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“Mexican and BBQ”

Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin Parlor
Ranked #12 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Blowing Rock, NC
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mexican and BBQ”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

The restaurant has been around for years, and the food quality has been consistant. Live music upstairs. Mexican and BBQ both equally as good.

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English first
North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Typical”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Typical NCarolina BBQ house: delicious rustic fatty pork dishes...uncomfortable seating, hair, clothes, skin smell like Woodlands for days :)

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Boone, North Carolina
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Best "Q" in Watauga county = Just Average”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

I've found one item on the menu that *can* be excellent: the dry rubbed ribs called "Ollie's Ribs." The serving in huge and can be juicy cooked just right excellent. It can also be somewhat dried out... maybe a long time out of the smoker. The pulled pork is good, but you can get good pork BBQ at 1000 places in North Carolina. It's nothing to write home about. They always ask if you "don't mind" sitting downstairs... decline that option. The service is spotty, about average. They're more than willing to give you a drink refill in a go-cup. Prices are in line with what you'd expect, with a small increase for tourist traffic. The place could use a good cleaning, if not a complete facelift. It's trying to be rustic, but there's a difference between rustic and grimy. All that being said, I haven't found better BBQ in this county. Maybe I haven't tried hard enough.

  • Visited March 2012
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Boone, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Woodlands”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Many locals hang out here. The prices are very reasonable and all the food is fresh. Service is not instant because each dish is prepared just for you, but the entertainment (in the upper dining room) is always fun, and the people watching is outstanding.

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Boone, North Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“A true treat!”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

I will go out of my way for this BBQ. I always get the chopped pork plate. Their sides are yummy. If you haven't tried fried corn, you should! Can get busy, but worth a short wait. Live music on occasion.

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