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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Morganton, North Carolina
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rustic, wood picnic-like tables with benches. Plastic ware and disposable plates. Fresh ribs that fall off the bone. Good service. Menu reminds the customer not to be in a rush, because the grilled items are fresh. Can't give this popular place a 5. Inspection rating of 90 calls sanitation into question.

Thank CindyCookRN
Omaha, Nebraska
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213 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stop here every time we're in the area, and the chopped pork is as good today as it was in 1988! Hush puppies and sweet tea round it out to be a family favorite!

Thank Marionfive
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Woodlands has the best BBQ in the area. It is a wonderfully busy place with lots of fun noise and cool ambience. The food is down home food BBQ southern cooking!

Thank marwal
Raleigh, North Carolina
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175 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my regular stops in blowing rock. Great food and staff to keep you from going hungry. Have the BBQ chicken and you can't go wrong.

Thank Ken C
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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311 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always look forward to visiting Woodlands when we visit Blowing Rock. Always good food, decent wine at great prices and the live entertainment is such an added bonus. If great bbq wasn't enough, the live music is awesome. A wonderful experience.

Thank Sandra C
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in BBQ country. My dad had a pig cooker that he towed around with his El Camino! My preference is eastern NC BBQ because I'm an eastern NC man. Somehow I get talked into being a DJ for a wedding in the mountains. My first question? What kind of food are they going to have. BBQ? Ok...... More 

Thank Jason S
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 14 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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

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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
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?