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Top bar recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“Bistro Roca is located off the beaten bath of downtown Blowing Rock. It is a casual bistro to enjoy the company of friends and family while relaxing with easy cuisine and drink.”
  • 42 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This is my go-to for great food and a casual atmosphere in Boone. The brussel sprouts are the bomb! I also recommend the woodfire pizzas. Great bar as well.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“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 elegant atmosphere that welcomes all. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Craft beer pairs with wood-fired pizzas & seasonal fare in a hip space offering frequent live music.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another destination restaurant well known for it's wild game, ambiance and service. Farm to table, fabulous food in a rustic old mountain home.”
  • 23 locals recommend
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“We loved hanging out here early on Friday evenings with other families and folks from the university. They have delicious bar food. Taco Tuesday is amazing.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“This place is a simple sandwich and soup shop, but on a cold winter day, it is exactly what you need. My favorite thing there is the Cali Croissant, but my wife tells me there are very good vegetarian options there as well.”
  • 24 locals recommend
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“Amazing food and fun atmosphere! This place is more upscale and suitable for adults. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
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“Another local hangout that serves good pub food. Weekends are especially great in the warmer weather for outside entertainment.”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Another personal favorite that is close by - especially while shopping at the outlet mall.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Hands down some of the best bar food in the mountains! I recommend trying the mac-n-cheese bites!”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“I know it's a chain but we go every trip for the great choice of draft beer and the quality pizzas, in that order, great for families. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Great food and good salad bar. Their homemade Ranch dressing is delicious! The French Dip Sandwich is my favorite. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
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.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“For a nice dining experience, great food and good wine selection I recommend this gem!”
  • 6 locals recommend
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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