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Joy Bistro

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115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
+1 828-265-0500
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank travelingFLmom
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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank businessman2015
Boone, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank becka6saunders
Vilas, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Excellent service with the staff. Quiet atmosphere and located on popular Blowing Rock. A great place to take your lovely wife for dinner date. They have open table booking options.

Thank pdmoore22
Charlotte, NC
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to know where Joy Bistro is as it can easily be over looked in New Market Center. It is at the end of the strip of shops across from the theaters. It has such a nice neighborhood feel. Though it is small inside, you can have a nice conversation at your table without having to shout over the... More 

Thank Blackhawk-Hardware
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the first times we visited Boone a friend recommended this place. It is small and located in a strip shopping center. I may have even made a face when we pulled up. Don't be put off by the outside because it is a lovely intimate cafe. The food is excellent, always consistent and it is one of the... More 

Thank GaTraveler55
Trade, TN
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time we ate here was an unplanned, spur of the moment thing. The second time, quite deliberate. The menu is very nice, the wine list, too. Specials always sound good. In that category, I had the grouper and, being from the gulf coast of FL, I can tell you it was beautifully prepared. The kitchen was kind enough... More 

Thank Deerprincess
Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had another excellent lunch at joy Bistro. It is the best place to go in the high country for consistently fine food and dining. Two things prevent me from giving it five stars. 1. I believe the lunch menu has a few fewer items than in previous years. 2. A true bistro Always serves bread with any entrée. Joy's... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The restaurant just started serving lunch this month and will through Summer and into the Fall. The food was great. I had the special of the day which was pistachio coated salmon and my wife had the burger. Burger was very good with brie cheese. Staff was very friendly and attentive. The owner is the chef and she is fantastic... More 

Thank Richard S
Siler City
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Another great place to eat in Boone. Be sure and make a reservation. The food is excellent. The service is super. Its location is deceiving. It is in a strip center but it won't disappoint.

Thank Coachmen59

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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
$20 - $25
American, Italian, French
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, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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?