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Joy Bistro

115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
+1 828-265-0500
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (36 reviews)
“pear salad” (8 reviews)
“pork chop” (14 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
17:30 - 21:00All hours
French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

We went for our 37th anniversary, and the food and service (Chase), were impeccable. I had the grouper special and my wife had the trout, both of which are delicious and accompanied by a plateful of veggies. Salads are awesome as well. Prices are in...More

Thank smokey20
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

We were picking up my child at app state and wanted a nice dinner. Joy was a great choice. The menu offers something for everyone: burgers, seafood, meat, etc. They also have a great wine list, Klinker brick by the glass is something I have...More

Thank snggglbnnny
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Joy BIstro was not what I expected at all. It surpassed all my expectations the atmosphere was lovely, the cuisine was a delightful unique twist on classic fare and the service was impeccable.Joy Bistro will be top on our list when we visit Boone.

1  Thank MsKellye
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Joy Bistro (named for the owner) is pretty well hidden off Hwy 421 behind the movie theatres. It's unpretentious, but boy is the food good. The menu changes seasonally and specials change nightly. We've been there probably 20-30 times and never had anything we wouldn't...More

1  Thank statingthe0bvi0us
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent, menu was unique and offered a great variety of interesting choices. Wine selection was very good. Creme brûlée was served flaming, great presentation!

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 10 November 2015

My wife and I dined at Joy Bistro on the recommendation of our hotel concierge. We were on a road trip including the Blue Ridge Parkway and were spending the night in Boone. We did not have a reservation and at first it appeared that...More

2  Thank David D
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place the first time visiting Boone and walked in looking for a table, they told us that they are almost always booked and we should call ahead. A year later, we made sure to make a reservation, Its a great little...More

Thank Alicia I
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We spent the night in Boone while searching for a second home and we came across Joy Bistro. What a great surprise that turned out to be. The food was excellently prepared. Additionally there was a great jazz combo playing. All in all a great...More

1  Thank jefftobin
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Food and service was very good. The live music was a surprise and also very nice. I had the trout special and my wife had the pork chop and both were cooked to perfection. Would definitely come back the next time we are in the...More

Thank jimmy19567
Reviewed 3 November 2015

In my opinion, the best dining experience in Boone. I had the pear salad and filet mignon. The filet was cooked exactly to my specification and was as tasty and tender as I have ever had. One of my dining companions had the lamb shank...More

Thank aapoppa
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Questions & Answers
20 July 2017|
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Response from Byrd3B | Reviewed this property |
There are several outside tables in trellis garden setting that are fine with your pet(s).
7 February 2017|
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Response from pitahead | Reviewed this property |
Think resort casual. I was there in the winter time, so most people were bundled up with men in slacks/chinos with sweaters or sport jackets. Women ranged everything from fancy dresses to more casual dress pant with nice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-0500
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