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The Local

179 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607-4038
+1 828-266-2179
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brussel sprouts” (11 reviews)
“beignets” (5 reviews)
“cheese curds” (3 reviews)
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American, Fusion, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
179 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607-4038
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was amazing, the service, the drinks...loved it all! There is usually a wait, but it's well worth waiting for!

Thank megan c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I usually try not to write bad reviews, by our experience here warrants a below average one. We chose this restaurant because of the amount of gluten free options advertised on the menu. Well, when we got there, it seemed as if they weren’t even...More

Thank U3856IZjasonp
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Loved everything about this restaurant! We dined outside, plenty of warmth from heat lamps so don’t be afraid to dine on the patio. Order the brussel sprout appetizer. We do not like brussel sprouts and LOVED this dish, it’s excellent. We ordered the shrimp &...More

Thank Luv2travelE
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Just passing through Boone for one night and was told we HAD to check this place out. It did not disappoint. The shrimp tacos were some of the best I have ever eaten!

Thank jrwsgal
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Great food and bartender-Laura! First time to Boone and highly recommend going for a local feel and beer!

Thank Bri L
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We really enjoyed our meals here. I had the shrimp tacos, my daughter had the Boonie Burger. We liked the atmosphere, too. But I really didn't like the fact that that there were too additional charges on my bill that the server didn't warn me...More

Thank mooth
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Friendly relaxed atmosphere, food is good, service is good. This is off the beaten path of all the main street eateries in Boone and worth the trouble too as it is much more relaxed.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Very interesting and varied menu, which they were very willing to tweak to accommodate us. Nice beer and wine list too. The server replaced our silverware as we used it - love that. But there was no milk or soy for the coffee at the...More

Thank GEFD23
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We've patronized this location in most of it's many incarnations as a restaurant over the past 15 years or so. I'm afraid this isn't it's best one. The outdoor street-side dining area is nice. The selection of local beers is nice. But I had the...More

Thank TerryRxyz
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at The Local! What made it extra special was our waiter, Kingston. He was amazing and never missed a beat with our orders. No one was sitting with their partners and he got everything perfect. To add to that he...More

Thank Dana N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607-4038
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-266-2179
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The Local - a place to enjoy a fresh meal, crafted in-house from local High Country ingredients. Serving traditional southern favorites, she-crab soup and shrimp & grits, as well as grass-fed beef burgers, specialty sandwiches, unique tacos, wood-fired flatbreads & pizzas, quinoa bowls, steaks, seafood and plenty of gluten-free and vegan choices. Late-night menu selections available until 1:30am. The Local also features 20 taps, serving mostly local and regional beers, as well as national favorites. At The Local you can enjoy drinks & appetizers while relaxing on comfortable leather couches in the lounge, play a game of billiards, or watch your favorite sports event on large flat screen TVs. The Local is also the place to be for Live music performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Experience Local.
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