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The Speckled Trout

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Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
+1 828-295-9819
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Building needs an upgrade badly. Run down looking. Dirty Windows. Tables needed a good scrubbing. Almost would rate this as poor except for the person doing the cooking and the waitress....both were friendly and very nice. Whoever owns this should spend some money on the place. We ate there years ago and it was very good. Not now. Sandwich was... More 

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Don't go. The service was excellent and the people really nice but the atmosphere was tired and grungy. The food was not great at all. Dinner for two was over $40.00 which felt like a waste. We went here many years ago and it was good but not anymore. They need to try harder to clean the place up and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were in Blowing Rock in October 2016 and thought this looked like a good place to eat. It was a nice evening so we sat outside which was the highlight of the meal! We ordered $25 dollar steak which arrived basically uncooked and cold, the dinner came with potatoes, or actually 2 quarter inch potato slices which were luke-warm... More 

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Gastonia Nc
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We tried this once before and decided to go for it again.... We were a little disappointed again..... Seems like the menu and the available items are not the same.... The 'chef' plates things a little different. The plate that was to be cold was warm, the plate that should have been hot was cool.

Thank pacetax
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We decided to try Speckled Trout after looking at others options and seeing $40 entrees. We were on our way to Linville and wanted something easy and affordable. They have a great location right on the corner in B. Rock and had tables outside but warned us it would be slow service as several people were out. But three wait... More 

Thank Bnj333
Columbia, SC
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The wait at Mellow Mushroom was 45 minutes so we walked across to this place. The entry area is huge and dark so we couldn't figure out what to do. I thought maybe we had come in the wrong door. We found a waitress who explained that she would take our order and payment at the counter before eating. Odd!... More 

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Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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403 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My husband and I had lunch at the Speckled Trout. They have a cute outdoor seating area which is a great place to people-watch. We both had a dirty martini, raw oysters (wonderful!) and the pan fried trout. The trout came with mashed potatoes, hushpuppies and cole slaw. Everything was well prepared and the service was very friendly and pretty... More 

Thank sunflower35
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Pulling in to an empty lot during lunch rush should have been a red flag. There was 14 of us traveling together. Some of our group had already ordered by the time we got to the counter and I saw the grade of 90-A posted on the wall. The place was run down and dirty. Tables were dirty and sticky.... More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

During my first visit to the US. Stayed in Boone, North Carolina, had a wonderful time and visited this restaurant for a delicious fish meal. Ambience, service, menu and cost recommended.

Thank Colin666
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I live in this area and have been to this restaurant several times since moving here 2 years ago, but my last visit was so disappointing. I'm not sure if there's been a recent management/cook change there, or they were just having an off night. I ordered the BBQ shrimp special and almost chuckled when my shrimp arrived on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cajun & Creole, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-9819

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?