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Joy Bistro

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115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
+1 828-265-0500
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17:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Tom S
Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank LeslieL4
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Tacybell
Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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Thank Cincerely
Deep Gap, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had targeted Joy Bistro as our first stop on Boone's annual "Small Plate Crawl", having never tried their food before. Service was pleasant but a little slow, which the waitress explained by saying that the chef was turning out lots of mini-plates with which he was unfamiliar. My Brussel sprouts with cheese were delicious, and my husband's pork medallions... More 

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Thank ANNE B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visit our family home in Boone quite often and always enjoy a meal at Joy Bistro. Their food is always fresh, food is always delicious, and overall experience is superb. Be sure to make a reservation, particularly on weekends, since the restaurant itself is small. Every meal we've ever had has far exceeded our expectations!

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Thank LeighWallaceDodd
Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I was here for a luncheon with a group and loved the place. The atmosphere is nice, it is small but very comfortable. The restaurant is very clean and the service was excellent and the food was phenomenal. It is a bit pricier, but the quality of food is very good. Don't be swayed by its location as the atmosphere... More 

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Thank atsleon
Boone, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the fact that this wonderful little restaurant is in a strip mall. The ambiance inside is romantic and intimate. The food is also some the best in the area! I normally would have given this quaint place a 5 except for two reasons. A dish I almost always ordered was called Black and Blue Chicken.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Appetizer, salads, entrees all were excellent. One of the best restaurants in Boone. We eat here for special occasions. Small, can get crowded, reservations strongly recommended.

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Thank Jeff S
Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I know there's a lots of good and even more mediocre and even more bad restaurants out there. As a world traveling, this year alone 180.000 base miles flying around the world. I have to say money/value/quality/taste/service on a consistent base, it's one of the best restaurants I had the fortune to ever visit! Even friends who I took there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisine
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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?