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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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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good5%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb shank” (18 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
18:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
202 Gideon Ridge Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6400
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just ate at The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge, and it lived up to its rating! My husband had the lamb shank and I had the duck breast. Both were perfectly cooked and served by the very attentive wait staff. I couldn't resist ordering the...More

Thank Rudisil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second meal at Gideon's Ridge and we were very pleased with all aspects of our visit. The view is amazing as well as the food. I had the lamb shank and my wife had the sea bass. Both were perfect. The meals...More

Thank David6409
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us visited this restaurant based on the reviews and were disappointed. Considering the prices, the dinner selections were average, One exception was the Lamb Shank, which was excellent. The New York strip was tough and a very small portion for $36, and the...More

Thank Mcdjohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was outstanding! The service was great. Love the fact that the chef comes around to make sure you have enjoyed it your food!! It was a beautiful ambient with great food.

Thank raquelrQ4971RH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was prepared well but was definitely overpriced. I did not care for the couscous as a side dish - it was dry and not very tasty. The Red snapper was OK - but I have had better. Outside seating was not available (due...More

Thank jartman65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food here is simply the best in the area. The staff and service are top notch. The chef comes to follow up on your meal after you are served. View from outdoor dining area is spectacular. Menu is developed seasonally and is limited but choices...More

Thank nailss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early so you can enjoy the outside landscape. A great porch overlooking parkway & beautiful gardens. The food is SPECTACULAR! Make a reservation. Space is limited. Excellent service

Thank freddiecat7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner at the place we were staying. Server was excellent. I had the lamb shank it was great. My wife had fish that was not cooked correctly so she sent it back. The place was so nice. Took it off the bill and offered...More

Thank Sligome
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely meal, very attentive staff. Casual but upscale, nice atmosphere at Gideon Ridge. We enjoyed incredible views while dining. Chef prepared incredible grouper. All food well prepared.

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Spoke to chef Hunter prior to dinner and got his suggestions...yum. Our server, Emily was great. This is a place that requires reservations and is quite small and parking is tough if you aren't staying there--which you should be! We both had delicious beef and...More

Thank niteowljune
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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