purchase Restaurant

Chef owner Patrick Bagbey's menu evolves with the changing seasons, and will always include favorites like BBQ North Carolina shrimp, Cajun Seafood Etouffee,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, and fourteen wines by the glass from our Cruvinet system.Although reservations are preferred,we are happy to seat walk-ins. Large groups are easily accomodated in our private dining room for up to fifty people. Our dress code is business casual
Location: Banner Elk, North Carolina
Toll Free: (866) 734-4124
Bistro Roca Restaurant

Bistro Roca Restaurant

Bistro Roca Restaurant provides American Bistro fare, including unique salads, sandwiches and appetizers, homemade desserts and inspiring entrees. Specializing in hand tossed, wood-fired, Neapolitan style pizzas and French influenced comfort food, Bistro Roca has been serving the North Carolina High Country since 2004. Utilizing local farms around the Blowing Rock NC area for meats, cheeses and produce, Bistro Roca is supportive of the slow foods movement and offers a variety of vegetarian cuisine.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: 828-295-4008
Canyons of the Blue Ridge Restaurant & Bar

Canyons of the Blue Ridge Restaurant & Bar

Eclectic cuisine, a few drinks, live entertainment, and enjoy our fantastic view. All dishes are freshly prepared in house with the finest ingredients available. We regularly offer a variety of seasonally fresh items, so ask about our nightly specials in addition to our menu selections. If you have a special request, please let us know. We offer a diverse selection of domestic and imported wines and beers chosen to complement our menu. Our Mexican and Southwestern dishes are prepared with a varying degree of spice and heat. All ABC Permits.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: 828-295-7661
The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper

You havent fully experienced the region until youve dined at The Gamekeeper. Its a true gourmet restaurant, with the perfect blend of upscale elegance and simple mountain charm. The staff is top notch and very attentive. The restaurant is a favorite destination of both locals and visitors that never fails to make any trip, anniversary or event more special. The Gamekeeper is famous for Southern favorites - ultimate in comfort food - prepared with creativity and originality, offered through an evolving seasonal menu that blends the traditional with the exotic, satisfying both the meat lover and the vegetarian. Much quality and care goes into each dish, from the selection of the freshest ingredients to the wood fire preparation and the exquisite presentation. It is perfection for even the most discerning palate!
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: 828-963-7400
The Speckled Trout Cafe

The Speckled Trout Cafe

Since 1986, the Speckled Trout Cafe has been serving exquisite dishes that not only please locals and visitors alike, but have received national recognition as well! One of the house specialities is the smoked rainbow trout from local waters.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: 828-295-9819
Jackalope`s View Restaurant

Jackalope`s View Restaurant

When its time for dining, tantalizing cuisine and spectacular views await at Jackalope's View. Recognized as one of the best restaurants in the area, Jackalope's View at Archers Inn provides an intimate dining experience for every discerning taste. Elegantly prepared and creative entres feature fresh seafood, mountain trout, certified angus beef and exotic wild game while an exceptional wine list compliments any occasion.
Location: Beech Mountain, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 898-9004
Toll Free: 1-888-827-6155
The Woodlands BBQ Restaurant

The Woodlands BBQ Restaurant

The Woodlands Restaurant specializes in North Carolina Barbecue Pork and Ribs, catering, great food and nightly entertainment. Our Restaurant's Menu features barbecue beef, pork, chicken and ribs. Home style Mexican food as well. Catering Services also available!
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 295-3651
The Painted Fish Cafe

The Painted Fish Cafe

Step inside the Painted Fish Caf and Beer Bar and discover something truly unique in North Carolina: recognizable dishes with a twist. We offer an upscale experience in a relaxed, casual ambience where you can indulge in great food, fun beers and superb wines all at surprisingly reasonable prices. Outdoor dining overlooking Sugar Mountain is just one of many inspirations.
Location: Banner Elk, North Carolina
Phone: 828.898.6800
Over Yonder

Over Yonder

Located near Blowing Rock, Boone, Banner Elk, and Linville, in The Western North Carolina High Country Mountains. Designed, owned and managed by Executive Chef Andrew Long, Over Yonder restaurant tells the story of historic Appalachian cuisine in a picturesque setting atop the rolling hills and peaks of Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Located across from the Original Mast General Store, a few hundred yards from The Mast Farm Inn. Over Yonder has a full Spirits, Beer, Wine, Mixed Beverage Restaurant ABC license and features a full service bar.
Location: Valle Crucis
Phone: (828)963-6301
McKethan Brothers Barbecue

McKethan Brothers Barbecue

Born in Boone, North Carolina, McKethan Brothers Barbecue specializes in high-quality smoked meats, homemade sauces, and classic southern sides and desserts.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 265-2828
Cobo Sushi Bistro and Bar

Cobo Sushi Bistro and Bar

Open in May 2013, this restaurant is 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.They have a fun-loving, casual, yet elegant atmosphere that welcomes all.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: 828-386-1201
Cafe` Portofino

Cafe` Portofino

A favorite of Boone locals, Caf 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. Caf Portofino features daily culinary specials and fresh seafood. For those looking for a new pasta dish, try the house specialty Spiced Sirloin over penne pasta with Portofinos signature arrabiatta sauce. The extraordinary wine list compliments the culinary experience and all ABC permits are offered.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: 828-264-7772
River Street Ale House

River Street Ale House

They feature an extensive selection of craft beers from our region and around the world. They believe in serving the highest quality food using the best ingredients available and locally sourced items when possible. With 20 high definition televisions every seat in the house is the perfect seat to catch the game. They have the NFL Sunday Ticket with all NFL games, live music on the weekends, and fun weekly activities such as Tuesday Trivia Night.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 264-8100
Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub

Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub

Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub is chef Burt Myers' next original restaurant in the High Country. Here at Foggy Rock, we have a casual dining experience for both lunch and dinner but great food at low prices. Eclectic cuisine and a great local beer selection. Foggy Rock has a Blowing Rock decor and the pub has the most TVs in town, with NFL Sunday Ticket, ESPN Gameplan and more. Whether you are looking for a family experience or a place to relax for a few hours, Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub is the prefect place for everyone.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 295-7262
Bayou Smokehouse and Grille

Bayou Smokehouse and Grille

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.
Location: Banner Elk, North Carolina
Phone: (828)-898-8953
The Local

The Local

The Local is the vision of a Boone family who wanted to create a space where family & friends can come to relax and have fun. They are committed to working together with our local community, to support, encourage each other by choosing local first, whenever possible. Guests can enjoy a meal crafted in-house from fresh ingredients, play a game of billiards, meet with friends for drinks and appetizers in our comfortable lounge area, or watch their favorite sports teams on large flat screen TVs.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: 828-266-2179
Six Pence Pub

Six Pence Pub

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.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Town Tavern

Town Tavern

Town Tavern is a sports bar and restaurant located on Main Street in historic downtown Blowing Rock open every day for lunch, dinner and later. They have 19 flat screen TV's to catch the game and boast the largest outdoor dining area in the High Country. Offers casual fare including (almost) world famous wings, NC barbecue, burgers, salads, wraps, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts. They have full ABC permits and offer the best premium spirits, 10 local & regional craft beers on tap and over 30 bottled beer selections.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 295-7500
Pedalin Pig

Pedalin Pig

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. They 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. The BBQ pits are fired up nightly, slow-roasting locally sourced meats over hickory smoked hardwoods.
Location: Banner Elk and Boone, North Carolina
Phone: Banner Elk: 828-898-7500 Boone: 828-355-9559
Artisanal

Artisanal

Contemporary American Fine Dining in a rustic yet elegant environment. Innovative and progressive thinking in a farm to table approach, only working with the highest quality ingredients. This warm environment offers the best food and wine with excellent service. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Private dining room adjacent to the wine cellar available for events. Artisanal Restaurant is closed seasonally from November - April.
Location: Banner Elk, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 898-5395