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The Speckled Trout Cafe and Oyster Bar

Main St., Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-295-9819
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Ranked #31 of 41 restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Tallaha
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Can't believe it's still open. Terrible food, old building, horrible atmosphere. Only good thing about the place is it has several "reserved" parking spaces - which are at a premium for downtown Blowing Rock.

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Kure Beach, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fresh ingredients & friendly staff make this a nice place for lunch - if a bit pricey. The lunch menu was quite limited and featured mainly deli fare - hot or cold. There is a goid wibe selection. Dinners here are recommended by many locals. Located at the edge of downtown, it's an easy walk.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The food was OK, and we ate outside, which was essentially a covered patio on a corner at a major intersection. Yet the setting was OK and preferable to what I saw inside. Service was fine. I had coffee with my meal, and it was lukewarm. They replaced it with hot coffee. Others had coffee after the meal and suffered... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This ranks as one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant in a long time. The bread was so hot and fresh we had to let it cool to cut it. The fried green tomatoes we had as an appetizer were perfectly prepared. We had trout (their specialty) for our entree and it was excellent - seasoned... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We were in BR last month and wanted to grab a bite at a casual place. We found The Speckled Trout and are so glad we did. We sat on the deck out front and were immediately greeted by a pleasant young man who took excellent care of us. Dinner was delicious and the service was wonderful. We've been to... More

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I am so disappointed. This used to be a nice little hole in the wall type place to get a good little lunch. I should have known when I went in and most of the tables were empty. When you go in the door the menu is now written up on the wall and the girl at the register takes... More

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

VERY disappointing! The waiter and chef were very nice, but it did not make up for the poor quality of food. My crab cakes were probably two to three days old and reheated. Very dry and bland, and expensive.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Understaffed. Not clean. Had to ask for everything. Chef apologized for everything and did comp our wine. Oysters were just okay would not go back

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Miami, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Was in North Carolina for the first time visiting my sister with our mom. We were staying in Blowing Rock and spent the day exploring the mountains. My mom wanted to go out for a semi formal meal in the Main Street area for some good warm food after a long day of hiking. We used the info guide in... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stopped here for a quick lunch while in the area. It was not very busy at the time. Not sure if we will be back, but I honestly cannot say anything bad about this restaurant. Service was good, staff was helpful - which is more than we were reading in tripadvisor reviews about other restaurants in the area...

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