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Local Lion

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791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
8283861120
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome homemade donuts and they roast their coffee on site. Best of all, the staff are exceptional and treat all their customers with great service and a most pleasant personality. Stick Boy is excellent, Krispy Kreme is super, but Local Lion is the place where I go whenever I am in Boone!

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Thank Halfcup
Boone, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All I'm saying is...if you need donuts (who doesn't) and you're in Boone, skip the franchise and head over here! They offer gluten-free donuts on Friday and I always seem to find myself near there at that time!

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Thank RioSawhill
Boone, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I moved to Boone just over a year ago, and I love this place! The staff is very kind and helpful, the coffee is perfect, and the doughnuts, which are made right there, are fantastic. I also recommend their smoothies & tea lattes, and they have gluten free doughnuts available on Fridays. It is a great place to meet friends... More 

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Thank Amy C
Boone, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to grab a good cup of coffee and a donut. The staff are friendly and the food is great, especially if you prefer Dunkin Donuts style donuts. Oh, and did I mention the great coffee?

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Thank ctcp2016
Tallahassee, Florida
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142 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Prepare for some creative parking at peak times to get into this local fave for homemade donuts and decent drip. The orange glazed yeast are a personal preference, but one of their dozen other flavors (like lavender) may be more to your liking. Good wi-fi, typical hard chairs and booths with one couch. Limited power plugs in case you'll be... More 

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Thank larnole
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great doughnuts and coffee! Also had the cheddar biscuit which was good too. Lots of different types of seating available including outdoor seating which is always great in Boone!

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Thank Karen M
Tampa, Florida
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117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't love this place more. Would move to Boone in order to be close to this place. Granted, I want to move there anyway. I went for the homemade doughnuts. Discovered they also had outstanding coffee. Had my mind blown by the six taps of local beer behind the counter. Yes, really. I believe two or three taps were Appalachian... More 

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Thank 3lionsfan
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got the Sumatra coffee and glazed doughnut. The coffee was flavorful and well made. The doughnut was fresh. It had the right consistency and the glaze was plentiful.

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Thank Mike M
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like the Sumatra here. I had a hard time finding coffee in Boone that was strong enough. Donuts are home made and also delicious.

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Thank Colin M
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Tasty donuts!! We tried the maple, cinnamon sugar, and orange glazed - the orange was my favorite. My husband and I split 3 then hit the trails to burn some of those calories! Yummy mocha frappe drink too and friendly service.

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Thank Ana-Drezdin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: 8283861120
Description
http://mountaintimes.com/columns-eat-beat/articles/Local-Lion-A-Donut-Shop-for-Boone-id-022810

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