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179 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607-4038
+1 828-266-2179
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
19 Apr 2015
“Charming but NOT good food.”
29 Nov 2014
“New Name-Even better food”
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179 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607-4038
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

The Local has a great location in the middle of Boone's charming downtown area. The inside of the restaurant is clean without feeling sterile or unwelcoming, overall it has a lovely atmosphere. I arrived for their Sunday Brunch at about 12:15 or 12:30 and was...More

Thank Hayden S
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Was really impressed by the quality and variety of fresh food. You don't usually get vegetables,especially Brussel Sprouts great enough to be featured as appetizers. Get them, they are fantastic, and Guilt Free! Had Pizza and Cuban sandwich, both great. Pub chips super fresh and...More

Thank StephenJ781
Reviewed 21 November 2014

I ate lunch at The Local (Formerly Char) and it was adequate. The food was alright, our server was the bright spot, she was awesome. I went there a few weeks later at night to enjoy some drinks and atmosphere. I did not enjoy the...More

Thank JamesDW8
Reviewed 6 November 2014

New name , same owners who care about your experience ~ great new menu offering something for everyone. I especially enjoyed the grown up grilled cheese sandwich with fig preserves.

Thank Mountainloverz
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Lunch today was delicious and served by wonderful waitress, Shelly. Menu has wide variety of choices with unique flavor combinations. Ambiance is warm and welcoming and prices are reasonable. Party of 9 was no problem for Shelly and items were served quickly. Will definitely go...More

Thank Mahala40
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

Went to The Local for the first time tonight and it was a great experience. Michael was an awesome server and the Chilean steak/ she crab soup was delicious! Also had good drinks, particularly the manhattan! We will definitely be back :)

Thank Boonie12
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My wife and I and some friends happened upon this place while staying at another friends home near Boone. The most unbelievable Bloody Mary and great Shrimp and Grits made my Sunday brunch terrific. We will definitely be back!

Thank 6KenK
Reviewed 2 September 2014

After some shopping in Boone, we began our search for a lunch spot and I was very delighted with our choice of Char. The food was very good, the service was great, and the added bonus of my sandwich on UDI'S GLUTEN FREE bread at...More

Thank Eddie Y
Reviewed 20 August 2014

From the service to the food every thing was wonderful. We drove up for a birthday and it was well worth the 2 hour drive. can't wait to go back!

Thank larzmom
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Loved the food! he had the blackened chicken sandwich minus garlic and pesto add buffalo mozz. I had the same with blackened tofu instead of chicken. The Blackened tofu sandwich is unbelievable! So delicious I wanted to go back the next day- the flavor was...More

Thank 2peasinCbus
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607-4038
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-266-2179
  • E-mail
Char -a Spacious, Unique Contemporary Bistro in Downtown Boone, serving Modern American Cuisine including Fried Calamari, Crab Bisque, Black & Bleu Salad, Turkey & Brie Sandwich, Fish & Chips, Burgers, Fish Tacos, Shrimp & Grits and Angus Steaks- char grilled to perfection. Covered Deck, 2 Stylish indoor dining areas and a Sleek Modern Bar featuring 5 flat-screen TVs. Nightly entertainment. GLUTEN-FREE & VEGETARIAN Friendly. Upscale Cuisine -Casual Prices. Margarita Mondays: $.35 Wings. $4 Margaritas.Mar'Tini Tuesdays: 1/2 priced selected Martinis & $6 Pizza & a Pint. Wine Down Wednesdays: 1/2 priced selected bottles of wines. Sunday Brunch includes Huevos Rancheros, Crabcake Benedict & more. Come join us at Char for....... Food • Drinks • Music • Art • Fun
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