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Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor

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8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9051
+1 828-295-3651
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rustic, no frills restaurant with warm friendly staff and some of the best flavored pulled pork I have ever had! So many times the pulled pork I have had in different places have no flavor or a weak watered down flavor. I could eat this pork as is! Portions are plentiful - don't worry about that. Would love to go... More 

1 Thank Emma C
Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was ok, beer was ok, waitress was terrible. Wanted to give our kids a true North Carolina home cooked BBQ experience... atmosphere was great, but honestly the food wasn't anything to write home about. And over $100 for our meal. Oh well.

Thank 172vanessa
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is plain ok. Friendly environment, good music. Just that the BBQ didnt impress us. Green beans were bland, like from a can and the corn on the cob was so tiny (half of a small cob for $1.75).

Thank Nais9110
Deer Park, Maryland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Stayed at hotel next door. Desk clerk recommended Woodlands BBQ. One off the best tips of my fall trip. Staff was friendly, live music excellent. The food was great and priced just right. Hope to go back sooner then later.

1 Thank Johhny1976
Fort Wayne
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was a little disappointing for me... it wasn't so much the paper plates, which leave any meal feeling sort of "less than." Or all the food dumped into the paper plate together. I just didn't think the barbecue was great. It was OK, not what I expected from a traditional NC barbecue. The pine walls, picnic tables and pig... More 

Thank Connie C
Sanford, North Carolina
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86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a Sunday afternoon . We ordered wings for starters . The were moist , tender and huge ! We had Jim's sauce on them what a treat . It was around 1:30 in the afternoon . My muffin was long gone . I ordered the Hog barbque, brisket , ribs and wings sides of slaw,... More 

Thank CFI1985
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I got to introduce my grandsons to woodlands last week. We had gone to W Jefferson and had time to go in to Boone for a late lunch. Woodlands was our first choice and we all had a big meal. One of the grandsons loves mexican even more than barbecue so he had tacos! We had forgotten that they offrred... More 

1 Thank JTM97
Stanley, North Carolina
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84 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have eaten here several times over the past couple of years. The BBQ is good and they specialize in BBQ and ribs. Several sides available.

Thank Phil S
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

When we were seated, the gentleman said that the food would take some time. We did not count on a 90 minute wait for our food. We complained twice as all of the tables around us ate food, left restaurant, next customers were seated and also had food. I was told that if we ordered ribs, 90 minutes would be... More 

Thank Joyce I
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Don't even look at the menu. Just order house or jerk wings. Get the large, ok? You'll hate you didn't. You'll send all your friends here, I promise. OMG!

Thank Tony R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9051
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-3651

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?