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Joy Bistro

115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
+1 828-265-0500
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (44 reviews)
“pear salad” (12 reviews)
“pork chop” (14 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in here to have a meal while my son was visiting Appalachian State University. Had dinner at the bar because of the crowd. Bartender was fabulous and the food was great! The place is a bit small but the service was great and the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wendymQ2699IJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a Thursday and we were celebrating with a nice meal and wine. I had pan seared grouper which was very good, but my husband had braised lamb shank and it was not good. This is a piece of meat that must be cooked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank judye128
claudomy, Owner at Joy Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, and thanks for dining with us. I am sorry the lamb was not to your liking, as everyone usually loves that entree. In any case, did you inform your server that you were not happy with the dish? We could have remade the entree...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was always one of my favorite places to visit when I was in town... WHAT HAPPENED?! I was here twice this trip and both times it was absolutely terrible. All my favorite dishes taste different and it’s lacking the same sophistication. Seriously disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 853maggieb
claudomy, Owner at Joy Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello I am sorry that you were not satisfied. Could you let me know what you were disappointed with? Thank you.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Had a one-night, bed-n-breakfast stay in Boone. Trip Advisor once again steered us to a perfect spot for dinner. It's tucked away in a small shopping plaza (look for, "Bistro" sign on the far left of the center) off of 221 / E King St....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark-in-NC
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely place with fine food. Each dish we ordered was outstanding....great sauces and flavors. I had the Firecracker Shrimp starter which was just fabulous (and very French with a rich sauce), and my husband had Tomato Basil soup which he raved about. Then we moved...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kathleen d
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is our favorite date night place in Boone, NC. The home made 3-cheese ravioli is to die for; unfortunately, they only (now) offer it at lunch so we have a "date lunch" sometimes to order it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kristine S
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We were on vacation and decided to try Joy Bistro. We were not disappointed! The place is comfortable and the fare was great. We will visit again, next time we are in town!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank floridadiver99
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We live an hour away, and were in town on other business. A good friend had recommended this restaurant highly. We agree, with a few caveats. IMPORTANT: While the actual name of the restaurant is JOY Bistro, the sign on the front of the building...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sam S
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Last night, my husband and I enjoyed dinner at Joy Bistro to celebrate our anniversary. My husband described the meal as exquisite. Everything was wonderful. Service was attentive. We started with the firecracker shrimp, pear salad and brie salad, scallops, filet, and shared creme brulee....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Familyof6NC
Reviewed 15 September 2018

First time at the Joy Bistro, recommended by friends. Grilled pork tenderloin sandwich with jalapeno pimento cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato and fried quail egg was the best sandwich I have ever had. Special of the day, grilled chicken with pesto, bacon and mozzarella was also...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chris F
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Sam S
29 November 2018|
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Response from claudomy | Property representative |
Joy Bistro just closed their lunch service for the season. Still serve dinner and brunch.
21 July 2017|
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Response from Byrd3B | Reviewed this property |
There are several outside tables in trellis garden setting that are fine with your pet(s).
7 February 2017|
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Response from pitahead | Reviewed this property |
Think resort casual. I was there in the winter time, so most people were bundled up with men in slacks/chinos with sweaters or sport jackets. Women ranged everything from fancy dresses to more casual dress pant with nice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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