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Canyons

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8960 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-295-7661
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second chance

This was our second visit here and it was about the same as our first. We tried different dishes; my husband had a Reuben sandwich which he liked and I had the rice and beans which was okay. This is off the beaten path for tourists and most everyone there seemed liked locals which is usually a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Nancy H
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  • Families with children
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English first
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit here and it was about the same as our first. We tried different dishes; my husband had a Reuben sandwich which he liked and I had the rice and beans which was okay. This is off the beaten path for tourists and most everyone there seemed liked locals which is usually a good sign. They... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Only been here for lunch and drinks,, great view from bar and deck. Fun friendly atmosphere. Good place to see ballgames during season and have a nice relaxing time

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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Place has really taken a wrong turn and needs some serious TLC with new ownership, new staff, food and cooks, new remodel. Food was not prepared fresh. Daughters Burrito was a frozen (not fresh) product that was deep fried. Other items we ordered you could tell came out of #10 size cans. Basically school cafeteria food. Not much effort put... More 

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canyons m, Manager at Canyons, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize that your experience with us was not a memorable, or hardly mentionable, one. As far as the building is concerned we are not able to do too much as it is over 100 years old. However, we strive to bring in the freshest, and often local, product we can serve to the table. If you can give... More 

Winter Park, Florida
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stopped for lunch, the food was OK. The staff was accommodating. Orders were taken quickly, and the food and drinks arrived in short order. The physical premises left a lot to be desired. It's an old building and it looks like it. Dark interior, old carpeting, it just didn't look clean. The view is fantastic.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

While the view of the mountains is great and the hamburger was good, the place was not very clean. Carpet was stained and dirty and just felt dirty through out. Wait staff was ok, but had to ask for refill many times. I probably would not go back.

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Matthews, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We sat outside, they view and temperature were Great! I've passed this restaurant over 100 times and always wanted to try it. There is a decent selection on the menu. The food was ok, good... The prices are also decent. I would definitely try it again.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had high hopes for this place. Friends have been raving about it and go there frequently. We arrived last night in a downpour so were unable to sit on the patio and enjoy the view. The place was packed so we thought it must have good food. We were seated promptly, and our server was cordial. Most of our... More 

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canyons m, Manager at Canyons, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry to hear that your experience at our restaurant was not up to par with our standards. If you could give us more information on your server we would like to correct this to ensure this never happens again. We hope that you will come back again and we appreciate you telling us where we need improvement.... More 

Clemmons, North Carolina
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Excellent food and plenty of it......we split a fish and chips and still had food for To Go box. Service was excellent. Sitting on deck overlooking mountains as excellent....but weather has to be nice to enjoy although inside is nice also. The price is also very good.

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Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ate at Canyons for lunch. The outside seating was nice, but since it was very hazy and cloudy, the view was not as good as it would be on a clear day. My wife had the chicken salad melt and soup. The soup was warm, but not hot. She enjoyed the melt, but said it was just average. I... More 

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Traphill, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love Canyons! They have awesome burgers and tex mex! I love the Maui chicken sandwich or plate and the loaded nachos! I also love their enchiladas and the fact you can custom order. I get spinach and shrimp even though not on the menu! Delicious!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8960 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 828-295-7661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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