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“Just Okay” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor

Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor
Ranked #13 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Merritt Island, Florida
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Just Okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2010

Took the family here the week after Christmas. I was expecting something similar to a Sonny's or Fat Boys BBQ (if you're from Florida). It's basically the same with bench seating and a pork plate, 3 sides for around $9. It was very noisy but the food was quick. The BBQ was average and the beans seemed right out of a can. the cornbread was good. Overall we were disappointed thinking surely in NC you could find good BBQ.

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Tampa, Florida
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104 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Simple, but good & plenty at reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2009

My wife and I ate at Woodlands on our recent stay in Blowing Rock, NC. We found Woodlands to be a simple, not fancy place to get decent BBQ. Smoked turkey is good as is the chicken. Total bill for the two of us ran about $28 including tip. It's family-style picnic table seating so don't be surprised to sit close to someone you don't know. Overall good pick and would recommend. crowded on Saturday night!

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georgia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“OMG! I won't be fooled again!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2009

We thought that we had done our research but we were fooled into going to this awful place. We were encouraged by a full parking lot but once we were seated in the bare bones picnic table the ordeal began. The service was really really sub-par. We had to get up and go to the bar to get our own drinks. The food arrived and it was a mess. They obviously could care less about the food they serve. The BBQ was tasteless and the baked beans were Pork and Beans, right out of the can with raw onions thrown in. The whole plate was only just warmed over. We needed ketchup and after the server didn't bring it, we went to find it ourselves. After asking 2 other servers for it and receiving lost looks, I went to another table and asked the people there if I could use theirs. The live entertainment was enjoyable but they went from table to table begging for tips (we did leave the musician a tip ).

They do not deserve the ratings that they have received on other sites!

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Wallington, New Jersey
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Really Good Barbeque”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2009

If you want good barbeque, this is the place to go.

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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198 reviews
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“OK, but we have had better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2009

This did not taste like real bbq. The meat was very dry, the slaw was right out of a carton. We will not go back here. Server was OK.

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