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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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  • 57
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  • 5
    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
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Wow. What a place. I had the lamb, fabulous! My wife had the sea bass. One of the besr meals ever. Had cocktails on the great lawn. You face the setting sun so take shades and a hat. Very special place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Joe E
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wow. What a place. I had the lamb, fabulous! My wife had the sea bass. One of the besr meals ever. Had cocktails on the great lawn. You face the setting sun so take shades and a hat. Very special place.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were there on a rainy night so could not appreciate the view. Our reservation somehow was screwed up, but they set up a table for the four of us at a table for six. We were not happy. The food was excellent except for the "special of the evening" called "poisson" a deboned chicken dish that had the equivilant... More 

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Chapel Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is such a special location. The house and grounds and view are magnificent. The food was what you'd expect from a high-end restaurant. Portions are small, but everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned. It's a perfect spot for a celebration or romantic dinner.

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great service for all meals. Staff polite and good service. Bisque and trout apps were great. Ate there 3 times and all were great. Desserts were great- ice cream was unique and yummy.

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Linville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 27 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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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 79 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 13 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 

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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: Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?