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Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant

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108 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694 (Formerly Frasers Restaurant)
+1 336-246-5222
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant opened our doors on August 1, 2012...
Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant opened our doors on August 1, 2012 with a mission to provide a fresh, unique and engaging destination for residents as well as visitors to Ashe County. We are a locally owned and employee run small business that is Committed to Excellence and Dedicated to our Community. We are Ashe County's first and only commercially licensed Craft Beer Brewery and we brew small batches of hand crafted beers weekly. We have one of the State's best craft beer selections on tap and in bottles in addition to having our own beer on tap. In 2013 we added an outside dining area that locals call the "Boon Deck". In 2014 we opened our new "Brew Haus" just up the street to provide a venue for large parties, special occasions, offsite catering, corporate events and fund raisers in addition to providing much needed expansion space for our brewing operations.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic plce to eat or just stop in for a drink or two. VERY FRIENDLY & RELAXED atmosphere :)

Very friendly employees and relaxed atmosphere. The owner/manager is Very accommodating. He even prepared my Italian dish request for me special even though it isn't anything they serve. If you're ever in West Jefferson NC you have GOT to eat here or even just stop in for a drink or two and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Greg-Linda-Harlow
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Stuart, Florida, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stuart, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly employees and relaxed atmosphere. The owner/manager is Very accommodating. He even prepared my Italian dish request for me special even though it isn't anything they serve. If you're ever in West Jefferson NC you have GOT to eat here or even just stop in for a drink or two and you'll see how unbelievably friendly EVERYONE that works... More 

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BoondocksBrewing, Owner at Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review and for your kind words. Our goal is for each guest to feel at home when they come in and to have an exceptional experience with us. We fall short occasionally but it is not from a lack of working hard. Receiving reviews such as yours helps us to reinforce the importance of making... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not only a great restaurant, it's a micro brewery! The bar area is fantastic, menu is excellent both for lunch and dinner. Good parking. Town is fantastic.

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BoondocksBrewing, Owner at Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting with us and for taking your time to post your review. We hope to see you back in wonderful West Jefferson again soon. More 

Whitetop, Virginia
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was our third try here. They were very accommodating with seating. There were 3 at the bar when we arrived and no one else. We ordered three orders of wings, shrimp, and salad with chicken on it. ALL wings were cold, dry, and had very little sauce. They forgot the chicken for the salad. The shrimp were typical frozen... More 

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BoondocksBrewing, Owner at Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant, responded to this review

Please accept my apology for your bad experiences with us. The issues that you describe are totally unacceptable and apparently someone was not doing their job. It is critically important that we know immediately when something is not to your liking so that we can determine why and correct it on the spot. It is impossible to correct an error... More 

Boone, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Food was hot and good (Cheese stake and onion rings). I was there on a Wednesday so the place was not too packed. Waitress was very nice. Will go back. The only thing I did not like was the onion rings. They were out of a bag and not hand made. For the extra $1.50 up-charge I expected better. Stick... More 

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BoondocksBrewing, Owner at Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for spending time with us and for taking the time to post your review. You are correct, our onion rings are not not hand made. We have in the past attempted to make our onion rings in-house but found that it was impossible to achieve the level of quality and consistency that we demand at an affordable price.... More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visit West Jefferson a couple times a year and hadn't been to Boondocks yet. We were excited to try it this trip but were a little put off by some of the reviews. I suppose every establishment has a bad day, but they were top notch for us. The interior has been tastefully transformed (formerly Fraser's) and the TV... More 

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BoondocksBrewing, Owner at Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for not letting a few bad reviews stop you from seeing for yourself what Boondocks Brewing is all about. We have had the privilege of serving over 22,000 guests since November 1, 2014 and yes we do make mistakes occasionally as all humans do. We learn from those mistakes and greatly appreciate it when someone takes the time... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

nice atmosphere, good food and service. Will return Hard to make a restaurant work in such a small town. Thanks for trying!

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BoondocksBrewing, Owner at Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and we hope that you will return soon. Operating a business in a small town is a challenge at times but that just makes me that much more determined. Ashe County and West Jefferson are amazing places to live, work and visit which is one of the reasons that I... More 

Fleetwood, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Two of us had burgers (ranch burger and the carolina burger), one with reg. fries, and one with sweet potato fries. Burgers were prepared exactly as we asked, and were excellent. Our friends had the cajun chicken sandwiches with fries -- they also were very pleased with their food. We'll definitely be back.

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BoondocksBrewing, Owner at Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dinning with us and for posting your review. With two full service bars and two large dinning areas the atmosphere does get a little noisy at times but we take that as a sign that people are enjoying themselves as the noise does not come from our TVs or background music. In the future if you feel... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Let me begin by stating we are most appreciative of the owner's investment in the community and local economy. When the restaurant first opened, the revised menu was refreshing and the food was enjoyable. We would dine once or twice a month but have cut back to once every two or three months due it the gradual decline of the... More 

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BoondocksBrewing, Owner at Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant, responded to this review

Steven, Thank you for your honest feedback and for your support. We are actually working on a new training program for all of our staff and we have brought in some new "blood" from outside the County to help us to continue to grow and improve. We are also making some changes in the Kitchen and unfortunately we will be... More 

Kenosha, Wi
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

No matter what we ordered there was a mistake. Drink orders were messed up. Appetizers were not right and dinner had a different mistake. ALso out of so many of the beers we wanted. Very disappointed. Good thing was all the TV's to watch football.

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BoondocksBrewing, Owner at Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you dining with us and for taking the time to post your review. You are correct, we had several issues the past couple of days that are totally unacceptable and I am personally addressing the root cause of these issues with my Management team. Unfortunately we have to deal with the occasional staff member that just does not "get... More 

VA
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is an attractive place and everyone is very nice. I wanted so much to like it that I gave it many more chances than I should have. In a town with any choices at all, this place would not have survived. The previous poster who commented about food being "heated up" was 100% correct. Though they often have very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694 (Formerly Frasers Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  West Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 336-246-5222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant opened our doors on August 1, 2012 with a mission to provide a fresh, unique and engaging destination for residents as well as visitors to Ashe County. We are a locally owned and employee run small business that is Committed to Excellence and Dedicated to our Community. We are Ashe County's first and only commercially licensed Craft Beer Brewery and we brew small batches of hand crafted beers weekly. We have one of the State's best craft beer selections on tap and in bottles in addition to having our own beer on tap. In 2013 we added an outside dining area that locals call the "Boon Deck". In 2014 we opened our new "Brew Haus" just up the street to provide a venue for large parties, special occasions, offsite catering, corporate events and fund raisers in addition to providing much needed expansion space for our brewing operations.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?