We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
130 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607
8282648657
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 526 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 234
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family Style, All You Can Eat Country Cooking Like a Family Reunion!

Almost feel as though you're stepping back in time when you enter the building. Floors creak, stairs squeak, ladder back chairs and tables are like grandma's and the smell of country ham and biscuits in the air! Gotta be four or more (more is better) to eat here and fully enjoy the family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Wayne B
,
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

526 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was worth the 1/2 + wait in line to get in. Although the food is served "family style" per individual table, the food is "home-style" and average at best. However, the uniqueness of the restaurant is worth the trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have been eating here for years. Always delicious food, always great servers! Food is served family style. It is really a lot of food but a good value as you get 3 dinner entrees, chicken, ham, country style steak and many sides such as green beans, corn, apples, gravy, mashed potatoes, etc. Then here comes dessert. All for one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burnsville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have visited this Restaurant several times and have enjoyed it each time. The food is like home style. Yous sit down at the table and out comes the food. You get cubed steak and gravy, fried chicken , mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, ham biscuits, etc...the food is great. Also the food is all you can eat except the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, FL
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came early for dinner on Saturday night and there was a wait for a table for 2. They serve family-style. You do not get a choice of foods. As soon as we sat down were were given a lettuce salad with ranch dressing. The waiter explained how dinner would be served and immediately returned with a cart and gave... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Almost feel as though you're stepping back in time when you enter the building. Floors creak, stairs squeak, ladder back chairs and tables are like grandma's and the smell of country ham and biscuits in the air! Gotta be four or more (more is better) to eat here and fully enjoy the family atmosphere, lazy susan in the center of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Family style dinner. When you empty something, they bring you more! Food is great and the staff are generally very nice! Good country restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingsport, Tennessee
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wonderful place to eat! Very quick service. The fried chicken is wonderful with the mashed potatoes and gravy. Drove 1 hour 30 min to get here just to it. Well worth it everyone must try.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I wanted to eat here 25-30 years ago, but the line was too long. Finally made it back to the Boone area after many decades and Dan'l Boone was high on the agenda. The line is still long (we got there about 5:45pm), but wait wasn't insane, only about 25 mins. My kids had never eaten at a family style... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Long waiting line even for a week night. Food was OK but not outstanding. Service was OK. Was expecting more and was disappointed overall.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wayne, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is one of those places you should do once. Adult price is 17.99 for family style dinner. They served us fried chicken, Salisbury steak, green beans, corn, cooked apples, coleslaw, salad dressed with ranch, biscuits, ham biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy , choice of dessert-strawberry shortcake, choc cake and banana pudding. Everything was good, but nothing exceptional. They do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant also viewed

Boone, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Boone, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 
Boone, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Boone, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 

Been to Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: 8282648657

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Hickory, North Carolina
Ishpeming
1 month ago
Mint hill NC
6 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?