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All 40 Blowing Rock Restaurants

Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor

8304 Valley Blvd (HWY 321 Bypass), Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828.295.3651
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Ranked #18 of 40 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Raleigh, Nc
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169 reviews 169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We always make a point to stop at Woodlands whenever we visit Blowing Rock and again it did not disappoint. Nice and warm and cozy visit during the Winterfest weekend. Food as always, down home BBQ. Delicious and reasonable. Music was really, really enjoyable. We would have loved to stay had there not been a wait for tables. Will be... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Weekends are incredibly busy, so get ready for waiting for a table to open up, which is worth it. I had a vegetarian plate while everyone else had BBQ which they said was also excellent. The most fun is listening to Gene sing and play guitar while the customers join in, bang on the table and clap....GREAT FUN! Service is... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My family and I spent a weekend in the blowing rock area and were looking for a good place to eat when we read a review for a different restaurant saying that woodlands was the best, and when we took a bite of the food we knew it was true. Not only were the barbeque plates great but the atmosphere... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our family has eaten at Woodlands many times while visiting the Boone/Blowing Rock area over the past 25 years. The food has always been good, not great, and we usually leave satisfied. We visited again last night (Tuesday). The restaurant was crowded (it usually is) but we were lucky to get a table (right next to the band) in less... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Woodlands is a very good BBQ restaurant, the food is very good, the service is fast and friendly. The best part is the live music. When there is not road construction, their parking lot stays full.

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SEVIERVILLE
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

This place came highly recommended to us by a local. I was not impressed! Our food came out barely warm. I have ate a lot of Bar B Que but this was nothing to write home about. I would not eat here again.

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DEstin Fl
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207 reviews 207 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We enjoyed our meal but could not rave about it like we rave about 12 Bones BBQ in Asheville. I enjoyed the collard greens and fried okra but found the pulled pork to be on the dry side and not very flavorful. They have a nice selection of funny shirts and sweatshirts. Service was good but we stopped there on... More 

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North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This restaurant is the signature spot in this town. One of a kind, superb food, huge quantities, great prices, home-smoked BBQ, great sides, live local musicians (not bands), picnic tables, great service, clean, fun. Even the locals agree: this the THE restaurant not to miss if you visit Blowing Rock.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good BBQ if you want a quick meal with average sides. Most children are happy here as well. Sometimes has guitar players & singers which is fun. Can be crowded during main hours.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Well, I guess I'll take some solace in knowing that we weren't alone when we experienced the server from hell. Thank heavens that this place has some of the most incredible BBQ I've ever eaten, otherwise they'd be out of business in heartbeat for the way they treat their customers. I knew I was in trouble when I asked the... More 

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Additional Information about Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor

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

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