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Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks

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9930 NC Hwy 16 South, West Jefferson, NC 28694
+1 336-982-3060
16:30 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 20:30
Fri 16:30 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We found an ad for this restaurant as we were driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway so decided to exit and try it. The server was friendly and helpful and there was a good selection of choices on the menu. We ordered steaks, which were a little overcooked but still good. The only problem we encountered was that the credit... More 

Thank JThomas615
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Steak was cooked to perfection. Salad bar was good, make sure you get all the salad you want in one trip because there is NO second trip. There was only one older lady that sitted us, she's also the server and the cashier all in one. But it was a good overall experience for food and service.

1 Thank Joy T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here because it was one of the few restaurants open on Sunday. I ordered the house steak medium. Well not sure why they even asked how I wanted to steak because it was really thin. Disappointed since it was 15 dollars. Go to another place. Service was mediocre as well except for the older lady who cashes people out,... More 

Thank Taylor K
Boone, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The atmosphere and people were nice, but the food was really lacking. You do get a lot of food, but there was so much breading and so little seafood that it was very disappointing. As we ate, you kept getting more and more breading, and it got increasingly greasy with time. I ended up stripping as much breading off as... More 

Thank reginadhartley
Athens, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

When visiting High Country, it's a tradition for us to stop for take-out at Mountain Aire. The drive to the restaurant is beautiful, from whatever direction. The place is the opposite of a glitzy, upscale, cutting edge, big city seafood chain restaurant. We've enjoyed scallops, clam strips, flounder, crab cakes, shrimp. Simple, but tasty salad bar is a nice plus.... More 

Thank SweetD51
West Jefferson, North Carolina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I mean, really. . . What does one expect from a seafood restaurant that is 6 hours away from the ocean? We have gone here maybe 1 or 2 times before. The baked potato was good, my salmon was overcooked and had no flavor of fish, just seasoning. My hubby's seafood platter was not to his liking. Even the cocktail... More 

Thank soyvickik
Germanton, North Carolina
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I will definitely be back to this restaurant! My family and I were on our way to a quick cabin vacation and made a pit stop at a convenient store and realized there was a restaurant next door. We decided to try it and we were so satisfied about out decision! Our kids even loved it! The kids meals were... More 

Thank Michelle M
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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258 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

First, I will say, we all agreed once we were out of the restaurant and on our way home...we wish we had complained. Our food was horrible. We felt like we had been robbed. Two of us felt sick. Hush puppies were cold and completely saturated with grease. They were cooked in oil that was not hot enough. Sirloin tips... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Food is great for what we went for - basic fried seafood with a salad. Nothing fancy. Wait staff was very nice and it was a friendly atmosphere. Value for the price was good. If you're looking for a quick respite from your driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, it's a great place to stop in for a good meal.

Thank Bobby L
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

This was a great place to eat! We had the flounder and clams and it was delicious with a perfectly baked potato and some wonderful hushpuppies! And the iced tea was great. They even had a small salad bar. Server was friendly and attentive and we had our food in no time. Would definitely eat here again, next time we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9930 NC Hwy 16 South, West Jefferson, NC 28694
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  West Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 336-982-3060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?