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Local Lion

791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
+1 828-386-1120
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“doughnuts” (43 reviews)
“orange glaze” (10 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Cafe
791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant atmosphere near Appalachian State University. Family-owned, quite a large variety of donuts to choose from. Great coffee.

Thank evasher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Freshly made donuts and amazing coffee makes Local Lion my choice when my morning calls for coffee and donuts. The Orange donut or the Bavaian Cream are amazing. The drive thru is fast and easy or enjoy dining in the cozy dining room of the...More

Thank HelloItsMe213
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

After having their coffee at a local restaurant the night before, we stopped by for a visit. They have amazing donuts made in the shop from a 1930s recipe—so delish. I got coffee to bring back from vacation and have loved it. It would be...More

Thank Alyson B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

A few friends and I stopped for coffee. When we walked in the man and lady who were working acted as if we were a problem. The guy quickly as if we needed drinks and left us wondering if we were a problem. Neither asked...More

Thank shebo56
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were disappointed in these donuts as they were very greasy. We bought a half dozen of different assorted ones and they all seemed to be the same in terms of the greasiness. I don't know if they are supposed to be that way, but...More

Thank mtnbikegrrl
Reviewed 9 July 2017

These donuts are SUPER good. My favorite go-to is the lavender donut because it's the first place I've ever been to that made those. Perhaps some day a bacon maple donut?? It's also my favorite coffee serving establishment in town and my excuse to take...More

Thank jmariesh
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Near Appalachian State Univ. Wonderful donuts including several types of gluten free. You can also get donut holes rolled in cinnamon & sugar. Yummo! To go with your donut you can order tea, coffee, espresso, lattes, frappes, etc. Great place for a snack. And you...More

Thank Kay G
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Several people recommended this place to me so I decided to check it out today. Despite going in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday in the summer, it took me about 20 minutes to be waited on and another 5 to get my...More

Thank Merrill L
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Local Lion is a doughnut shop in Boone, but it really deserves a different designation. It's a great meeting place with friendly patrons and staff, just a place to come in and relax while enjoying some really good fresh brewed coffee and eclectic donuts....More

Thank celainej1
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Ok listen, these donuts are the BEST. Also, just a little tip visit right before they close get a donut, sit and talk. Then when they close you can sometimes take the donuts that didn't sell that day! Score! My favorite donut here is the...More

Thank kykyjaxon
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-386-1120
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