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Joy Bistro

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115 New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-265-0500
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17:30 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we've eaten here while visiting ASU. Each time everything was to perfection. Seriously. Our server tonight was knowledgable and seamless. We ordered steak, trout and salmon. Each dish was prepared deliberately and presented impeccably. We will return.

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Thank TexasEloise
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fine meal here, even though we were running a bit late. The food was very fresh and well seasoned. Service was friendly and they saw to it that we were well taken care of.

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BANNER ELK
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small, easy to miss at corner, partially hidden. Food tasty (had ravioli, wife had salmon) Presentation good Price: very pricey Value for cost: 6/10

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful meal with excellent staff. As the title mentions, we look forward to returning. We sat outside, reservations are recommended, however they provide heaters which made for an enjoyable meal. We started with the beet salad with creamed goat cheese which add just the right tart to the dressing. The beets are strips and not round disk shape. Truly a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant. So great to see a good wine by the glass selection. I had the cheese ravioli and it was wonderful. Husband had trout and was the best he has had in quite some time. Would definitely return here. Give it a try and I think you will love it.

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Boone, North Carolina
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have been to Joy Bistro several times and am never disappointed. The wine and cocktails are wonderful and adventurous. The starters are well prepared and tasty - just the right portions. The salads are out of this world!. Entrees, especially daily specials never disappoint. I don't usually have room for dessert but when we do get it, they're awesome.... More 

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Thank Bobby L
Shepherd, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this place as a recommendation from different friends. It is small and placed in a strip mall but the food was excellent. That was true down to the bread. Salad was awesome and service was great.

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Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A large group of 16 had dinner here last night and were all extremely pleased with their meals. Some of the highlights were the Filet, Pork Chop, Trout and Scallops. The Fire Cracker Shrimp appetizer was a favorite of mine. The service level was excellent as well. I will definitely be returning.

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Crawfordville, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I've never been disappointed at the Bistro! Don't let the strip mall location put you off. Friends and I shared Carpaccio appetizer, superb. I had salad and mussels appetizer for dinner. I had mussels to share! Another had a fabulous local pork chop, great vegetables and an unforgettable mustard cream sauce! Another had a three cheese pasta. I was with... More 

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charlotte, nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten at this wonderful restaurant a few times, and each time was as good as, if not better than, the last. We made our reservation online and when we arrived, the hostess greeted us by name! We sat in a cozy booth and ordered an excellent Pinot Noir while we perused the menu. My husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
French, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-0500

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