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Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor

8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9051
+1 828-295-3651
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (75 reviews)
“hush puppies” (62 reviews)
“baked beans” (31 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9051
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt, Woodlands has the best chicken wings I have ever tasted. We have been going to Woodlands for over 30 years, and it never disappoints. Everything they serve is delicious, but you must try the wings, even for an appetizer. Keep in mind...More

Thank Meg250
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Just visited the local BBQ restaurant....It was an awesome experience, Great BBQ, burgers and more. Make sure to save room for the Fried Apple Sticks, they are to die for.

Thank dms0578
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We absolutely loved this place. Would eat in the bar, the bartenders were like friends. They had the best ribs in the universe, but then they changed and instead of baby back ribs started serving short fat filled ribs. We told the manager but he...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Always find a way to stop here when in town for lunch. Good food for a good price. Never leave hungry. If you enjoy true BBQ then give this place a try.

Thank samuelmckinzie
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

It was our first time at this little but comfort restaurant. Ones you open the door friendly atmosphere. Jennifer was our waitress and she did excellent. She took her time to explain the menu and her recommendation was perfect . Make sure to tip her...More

Thank Raul_C_Gutierrez
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great BBQ! We came to Woodlands with a large group (10 people) so everyone had something different to eat, from the Brisket to the pulled pork. Portions are plentiful, event the kids half chicken finger basket (3 large fingers) was delicious. The staff was very...More

Thank michela w
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Best brisket I have ever had. The service is always good. I highly recommend you get there a little early as they always stay busy. I have never had to wait and I would but just to be safe, go early. The brisket tray and...More

Thank Furgie1
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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...More

Thank CindyCookRN
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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