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The Speckled Trout

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Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828 295 9819
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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St. Johns, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food was excellent and so was the service we were so hApy we chose to eat here. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank scrapple22
Florence, South Carolina
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We had super fried trout and great smoked trout appetizer. Atmosphere was dated and seating was uncomfortable. People were nice.

Thank Heather S
Beech Mountain, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Staff was helpful and worked quickly to take our orders, prepare our food, and serve us. Menu had many options for our group - 3 generations of family members. Highly recommend the broiled trout with mashed potatoes and slaw.

Thank pdmoore61
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Okay first impression was a little less than desirable ... but we traveled through the doors anyway into the empty restaurant on Mother's Day. Order at the door and then go sit down. Okay ... ish. The empty tables were still dirty from the night before, you know, ketchup stains, sticky stuff. But we slid in and I went and... More 

Thank MacD-NC
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Take if from a seafood lover: the trout was fresh, filleted well and broiled to perfection! Would have preferred more elegant surroundings and wait staff; but cannot complain about the food. I would come back for that trout!

Thank Cordial1
Palm Coast, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was one of the worst I have ever been to. We waited 45 minutes to an hour for our food. I ordered a "fried flounder sandwich w/cheese and tartar sauce". I was served cheap, freezer-burned flounder on a stale hot dog bun, with one slice of cold Kraft cheese, and no tartar sauce because they "ran out". The... More 

Thank heeeeyray
Lewisville, North Carolina, United States
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

There are plenty of upscale and chain places to eat in Blowing Rock...but for a down and dirty local dining experience in town...this fits the bill. Despite it's name, there is plenty of table fare if fish is not your game. Rustic interior with nice patio dining option if it's not too cold. Decent food and pricing...friendly service...no regrets. We'd... More 

Thank Mike J
Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We hit the Speckled Trout after trying a couple of places up the street that had atrocious wait times. We were worried since the place was almost empty, but it worked out well. The chef came out and recommended the trout, which some of us got and everyone liked it. The restaurant is mid range, casual atmosphere.

Thank StephKnightSRQ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Food was great! Staff was friendly! Was a great date night with quaint atmosphere. Can't say enough good things about this place. Will be back next time we are in town.

Thank John L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Kyle was hands down the most phenomenal server we have ever had. The food truly hit the spot, and we felt most welcome the entire time. I would fully recommend the trout, with mash potatoes and cream of spinach. Five stars all around, Absolutely come here if you're even close to the area...we came all the way from Greensboro if... More 

Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cajun & Creole, American, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 828 295 9819

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