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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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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
202 Gideon Ridge Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hunter Womble has the touch! Setting, menu, wine selection, service, and especially the view could not get any better. Get the Lamb Shank!

Thank Scottyw47
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have at Gideon Ridge many times since they opened. The food is always top notch - as good as fine dining restaurants in any major city. The wait staff is always knowledgeable about the dishes and wine pairings. If you do manage to stump...More

Thank Subike
Reviewed 4 days ago

We always try to eat once at the restaurant when we stay at Gideon Ridge. The staff went out of their way to fit us in to a full resuaurant.

Thank X9366PJdavidw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything about the restaurant, food, service, atmosphere, was absolutely perfect. Local, farm-fresh ingredients. Wonderful selection of items. Very knowledgeable and attentive staff.

Thank 744robinh
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you show up at The Blowing Rock, you'll know you missed the left turn on Gideon Ridge. As of Jul7 2017, navigation isn't much help in the final half mile or so to get here. BUT, once you arrive, you will be rewarded for...More

Thank shadycat7
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outdoor setting is outstanding, with spectacular views of the mountain range. The dinner offerings that we had (mushroom bruschetta, tomato bisque, salmon, pork chop) were all well prepared and delicious. The wine list was fairly extensive, although a bit on the pricey side. All...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two breakfasts and two dinners. All were outstanding. Chef Hunter Womble really knows what he is doing. The first night my wife had the lamb shank and I had the duck. Both delicious. The next night I had salmon and my wife had...More

Thank Benjamin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding meal, great service, fabulous views. It would be hard to beat this restaurant for quality of food, views and ambiance. It is peaceful, pretty and romantic. Food was outstanding! Nice wine list.

Thank travelover5403
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great surprise to be in such a beautiful setting and have absolutely scrumptous food served on the eve of your birthday-- which is what we experienced at the Gideon Ridge. The chef visited the tablesAnd uponasking about his method of preparation of one...More

Thank nvguygirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast at the Inn each morning and the food served was both delicious and plentiful. We also had dinner on July 4th on the patio and the views and the meal were both outstanding. During the breakfast and dinner the chef came to...More

Thank Hugh-Suzy-Jones
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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
6 November 2015|
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Response from nomad55_8 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code the food speaks for it's self
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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