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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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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good5%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb shank” (26 reviews)
“escargot” (12 reviews)
“farmers salad” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
202 Gideon Ridge Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6400
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and presentation. Good wine. Good service. Lovely setting. Would recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Selby G
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The location and views definitely make this place special and memorable... in this regard one of the best restaurants in the High Country. This was my second visit, this time sitting on the deck. It was a little chilly for two members of our party,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Christina M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We enjoyed breakfast both mornings of our stay. Each day's offerings were varied, delicious and beautifully presented. The coffee was unlimited and also quite good. One of our nights there we enjoyed dinner at the inn. Again, a small but varied menu filled with delicious...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank treaveler_spouse
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This is the only excellent fine dining restaurant in Blowing Rock. There is Bistro Roca, but that is in another category. We've been coming to Gideon Ridge for years and we've never been disappointed. We've tried everything on their menu and the specials when they...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wandaMPa
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We live in the area and booked a room and dinner at Gideon Ridge in celebration of our 35th anniversary. Both the room and the dinner were truly up to our expectations. For starters, the setting on the covered veranda was perfect. There was a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TerryRxyz
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great service, great food, outstanding mountain view’s. Chef visited our table and brought complimentary orderves. We had a table for 6 outside, grand views nice mountain breeze. Must make a reservation in advance!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank GregoryS772
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My husband and I spent Thanksgiving at Gideon Ridge. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Our breakfasts were excellent! They did not serve Thanksgiving dinner, understandably. We did have dinner there the evening befor Thanksgiving and it was outstanding!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank julesnorthcarolina
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The chef's approach to the dining experience was to bring a personal touch to the patrons. Visiting our table before and after the meal, he was genuinely interested in our expectations and responses to his dishes.he did this for each table. The meals were creative...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank samrasnake
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Fine dining and pro service on a stone terrace overlooking a mountain valley with a cool light breeze moving the air on a Southern summer night--yes please. Escargot in a cognac creme sauce, well-chosen cabernet, farm-to-table fresh green salad, lamb sirloin, duck breast, and so...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Phillip R
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

When my wife and I began visiting the Gideon Ridge Inn years ago it served breakfast only. The addition of dinner service greatly enhanced the experience at what already was a delightful place to stay, especially since the Inn now offers up the best food...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank hughstevens
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16 September 2017|
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Response from David6409 | Reviewed this property |
I have been there several times and to the best of my knowledge they do not offer live entertainment.
4 November 2016|
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Response from Sligome | Reviewed this property |
Yes enjoy
6 November 2015|
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Response from nomad55_8 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code the food speaks for it's self
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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.
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