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Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor

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8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9051
828.295.3651
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had been driving up the Blue Ridge Parkway for several hours and got hungry. We decided to stop here based on the other reviews we had seen. The food was excellent. We had chicken wings, ribs, shredded pork and beef. Our mistake was a coupe of Yankees requesting HOT toppings in the south. I think I drank my weight... More 

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1 Thank drpoirier
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Woodlands is a mainstay in our family. You can never go wrong eating here. Food is consistent, and friendly atmosphere and staff, can't say that about a lot of places in Blowing Rock. Go on a night they have music

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1 Thank Kim B
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Daughter from Manhattan needed her southern fix. She has always called it the "Piggy Place." So on two occasions for lunch during her visit we had lunch at Woodlands. Always great food. Our favs include sliced pork, beef brisket, fried okra and the hushpuppies. Never had tried the swine rinds...a first. But, not a last! If you like pork rinds,... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in West Jefferson for "the Brutal bike ride". We were not impressed with the food the night before, so decided to head to Woodlands. We had heard it was worth the drive. IT WAS! The appetizers (mozzarella cheese sticks and onion rings) were perfect. But the wings -- these wings are HUGE -- and they are TASTY! We... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Woodlands is our "go to" place when visiting Blowing Rock. We could smell the aroma of BBQ as soon as we got out of the car. BBQ pork is great. Opted for the baby back ribs this time along with BBQ slaw and corn on the cob. My wife got the pulled BBQ chicken which was also good. Usually includes... More 

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Pinehurst, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like good old down home cookin' in a nice little country restaurant then this is the place for you. Wooden bench tables with country music in the back ground. Good food for a good price & very friendly staff.

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Afton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place rocks! My husband had the BBQ beef, corn, string beans, hush puppies and I had the BBQ pork, string beans, baked beans and a roll. I couldn't eat it all. We got this to go and brought back to the hotel. So nice eating in. This place was so crowded and people were coming and going. I would... More 

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great barbecue they do have other things to pick from menu they do have a bar great music while u eat and great wait staff also have tv to watch

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Woolwine, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I go out to eat I prefer to eat from a plate with a real fork. Paper and plastic not an option! At least the wine and beer were in glasses. I do not prefer BBQ but it was a birthday celebration and the birthday boy loves BBQ. He enjoyed the baby backs. I had the turkey and it... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered pork, chicken and ribs for take out. Pork was very good and complemented by wide array of sauces (thank you). Kind of stunned at that the lack of imagination and effort the kitchen made on prepping the chicken and ribs. Chicken had no seasoning, was cold, dry and very chewy (we threw it out). Ribs also had no seasoning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9051
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 828.295.3651

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?