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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
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Boone, North Carolina
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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
Reviewed 19 January 2017 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
las vegas
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank Cindy C
High Point, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The dining experience at Gideon Ridge is wonderful. The dinner meal is excellent, the breakfasts are yummy. You will not go hungry if you stay there.

Thank finleydog
Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2016

My husband and I decided to each try dishes we had never ordered before. Duck for him, lamb for me. Both were beyond delicious. The flavors were out of this world. And for a special night out the final bill was extremely reasonable. The service was great and since we were guests at the inn, not having to drive back... More 

Thank denahc66
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The restaurant at Gideon Ridge is top notch. The service was perfect and most importantly, the food was as of a top rated restaurant. We had the lamb and the steak dishes. Simply delicious. You could taste the freshness of the ingredients. Nice surprise to have the chef come out to greet guests.

1 Thank Carmen056
Charlotte, North Carolina
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Always hesitant to dine at the same place The inn is unbelievable, but did not expect the same from the restaurant.. Blowing Rock and nearby Boone have great options for high end dining. Stayed here for dinner because a lot of local restaurants closed on Tuesday and Wednesday in"winter" . What a pleasure. Met the chef who looks like a... 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
American, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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?