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Local Lion

791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
+1 828-386-1120
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“doughnuts” (43 reviews)
“orange glaze” (11 reviews)
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791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I am a local and the local lion is the best doughnut spot in all of western carolina. Coffee is also delicious. Locally roasted and always fresh.

Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Soooo much better than Krispie Kreme. Also, it feels great to support a local business. The people there just seem so friendly and down to Earth. Really great experience.

Thank Derbychick1
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here during a girls weekend in Boone. The service was great and the doughnuts were amazing!!!! Recommend the maple as well as the chocolate espresso.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We stopped in during a day trip to Boone and loved it. The coffee is great and it's a really cool atmosphere. It was fairly full of app students and locals sitting around chatting and doing homework. A few reviews said there were gluten free...More

Thank Hunter M
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Fresh donuts every morning (my favorite orange glazed) and good quality of coffee. Nice staff and drive-thru if you in rush.

Thank Emi G
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Pleasant atmosphere near Appalachian State University. Family-owned, quite a large variety of donuts to choose from. Great coffee.

Thank evasher
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Freshly made donuts and amazing coffee makes Local Lion my choice when my morning calls for coffee and donuts. The Orange donut or the Bavaian Cream are amazing. The drive thru is fast and easy or enjoy dining in the cozy dining room of the...More

Thank HelloItsMe213
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

After having their coffee at a local restaurant the night before, we stopped by for a visit. They have amazing donuts made in the shop from a 1930s recipe—so delish. I got coffee to bring back from vacation and have loved it. It would be...More

Thank Alyson B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

A few friends and I stopped for coffee. When we walked in the man and lady who were working acted as if we were a problem. The guy quickly as if we needed drinks and left us wondering if we were a problem. Neither asked...More

1  Thank shebo56
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were disappointed in these donuts as they were very greasy. We bought a half dozen of different assorted ones and they all seemed to be the same in terms of the greasiness. I don't know if they are supposed to be that way, but...More

Thank mtnbikegrrl
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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