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Glidewells - CLOSED

1182 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8280
+1 828-295-9683
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible24%
Jul 8, 2014
“Thank god it closed”
Jan 12, 2013
“Great Food--Relaxing Atmosphere”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1182 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8280
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

Wow. So absolutely filthy I wouldn't eat. Had a beer (which took 20 minutes to procure) and went elsewhere. Ick.

Thank QueenCuisine
Reviewed August 14, 2010

Glidewells is, in my opinion, the worst food you can eat in the high country. The service is awful and the food was literally not edible when we were there. My 5-year-old daughter ordered a grilled cheese which came and the cheese was actually brown...More

1  Thank JNTx3
Reviewed July 17, 2010

We stopped here for a late lunch while visiting Blowing Rock and enjoyed the experience. It was a lovely day, which enabled us to be seated on the restaurant's patio while we enjoyed a tasty meal. We visited with no prior knowledge of the restaurant...More

Thank retiredtonc
Reviewed July 15, 2010

I dined at Glidewell's last night with four of my friends visiting the area. It was a lovely night so we ate outside on the patio. Our table was near the service area and not as pleasant had we been closer to the street or...More

Thank Beebs10
Reviewed May 7, 2010

We went in early May. Mid week, so it wasn't very crowded. What people should like most about this restaurant is that it has a great patio. When the weather is nice (which it was for us), it's a wonderful experience. In terms of food,...More

Thank Noleman
Reviewed April 17, 2010

Poor service, rushing us to order, then dissapearing for most of the evening. Weak house salad of a handful of greens, one unripe tomato slice and a few olives. Very very bland trout and undercooked lentils. Other entrees at the table were ok, but the...More

Thank yankeedownsouth
Reviewed August 15, 2009

My husband and I just spent a wonderful week in Blowing Rock, and enjoyed most of the excellent restaurants they have in this area. We had the most fun at Glidewells on Main Street. We ended up eating there 4 times, and the excellent menu,...More

Thank Broark
Reviewed August 5, 2009

The food was great--had the caesar salad, calamari, and tea. There were 6 people at our table and all enjoyed their food and drinks. Large portions and selection. Service was quick, polite, and pleasant. When back in Blowing Rock, we will dine here again.

Thank Wise_Traveler_NC
Reviewed July 21, 2009

As Tiajuana Fats, Highlands, and now Glidewells, this is a horrible restaurant. The bar area has received a nice makeover but it can't disguise the mediocre food. The worst part, though, is that the building is falling apart, when I've walked through the bathroom I...More

Thank LitPr0f
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $20
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1182 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8280
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-9683
Largest outdoor patio in Watauga county.Pet friendly,kid friendly,outdoor smoking and cigar section.Accept large parties and almost anything goes.Come one come all...We love ya at Glidewell's.
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