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8960 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9265
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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219 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have passed by Canyons for the last ten years en route from Columbia, SC to Valle Cruces, NC always in a hurry. This time we stopped for lunch and glad we did! The staff was very accommodating and the food was excellent. My wife ordered a hamburger and I ordered a trout sandwich. I had not had a trout... More 

1 Thank Budrock9
Charlotte, NC
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412 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Meeting up with two wonderful friends - we enjoyed a lovely brunch on a sort of gray, kind of foggy, sometimes drizzly, spots of sun kind of day. We did get a window/view table as it could rain again any minute. We each enjoyed our selections...Seafood Omlette - Eggs Benedict and Pancakes with bacon! Each and every selection was delicious!... More 

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in nearby Boone and every few years we try going to Canyons to see if the owner/management has done anything to improve what could be a really good restaurant/bar. I'm usually disappointed and tonight when we went there with friends we were not only disappointed but slightly disgusted. The service was just bad including having servers who cleared... More 

2 Thank Tommy B
canyons m, General Manager at Canyons, responded to this review

We are very disappointed to hear about your visit. I would like a chance to rectify what went wrong with your visit. If you could please call us at the restaurant at (828)295-7661 it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! More 

Eureka Springs
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so I've been coming here for years as I went to Appalachian. This place has good food but whoever owns this restaurant is so tight they can spend a little money to fix this place up? The floors are nasty the bathrooms are nasty it it hasn't seen a coat of paint in decades... Why? I gave it three... More 

Thank Will9259
Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basically it is bar food, with a sometime view. 4 people had 4 different lunch items, all just ok. One item had to go back for reheating ( a burger, as the center was just warm, not cooked thru-- hopefully the drinks are better than the food!

Thank MCD0601
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got there early on a Friday afternoon - they were still prepping the night's specials. We had been told at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce to get something off the specials menu. When we asked our waitress about the specials, she went and got a manager since they were not ready yet. He was awesome in describing the specials... More 

Thank Tommy M
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Canyons is hands down my favorite restaurant. As crazy as it may sound the chimichanga they offer is great. We love sitting outside overlooking the mountains. We never have had a bad experience. Love it!

Thank EmilyFH
Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views and fabulous cheeseburgers. Worth the wait! Love the old building with creeky, slanted floors. Food was super fresh.

1 Thank Lisa M
Apex, North Carolina
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166 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reviews were so all over the place on this one, either loved it or hated it. I should have listened and read more. First, the smell as one reviewed noted, YES it's real and it's strong, we should have walked out then but we stayed. They took us to our table by the window which yes it had a... More 

1 Thank KristenB_10
Concord, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great food and a beautiful view! We have eaten at the restaurant twice in the last month. My husband and I ordered black beans and rice with sausage. The meal was garnished with chopped tomato and green peppers. It was such a tasty meal. On a previous visit we had the black beans and rice with shrimp. It... More 

Thank Gwen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $19
American, Bar, Southwestern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8960 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9265
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 18282957661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?