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Bistro Roca

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143 Wonderland Trl, P. O. Box 1929, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6375
+1 828-295-4008
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Boone, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bistro to Roca is our local "go to" in Blowing Rock. I confidently recommend this restaurant to all my clients and friends. The shrimp encrusted scallops and caramel cookie tonight were absurdly delicious.

Thank 1gingerbread
Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great spot! We started the evening at the lively bar. Despite the crowd we found a seat and were served immediately. We were seated for our reservation on time and were provided excellent service by our server the entire night. The ambiance was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We split the octopus and the squid ink... More 

Thank Deanna L
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Blowing Rock has the best selection of Great restaurants anywhere. As those of us who are old B.R. regulars say, "the restaurants in Blowing Rock are either good or closed." the Bistro is one of the oldest and best !

Thank Robert A
Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

New Year's Day evening was very foggy, making us glad we had done a drive by earlier in the day. Bistro Roca was warm and inviting, warm rustic glow. When we arrived our table was not ready and it was suggested we go to the bar. Considering the foggy drive we opted for nonalcoholic and the bartended was still attentive... More 

Thank Lisa T
Boone, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always good, the portions generous, and the outdoor room is great in summer. The specials are usually good and I especially like the flat breads. The location a few blocks off the main drag mean the crowds are thinner during busy times in Blowing Rock

1 Thank TerryRxyz
Kingston, Tennessee
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten here before many years ago when it was called Dockside Ira's. Apparently it has changed hands several years ago and now boasts a new menu with a new look. We liked it. We had reservations (suggested) and were neatly promptly at a nice table be the fire. Our waitress was attentive and eager to please. We tried... More 

Thank Joe P
New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away off the main road, Bistro Roca serves wonderfully fresh, healthy fare. I had their vegetarian flatbread, with incredible lentil soup ... superb; my guest ordered the 3-cheese omelette, with stone ground grits and Texas toast. Beautifully prepared, generous portions, and delicious. Plus, service with a smile.

Thank Joan Z
Palm Coast, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for dinner. Good service. Very nice atmosphere. Party of 10. One in our party had the fish special and loved it. Salad was excellent as well. Hubby's burger was ordered medium and brought out rare. He ate it anyway and it was a delicious burger overall. Excellent sweet potato fries -top of the line. Lobster Roll was... More 

Thank MamaTNT
Key West, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Blowing Rock we have been there many times and have never been disappointed.

Thank Kehaulani M
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard so many great things about this restaurant and was excited to go. I ordered the steak which was ok. My husband had the scallops and they were good but definitely needed more veggies or some type of potatoes with it for the price. Overall the meals were over priced

Thank kennypete

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Wonderland Trl, P. O. Box 1929, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6375
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-4008
One of Blowing Rock's most popular restaurants, Bistro Roca serves inventive American Bistro cuisine from Chef Seth Parker in a rustic yet elegant setting. Bistro Roca's superb staff combines efficient service with gracious hospitality and will delight you with a great selection of wines and mixed drinks from Antlers Bar

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