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179 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-266-2179
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Ranked #43 of 128 Restaurants in Boone
Price range: $7 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Char -a Spacious, Unique Contemporary Bistro in Downtown Boone, serving Modern American Cuisine including Fried Calamari, Crab Bisque, Black & Bleu Salad, Turkey & Brie Sandwich, Fish & Chips, Burgers, Fish Tacos, Shrimp & Grits and Angus Steaks- char grilled to perfection. Covered Deck, 2 Stylish indoor dining areas and a Sleek Modern Bar featuring 5 flat-screen TVs. Nightly entertainment. GLUTEN-FREE & VEGETARIAN Friendly. Upscale Cuisine -Casual Prices. Margarita Mondays: $.35 Wings. $4 Margaritas.Mar'Tini Tuesdays: 1/2 priced selected Martinis & $6 Pizza & a Pint. Wine Down Wednesdays: 1/2 priced selected bottles of wines. Sunday Brunch includes Huevos Rancheros, Crabcake Benedict & more. Come join us at Char for....... Food • Drinks • Music • Art • Fun
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Was really impressed by the quality and variety of fresh food. You don't usually get vegetables,especially Brussel Sprouts great enough to be featured as appetizers. Get them, they are fantastic, and Guilt Free! Had Pizza and Cuban sandwich, both great. Pub chips super fresh and crispy(.So much for guilt free) Nice choice of beers. Too full for dessert, but next... More 

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Boone
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I ate lunch at The Local (Formerly Char) and it was adequate. The food was alright, our server was the bright spot, she was awesome. I went there a few weeks later at night to enjoy some drinks and atmosphere. I did not enjoy the experience whatsoever, Avoid The Local for your night spot destination unless you want to wait... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

New name , same owners who care about your experience ~ great new menu offering something for everyone. I especially enjoyed the grown up grilled cheese sandwich with fig preserves.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Lunch today was delicious and served by wonderful waitress, Shelly. Menu has wide variety of choices with unique flavor combinations. Ambiance is warm and welcoming and prices are reasonable. Party of 9 was no problem for Shelly and items were served quickly. Will definitely go there again...and again!

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Boone
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went to The Local for the first time tonight and it was a great experience. Michael was an awesome server and the Chilean steak/ she crab soup was delicious! Also had good drinks, particularly the manhattan! We will definitely be back :)

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I and some friends happened upon this place while staying at another friends home near Boone. The most unbelievable Bloody Mary and great Shrimp and Grits made my Sunday brunch terrific. We will definitely be back!

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Lexington, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After some shopping in Boone, we began our search for a lunch spot and I was very delighted with our choice of Char. The food was very good, the service was great, and the added bonus of my sandwich on UDI'S GLUTEN FREE bread at no upcharge was a very pleasant surprise. Highly recommend.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

From the service to the food every thing was wonderful. We drove up for a birthday and it was well worth the 2 hour drive. can't wait to go back!

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loved the food! he had the blackened chicken sandwich minus garlic and pesto add buffalo mozz. I had the same with blackened tofu instead of chicken. The Blackened tofu sandwich is unbelievable! So delicious I wanted to go back the next day- the flavor was really great and there is a lot of interesting local art on the walls. Very... More 

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Conover, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love to just stop by Char on a Friday evening. Their is a bar menu and a dinner menu. We usually sit out on the patio when weather permits or at the bar. Service has always been great! Some of our favorite appetizers are beef tidbits, fried green tomatoes, artichoke dip and baked brie. Have never had a bad... More 

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Additional Information about Char

Address: 179 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number: +1 828-266-2179
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25

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