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Bistro Roca

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143 Wonderland Trl, P. O. Box 1929, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6375
+1 828-295-4008
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ambiance of this clearly local favorite is not to be matched. The lighting, decor, staff, and food were all impressive. As a vegetarian, I was puzzled by the limited choices for main dishes on the menu. I didn't want a pizza. When that happens, I usually ask the server to instruct the chef to make something out of whatever... More 

Thank bichonandon
Harshaw, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good beer selection, and an imaginative menu. The service was very good and the atmosphere was charming. We sat on the porch - a bit cool in the fall so bring a sweater. The Cuban wrap and the Fried Chicken and Fried Okra salad with buttermilk dressing was delicious.

Thank ScoutMidwest
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to have our wedding anniversary dinner here after reading reviews. We had a dinner reservation and were promptly seated by the hostess. Unfortunately she forgot to mention she seated us to the waitress so we did wait quite a bit for someone to acknowledge us but the waitress apologized profusely and we were fine and knew it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Several years ago I overheard a local merchant tell a customer that Bistro Roco was the best place to go to eat in Blowing Rock. Naturally, a local person would know the best place to eat. We vacation here every fall and visit Bistro at least the week we are here. It never gets old and has awesome food at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I couldn't be more pleased my experience at Bistro Roca. I proposed to my girlfriend over the weekend and wanted a special place to capture the moment after proposing to her in blowing rock. This restaurant went above and beyond expectations. We started off at the bar that has an extensive drink list. The host staff then called us promptly... More 

Thank Chase E
Hinckley, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very nice meal here. The salmon was excellent along with the salad sampler. A bit pricey and the martinis are not the best, but our food was delicious. If you want an upscale restaurant in Blowing Rock, this is the place.

Thank lovestravel2
Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything I've had from the Cuban to Mac and cheese to steak has been excellent. We go during week so have never used a reservation. Cute bar with all of the dog pics. Usually good service. Prefer sitting at bar.

Thank rmatthews66
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most excellent atmosphere. Two entries. Tuna was perfectly cooked with great sides. The steak, ribeye, was much more fatty than usual, and for black Angus was tuff. The service was superior. The chef uses herbs grown at the restaurant.

Thank Beverly H
Charlotte North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our wedding anniversary in Blowing Rock and had always wanted to try Bistro Roca. First impression: warm, bustling and slightly dark the way I like it. Friendly greeting at the door. We arrived earlier than our reservation by a few minutes and decided to sit in the bar, which is very inviting! This is the only downside to... More 

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Odiham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's always difficult to find the right place to eat when you have just one night in town and with a veggie spouse. Look no further than this place. Yes it's busy - but that's normally a good sign, but service was great, atmosphere buzzing and food amazing. Veggies pizza was terrific according to misses.

Thank CHD6265

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Wonderland Trl, P. O. Box 1929, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6375
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-4008
One of Blowing Rock's most popular restaurants, Bistro Roca serves inventive American Bistro cuisine from Chef Seth Parker in a rustic yet elegant setting. Bistro Roca's superb staff combines efficient service with gracious hospitality and will delight you with a great selection of wines and mixed drinks from Antlers Bar

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