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Joy Bistro

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115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
+1 828-265-0500
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Boone, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is consistently excellent! We have eaten here for special occasions, casual spur of the moment dinners, and lunches. The service is always friendly and knowledgeable. We love the firecracker shrimp & pasta as well as the firecracker shrimp appetizer. Very good specialty cocktails and a large pour of the wines available.

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Thank cherylboone
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat inside in a very comfortable boot and were serviced by an experienced waitress who was familiar with the entire menu. The 4 of us had different entree. which were all to everyone's expectations - high. Wine choices were good and fairly priced. There is seating out side but that is a different atmosphere. I think in side is... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a student playing sports at App State to visit the past three years, we try and eat at the Joy Bistro at least once a season.... We've NEVER had a bad meal or even the hint of bad service, although this trip the duck wasn't in season.... Wine list is decent for both bottle and by the glass.... We... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Can rank with the best of fine dinning Bistro type restaurants. Very eclectic cocktail menu. Excellent feel and ambiance, creative and well executed menu.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We had an excellent meal at Joy Bistro. Joy was recommended by the host at the B&B we were staying at and we throughly enjoyed it. Service was excellent! We went on a Sunday night about 6pm (definitely recommend making a reservation) and the timing was perfect. Was not crowded yet so we got immediate attention. I had the Maine... More 

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Delft
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Every year after a week of skiing and banner elk lodge food, we treat ourselves to a nice dinner at joy bistro. It's such a treat and definitely worth the drive.

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Thank Caroline C
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Joy Bistro for 5 years. We drive from approximately 1 hour away 4-6 times a year. You can't visit without trying the firecracker shrimp. We have never had a meal that wasn't spectacular, but as far as recommendations the scallops are my all time favorite. The creme Brule is awesome. We have also done brunch... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

While traveling through Boone we went to this restaurant based on the Trip Advisor reviews. We made a reservation for 2 people and looked forward to a nice meal after a long day. The restaurant sits at the end of a strip mall and was empty when we arrived at 5:30pm. They sat us at a nice table next to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Very unimpressive exterior next to sub shop in strip shopping center masks a most impressive, intimate, very highly demanded fine dining restaurant. Sarah provided outstanding service and recommendations. Wahoo was outstanding. Adjacent dinner had rack of lamb that looked beautiful and he said was delicious Looking forward to returning.

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Thank businessman2015
Boone, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 27th anniversary starting with lunch at Joy Bistro. Everything was delicious and perfect! He had the scallops and I had the trout, both incredibly delicious and beautiful. We shared those entrees and also had cheese cake for dessert. Couldn't have been a better meal and a great way to start our anniversary date.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
American, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-0500

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