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Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks

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9930 NC Hwy 16 South, West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and people were nice, but the food was really lacking. You do get a lot of food, but there was so much breading and so little seafood that it was very disappointing. As we ate, you kept getting more and more breading, and it got increasingly greasy with time. I ended up stripping as much breading off as... More 

Thank reginadhartley
Athens, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

When visiting High Country, it's a tradition for us to stop for take-out at Mountain Aire. The drive to the restaurant is beautiful, from whatever direction. The place is the opposite of a glitzy, upscale, cutting edge, big city seafood chain restaurant. We've enjoyed scallops, clam strips, flounder, crab cakes, shrimp. Simple, but tasty salad bar is a nice plus.... More 

Thank SweetD51
West Jefferson, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I mean, really. . . What does one expect from a seafood restaurant that is 6 hours away from the ocean? We have gone here maybe 1 or 2 times before. The baked potato was good, my salmon was overcooked and had no flavor of fish, just seasoning. My hubby's seafood platter was not to his liking. Even the cocktail... More 

Thank soyvickik
Germanton, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

I will definitely be back to this restaurant! My family and I were on our way to a quick cabin vacation and made a pit stop at a convenient store and realized there was a restaurant next door. We decided to try it and we were so satisfied about out decision! Our kids even loved it! The kids meals were... More 

Thank Michelle M
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

First, I will say, we all agreed once we were out of the restaurant and on our way home...we wish we had complained. Our food was horrible. We felt like we had been robbed. Two of us felt sick. Hush puppies were cold and completely saturated with grease. They were cooked in oil that was not hot enough. Sirloin tips... More 

2 Thank travelingbillbury
Boone, North Carolina
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food is great for what we went for - basic fried seafood with a salad. Nothing fancy. Wait staff was very nice and it was a friendly atmosphere. Value for the price was good. If you're looking for a quick respite from your driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, it's a great place to stop in for a good meal.

Thank Bobby L
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was a great place to eat! We had the flounder and clams and it was delicious with a perfectly baked potato and some wonderful hushpuppies! And the iced tea was great. They even had a small salad bar. Server was friendly and attentive and we had our food in no time. Would definitely eat here again, next time we... More 

Thank S E R
Hickory, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We go up to West Jefferson to buy a Christmas tree every year, and we always stop in at Mountain Aire for dinner on the way home (it's also close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Helton Creek, and the New River). We don't normally eat fried food, but tend to order it when we stop in here. My wife's fried... More 

1 Thank Ted N
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Mountain Aire Seafood and Steaks is a very good restaurant. They have good food. This pace is close to the Parkway so it is ten minutes from town.

1 Thank Devin D
north carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While camping at Raccoon Holler, we went to Mountain Aire and ordered both seafood & steaks. I had my doubts beforehand, this restaurant is somewhat remote in the mountains. All dinners were quite good.

Thank daffodilsunday

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9930 NC Hwy 16 South, West Jefferson, NC 28694
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  West Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 336-982-3060

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