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Blowing Rock Ale House & Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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152 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-7205
+1 828-414-9600
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This had a very rustic chic feel. We enjoyed fried oysters and sandwiches for lunch. Looked like a great place to stay as well. In warmer weather, there is outside seating in a little garden area.

Thank Jenna G
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a local. We walked up to the front entrance to a server washing the windows. She quickly and rudely told us they were not open yet. It was cold and windy outside so we of course were in a rush to get inside but she stopped is dead in our tracks. We asked what time they opened at... More 

Thank Jessica F
BRBrewingCo, Owner at Blowing Rock Ale House & Inn, responded to this review

I regret your experience at our establishment. This must have been a Sunday morning, and on Sunday's our staff has strict instruction to not permit patrons entrance into our establishment until after 12:00 due to NC liquor law on Sundays given we are a brewery. This being said, I will discuss with our staff the appropriateness of their demeanor and... More 

Salisbury, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We went for drinks and lunch and the staff was so very nice and sooooo helpful! They knew their beer and knew the menu so well! I think the waiter name was dj or Tj either way he knew his beer and it helped greatly! The establishment was clean and nice and their private bathroom was very clean we will... More 

Thank angelmaggie82
Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

First time eating here. The beer was great and the food was delicious. The restaurant is small. We ate with a large group on a Thursday night and there was only one waitress which seemed to slow things down but since we were not on a schedule it wasn't an issue. The waitress was very nice and accommodating. I would... More 

Thank BMHuss
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on a Friday night. Quaint location right near Main street, you'll have to park on the street. We didn't stay here but if the rooms have the same feel as the restaurant, I'm sure its very cozy! We tried a few pints, none of which are our new favorites howver, the dinner menu had some unique options as... More 

Thank Jennifer P
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464 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Perhaps the beer is good and perhaps this is a good bar to get a brew in. But, for lunch it was not a good deal at all. A large spinach salad for $11 looked like a side salad. The tacos Which did come with a side of fries was $12. The menu was very limited to a couple of... More 

Thank L D
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came in for a quick beer ended up staying for lunch she had the fish tacos which were excellent somewhat tropical flavors for a North Carolina mountain restaurant was a great find I had the house BLT which had wonderful fried green tomatoes and we both enjoyed the Italian orzo for a side I highly recommend... More 

Thank Richard M
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Excellent food. Were visiting Blowing Rock and heard from local place about this restaurant. Bison burger is awesome! Best burger I've had in a while. Wife had Portabello mushroom sandwich and said it was to die for. Wait staff was fantastic! Highly recommend this establishment!

Thank Chris M
East TN
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197 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

As usual, I know you will be shocked, we sat at the BAR. The service was excellent. There are only four or five stools right at the bar, but other seating in that area as well as a separate dining area. My wife and I tried two flights of LOCAL, DRAFT beer and shared a very generous , freshly made,White... More 

Thank beatwalker
Sanford, North Carolina
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91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Stopped in on a Sunday night . Bar is small but nice . Ordered a couple stouts and some pretzels . Beer cheese and a hot mustard served for dipping the three large pretzels . Awesome ! Bar tender was friendly and knowledgeable about what he served . Ended up drinking for a coupe hours . Bar tab proved we... More 

Thank CFI1985

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-7205
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-414-9600
Blowing Rock Brewing Company is committed to providing you with handcrafted, mountain artisan beer. All of our beers are brewed on site using fresh, local ingredients. "Go To The Mountains" can be found on our cans for a reason, and its not just because we want you to visit. Everything about our brews captures the finest qualities of the High Country, all the way from our ingredients to our team that sells, samples and serves them. Our Legacy Series offers you our flagship brews. These have been with us since the very beginning. Our Ale House Series consists of our ever-changing, artisan brews which we craft by experimenting with local ingredients and mountain resources. We invite you to join us in our Ale House restaurant to enjoy our upscale, locally sourced mountain cuisine and artisanal craft beer brewed on-site. Brewery tours are available Saturdays 1-5.

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