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Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor

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$$ - $$$
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8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9051
+1 828-295-3651
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Super great deal and great BBQ and Chicken. We used them to cater our wedding at White Fence Farm. They were a few minutes late but had everything set up on time and everyone loved the food. They worked within the budget and even made some special veggie options for a couple of guests.

1 Thank Kristen B
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203 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We happened upon this spot on a rainy Wed.night and got a table right away. Apparently that's usually not the case, because there's great bluegrass music on Wednesday (same man, 30 years) nights and there's quite a following. There's also music on Saturday nights. Very generous portions, lots of choices of sides and southern desserts (including deep-fried brownies with ice... More 

Thank D B
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Sadly very bad ! Rude rude hostess's bad waitress waited 10 before even being approached had to ask for refills for drinks and had to ask 3 times for coffee ! After 45 mins and counting still waiting on food ! Was told it's takes longer for chicken!

Thank Treva H
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Food is delicious and always get a large portion. Worth the price. Just wish the waitress who was wearing too short shorts wouldn't have had her butt hanging out. Maybe need a better executed dress code for employees? The music on the top floor is a bit loud to even talk to each other so we moved... More 

1 Thank craigsl
Mebane, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Meat and three sides at a great price. Nacho appetizer was huge, we sat downstairs away from entertainment it seems they were having a great time. Waiter couldn't tell us what was on a salad or what was in the baked beans. Ribs a little dry not much sauce but they were packed downstairs (kitchen may have been busy) People... More 

Thank Leon L
Frederick, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

food was great. we all had a half rack of ribs. friend had hushpuppies, baked beans and slaw. I chose corn on the cob instead of hushpuppies. all food served hot. great ribs - very tender and a lot of meat on the ribs. well seasoned baked beans - not the just out the can variety. went to dinner with... More 

1 Thank Tracy H
Boone, North Carolina
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Doesn't matter if you prefer pork or beef, eastern or western NC style bbq, or if you've never eaten bbq before, there's a great meal waiting for you at Woodlands. They make it all and they make it all great.

Thank statingthe0bvi0us
Beach Park, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

This place was right next door to our Holiday Inn & Express. The hotel clerk suggested this place if we were in the mood for BBQ. I am glad we went. There was a small live bluegrass band upstairs. If you want fine china & silverware go somewhere else. Plates were hard cardboard & plastic forks & knives. No problem... More 

Thank Paul P
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Busy place but worth the wait. We had a drink in the bar while we waited. Nice people. We were seated near the music (as requested) and had a great time. The food was ALL good - a little wait, but we were there for Fall Colors and everything was busy. Exceptional bar-b-Que and all the sides were great. The... More 

Thank John G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This place is always packed and my husband always drags me when we visit ASU. I find the atmosphere loud, the staff curt and borderline rude (possibly Bc it's always so busy) and the food edible. The BBQ is so dry you can't eat it without pouring sauce on it and the cornbread is ridiculously dry even with butter. My... More 

1 Thank Faith P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9051
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-3651

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