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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Outlet Mall
“We love to shop here year round. The deals are well worth the visit! Bring your credit card!”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This was one of our favorite places for a nicer dinner. Feels like a lodge. Has great burgers and wood-fired pizzas. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Store
“Contemporary showcase of American art, history & Appalachian culture with classes & events. 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Blowing Rock Brewing Company began with a single idea—to create a beer that captured the finest qualities of the High Country." 152 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another local hangout that serves good pub food. Weekends are especially great in the warmer weather for outside entertainment.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This is the closest grocery store to Blowing Rock. They do have a nice selection of beer. Pretty great gluten free section too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Low-key tavern with creative takes on comfort food like burgers & tacos, plus local beers on tap.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Unique town. Main Street is full of special shops, ice cream, fudge etc. The park hosts art shows and entertainers. Wonderful restaurants! ”
  • 63 locals recommend
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Lake
“Has a great walking trail that is suitable for strollers and small children. Great for picnics and lazy walks. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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Pizza Place
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“Even though it's a chain pizza place, they still have really good pizza. The drink selection is also very localized and great selection! If anything, go to check out the unique ambiance and decor of this Mellow location! It is a small restaurant, so expect wait times during peak hours, especially on weekends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hands down some of the best bar food in the mountains! I recommend trying the mac-n-cheese bites!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Route
“Great high-end mountain shopping! Also includes some outlets like Banana Republic, Jockey and Ralph Lauren!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a nice dining experience, great food and good wine selection I recommend this gem!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Old-fashioned confectionery chain selling chocolates, ice cream, handmade sweets & gift baskets. 1103 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Locally owned and operated. Sit on picnic benches while enjoying their famous BBQ. If you do not like pork they have many other options to choose from. In the evenings, they have live music. Prices are friendly to the pocket.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lodging
“Excellent food and service in a cozy and casual, yet upscale, atmosphere. A great place for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions or just a nice night out in downtown Blowing Rock.”
  • 9 locals recommend