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Spear's BBQ & Grill

183 & Hwy 221, Linville Falls, NC 28647
+1 828-765-0026
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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“hush puppies” (16 reviews)
“pot pie” (5 reviews)
“bbq plate” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
183 & Hwy 221, Linville Falls, NC 28647
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank birdgirl
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

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Very poor service, bad tasting food, and a waste of time and money. The excuse was short staffed... when we arrived no one took a second out of their crappy day to welcome us. This was the first sign that we should have turned around...More

Thank Wayne W
bluegrassblake, General Manager at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

We apologize for your mixed experience. There are, however, several things incorrect in your review. I personally handled the situation at the table next to you and spoke to you. First, all of our food is cooked fresh. Nothing is microwaved. Especially not our BBQ....More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stayed at the Lodge and decided to walk over to Spear's for dinner last Friday night. The feature was seafood buffet this night and it was excellent! Everything was very fresh and cooked to perfection. I could have sat there all night. Wendy and...More

Thank Karen S
bluegrassblake, General Manager at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy we were able to serve you! -Blake

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great place to eat. BBQ buffet was delicious and the cost was very reasonable almost to cheap for what you get! Wife had the local rainbow trout which was fantastic too! Pleased with the bar selections too. Our waitress was incredible. Very attentive and friendly....More

Thank bobgregor1
bluegrassblake, General Manager at Spear's BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

We appreciate your positive comments and look forward to seeing you again soon! -Blake

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
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
Sunday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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