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Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor

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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 140
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 24
    Poor
  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good BBQ

The BBQ beef is very good not fatty like some BBQ restaurants. The staff is friendly and there is family atmosphere . Would definitely recommend eating here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
panter98
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Miami, Florida
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Argyle FL
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This BBQ is so fulfilling you will want to ship some home to friends & family. Their smoking has been so good for so long, even the wood building smells like the delicious meats served here. The cashier is the owner so the family pride is all around you. Live music on Fri & Sat most weekends is homegrown too.... More 

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Thank Scubamanager
Blythewood, South Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food! Picnic tables, mason jar glasses, laid back restaurant with amazing bbq chicken, hush puppies, apple sticks and more! Will def go back when in town!!!

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1 Thank Lisa F
Miami, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The BBQ beef is very good not fatty like some BBQ restaurants. The staff is friendly and there is family atmosphere . Would definitely recommend eating here.

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1 Thank panter98
Charlotte, North Carolina
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped for lunch on a cold day and were greeted by a warm, attentive staff. Our server took our order and was back before my wife could put cream in her coffee. I had the pork plate with baked beans, fried okra ( crispy and delicious), and hot cornbread (which is packed with jalapeños and HOT!).... More 

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1 Thank NCDawgFan
Boone, NC
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had Woodlands BBQ at various local events, but haven't eaten at the restaurant for years. Went for a late lunch, burgers were dry & overcooked (and overpriced). Fries were not good. Sliced BBQ pork sandwich was 3.5/5. Service needs improvement: customers are not an inconvenience, server should ask how you'd like your burger cooked. Nothing special about Woodlands &... More 

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1 Thank CAGIRL401
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Rustic environment. Excellent food! We ordered take out and we were very pleased when we got back to our room!

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1 Thank Mspence002
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My aunt suggested we try out Woodlands. We went for lunch and the food and service were wonderful. I had the pulled pork place which was delicious, the Hush puppies were yummy and my little man liked the collards.

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1 Thank michelle m
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We met the owner, Jim, while we were on vacation in Boone, NC. After speaking with him for quite some time about various topics, he told us he had a BBQ restaurant....Woodlands BBQ. My wife and told him we'd stop by...I'm glad we did. I'm no BBQ aficionado, but we do love BBQ. We had the chopped pork (pulled pork... More 

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1 Thank Dan H
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in after a full day of hiking. Potato skins, baby back ribs, pork ribs, corn on the cob, baked beans and cole slaw were all excellent. The live music was the perfect complement. Glad we stopped in on our way back to the hotel, despite the road construction. Well worth it and we definitely recommend.

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1 Thank Jennifer B
Youngstown, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Even Though it was a pricy for steaks, the salad bar was very filling. It comes with soup, French onion, and rolls. Plus a side, choices baked potato, sweet potato, rice or fresh veggie. Wait staff was VERY attentive, board line over attentive on keeping tables cleared of dishes and open butter containers. Would visit again

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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 Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 828.295.3651

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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?