We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 39 Blowing Rock Restaurants

The Speckled Trout Cafe and Oyster Bar

Main St., Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-295-9819
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #30 of 39 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

75 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    14
    13
    16
    12
    20
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albemarle, North Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 Yes, it's old and outdated inside.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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester, VA
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

On our last day in area we stopped in for a light lunch. We had noticed each time we went by they seemed to be busy. On our visit we we wondering why the crowds. The building needs some TLC to say the least. Getting beyond that, our lunch order was taken and we sat outside. Tables were not the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Speckled Trout Cafe and Oyster Bar also viewed

Blowing Rock, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Blowing Rock, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 
Blowing Rock, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Blowing Rock, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 

Been to The Speckled Trout Cafe and Oyster Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Speckled Trout Cafe and Oyster Bar

Address: Main St., Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: 828-295-9819
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American, Seafood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Speckled Trout Cafe and Oyster Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?