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Joy Bistro

115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
+1 828-265-0500
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (35 reviews)
“pork chop” (14 reviews)
“pear salad” (8 reviews)
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French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a fantastic bottle of Pinot noir and tuna tartare appetizer. The service was excellent. The ambience and outdoor seating was very good.

Thank 677erneste
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We just ate at Joy's Bistro and it was fabulous! I had salmon, and my husband had the trout. Both perfectly prepared and the vegetables were delicious! Our server, Katherine, was excellent- very helpful and gracious. It was such a good choice after an afternoon...More

Thank Rudisil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joy Bistro has a lovely decor in Bistro style, and a very pleasant outdoor seating area. It is not easy to create decor outside when on a shopping center parking lot, but with an end suite, well designed landscaping and privacy fences, with a covered...More

Thank Byrd3B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok like this restaurant but have to comment on the incredible wait for soup and then entrees. No reservation on Sunday night so sat at bar. Very nice bartender but we sat for 30 minutes waiting on soup. Then another 20 min for entrees, food...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were travelling the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped overnight in Boone, NC. Happened onto Joy Bistro, a few blocks away from our hotel (see my Hampton Inn review). The food was great, good service and a decent by the glass list. We had the...More

Thank PhilInWA
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were very excited to have graduation dinner here based on other diners reviews. Unfortunately, it got off to a slow start and barely recovered. We arrived on time, but waited in front for over 5 minutes for someone to greet us. Finally I asked...More

Thank ncsreyns
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Awesome. I should feel ashamed to say the veal meatloaf is my favorite, but I’m not. A bit pricey but portions are large and delicious!

Thank mssmathis995
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent! Service left something to be desired! Our server was nice enough and accommodating, just a bit busy... Started with the cheese plate and the tuna tartar which were excellent! Our entrées were delish, but came out before our salads, which were also...More

Thank Stableinz
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Maybe we made a mistake only having starters & salads. Cheese plate was good. Firecracker shrimp was heavily sauced, not much "firecracker" to it, and crustini was way too over oiled.Tuna tar tar had sinew in it and was served with the same over oiled...More

Thank ersatzme
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Went to Joy Bistro for my wife's 40th surprise birthday dinner with 6 friends.....The food was by far one of the best we have had and presentation was incredible!! We enjoyed it so much we went back 3 days later for their Sunday brunch which...More

Thank cozzali2016
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does Joy Bistro have a dress code?
6 February 2017|
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Response from pitahead | Reviewed this property |
Think resort casual. I was there in the winter time, so most people were bundled up with men in slacks/chinos with sweaters or sport jackets. Women ranged everything from fancy dresses to more casual dress pant with nice... More
Sunday brunch
23 July 2016|
Response from KingMarcus | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-0500
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