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Rowland's Restaurant

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224 Westglow Cir, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8100 (HWY 221 South)
828-295-4463
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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 54
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
World Class Venue, Food, Service and Guests

Renowned California winemaker dinner was an enchanting evening with superior food, premium wines, impeccable service and European country house ambiance with spectacular Blue Ridge Views, all without being a bit pretentious or stuffy. Have had previous memorable experiences here and will return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Linville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Linville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Renowned California winemaker dinner was an enchanting evening with superior food, premium wines, impeccable service and European country house ambiance with spectacular Blue Ridge Views, all without being a bit pretentious or stuffy. Have had previous memorable experiences here and will return.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was my 3rd time at Rowland's and I was so disappointed. The last time I visited I had a spa weekend with my daughter in October and everything was amazing. From the service, the food, the accommodations at one of the beautiful homes available for rent to the spa treatments. Dinner tonight was just not up to previous standards.... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wine list is superb, didn't care for the salads - but I'm not really a salad/greens eater. Ribeye was perfect.

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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

we visited Rowland's with friends who,were staying at the Westglow spa hotel, and came away with fond memories. From drinks on the veranda overlooking a beautiful layered mountain vista, to the elegant interior and carefully prepared cuisine, we had a lovely experience. The restaurant features a spa menu with smaller plates, and we ordered salmon and salad, sea bass and... More 

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Raleigh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A surprise and a delight! Passing through Blowing Rock on April 18 we looked for a place for a relaxing dinner. Several favorites in Blowing Rock were booked due to the Wine Festival. We found Rowland's on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. It is a couple miles out of Blowing Rock and worth the short drive. The... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I both had to work on Valentine's Day so we celebrated the day after by driving up to the mountains and having dinner with my parents at Rowlands. It was slow that evening so we had the entire inside porch to ourselves. The service was awesome but the food left a lot to be desired. None of... More 

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Gary B, Restaurant Manager at Rowland's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words concerning service and Rowland’s. We strive to make every guest’s visit as comfortable and as memorable as possible. We hope that all aspects of the visit garner the same accolades. If you and your family left that night unsatisfied then something obviously was amiss. We at Rowland’s embrace all critique, good or bad, in... More 

Greensboro, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This lovely restaurant attached to Westglow Inn serves lovely food presented with great detail and even better service. The first course Prawn appetizer is one of the best things we have tasted! Just beautiful. Steaks and duck were cooked perfectly. The white chocolate bread pudding was yummy! Have to give a shout out for the "Respect your Elders" cocktail! My... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The resturant is incredible. The food, the service the staff. Outstanding! Beautiful view from the porch!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Amazing! What a special dining experience! Started with drinks on veranda during sunset. Wine steward came out and gave personal recommendations. We were then escorted to our table where they had laid petals on our table in a heart shape because they knew it was our anniversary. The food was ridiculously amazing! I would recommend everything we ordered! Prawn appetizer,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Ok...New Year's Eve and I found the menu to be appealing for the 4 course extravaganza. Service was great and they were very attentive. The food, however, was just so so. Small portions (tasting menu size) rather than an actual "course" was a bit disappointing given the price. I doubt I will return.

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Gary B, Restaurant Manager at Rowland's Restaurant, responded to this review

We certainly enjoyed having you at Rowland's for our New Year's Celebration. We strive to provide a memorable experience and I am disheartened to hear our efforts failed to meet your expectations. I appreciate your candor and your thoughts will certainly be taken into account when planning our next event. A restaurant's concept and the guests expectation sometimes, as is... More 

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Additional Information about Rowland's Restaurant

Address: 224 Westglow Cir, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8100
Phone Number: 828-295-4463
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 224 Westglow Cir, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8100
    (HWY 221 South)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 828-295-4463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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