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“Best of downtown Blowing Rock”

Storie Street Grille
Ranked #12 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: A lunch and dinner restaurant with an extensive menu,including wild caught seafood, all natural beef, chicken and pork selections, pasta and delicious salads.
Boone, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best of downtown Blowing Rock”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We've been going to Storie Street since it opened about 13 years ago and have never been disappointed. The owners are eager to please and, with an expanded back patio area, more and more people are experiencing this great restaurant.
The only reason this review is not a perfect '5+' is because of the beer selection. Good choices in terms of bottled beer, but there is no tap beer and with Appalachian Mountain Brewery just eight miles down the road, this should no longer be an issue. At any rate, we're beer snobs and let our server, Will, know it at the start.
Will was outstanding and very knowledgeable about the bottle beer on hand and also about every food item on the menu.
It was my first wife's 34th anniversary and the owners and Will made sure we were well attended to and even gave us a bottle of their own marinade as a present as we left.
Be aware that Storie Street can be crowded at times and somewhat cramped getting in and out (the bar is at the front with only six or seven seats). Wine list is complete and carries a good selection of NC wines.
We're locals and also enjoy our time at the Grille.

  • Visited May 2013
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Ashburn, VA
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8 reviews
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“Nice atmosphere, great service, not so good food”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

We're a small golf group and have been coming to this restaurant each year for the last four. The setting in downtown is great along with nice decor and good service. The problem is with the food. It's just not very good. My chicken dish was dry and overcooked - seemed as if it had been cooked ahead and kept warm, as if we were eating in a cafeteria. The mashed potatoes were cold - the server did apologize and brought me some that had been warmed. My friend's pork chop was also dry and seemed have been prepared a long tine ahead of being served. I'd need to see some signs of improvement before I'd dine there again.

Visited May 2013
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Bethel,NC
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food & service”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

The food at this grille is meticulously prepared and served...we were greatly impressed with the quality...I had the mountain trout & my husband had the pork loin for dinner and we were both very satisfied...the service was friendly and quick....we will definitely go back...

  • Visited May 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“On a Higher Level”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Storie Street is one of those restaurants that operates on a higher level. the staff functions well and very professionally - the menu is creative and carefully set up to showcase the kitchen strengths. You could be in one of those expensive urban places if you closed your eyes. The atmosphere is more down to earth and suffers from the fairly new charmless building. The main street in Blowing Rock has a number of restaurants that cater to the day tourist crowd, and while this looks like one of those, don't walk on! we had lunch on a rainy Saturday and like the evening meals here on our last trip the food was wonderful - crisp salads, a perfectly cooked burger and chicken. They work hard to maintain the quality of service and food!

  • Visited May 2013
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Matthews, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“One of my Favorite places in Blowing Rock!!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The food is always tasty at this casual eatery. The servers seem to enjoy their jobs and make you feel like their most important guest. The atmosphere is warm, rustic and inviting. Please try the fried green tomato appetizer and the eggplant napoleon. My husband raves about their meatloaf with Cheerwine BBQ sauce. Good comfort food that makes my mouth water just typing this review. I highly recommend for lunch or dinner - you won't go wrong.

  • Visited April 2013
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