Woodlands Barbeque Restaurant & Catering Service
8304 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock, NC, USA
www.woodlandsbbq.com - (828) 295-3651
Woodlands Barbeque Restaurant & Catering Service Blowing Rock Reviews
Lumbering off to dinner May 20, 2016
Nothing fancy here, just a cozy, family restaurant serving the village of Blowing Rock. The joint looks pretty tiny from the outside, but is a two story venture and has a pair of dining areas, one including a bar / lounge. Tables in the upstairs dining room are sturdy picnic tables and if that does not lend a sufficiently rustic atmosphere, drinks are served in mason jars.
Beyond BBQ, the menu offers a fairly broad range of choices: chicken, ribs, burgers, and oddly enough, a lot of Mexican selections. I ordered a barbeque plate which was the standard calorie bomb, complemented by green beans, hush puppies and a roll. Cost was inexpensive, no doubt supported by being served on a paper plate with plastic utensils. Everything was okay, but I did not rush outside to shout accolades from the rooftop.
Woodland’s did possess an element of charm, largely consisting of a laid back ‘family’ air. There was not a large crowd on a Friday night, split between locals and tourists. They advertise “live nightly entertainment” and I enjoyed the evening’s solo act: a guy playing guitar and piano. He wasn’t delivering any blistering instrumentals, but a tasteful variety of vintage selections (Beatles, Bill Withers and Johnny Cash). Before leaving I stopped by to leave him a tip and we had a pleasant chat around the golden oldies.
Service was not polished, but friendly and nothing spectacular was expected anyway. A comfortable choice for a meal, but not a destination.
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