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Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying in Blowing Rock, decided to take a drive on the Parkway down to the Linville area. Stumbled across the Hampton and decided to have lunch. To our surprise, there was a nice little bar in the back where we decided to dine. The...BBQ and sides were very good but the highlight was the bartender Morgan. We spent the entire afternoon trying a variety of exceptional local brews and cocktails. Morgan is a true mixologist who takes pride in her liquor and beer inventory and knows how to both talk about and utilize it. The best time of our High Country trip!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 16, 2021 via mobile

The very best Fried pickles I’ve ever had, and friendly faced hospitality. Excellent Smokey BBQ and a great casual atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 26, 2021

When they are open the BBQ is excellent. Problem is knowing when they are open. Sing says winter hours only Friday and Saturday. Go there then, not open?? Phone doesn't work so you can't call ahead If you can catch them open the food, BBQ...is first class and the people very nice..More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 3, 2020

On October 23, 2020, we ordered two pounds of barbecue to go (receipt shows charge for 2 pounds). When the plastic container (possibly quart size) was handed to us, it did not look like 2 pounds. They told us that it was. After leaving and...using a precise scale, it weighed 23 ounces (1 pound, 7 ounces). Since this was a significant difference, we wrote to them through 2 means not only requesting some reimbursement but also suggesting they may want to sell it by the quart rather than pounds. This shortage probably happened to others if they used the same size container. There has been no response/acknowledgment or any reimbursement.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020

We have been going here for the last 3 years. When we got our food this time, the quality was below averge. The fries were hollowed, very hard, and tasteless. They should of not even have this on the menu. The meat on the sandwhiches...were burnt. We kindly told the cashier and the other girl that was helping to get the food out, she said that is what is being served, period. VERY DISAPPOINTED and embarrased to have my guest with me after we raged about the wonderful place. AT ALL, LIKE BEFORE. Want to not hurt the business, but toMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020

The building is pretty neat and the spread out options for places to sit are fun. we stopped in during our Banner Elk vacation. The food was ok. My husband liked the pulled pork but didn't really care for any of the sides. I had...the homemade pimento cheese sandwich. It was good but just too much, it needed something else on it to break up the strong taste a little bit. We've passed this place many times and it always looked like people were really loving it. Due to the limited good restaurant options in this area we would probably stop in again and give them a second try.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed December 19, 2019

This place has so much going for it and endless potential but the configuration has no flow and it’s not set up for good, efficient service. The food is just ok and it’s basically impossible to get a drink. There should be a beer service...counter over by the food that has nothing but taps and some canned beers. Not everyone likes microbrews. This would be a huge improvement so that the bar doesn’t stay so backed up. We have been here several times and actually left due to not being waited on or able to reach the counter in a reasonable time to order. When you do order, it’s too expensive. Maybe have some off season specials. There’s just lots of “stuff” everywhere that doesn’t seem to be part of what is actually making them money and it’s hard to move about. This place could really turn a buck with some simple revisions. Get the big square cash register area out of the middle of the floor and reconfigure the bottleneck action at the bar. Bands are great, now try to serve the people that are flooding in to see them. The outside area is awesome in the summer but oddly enough, it’s hard to get service then as well even with more options. The lady that owns/manages it doesn’t seem to really care about customer service so much. Turn that frown upside down. ✌🏽More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

Old Hampton Store Barbeque & Tavern is a family-run restaurant, general store, and tavern in an historic general store that is nearly 100 years old. Situated under Grandfather Mountain and near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Linville, North Carolina, Old Hampton Store is the perfect...stop for some traditional North Carolina barbeque,turkey, chicken etc...collards,slaw, okra etc... and many great veggies to choose from. They have local brew during a visit to the High Country. They have ramp-inspired food, old time artisans, live music, and local tavern specialties. They have locals that play occasionally from noon until 9 pm! It’s a day of local food and fun for all ages from bygone days. We were camping in Boone and we enjoyed it so much we came here 4 times. The way they prepare the food and the taste is top notch. They have the best seasoned french fries too. Just get the french fry basket. You will not be disappointed. They have a huge pottery studio/store next door too so do not forget to visit next door.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

Great atmosphere, food, drink, bartenders. You couldn't ask for more. I loved the fried bologna sandwich --- 'burn the baloney'!!!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

We spotted Old Hampton Store and BBQ whilst passing through Linville, heading to the waterfalls. So we dropped in on the return journey for sustenance. Overall it's a cool place and I'm delighted it exists. The building we saw ( upstairs was closed off) separated...into a small country store section, a larger seating area for the restaurant and a bar at the back. We propped up the bar for 45 minutes watching the comings and goings, and have the following conclusions: The bar is surprisingly well organized with a solid selection, including some Japanese whiskeys, backed up with excellent service from the folks behind the bar. We only ordered appetizers and so aren't qualified to really comment on the BBQ, but what we had (wings and BBQ sliders) was very good. The BBQ we watched other people eat looked pretty good, and everyone seemed happy. The store had the usual stuff you'd expect for the area. Jams, preserves, t-shirts and 'stuff you don't need but might buy whilst on vacation.' Old Hampton Store and BBQ is not going to win a Michelin Star anytime soon, but that is not its purpose. Fast, tasty, food in a characterful country building, with a full bar. What's not to appreciate! Overall, we will drop in whenever in the vicinity and hungry or thirsty. You should do the same.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Old Hampton Store and BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4