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8062 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-3239
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Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't Bother

Went here on a Saturday afternoon with the "Open" sign lit; however, when someone came to meet us she advised we could get bar food or bakery items only. From the look of the bakery items in the case, we opted to go elsewhere.

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Debi W
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went here on a Saturday afternoon with the "Open" sign lit; however, when someone came to meet us she advised we could get bar food or bakery items only. From the look of the bakery items in the case, we opted to go elsewhere.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I'd read other reviews bashing the place, but the receptionist recommended it, so we went. Service was slow, but the food was pretty good. They had spaghetti w/garlic & oil, which was a favorite of mine overseas, so I had to have it. Worthwhile. Heard they have a great breakfast buffet, but we didn't try it.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Not sure why this place is reported closed as they are very much open . I have to comment on a recent review about a black face picture there . This picture depicts old italian comedy .It is not black face but masks commonly used in these productions .If this person had taken time to read the caption below ,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is definitely a place that if you are craving pasta just for the pasta and without any homemade authentication you'll be satisfied. Just don't have your hopes to high. Friendly wait staff, nice bar but I will not go back because the food is meh...

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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Papa Joe's is a great place to eat. Good food, great service and reasonable priced. I eat there a couple times a week.

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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I'm not sure why this has been reported closed but it is still in business! We are locals and frequent this restaurant at least 3-4 times a week! The staff is always very helpful and friendly and the food is great! Papa Joe always tries to come out, visit, and to check on how our meals were! Don't miss out... More 

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Destin, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Came here to eat before spending a day escapade. We were seated. Upon looking at the photos on the wall, there is a display of ethnic diversity ( photos of white people with BLACK FACES PAINTED ON THEM) , which is more than not welcomed!!! Then it took my girlfriend to get pissed off and asked if we were going... More 

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Rockwell, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Ate there for breakfast. One of the best Omelets that I've ever had!! Fast and friendly service! Highly recommend!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went for breakfast hard to mess that up right. Well throw in a helping of terrible service, 30 year old decor (I know this because I used to go there when it was a pub in the 80's) and average cisco food plus the party seated after my wife and myself being served the ate, paid and left before us... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Village Inn was closed and we were on our way to Charlotte when we saw this place and stopped for breakfast. The food was well prepared, service was excellent, and we were on our way after less than half an hour.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8062 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: (828) 295-3239

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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