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Blind Squirrel Brewery & Lodge

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££ - £££
American, Brew Pub, Pub
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4716 S US Hwy 19E, Plumtree, NC 28664
+1 828-765-9696
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a special place. We love the beer, the food and the atmosphere. It is a must do when visting the high Country. They have a zipline tour and disc golf.

Thank Jim W
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I try to come up to the Blind Squirrel from Rutherford county at least every other weekend. The staff are so friendly and the service is awesome! I must give a shout out to Lindsay and Will here, as both are so knowledgeable about the menu and brews. I don't remember how many taps they have, but... More 

Thank Sharon L
Bakersville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I took a group of 6 work colleagues there for a summer outing for beer, and lunch, but ended up tubing down the river. The atmosphere is that of a great pub with amazing food and possibly the best beer I have had in the south! We came for lunch and stayed for dinner, both meals were amazing. I would... More 

1 Thank phillipc836
Management response:

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us this summer! When you're here, you are indeed part of the Blind Squirrel family. Come back and see us soon, don't forget to pick up that t-shirt. CHEERS! More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The owners were simply amazing. And beyond helpful and accommodating. We had a big group, consisting of 6 adults and 8 children, all meeting to stay at their Lodge Retreat, family traveling from Florida and from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The lodge was absolutely perfect. The grounds and views were breathtaking. Then dinner reservations at their amazing Restaurant were perfect... More 

Thank jessica g
Management response:

It was a fantastic Thanksgiving for us too! Thank you for choosing to spend such a special day with all of us here in Plumtree. Hopefully this can become a new family tradition! We truly appreciate such a shining review. See you again soon! Cheers! More 

Everett, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great meal. We recommended to other wedding guests staying in town and they also enjoyed their food.

Thank Pam B
Management response:

Thank you for the recommendations and choosing to spend some time with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Come back soon and explore our menu-- you can never go wrong. Cheers! More 

Douglas, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had our Thanksgiving meal here and it was AMAZING! It was buffet style with all the classics and MORE! We had a large group of 14 and they were able to accommodate us all. Our waitress was wonderful and was very kind to take family pictures for us to cherish forever. <3 Edie and Will (the owners) are OUTSTANDING!... More 

Thank Laurie1980
Management response:

Thank you for choosing to spend your Thanksgiving with us here in Plumtree! We are so happy you could enjoy the Holiday with us. Hopefully it can become the new family tradition! See you soon! Cheers! More 

Brandon, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant/brewery is in a very small town in the mountains. We tried the sample serving of the beers and every one was excellent! We also had one of the tater tot appetizer which was amazing. They have several different tater tot dishes, with different toppings. The staff could not have been nicer. I would highly recommend Blind Squirrel for... More 

Thank Paula A
Management response:

Thank you for a wonderful review! All of our beers are delicious and made onsite! It is fantastic to hear that you could sample some new favorites. Come back and spend a weekend with us here in Plumtree! Cheers! More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had this place recommended, and once we found it we loved it. The outside was a little hidden, if you didn't know what you were looking for. The inside and atmosphere made you feel like you were at home!

Thank lynn C
Management response:

So happy you could make the trip! We always treat every guest like family and it is wonderful to hear that you were no exception. Thank you for your review, come back and visit us soon! Cheers! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the Blind Squirrel brewery & lodge. We had a fantastic lunch then went zip lining. Colin & John are great guys! They made the zip lining way fun. Then we relaxed back at the brewery for another beer and corn hole. Eddie is a great host. The staff were wonderful. We totally recommend this place.

Thank MidwestMary9
Management response:

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your zip-lining adventure! Our guides are trained to the highest standards and always a joy to spend an afternoon with! Thanks for choosing to relax here in Plumtree. Come back soon! Cheers, Drew Henson More 

Cary, North Carolina
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have a vacation home within 45 minutes of the Plumtree location of the Blind Squirrel. The food service is sometimes slow (they tell you up front). The upside is that you have lots more time to taste the delicious beer. The food is just as good as the beer. We have ordered all over the menu and everything is... More 

Thank kddub
Management response:

We always look forward to seeing our guests again and again! With a menu like ours, you can never go wrong with any of our options. Thank you for a great review! See you soon! Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Brew Pub, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4716 S US Hwy 19E, Plumtree, NC 28664
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Plumtree
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-9696
The Blind Squirrel Brewery & Lodge is an award winning craft brewery, 5 Bedroom Lodge, Restaurant, Winery, & Disc Golf Course. Our gift shop features branded clothing and merchandise, as well as unique gifts & pottery. Visit our facilities year round on Fri-Sun or plan a private event for any day of the week. We offer a fantastic pub style menu as well as creative appetizers and featured entrees. We specialize in weddings, corporate dinners, & other private functions throughout the year and can work with you to create the perfect menu for your event. Lodging ranges from $100-$130 a night and amenities include unrestricted access to the disc golf course and North Toe River.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?