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Restaurants in Mountain City

Mountain City offers a variety of dining choices, from fast food to sit-down dining. Pizza, BBQ, Mexican, Chinese and Japanese, American, Home-style country kitchen and much more. Just outside of town are Italian and Thai.

Several restaurants are closed for a few months during the winter season but there are still many to choose from.

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Suba's Restaurant

Hwy. 421 south,  Mountain City

Open Wed.-Sat. and Sunday lunch. Closed between Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Known for Luanne’s fluffy desserts and massive menu choices.  Reservations recommended based on smaller dining rooms size; tables only. 

La Cucina - Butler

6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City

Thurs.-Sat. 11-7. Italian.  Good reviews. Reserve a seat. Cash only. Wed. – Sat. for dinner, seasonal. Also, open for lunch. No website-see Facebook. Reservations a must; closed in winter.

Captain's Table on Watauga Lake

2340 Hwy 321, Hampton

great sunsets, steaks and seafood (seasonal).  Full bar with lake and sunset view. Lunch, dinner, closed in winter.

The Pickled Beet Catering Company
122 Murphy St.
Mountain City

Serving a delightful menu of fresh produce.

Ham Shoppe

124 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604

 The original mountain sandwich shop where we build the best sandwiches you’ve ever had.

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Casa Rustica

1348 Hwy. 105 Ext. (south of 321), Boone, NC

family owned, opened in 1981, Boone’s Authentic Italian restaurant offering traditional family recipes that include only the freshest, local ingredients. homemade Italian dishes, certified Angus beef, local fish, and fresh vegetables.

Joy Bistro (formerly The Bistro) of Boone

115 New Market Centre, Boone, NC 28607

Hwy. 421 near the Boone Toyota. Exceptional food and service. Modern cuisine –  Reservations a must (except mid-week sometimes).

La Cucina - Butler

506 West King St. Boone, NC 28607

Our farm is located in a fertile valley on the banks of the Watauga River. We grow fruits, vegetables, herbs & spices for our cafe in Boone the Hob Nob Farm Cafe in downtown, Boone.

Lost Provence Brewing Company

130 N. Depot St. Boone, NC

(microbrewery, gourmet pizza). Downtown Boone, around the corner from Mast General Store, free parking across the side street.

The Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd., Boone, NC 28607

features “modern mountain cuisine.” Fresh locally-grown produce, farm raised meats and game, and ever-changing fish specials prepared over a hickory wood-fired grill. Worth the drive off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock.

Numerous Others

See the innkeeper for a map of additional restaurants in Boone and Blowing Rock, NC.

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