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Local Lion

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791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
+1 828-386-1120
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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Boone, North Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ok listen, these donuts are the BEST. Also, just a little tip visit right before they close get a donut, sit and talk. Then when they close you can sometimes take the donuts that didn't sell that day! Score! My favorite donut here is the orange glaze. Its soooo good! Totally recommend this place!

Thank kykyjaxon
Lumberton, North Carolina
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220 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Plus, they have fresh donuts in-house. The place smells amazing as you walk in. Great outdoor seating area for hanging out. No negatives about this place at all.

Thank TheBogotano
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Local Lion. The vibes are chill and the people are amazing too. The food is dope and I would really recommend stopping in!

Thank Lauren O
Tallahassee, Florida, Usa
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

These were not the best doughnuts I've ever had, but they were more than respectable. The coffee (Americano to be exact) was outstanding. Service was friendly and quick. Place was packed with what I think were mostly locals and AppState students, although it's difficult to tell. I'd come back just for the superb coffee and the friendly vibe -- even... More 

1 Thank LAM336
Paris, France
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We asked for a recommendation of where we could find good doughnuts while staying in Blowing Rock and were sent here. My French husband is always in search of good "American pastries" when we travel and he was an immediate fan. Their espresso also got his stamp of approval, which is saying something! I tried the chocolate espresso doughnut one... More 

Thank Melissa W
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Doughnuts were creative and delicious. Fresh medium roasted, pour-over coffee was a treat! Best coffee in Boone.

Thank 462lauren
Deep Gap, North Carolina
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I go to the Local Lion to purchase fresh roasted coffee beans, which we later grind for our morning caffeine fixes. Occasionally have sampled their donuts and pastries, which are excellent. Best thing about buying beans there is that they provide a free cup of hot coffee with a one pound purchase. Makes it well worth the slight additional cost... More 

Thank ANNE B
Sanford, North Carolina
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped for coffee for me and a mocha frapacino for my wife. Both were very good. My son and I had cinnamon fritters which were plentiful and yummy. My wife and daughter had delicious donuts. Nice way to end the day in Boone

1 Thank Mark W
Tarpon Springs
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Their homemade donuts are different, made every morning, huge and very good. I love them as an afternoon snack and one is enough. Yum.

1 Thank MtnGrandmaof5
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

MUCH better than Starbucks. Staff is VERY friendly and engaging. Be careful, their donuts are dangerously delicious :-) YOU have been warned ;-) THEY are roasting the coffee beans in the store.

1 Thank Dave A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-386-1120

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