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Rowland's Restaurant

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224 Westglow Cir, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8100 (HWY 221 South)
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Guntersville, Alabama
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We made reservations well ahead having seen that Rowlands was one of the top 10 restaurants in WNC. We had to see for ourselves. They passed our test with flying colors. We were seated in the sun room and were immediately and continually cared for by Jessica. The menu had several interesting items that made choices difficult. I always opt... More 

Thank Sammc238
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Everything at this restaurant was 1st Class. I would compare it any of the great restaurants in the Napa Valley. The service, presentation, taste, and view were all over the top. It was well worth the price and the drive up the hill.

Thank Chuck S
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

A spectacular setting and view in the historical hope of artist Dangerfield. Great for a quiet drink in the cozy bar or the elegant parlour with views to Grandfather Mountain. Top class dining is offered and the house also features lovely comfortable accomodation on the upper floor. A must visit in the Blowing Rock area.

Thank Rick F
Linville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

My how things have changed.. One of my most glorious reviews was for this restaurant a couple years ago,going so far as to rate it 5 stars in every category. After dinner last evening my rating has dropped considerably. The ambiance remains wonderful, table service good but that's where the rating begins to drop. Length of time between ordering and... More 

1 Thank Amaslm
Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

My wife and I were looking forward to a wonderful meal. After arriving, we were so impressed with the property, order drinks on the porch and enjoyed the beauitful views. Once we were seated, greeted by a nice waiter, we were served a little appertizer, with no flavor, maybe that was our first tip. We both order salads, could'nt believe... More 

1 Thank vzecevich
Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

We ate their during our all inclusive stay. The first night was a 4 course meal. More than what we could eat. My wife was not feeling well, so the staff assumed she wasn't eating much because she did not like her chooses. So, they kept bringing her other plates to try. Even provided two deserts. My wife and I... More 

Thank David S
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

The approach to Rowlands is a hint of what to expect. We were given a tour of the house which is magnificent. Several parties gathered on the front portico to watch the sunset and marvel at the beauty. Dinner was on the sun porch which only adds to the elegance of Rowlands. The sous Chef was in charge this night... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

We dined at Rowlands three nights during our stay at Westglow, and enjoyed eating our way through the menu. The flavors, preparation and presentation were outstanding. The staff was very helpful in suggesting wines that paired well with each course. I would highly recommend Rowlands for a fine dining experience.

Thank Charlotte N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

My wife and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary here, from the initial booking to the moment we left nothing could have been more perfect. We had drinks in the Sitting Room that overlooks the Canyon and then had a fabulous dinner with a nice bottle of Chateau Neuf Du Pape. From the wonderful Mushroom Soup and the incredible assortment on... More 

1 Thank Aidan W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

First of all, I love when a restaurant incorporates fresh locally sourced foods. We enjoyed both dinner and breakfast at Rowland's. Both were outstanding! Dinner was absolutely delicious, well-portioned instead of plate-stuffed madness! We enjoyed a leisurely dining experience and then a nightcap in the next room by the giant fireplace. Breakfast was full of fresh options including fruit, freshly... More 

Thank JM W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Westglow Cir, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8100
    (HWY 221 South)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: 828-295-4463

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