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Joy Bistro

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115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
+1 828-265-0500
17:30 - 20:30
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Sun 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were travelling the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped overnight in Boone, NC. Happened onto Joy Bistro, a few blocks away from our hotel (see my Hampton Inn review). The food was great, good service and a decent by the glass list. We had the bread salad and lamb with a couple of fine desserts. Note a reasonable split plate... More 

Thank PhilInWA
Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were very excited to have graduation dinner here based on other diners reviews. Unfortunately, it got off to a slow start and barely recovered. We arrived on time, but waited in front for over 5 minutes for someone to greet us. Finally I asked a young lady busing tables near us, if there was a hostess. She said yes,... More 

Thank ncsreyns
Boone, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome. I should feel ashamed to say the veal meatloaf is my favorite, but I’m not. A bit pricey but portions are large and delicious!

Thank mssmathis995
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent! Service left something to be desired! Our server was nice enough and accommodating, just a bit busy... Started with the cheese plate and the tuna tartar which were excellent! Our entrées were delish, but came out before our salads, which were also very nice!

Thank Stableinz
Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Maybe we made a mistake only having starters & salads. Cheese plate was good. Firecracker shrimp was heavily sauced, not much "firecracker" to it, and crustini was way too over oiled.Tuna tar tar had sinew in it and was served with the same over oiled crustinis. Beet salad tasty, did not need the smear of creme fraiche on the plate.... More 

Thank ersatzme
Huntersville, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Went to Joy Bistro for my wife's 40th surprise birthday dinner with 6 friends.....The food was by far one of the best we have had and presentation was incredible!! We enjoyed it so much we went back 3 days later for their Sunday brunch which was again awesome!!! Food, Service, Drinks, Appetizers, Presentation was AWESOME....Thanks for the great experience and... More 

Thank cozzali2016
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I tried Joy Bistro tonight. Our waitress was very friendly, professional and the food was outstanding. I had the pork chop and wife had the lamb. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes.

Thank Tom S
Mooresville, North Carolina
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Very intimate interior but it's still in a s/c parking lot. For the prices expected more pizazz. Hubby was disappointed in 3 scallops for $30. Food was excellent. We thought it was best Creme brûlée we'd ever had anywhere. Very nice wine list too. Excellent servers, knowledge, friendly & not overbearing. Scallops, chicken, desert, & two glasses of wine was... More 

Thank LeslieL4
Greensboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

From the intimate atmosphere to the outstanding food, this restaurant lives up to the hype. We started with the king crab gratin appetizer which was creamy with large chunks of crab and came with crostini that was buttery and crispy. My husband ordered the scallops and I ordered the pesto pasta and both of us were raving about our meals.... More 

Thank Tacybell
Boone, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Don't let the strip shopping center or proximity to the movie theater put you off. This hidden gem is worth your time and attention. Unpretentious but creative. Never had a bad meal there whether it was date night or girls night out. Even lunch is tasty. You may need reservations but give it a go. Indoors or out. Enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?