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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: Reservations

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  • 51
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Hidden Gem in Blowing Rock!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Bernierone
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Raleigh
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Raleigh
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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 

Greenwich, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Outstanding young, and adventurous Chef. The house is fully restored to it's former glory, which great views of the Appalachians.

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Stone Harbor, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Rowlands was a complete surprise as my friends and I stayed at Westglow on a spa package. We expected dinner to be creative but light like the included lunch. It was a total surprise to have our package include two appetizers, entree and dessert for dinner. The setting is intimate in one of the rooms of the Westglow mansion. If... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Frankly, we didn't expect such a creative and gourmet experience in the NC mountains! Everything from the seasonal cocktails to the high quality tea was exceptional. We were warned that Rowland is pricey, and it is, but we live in DC where meals can cost more than this one did and not be nearly as delicious, graciously-served nor have such... More 

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Sevierville
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I was looking for a special place and thanks to Trip Advisor and Open Table, I found it. If you have a special occasion, go here. I highly recommend that you time your reservation with the sunset. We had 6:30 reservations but got there at 6 so we could sit on the gorgeous front porch. The staff brought us tea... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?