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The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

202 Gideon Ridge Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6400
+1 828-295-3644
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good5%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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202 Gideon Ridge Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6400
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Reviews (277)
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11 - 20 of 277 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the fog was so thick we had literally NO view, we still enjoyed an excellent meal and wonderful service! The lamb was simply delicious! The chef visited our table and really made us feel welcome!

Thank Jean-Marie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful dinning experience! We were visiting the area for a long weekend and made a reservation based on TA reviews. If you love food prepared with love you'll love this place. Warmly greeted and offered a choice of inside or outside table both...More

Thank Virgil S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The food was excellent along with the service. Breakfast was great also. The chef came out and spoke to us. The view is great!

Thank Melissa J
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The food here was so delicious. Everything we ate at the restaurant was cooked to perfection by their great chef.

Thank curiouscat330
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food is delicious, the rooms are romantic, and the staff is great! The view with dinner is outstanding. We will come back to celebrate special occasions.

Thank mathmoma
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband had steak and I had lamb. Both were good but the portions were small. We were still hungry after appetizers and the main course. So we ordered dessert, but that wasn't worth the money. Neither of us liked their dessert. The waiter was...More

Thank BlueSpruce80
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Gideon Ridge is the best meal in Blowing Rock. Great food, service, and wine list in an awesome setting. Every item we had was excellent and well presented. Enjoy a cocktail on the porch. Is small so I suggest having a reservation.

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I have eaten here multiple times and never been disappointed. Food is farm fresh and exceptionally well prepared.

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is our third time dining at Gideon Ridge and each time just gets better! We typically come to Blowing Rock on a kid-free getaway once each winter and always try to make Gideon Ridge one of our stops. Last year's visit, our service wasn't...More

Thank Melissa N
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The only positive thing I can say about the restaurant at Gideon Ridge is the view. Our wait staff was not familiar with the menu. Wait staff also appeared to be unclean. We did not feel welcomed there. We had to seat ourselves. Dining area...More

5  Thank Theresa G
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Is it kid friendly? We are visiting for my birthday and I have a 7 and 9 yr old.
4 November 2016|
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Response from Deb C | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other respondents. Unless your children are exceptionally well-behaved, I think it would be better for adults only. They are likely to become bored, and therefore fidgety. Letting them amuse themselves with... More
Dress Code?
6 November 2015|
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Response from nomad55_8 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code the food speaks for it's self
Can you accommodate a wedding rehearsal dinner for 75 guests?
18 February 2015|
Response from runtavia | Reviewed this property |
You'd need to ask Gideon Ridge directly. It might depend on the time of year. I would think you'd need to be able to utilize the porch & grounds to make it more comfortable for that many. They could tell you how large a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Gideon Ridge Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6400
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-3644
  • E-mail
Located on top of Gideon Ridge, guests enjoy dining Al Fresco or in our intimate dining room. The cuisine is an eclectic blend of the freshest mountain ingredients, prepared in the classical style. Dinner served Tuesday - Saturday by reservation.