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The New Public House

239 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-7206
+1 828-295-3487
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“grits” (25 reviews)
“meatloaf” (24 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 11:00 amAll hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
239 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-7206
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Reviewed yesterday

Ate breakfast and dinner here during a recent weekend hiking trip. Most of the food is sourced from local producers. The choices are varied and the quality of the food we ate was excellent. Service is also great. We found it to be very good...More

Thank UKPP2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was recommended by the Homestead Inn where we stayed. They offer 10% discount to Homestead Inn guests. A short walk through the pretty town and a warm welcome. We had not booked, and there was plenty of room. Lucky us, the wine is half...More

Thank smilerviv
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had good relaxing breakfast on the porch. Personable friendly service. Easy walk here from anywhere in town.

Thank Frank33rso
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had breakfast at the Hotel as we had wedding functions for the rest of the meals. However the breakfast came with our stay, and it was worth it! Fresh, ingredients with the largest biscuits we have ever seen. Fabulous jellies and jams. Go...More

Thank Tampa_FLJudydean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Blowing Rock this past weekend (6/2-6/4/17). we had breakfast sunday morning at The New Public House.. Very cool place and the food was amazing!! probably the best biscuit and best grits i've ever had!! highly recommend for breakfast!

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed the Baja Tacos sitting on the covered front porch looking out to Sunset Dr. Very friendly staff. We will be back!

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for dinner our first night in Blowing Rock, and liked it so much we went back for breakfast 2 mornings in a row! the dinner was truly first rate, and, for as good as the food was, not unreasonably expensive. We have...More

Thank maclba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always get at least one dinner at Public House (formerly Crippens) but they are also open for breakfast. It may sound strange but I really enjoyed their "Spam & Eggs"! The chef makes the Spam himself - Not the canned version and it brings...More

Thank Dan9969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant appears to be very popular with the locals. Our food was very fresh and tasty. Make certain you have reservations as the place is very busy on Fridays/Weekends.

Thank jartman65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited recently and enjoyed the food. The ambiance is nice but not a strong part of the overall experience. I had the meatloaf which was delicious. For a $22 meatloaf I thought the portion was on the small side but still plenty for what...More

Thank Scott S
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Breakfast Menu
August 22, 2016|
Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do serve a nice breakfast.
The Breakfast Menu
August 22, 2016|
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Response from Lee R | Reviewed this property |
Have had breakfast there several times. Is as good as the suppers. You will enjoy!
You didnt like your table placement? Did you request to sit somewhere else? Did you inform them about the "hair", also how do you know the host was texting,and didn't speak to another couple?
February 16, 2016|
Response from Kendra00 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-7206
    (Hill St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-3487
  • E-mail
Big Flavors - Casual Dining. The New Public House restaurant offers reasonably priced, delicious favorites in a relaxed, comfortable, and exciting environment. The New food concept was created by-renowned chef Michael Foreman. He supports local purveyors, regional flavors and offers a "NC farm to table" experience. The restaurant's bar is available for meeting friends and enjoying a drink or a meal in more casual setting. Offerings include our small plates specialties, as well as local NC beers; great wines by the glass and exotic, specialty cocktails by our own mixologist
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