Boone Independent Restaurants, Member Restaurants
Boone Independent Restaurants, Member Restaurants • Boone Independent Restaurants is a organization founded by local independent restaurants, to present and promote the outstanding independent restaurants that are an important part of the Boone area community, local history and culinary culture. It is the official organization of the independent restaurants of Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, and the surrounding Western North Carolina towns & villages.
Vidalia • www.facebook.com/VidaliaBoone • www.vidaliaofboonenc.com • Owner operated by Chef Samuel Ratchford and his wife General Manager Alyce Ratchford, Vidalia is an upscale Casual Restaurant located in historic downtown Boone, just across from the Watauga county courthouse, serving creative American cuisine. One of the high country’s finest chefs, exceptional service and a welcoming intimate atmosphere provide you a unique and comfortable dining experience. Now serving mixed drinks with all ABC permits and an extensive wine list • 828.263.9176
The Best Cellar • www.facebook.com/pages/Inn-at-Ragged-Gardens-and-Best-Cellar-Restaurant/249138198748 • www.ragged-gardens.com • The Best Cellar Restaurant in Blowing Rock, North Carolina was established in 1975. The original location was in a basement on Main Street, where previous owners sold soups, sandwiches and new and used books. The name was derived from the fact that the restaurant sold books in a basement, hence The Best Cellar. Over the years, the menu evolved from sandwiches and soups to the freshest of meats and seafood. The Best Cellar prides itself on having provided its customers with the finest of food, wine, and service for 30 years. All dishes, including bread 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. • 828.295.3466
The Game Keeper • www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gamekeeper-Restaurant-and-Bar/112325958858475 • www.gamekeeper-nc.com • You haven’t fully experienced the Blowing Rock, NC region until you’ve dined at The Gamekeeper. It’s a true gourmet restaurant, with an engaging blend of upscale elegance and mountain charm. Famous for an evolving menu that blends the traditional with the exotic, The Gamekeeper features a selection of perfectly prepared game, plus a range of continental and American entrees. Acclaimed chef Ken Gordon and wife Wendy are owners who bring tremendous warmth and skill to the table, treating you more as friends than guests. • 828.963.7400
Joy Bistro • www.facebook.com/joybistroboone • www.joybistroboone.com • At Joy Bistro we want to welcome you to elegant but rustic dining, where we wish to serve you some of our favorite foods. Husband and wife team, Chef Melissa Joy Claude & Gary E. Claude delight in preparing fresh, seasonal foods in a relaxed & casual atmosphere. • 828.265.0500
Bandana’s BBQ • www.facebook.com/pages/Bandanas-Bar-B-Que-and-Grill/107015312664342 • www.bandanasbarbque.com • Serving Boone and the North Carolina High Country since 1996, Bandana’s is a local favorite for great food, service with a smile, and exceptional dining value. Specializing in Western Carolina style Bar-B-Que, all of our Bar-B-Que items are smoked on premises using a unique blend of local hardwoods. Our generous servings assure that you’ll leave Bandana’s full and satisfied no matter how hungry you are when you arrive. Choose from our signature Baby Back Ribs, St. Louis Ribs, smoked Turkey Breast or Chicken, or our ever-popular chopped Pork along with other great platters and sandwiches. • 828.265.2828
Boone Bagelry • www.facebook.com/pages/Boone-Bagelry/47686226389 • www.boonebagelry.com • Locally owned and operated by Tony and Donna Nicastro since 1988, Boone Bagelry is conveniently located in downtown Boone, NC. 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. Need to stay connected? Enjoy free WiFi! • 828.262.5585
Casa Rustica • www.facebook.com/casarustica • www.casarustica1981.com • Peter and Sara Pedroni’s 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. • 828.262.5128
Char Modern American Restaurant • www.facebook.com/pages/Char/126427045039 • www.char179.com • Outdoor Covered Deck, Sleek Contemporary Bar, 3 Roomy Dining Areas, Food-Drinks-Music-Art-Fun, Upscale Casual Dining in a Cosmopolitan Setting, Late Night Entertainment, Perfect Location for Parties and Business Meetings with Seating for 150+, Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking • 828.266.2179
Dan’l Boone Inn • www.facebook.com/pages/Danl-Boone-Inn-Restaurant/349148446074 • www.danlbooneinn.com • For over 50 years, Dan’l Boone Inn has been serving Boone and the high country delicious home cooked 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.
Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub • www.facebook.com/foggyrock • www.bobcatalley.com/foggyrock/ • Conceptualized in August of 2010 and then opened in October, 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. Foggy Rock has a Blowing Rock decor and the pub has the most TV’s 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. • 828.295.7262
Joe’s Italian Kitchen • www.facebook.com/pages/Joes-Italian-Kitchen/100464836734597 • www.joesitaliankitchen.com • Here at Joe’s Italian Kitchen we offer a wide variety of deli products, homemade Italian Pastry’s, desserts, hot/cold sandwiches, and delicious entrees that you can eat here or take home. For larger parties or special occasions catering is available. My family’s recipes are over 100 years old, spanning four generations in America. You probably think I dream about making eggplant rollatini, manicotti, sausage, and mozzarella. When you come into my store, you will experience the cherished days of an old Italian Deli (Salumeria) that you may have gone to in big cities such as New York, Chicago, or Philadelphia. Just taking in the aroma of the food being cooked on the stove may take you back to your neighbor’s or perhaps your grandma’s cooking. • 828.263.9200
Makoto’s • www.facebook.com/pages/Makotos-Sushi-Bar/45644504508 • www.makotos-boone.com • Boone’s original Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, Makoto’s is the Best Tasting Show in Town! Tableside culinary magic since 1981, Makoto’s offers both Teppanyaki dining as well as a sushi bar. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Full ABC permits. Outdoor patio dining. Makoto’s opened in Boone in 1981 as a Japanese Steak House. In 2004, Makoto’s moved into it’s new state of the art building. In addition to the teppanyaki dining with the chef preparing your meal right before your eyes, a sushi bar and outdoor patio was added. The very day we opened in our new facility, the owner (Ted Mackorell) was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away the very next year. His longtime GM, Gwen Dhing and her husband and head chef, Ronald Dhing, purchased the restaurant. As the owners, they are still the GM and Head Chef and keep the tradition of Makoto’s “The Best Tasting Show in the High Country” alive. • Meet the Business Owner Gwen D. – “I started working at Makoto’s in 1987 as a waitress while in college at ASU. Upon graduation in 1990, I was promoted to GM. In 2006, after the passing of my longtime boss, Ted Mackorell, my husband and I purchased the restaurant. It is our goal to provide Boone with the tradition they have come to know for the past 30 years… Great Food, Great Service at the “Best Tasting Show in the High Country”. • 828.264.7976
Mountain Bagels • www.facebook.com/pages/Mountain-Bagels/136195057260 • Welcome to Mountain Bagels where we provide great food in a warm, upbeat, comfortable setting, with fast and friendly service. We make our bagels from scratch, “the old world style”, creating a delicious bagel that you have to taste to believe. Join us for breakfast, lunch or for afternoon tea or coffee. Lunch features soups, salads, chilies, sandwiches and a variety of Mediterranean dishes and vegetarian selections…’n a hole lot more! • 828.265.4141
Peppers Restaurant and Bar • www.facebook.com/thebaratpeppers • www.peppers-restaurant.com • Pepper’s was established in 1975, serving the High Country its first taste of the highest quality deli sandwiches. Since the early days Pepper’s has expanded into a full service restaurant and bar with a menu boasting Certified Angus Beef steaks and deli meats, wild caught seafood, savory pasta dishes, and of course, the famous Pepper’s French Onion Soup, Jean Lawsons, Fried Mushrooms, and Onion Rings! • 828.262.1250
Sunrise Grill • www.facebook.com/SunriseGrill • 828.262.5400
Tapp Room • www.facebook.com/TAppRoomBoone • www.tapproom.com • The Tapp Room in Boone, NC is a casual place to kick back and enjoy some good food, a great selection of beer on tap, and good times. We always have 12 different beers on tap featuring domestic, imported and craft beers. The Tapp Room offers up burgers, tacos, wings, fish and chips, and more. It’s not just bar food – it’s GOOD bar food. So, check out our menu and then come down and enjoy. • 828.386.1216
The Peddler Steak House • www.peddlerofboone.com • 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.” • 828.264.4433
The Red Onion • www.facebook.com/pages/The-Red-Onion-Cafe/228608067166183 • www.theredonioncafe.com • One of the classic restaurants in Boone NC, the Red Onion Café opens daily at 11am and serves continuously into the evening. Across from Appalachian State University on Highway 321 near downtown Boone, the restaurant offers convenient dining for Appalachian football and basketball games and other campus events. • 828.264.5470
Town Tavern • www.facebook.com/TheTownTavern • www.thetowntavern-boone.com • The Town Tavern is a locally owned sports bar in Boone, NC. Since opening our doors we have become the hot spot in Boone to eat great food, have a cold drink, and watch your favorite sports team in action. Whether you are a family looking to have a good time in a warm friendly atmosphere, an Appalachian State University student looking to unwind after a long day of classes, a tourist traveling through this beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain Region, or a local wanting to meet up with friends; The Town Tavern is the place for you! • 828.264.2226
Woodlands Barbecue & Pickin’ Parlor • www.facebook.com/woodlands.bbq • www.woodlandsbbq.com • Located just minutes south the Blue Ridge Parkway on Highway 321 Bypass in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 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!