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Papa Joe's

8062 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-3239
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Ranked #28 of 39 restaurants in Blowing Rock
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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TRAVERSE CITY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Good food. The chef is know for his specialties lasagna and pizza. Good service. Nice people. Good bread. Authentic Italian.

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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Papa Joes is a fabulous Italian restaurant. The moment I walked in the door it felt like home. Joe and his staff are all super friendly. My favorite part about eating there is the yummy homemade desserts. Overall every time I go to Joes I have great food, service, and a wonderful experience.

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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Authentic cooking with real people. Immediately as I entered I felt like a regular. The Homemade desserts are amazing. Joe himself will come out and strike up a conversation. Don't be surprised to see the Fire and Police departments eating there, enjoying the food: you know it's got to be good if they are there!!!

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Papa joes is one of my favorite places to eat in all of blowing rock! The atmosphere is spectacular and the service is amazing! If you are traveling through blowing rock I highly advise you stop in and see the wonder staff and try the delicious food!

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Iron Station
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Food was cold and only had one waitress for the entire restaurant. Service slow for us but the locals seemed to get excellent service. Since Blowing Rock is a tourist town you would think the service would be great. Had a meatball sub and it was filled with three extra large meatballs, whole. Very messy. Should slice the meatballs. Just... More

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I love Papa Joe's. I have never had anything there that I didn't like. I like the idea of the small town atmosphere where when you walk in the owner and the staff call you by name. They know your likes and dislikes and make sure you are well taken care of. I recommend this place to people all the... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I love this place! The food is always delicious & unlike lots of other "Italian" restaurants, the recipies are authentic. The chicken marsala is great..and oh my goodness the tiramusu!

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Tallaha
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Horrible food and service. Don't see how this restaurant stays open. Go to Foggy Rock for spaggetti night on Tuesdays.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

we were looking for a non chain italian while on vacation. big mistake here Ziti tasted like it was several days old and thrown in the microwave to heat with some sauce and cheese. The eggplant parm qas def left over and fried in cold grease. As for the garlic bread and sauce bring your own Ragu and Texas Toast.... More

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NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Just average food. I have been here several times over many years. Never had a bad meal, but nothing truly outstanding. Nice beer selection.

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