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The Bon Appetit! Bon Appalachia!

boone restaurantsThe Bon Appetit! Bon Appalachia! campaign is a project of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), a regional economic development agency and advocate for sustainable development.

In the listings below, you will find local N.C. High Country participants in the Bon Appetit! Appalachia project.

Experience a taste of the area’s best through the farms, markets, restaurants, festivals, wineries and breweries which provide or source local, seasonal ingredients in their creations.

Appalachian Mountain Brewery
163 Boone Creek Drive  Boone, NC 28607

Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s mission is to sustainably brew quality beer in hopes to support and vitalize the community of the Appalachian Mountains, as well as to lead the country, by example, towards fulfilling the potential we all possess.

Bistro Roca & Antlers Bar
143 Wonderland Trail Blowing Rock, NC 2860
Phone: (828) 295-4008

“Intelligent Choices for the Common Craving.” A Landmark Casual Fine Dining Restaurant and Bar quaintly nestled off the beaten path near downtown Blowing Rock, North Carolina, high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

F.A.R.M. Cafe
617 W. King St.  Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 386-1000

F.A.R.M. Cafe is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can community kitchen that builds a healthy and inclusive community. We provide high quality and delicious meals produced from local sources when available, served in a restaurant where everybody eats, regardless of means.

Gamekeeper Restaurant
3005 Shulls Mill Road Boone, NC 28605
Phone: (828) 963-7400

You haven’t fully experienced the Blowing Rock, NC region until you’ve dined at The Gamekeeper. It’s a true gourmet restaurant, with an engaging blend of upscale elegance and mountain charm. In 2015, The Gamekeeper won the AAA Four Diamond Award for the 9th consecutive year.

Gideon Ridge Inn
202 Gideon Ridge Road PO Box 1929 Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: (282) 295-3644

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
225 Vineyard Lane Banner Elk, NC 28604

Grandfather Vineyard and Winery, the first producing winery in Watauga County that is producing world class wines!

Hob Knob Farm Cafe
506 W King Street Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 262-5000

Hob Nob proudly serves 100% hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and eco-friendly fishes. All beans, rices, flours and juices are organic. There are no artificial flavors or coloring in anything at Hob Nob.

J&M Produce and General Store
117 Shore Drive Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: (828) 268-4109

The everyday farmer’s market, general store, gasoline, feed, canned goods, crafts, fresh baked items, and good food hot from the grill. Stop by and check it out!

Local Lion
791 Blowing Rock Rd. Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 386-1120

The Local Lion is a family owned and operated business serving homemade doughnuts,glazes, jams, and custard fillings made fresh daily. Local Lion also is home to Boone’s only Espresso drive thru!

Maverick Farms
410 Justus Road Banner Elk, NC 28691
Phone: (828) 963-5317

Maverick Farms has a beautiful and very private room available for guests on the farm. Enjoy a little piece of the farm life! Contact them for prices and availability. 

Over Yonder
3608 North Carolina Highway 194 Valle Crucis, NC 28691
Phone: (828) 963-6301

“Over Yonder” is a new destination restaurant in Valle Crucis, near Boone. Designed, owned and managed by the award-winning Mast Farm Inn, “Over Yonder” restaurant tells the story of historic Appalachian cuisine in a picturesque setting atop the rolling hills and peaks of Valle Crucis, North Carolina.

142 Water Street Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 865-5000

Since 2010, Proper has offered locally sourced Southern cuisine at extremely reasonable prices, lovingly prepared by our talented cooks, and served by our friendly, good-looking wait staff. Serving daily lunch and dinner specials, as well as desserts made in-house. Proper is located in the historic old Jailhouse, Boone’s oldest building.

7179 Valley Boulevard Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: (828) 414-9508

Located in a renovated 1950’s mountain style cottage, Roots offers regional comfort cuisine with a unique flare. The bar offers all ABC permits, oyster bar and locally crafted beers on tap.
Serving dinner and Sunday brunch.

Storie Street Grille
1167 Main Street Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: (828) 295-7075

Located in Blowing Rock, at the corner of Main and Storie streets. Locally harvested ingredients and regionally-based flavors served in a warm and welcoming setting. Full bar, hand-selected wines and micro-brewed beers are great complements to innovative selections that celebrate the fabulous flavors of local provisions, sustainably-harvested seafoods and season-fresh produce.

The New Public House
239 Sunset Drive Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: (828) 295-3487

The New Public House and Hotel located in historic Blowing Rock. The 1921 building, the former Sunshine Inn and Crippens Country Inn, has been renovated and modernized by the team behind Gideon Ridge Inn and Bistro Roca. The Public House cuisine is modern American, Southern inspired small plates and full meals, complimented by an impressive selection of local ales, fine wines and seasonal cocktails. The restaurant and bar quiet down around 10 PM.

Twigs Restaurant and Bar
7956 Valley Boulevard Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: (828) 295-5050

Brothers David and Doug Beach have been proud owners of Twigs since August, 2000. They purchased the landmark restaurant with a vision to make Twigs a diverse place where tourist and locals can relax and have a nice, romantic meal in the dining room or a more casual dinner or drinks in the bar area.  For folks with an appetite for after dinner drinks and activity, Twigs bar has bands on Friday and Saturday nights. Both David and Doug strive to carry on the tradition of casual mountain elegance.


The above informational text was copied on 2/22/16 from, 2016 Watauga County Tourism Development Authority , website URL: http://www.exploreboone.com/things-to-do/bon-appetit-appalachia/  The Watauga County TDA offers free vacation guides and helpful information to vacationers in the High Country.

Historic Lovill House Inn offers deluxe bed and breakfast Boone NC lodging, and something different from other area hotels Boone NC. We host Boone NC Weddings and guests as well. Inquire by contacting us.