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Main St., 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 20
    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 was good, but not GREAT

We had lunch at the Speckled Trout Cafe. It was good, a good value, but not anything to rave about. I had the chili and it was average.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Karen J
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Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had lunch at the Speckled Trout Cafe. It was good, a good value, but not anything to rave about. I had the chili and it was average.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

When we visit Blowing Rock we eat here 3 or 4 times a year. After reading all the reviews they range from excellent to terrible and I can understand all of them. if you are going for oysters either raw or steamed you will not be disappointed and if you get the plain trout pan sautéed ,grilled,pan fried or blackened... More 

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Worst meal all weekend. The place is dumpy and run down. But I was still going to give the food a chance.. I got the stuffed trout which was awful. I usually don't send back food... but this time I had to. The shrimp was overcooked and hard and both the crab and the fish itself tasted funny, like it... More 

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place is run by very young people and they work their butts off and do a GREAT job. Yes, it's old and outdated inside. Yes, they serve on paper plates lined with foil. Yes, it ain't the cheapest place. Yes, you order in one place and eat in another. We walked in and were greeted by a very nice... More 

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Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I had read all the reviews on this Cafe so I wasn't surprised at the age of the building, the fact that it needed to be upgraded as far as decor and the fact that you ate on paper plates! The reviews most always said the food was good and that is what we wanted. My husband ate the trout... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ate here because of the trout which was good not great and they have reserved parking spaces a big plus. Place could use renovations and had a fairly low sanitation rating 91.5. I can see why had ants crawling on top of sweet tea container and place needs some TLC as an earlier reviewer mentioned. You order off board in... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Everyone in the restaurant was super nice. Interior was clean and effort was made to provide a great experience. I feel bad that they seem to be genuinely interested in providing a good experience, but the experience falls way short of "good". Few suggestions to improve experience: Offer a better value - We spent $31 for 1 speckled trout lunch,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stopped at the Speckled Trout for lunch; it was a traditional stop for my traveling companions for 10 years on their return from Roan Mountain. The pan fried trout, mashed potatoes, slaw and hush puppies were all excellent. The trout is lightly breaded which allows the flavor of the trout to be savored and enjoyed. As other reviewers pointed out,... More 

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Try the shrimp & grits they are amazing! The chef is very creative you can tell by the daily specials. Also they have a new lunch menu that is very affordable! I love this place and will definitely return!

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband is in Blowing Rock without me this week and he asked me specifically to write a review for him. He said it was one of the best meals he's had this year, and he eats out for lunch almost every day. He had the pan fried trout, potatoes, and spinach. This is the same dinner we had there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: 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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