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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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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good family dinner.

Recommended by the Holiday Inn staff. Good food. Inexpensive. Large portions. Kids could laugh and have fun because it was not a quiet place. I would go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Holli M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Recommended by the Holiday Inn staff. Good food. Inexpensive. Large portions. Kids could laugh and have fun because it was not a quiet place. I would go back.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Really uninspired barbecue and college restaurant decor. Barbecue isn't hard, but this restaurant leans heavily on the crutch of being on the side of the highway.

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Charlotte
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I think this place is above average for barbecue and taste of sides and we try barbecue all over North and South Carolina. Would recommend as a value choice.

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Preston, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We wanted local fare. Very good chopped pork esp if you mix hot bbq sauce with mild. Very inexpensive. Nice waitress.

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
259 reviews 259 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband likes his dinner of pork, green beans, baked beans, cole slaw and a roll. My chicken and green beans were good but collards had pieces of woody stem that made eating them impossible. The corn on the cob was dry and chewy and the corn bread was dry and tasteless. I'm giving this restaurant a poor rating because... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I went recently during a visit to the area. We were asked if downstairs was ok, and we said yes. There is a couple of windows in the room, but no view. There are 2 TV's there playing sports channels. We ordered the pork bbq with fries and slaw (I think it was $6) and also ordered the chicken bbq... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Meals are inexpensive and large portions. While eating there is a three piece band singing and picking country music. It was a lot of fun.

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Martinsville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Great food, loved the BBQ, good value, casual friendly atmosphere, full bar, live music. Will return on my next visit to the area.

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Advance, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on Good Friday. Absolutely delicious! The food was fresh, the service was great! They are very generous on their portions. I would highly recommend this restaurant even if you are not a fan of barbecue. A lot to choose from.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Awesome ribs and chicken with a side of bluegrass! We definitely enjoyed our stop here and will be back!

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?