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Spear's BBQ & Grill

183 & Hwy 221, Linville Falls, NC 28647
+1 828-765-0026
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (17 reviews)
“bbq plate” (10 reviews)
“pot pie” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
183 & Hwy 221, Linville Falls, NC 28647
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat. BBQ buffet was delicious and the cost was very reasonable almost to cheap for what you get! Wife had the local rainbow trout which was fantastic too! Pleased with the bar selections too. Our waitress was incredible. Very attentive and friendly....More

Thank bobgregor1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Sunday drive to the Linville Falls, North Carolina, area is a joy for us. Our last stop is always Spears BBQ and Grill during the months they are open. As usual I consider everything on the menu, but my very favorite is the chicken...More

1  Thank JGPhipps
brhuskins, Owner at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and we are very grateful for your loyal patronage! We will pass this along to our great staff and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and kids and I needed a place to eat after hiking Linville Falls, so we drove into the Linville Falls Community and stopped at Spear's BBQ & Grill. We weren't disappointed. While the building is old and a little dark, we were able...More

1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got off Blue Ridge Parkway and smelt BBQ, decided to stop at quaint small place, clean looking outside. Greeted instantly, great Pulled pork, hamburger, onion rings freshly made great service by Holly. Great information from Blake( manager) on how to get to our destination. Fantastic...More

1  Thank Perryba209
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Well prepared tasty food. Great variety of home-style Southern foods & dessert. Great value for the $$ with outstanding service by the staff !!!!!

1  Thank Steve P
brhuskins, Owner at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back in our restaurant!

Reviewed 12 August 2017

Love the food and staff. Good portions. The chicken pie is my Sunday lunch favorite!. They are having new buffets. We had the seafood and it was amazing!. I also like their BBQ sandwiches.

1  Thank gparlypro
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on a late Saturday afternoon after a day of antique shopping in Spruce Pine, Burnsville and Elk Park. Had great service for that time of day. Beer was really cold and my burger was cooked just right with excellent flavor. My husband was...More

1  Thank Deborah C
brhuskins, Owner at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We appreciate you business and we look forward to seeing you soon. Happy travels!

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We heard and read great reviews for this restaurant which serves lunch and dinner and has a bar. It is very attractive from outside and has outside dining area. However, they closed just days before our arrival, stating they couldn't keep help. Very disappointed since...More

Thank cahna
bluegrassblake, General Manager at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

We appreciate you choosing to stay at our lodge and your enthusiasm to try our restaurant. You have to understand that we are located in a sparsely populated area, workforce is limited, and ours is a seasonal business, therefore there are times when staff is...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We've been visiting Spears BBQ & Grill for years and always enjoyed dinner on previous visits. On previous visits we almost always dined outside on their patio as late as 9 PM.This time we arrived at 6:30 PM and were told the patio was closed....More

Thank plculiNC
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on our way to see the falls. We sat in the dining room but loved to the booths as in was so dark in the dining room. Our waitress was very pleasant but seemed a little overwhelmed. The tea was so good!...More

Thank Denise B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 & Hwy 221, Linville Falls, NC 28647
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Linville Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-0026
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Spears offers a cozy, casual dining experience in the Village of Linville Falls located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and one quarter mile from the famous 90 foot water falls. Serving hand crafted, hickory smoked BBQ, hand cut steaks, seafood and sandwiches for over 30 years! You can enjoy al fresco dining, two indoor dining rooms and a full service bar with local brews on tap as well an excellent wine list that includes local wines.

Visit us for dinner or lunch and spend the night next door at Linville Falls Lodge and Cottages.
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