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Joy Bistro

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115 New Market Ctr, Boone, NC 28607-3992
+1 828-265-0500
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We eat here quite frequently, and love the shrimp appetizer. We've eaten a variety of meals — the scallops are always good.

Thank Barbara Y
Boone, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to the Bistro for over 20 years, since the days when it was Sam and Stu's. Under successive management it has consistently been one of the best dinner restaurants in Boone. Very good food, good service, and very pleasant dinning room. But we favor dining out for lunch, and we really appreciate that Joy Bistro is now... More 

Thank TerryRxyz
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but comfortable, intimate setting, simple décor (plus tasteful Christmas decorations). Friendly servers and a hostess was a worker bee! It was a price fixed menu as it was a holiday. Four courses all had good selections to choose from plus a complimentary champagne. Husband said the pork belly was the best he's ever had. He's not normally a filet... More 

Thank pitahead
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Joy Bistro and had an amazing experience. The food tasted amazing and the service was great. We had the lamb shank and pork chops and everything was cooked to perfection, especially the sweet potato risotto. Unfortunately they were out of the crème brûlée because it was late but, because of that, they went put of their way... More 

Thank Rolizmar V
Kennesaw, Georgia
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Local, small and cozy... highlight some of the aspects of this awesome place. I've had Lamb Shank in a lot of places and this by far is at the top!

Thank LSanchez304
Linville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small restaurant, would highly recommend reservations. We had reservations and still waited 20 minutes for our table. It was a very busy night for them and there were several menu items that were sold out. It looked as though they were short staffed. The meal was very enjoyable and the serve was very pleasant. They had a very nice wine... More 

Thank Fortheloveofgracie
Charlotte, North Carolina
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111 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Review looked great and Joy Bistro did not disappoint! Food (5/5) - Everything is pretty close to perfection and full of flavor! Only compliant is there may be heavier use of butter. Noteworthy: Beef Carpaccio, Firecracker Shrimp & Three-cheese ravioli! Service (4/5) - Professional, courteous and attentive. Atmosphere (4/5) - Elegant and simple.

Thank Klokas
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we've eaten here while visiting ASU. Each time everything was to perfection. Seriously. Our server tonight was knowledgable and seamless. We ordered steak, trout and salmon. Each dish was prepared deliberately and presented impeccably. We will return.

Thank TexasEloise
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had a fine meal here, even though we were running a bit late. The food was very fresh and well seasoned. Service was friendly and they saw to it that we were well taken care of.

Thank MagMB76
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Small, easy to miss at corner, partially hidden. Food tasty (had ravioli, wife had salmon) Presentation good Price: very pricey Value for cost: 6/10


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?