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The Speckled Trout

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Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828 295 9819
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
It Worked for Us

There are plenty of upscale and chain places to eat in Blowing Rock...but for a down and dirty local dining experience in town...this fits the bill. Despite it's name, there is plenty of table fare if fish is not your game. Rustic interior with nice patio dining option if it's not too cold. Decent... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike J
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Lewisville, North Carolina, United States
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Lewisville, North Carolina, United States
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are plenty of upscale and chain places to eat in Blowing Rock...but for a down and dirty local dining experience in town...this fits the bill. Despite it's name, there is plenty of table fare if fish is not your game. Rustic interior with nice patio dining option if it's not too cold. Decent food and pricing...friendly service...no regrets. We'd... More 

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Thank Mike J
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hit the Speckled Trout after trying a couple of places up the street that had atrocious wait times. We were worried since the place was almost empty, but it worked out well. The chef came out and recommended the trout, which some of us got and everyone liked it. The restaurant is mid range, casual atmosphere.

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Thank StephKnightSRQ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great! Staff was friendly! Was a great date night with quaint atmosphere. Can't say enough good things about this place. Will be back next time we are in town.

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Thank John L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Kyle was hands down the most phenomenal server we have ever had. The food truly hit the spot, and we felt most welcome the entire time. I would fully recommend the trout, with mash potatoes and cream of spinach. Five stars all around, Absolutely come here if you're even close to the area...we came all the way from Greensboro if... More 

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Thank Michael M
Roxboro, North Carolina
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple of times on our visits to blowing rock. We have never really been pleased with the food here. It's buffet style at breakfast, so sometimes the food sits a while. It's not very good, but sometimes it's the only option for breakfast in BR. I would not recommend and won't go again myself unless... More 

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Thank mstchr2u
Burlington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The Speckled Trout should absolutely be ashamed to serve what they served us tonight. I ordered the Pete Tate Special which was served almost lukewarm. Never have I been as disappointed with a meal as I am right now. Ten to fifteen years ago this was THE place to eat in Blowing Rock. Owner, whoever you are, you need to... More 

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1 Thank Kerry M
Boone, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Cannot believe anyone goes there more than once. dirty with barely eatable food. Would rather eat at Burger King and I have not eaten fast food in about thirty years

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2 Thank K L
Seymour TN
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My husband and I were in town for the weekend. Arrived late on Friday, checked in to our hotel and walked into town to find dinner. Warm bread as a starter was excellent and boded well for the rest of the meal and they delivered. My husband had the filet and I had grilled shrimp, both were perfectly prepared and... More 

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Thank HeatherRKing
Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Relaxing atmosphere and dining outdoors made our dinner very enjoyable. The stuffed trout was a great choice and was enjoyed greatly.

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Thank greensboro2015
Clarkesville, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

A one night stay in Blowing Rock led us to The Speckled Trout for dinner. It was my birthday so we wanted to have something special. We chose the steak au poivre. Excellent choice for our meal. Our server, Rebecca was attentive but not bothersome. During the course of our meal, we met Kyle, our superb chef. A most delightful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 828 295 9819

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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