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Spear's BBQ & Grill

183 & Hwy 221, Linville Falls, NC 28647
+1 828-765-0026
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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“ribs” (12 reviews)
“pot pie” (5 reviews)
“bbq plate” (4 reviews)
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
183 & Hwy 221, Linville Falls, NC 28647
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Great location for a quick lunch and try some different barbecue items - the portions are really large. The smoked chicken was truly outstanding, and my husband enjoyed the ribs. Good side dishes too. Great patio when the weather is nice.

Thank NewBlueEyes
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Fast service. Serves exactly what it says in the name. Good place for an easy meal or just to hang out at the bar and have a drink.

Thank Bobbybray
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after visiting the area for a Christmas Tree. We were pleased with the selections and got our chicken hot off the smoker. Great children's options too. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank Tiffanydawnw
Reviewed 9 November 2017

On a "Leaf Peeping" trip to North Carolina we found this place near Linville Falls. The day we were there they offered a buffet. We tried it and we were all glad we did. Delicious home cooking. Everything was good. Service was so friendly and...More

Thank Cassie T
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Being in areas where there is just one or two choices to eat typically results in sub par experiences as it relates to service a food quality. Not in Linville Falls at Spear's. The food was outstanding and the service was super nice and attentive....More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in because the rain prevented seeing the Mile High Bridge. Staff was very accommodating. Sunday Buffett was delish!!!

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bluegrassblake, General Manager at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review! We’re glad you and your four-legged friend joined us for lunch! We look forward to serving you again on hopefully a clearer day so you can see some of the beautiful local views! -Blake

Reviewed 9 October 2017

A group of us visited the falls and stopped here for lunch. Nice outdoor seating area and good assortment of food. Several had the BBQ and enjoyed it others had fish sandwich or other entrees. Cole slaw was tasty

Thank Jotum
bluegrassblake, General Manager at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thanks for choosing to dine with us! We hope to serve you again in the future!

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Was enjoying area sites and saw restaurant on way back to Boone where we were staying. They were having seafood buffet on Friday and that's what we chose. Food was very good along with an attentive staff.

Thank James D
bluegrassblake, General Manager at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thanks so much for having dinner with us! We’re delighted that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to serving you again! -Blake

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Manager would not allow my service dog in restaurant. I explained she had her tags on and I had her ID card for her to call. She said she was not going to call to verify. After explaining the situation to her she said I...More

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bluegrassblake, General Manager at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We’re sorry to hear about your recent experience. We would like to help you to understand our position on this issue. There are federal laws that allow access to any public place for service animals. However, “service animal” is strictly defined as a dog or...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We visited Spear's BBQ on a Saturday afternoon. The restaurant across from it was very busy so we decided to go to Spear's. With only one car in the parking lot, we thought we'd receive quick service as we had two young kids with us....More

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bluegrassblake, General Manager at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We’re terribly sorry to hear of your recent experience. Every good business sometimes does get it wrong. We were unfortunately neglectful with your experience. We would appreciate an opportunity to serve you a meal on the house so you can experience why we have an...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 & Hwy 221, Linville Falls, NC 28647
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Linville Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-0026
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Spears offers a cozy, casual dining experience in the Village of Linville Falls located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and one quarter mile from the famous 90 foot water falls. Serving hand crafted, hickory smoked BBQ, hand cut steaks, seafood and sandwiches for over 30 years! You can enjoy al fresco dining, two indoor dining rooms and a full service bar with local brews on tap as well an excellent wine list that includes local wines. Visit us for dinner or lunch and spend the night next door at Linville Falls Lodge and Cottages.
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