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“Fantastic trout & veggies”
Review of Canyons

Canyons
Ranked #25 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price range: $7 - $19
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed June 3, 2014

The trout sandwich, which is usually on special, is fantastic! Instead of fries or chips, I always get the veggie medley, which is also fantastic. If the trout wasn't so good, I would just get a double order of the veggies!

Thank Pat C
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

We went for a hike at Julian Price Park off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Memorial Day weekend and stopped here for a early dinner. We picked the Canyons because of the good reviews and the views. We were disappointed. The views were good but restaurant was more perpendicular to the scenery and the best seating was on the deck or next to the the windows. We asked for a table on the deck. The deck was small, smaller than the one on my house. The view was nice the deck was cramped and there was no umbrella to shield against the bright sun. It was rather uncomfortable and failed at the experience I was hoping for. The food was mediocre at best. I had the Rueben, my wife ordered the chimichanga, son a hamburger, and daughter the chicken strips with Thai sauce. The Rueben was edible but boring and my wife said the same about the chimichanga. My son did not complain about the hamburger. The chicken strips with Thai sauce was the best. The regular french fries were better than the homemade chips. We also ordered the spinach artichoke dip for an appetizer that was good. The beer selection was ok. The restaurant building was run-down and dirty looking on the inside. The carpet was worn and stained and the deck was pretty bad looking. The place was old and outdated and kind of smelled dank inside, I'm not sure what people love about this place from other reviews because it was just plain or average at best. There service was great but the wait staff looked like they could use some new clothes with stains on their shirts.

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1  Thank RKNC
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

The food wasn't bad, but for the price, it wasn't great! The bathroom wasn't clean and the restaurant even with the view just was not impressive enough to eat there again.

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Thank Love4Mint
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

On our recent mountain trip we visited Canyons and we were not disappointed! I had the Veggie Burrito which was delicious and my husband had the Canyons Burger which he said was delicious also. Of course we had to visit again and again, we were very pleased. We both chose specials that day, a grilled trout sandwich and a fried green tomato sandwich with bacon, lettuce and pimento cheese. Again delicious!! The reviews report the old carpet which I agree needs to be replaced. The reviews also report dirty bathrooms which I disagree with but they could certainly use an updating. The service is always good and they continually aim to please. This is not fine dining, just good food. I recommend you give it a try!

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Thank Jennifer and Ke... W
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Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place for a drink while taking in the view. If a table is available outside at sunset it's perfect! The food is just okay! Worth a visit to look at the beautiful mountains!

Thank 101Judy
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