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Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor

Mexican, Barbecue
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8304 Valley Blvd (HWY 321 Bypass), Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828.295.3651
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good wood-smoked barbecue

The best thing we enjoyed was the wood-smoked chopped barbecue. We enjoyed drinks which are served in Mason jars. The vegetables were ok not the best but hush puppies were great!! A great place for lunch -- we usually stop here when we visit Blowing Rock. Recommend the barbecue!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Janice P
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Burlington, North Carolina
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Burlington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The best thing we enjoyed was the wood-smoked chopped barbecue. We enjoyed drinks which are served in Mason jars. The vegetables were ok not the best but hush puppies were great!! A great place for lunch -- we usually stop here when we visit Blowing Rock. Recommend the barbecue!

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

great bbq and fixings. we love eating here and it's a favorite and has been for many years. we go every chance we can

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fast service, live guitar player, and great food, what more could you ask for? The ribs and dessert were excellent! Very casual but comfortable atmosphere sitting on wooden benches at tables. Comfort food at its finest, Will definitely be back!

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Good BarBQue, nice clean establishment, have enjoyed every visit. Good rustic barbque place for lunch or dinner, will definitely be back

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

While visiting Blowing Rock I wanted famous North Carolina BBQ. I read the reviews on Woodlands and we went for dinner on a Sunday night. The parking lot was packed and the we waited almost 30 minutes for a table. Once we were seated the waitress promptly took our drink orders and the order for dinner. Within minutes of ordering... More 

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Greensboro, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We ate here for lunch today. Two of us ordered chopped pork barbecue plates and found the meat to be extremely dry and had some burnt pieces in it. I couldn't eat mine and my friend smothered it in sauce to cover up the bad taste. The third person in the party ordered the chopped barbecue chicken and was satisfied... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very good pork sandwich and coleslaw. Tables are not comfortable, but we got ours to-go. Very busy and a little confusing, but we would go back...!!!!

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Enjoyed the live music. The barbecue was good - ribs, fried chicken, beans and biscuits, local beer on tap. Lots of fun and not expensive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good food. Reasonable prices. Llive music ground level in front. If you don't want music drive down to the back and park at ground level there!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The ribs were awesome! Lots of food! Great beer selection! Walking distance to the hotel !. Prices were good. Nightly entertainment. Service was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8304 Valley Blvd (HWY 321 Bypass), Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 828.295.3651

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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