7 of our Favorite Local Spots for Dinner
Jun 2, 2022 at 8:00 AM in Where to Eat by
The high country of North Carolina is one of the most picturesque parts of the United States. With parks, forests, restaurants, and art all within driving distance, you’ll never be short of things to do. When you’ve worked up an appetite, check out these seven places in the High Country to eat and drink!
If you’re looking for a simple lunch or dinner spot, look no further than the Speckled Trout. As you may imagine, this popular local restaurant specializes in seafood. If you aren’t interested in seafood, the restaurant has plenty of other offerings as well. Whatever you choose, pair it with a house cocktail or a selection from their large beer and wine menu.
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2. Bistro Roca
This upscale American bistro is both comforting and innovative. While it feels like home, the menu invites you to broaden your horizons. Both their food and drink menu offer unique twists on classic offerings. If you’re feeling like something new, order the confit duck leg. If you’ve had enough adventure for one day, their classic burgers are a strong choice.
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There were no Greek options in Boone as recently as 2018. Luckily, The High Country Greek rectified that situation! Anyone craving a gyro won’t find a better choice anywhere in the High Country. If you’re looking for a simple, fair-priced lunch spot, don’t pass this up!
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The Dan’l Boone Inn makes food “just like you remember at grandma’s house.” Even if your grandma was a country cuisine wizard, the Dan’l Boone Inn likely can rival her and has the awards to prove it. Meals are served family-style and weekends offer full family-style breakfast, just like you remember it.
Think you can’t find fine dining in the High Country? Think again. Think fine dining can’t be fun? Gamekeeper invites you to again, think again. Gamekeeper Restaurant serves local farm-to-table fares in a comforting midcentury stone cottage. Reservations are required, but the wait will be worth it.
Address: 506 W King St, Boone, NC 28607
Wild Craft lives up to its name by offering local, organic options. For locally sourced, high-quality ingredients, you’ll find the prices quite modest. Local beef is the thing to get here, and your burger is best paired with a North Carolina craft beer.
If you’re looking for a spot to have a beer after a long day, head to Appalachian Mountain Brewery Pub for some of the best beer around. With an on-site food truck, you can pick up a snack or full meal to enjoy with your beer. With a hefty on tap list, you’re sure to find something you’ll appreciate.
Whether you’re looking for lunch, fine dining, or just a beer, these local businesses in the High Country have you covered!