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The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

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202 Gideon Ridge Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6400
+1 828-295-3644
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is our third time dining at Gideon Ridge and each time just gets better! We typically come to Blowing Rock on a kid-free getaway once each winter and always try to make Gideon Ridge one of our stops. Last year's visit, our service wasn't very good, but we wanted to give it another try since the food and view... More 

Thank Melissa N
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The only positive thing I can say about the restaurant at Gideon Ridge is the view. Our wait staff was not familiar with the menu. Wait staff also appeared to be unclean. We did not feel welcomed there. We had to seat ourselves. Dining area was a mixture of several different decor styles. I ordered duck and my husband had... More 

1 Thank Theresa G
Boone, North Carolina
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First the positives. The place seems to be situated in what was once a beautiful private home with a rather stunning view. This restaurant is medium size at best, so reservations are a must......especially during the spring and summer when outside dining is available. The food is also top notch. However, there are better meals to be had close by... More 

1 Thank HundVonHimmel
Chester, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a little of everything and enjoyed the entire experience. This is a wonderful place to go for a very special occasion!

Thank Betty A
Boone, North Carolina
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here for our anniversary. Definitely one of, if not the, best places in the High Country in terms of atmosphere, view, coziness, romance, and charm. The food and service were very good, and on par with what you would expect for the prices. The most interesting and creative dish we ordered was the golden milk panna cotta for... More 

Thank Christina M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are self proclaimed foodies and we absolutely loved this place! Every course was divine, but the star of the show was the duck. Wow! This is definitely and adult only dining experience. The food and atmosphere are sophisticated and you will not find chicken tenders and fries on the menu.

Thank Aura V
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Gideon Ridge Restaurant for my husband's birthday. We eat out a lot and the food at the Gideon Ridge was the best I have had in five years. I started with a lentil soup flavored with cumin. It was so good I could have skipped the entree and just had more. I then had the snapper... More 

Thank bethcotner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Inn that the restaurant is in and were hoping to eat there. After making our inn reservation, I noticed that the restaurant is not open Monday nights. I was super disappointed but made a reservation at a sister restaurant. When we checked into the Inn, they advised they were going to be open... More 

Thank Catherine H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I made our reservation based on reviews but wow did this restaurant exceed our expectations! I will say it is up a curvy, mountainous road--short (less than .25 mile) but still wasn't prepared--that feels like you are in a neighborhood. When you arrive, it's this beautiful place overlooking the mountains--the staff quickly greets you and welcomes you inside. There's an... More 

Thank tarheelgirl6
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We really looked forward to this visit, making our reservation the week before we arrived in Blowing Rock, based on Trip Advisor reviews, but it was a disappointing experience. I had the Butternut Squash Salad and my husband had the Farmers Salad. Both were excellent, but for a $12 salad, they should be. We both got the Pork Loin for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Gideon Ridge Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6400
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-3644
Located on top of Gideon Ridge, guests enjoy dining Al Fresco or in our intimate dining room. The cuisine is an eclectic blend of the freshest mountain ingredients, prepared in the classical style. Dinner served Tuesday - Saturday by reservation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?