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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%
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
239 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-7206
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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always a good choice. I had the coconut shrimp appetizer for my meal with a side salad and it was delicious and took part of it home. My husband had the bison burger and he was impressed. You won't go wrong eating...More

Thank kennypete
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Extremely fresh ingredients prepared simply but distinctively. They have most favorites like pancakes, biscuits, and benedicts but the homemade sausages, fresh apple juice, and sausage gravy steal the show. Will definitely be back and try dinner as well. Awesome breakfast.

Thank leh4yg
Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

If you prefer a casual hotel that mixes old with the contemporary , located within steps of the boutiques, park, bars and restaurants in Blowing Rock, The New Public House is for you. We love The New Public House for its updated rooms (as so...More

Thank LuvStBarths
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner with our three young kids...very pretty interior, decorated really nicely in muted tones. The server was great- she never made us wait and had good suggestions for the food. We had a delicious fried okra appetizer, which was okra halves fried...More

Thank ndmel
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

I organized a.dinner party for 15 on a Thursday night. The service was great and the food was better. It was so good I went back on Friday. The Catfish on Friday night was the best I have ever had.

Thank Onlakenorm
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Definitely the most adventurous and unusual place in town. Great choices for the basics, and some interesting takes on other things. Lots of housemade items, well presented, great service, best meal we had in town.

Thank kozmoboxman
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We went to this restaurant for the first time for breakfast. The staff are delightful and the food wonderful. The ambience is so comforting and it was a wonderful way to start our arrival to Blowing Rock. We can not wait to try it for...More

Thank FanofRome
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

This would have been 5 stars but the service was a little slow. They did have a large private wedding reception or rehearsal dinner in the back room. We were having a good time and didn't really notice until we left that we had bee...More

Thank L D
Reviewed November 12, 2016

We had dinner on a Friday. Could only get a reservation on Open Table at 515 or 845. We took the 515 and walked in to an almost empty restaurant. Food was good but overpriced and small portions. Flank stank had five slivers of meat,...More

Thank bonvivantnc
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We ate here for breakfast one morning during our stay in Blowing Rock. I was really looking forward to eggs benedict but they were out of ham so i just got eggs, bacon, and potatoes. The food we get was good but it wasn't any...More

Thank Antonio G
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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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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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