Crippens Country Inn and Restaurant
Crippens Country Inn and Restaurant
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Crippens Country Inn and Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.competitiondining.com/
  • Phone: 8282953487
  • Hours of Operation:
    Crippen's permanently closed Jan. 26, 2013
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Farm to Table

Getting there

  • Cross Street: HWY 321
  • Parking: No
A word from Crippens Country Inn and Restaurant
After 18 years in business Carolyn and Jimmy Crippen have closed their doors. Jimmy Crippen has embarked on a new career in Competition Dining, for more information check out www.competitiondining.com . Carolyn Crippen is pursuing her career in grandmotherhood! Thank you for all your years of patronage. For now, instead of you coming to us for dinner, call us, we will join you !
Sincerely,
Carolyn & Jimmy Crippen
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Crippens Country Inn and Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Lunch at Crippins
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We arrived at 12:30pm. The dining room was FREEZING cold. My mushroom soup was COLD and had to be returned to the kitchen. However it was very good, once it was heated properly. One member of our party ordered grilled salmon, fried potatoes and sauteed vegetable. She received her entree, but was given onion rings and the green beans were COLD. Another member ordered a grilled tenderloin. She received a salmon entree. It was returned for the correct entree, which was good. I ordered the infused beef tenderloin. My sauteed vegetables were COLD. We all ordered dessert and I ordered a cup of coffee. I had to ask for my coffee 3 times before I finally recd it, AFTER I finished dessert. An $80+ lunch should be enjoyed. VERY DISAPPOINTED
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our evening with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    We enjoyed our evening with Crippens. The dinner was everything we hoped for! Food was excellent! The room we stayed in was enchanting. All in all, a wonderful experience!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Restaurant "Find"
    ncfoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    As usual, Crippen's did a nice job with our meal. The service is excellent and the quiet ambience was much appreciated. The corn meal dusted trout, while very good, is not as good as the halibut or the salmon on the menu. I would recommend either of those over the trout. The scallops are also excellent. Please consider the chocolate salad as it is always excellent. We look forward to our next meal at Crippen's
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • always a delightful dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    always a delightful dining experience and great food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful and wonderfully-accomod
    gagibson
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    A wonderful and wonderfully-accomodating restaurant with a very cordial host. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The entire experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    The entire experience was fantastic. Food and service was excellent. Wish we would have found this place long before now and will recommend it as the place to stay and dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing - every bit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    We had the wild mushroom soup, Caesar salad, chocolate infused espresso encrusted filet, and warm bread pudding with salted caramel... And every bit of it was amazing!!! Cannot wait to go again the next time we are in Bliwing Rock. Our new favorite restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was good, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    The food was good, but the service was lacking. We notified them prior to coming we were celebrating our 15 year wedding anniversary hoping that it would be an extra special evening and it wasn't even mentioned. We also brought with us our well behaved 5 year old and got the impression they weren't crazy about waiting on children. Overall a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'd make the trip back from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    We'd make the trip back from Charlotte just to have the salted caramel bread pudding! I'll have to say that there wasn't a crumb left on any of our plates...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, the food is excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    As always, the food is excellent and is prepared well. The restaurant is pricey, but for special occasions, it is well worth the experience. There are several good restaurants in Blowing Rock, but this is the best one we have eaten at. The chocolate filet is a different preparation, but worth the experience to try.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Outstanding place!!! Booked a table for eight and had a great family dinner. Our waiter took care of our group flawlessly, the food was excellent, and the pace of dinner was just right. Our new place for special dinners in blowing rock.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food- fabulous in fact.
    Sammy
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Great food- fabulous in fact. Unusual chocolate salad!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Rather then the Thanksgiving special we should have ordered off the regular menu. The Thanksgiving special was cold and just ok. Nothing special. Something we could have gotten almost anywhere. The service was good and everything else was very good as well. We will return but not for a special holiday meal.
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  • EXQUISITE DINIG & FANTABULOUS FOOD!
    AnniversaryVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    BAR NONE....THE ABSOLUTE BEST EVER! I've eaten a lot of fine restaurants and none have compared to their service and food. I would strongly recommend Crippens to everyone. My wife and I were celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary and glad that Crippens was recommended to us. We'll definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fantastic food and
    ncgator
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Always fantastic food and warm, friendly service. Fine dining with a family feel. Crippens is a "must" when you visit Blowing Rock.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crippens the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Food was excellent. Great little bed and breakfast nestled a block away from Blowing Rock shopping. Staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Inconspicuous spot fabulous meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    We really enjoyed this as a wonderful dinner spot for our first anniversary. We had the chocolate infused filet and although it was the most expensive thing on the menu it was delicious. The fig creme brûlée was excellent and my water glass or cocktail was never half empty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took my husband to Crippens
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2012
    I took my husband to Crippens for a weekend Birthday get away. We had a wonderful time the food was fabulous and the staff was excellent !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the food and the people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Love the food and the people but the noise level made it difficult to talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have eaten here many times
    Tastebudready
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Have eaten here many times and it never disappoints! The staff are attentive and polite.Would recommend this restaurant without hesitation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great restaurant. our first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    great restaurant. our first experience and we will return on our next trip. The grouper was excellent.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and the ambiance
    johnJVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    The food and the ambiance was perfect. Our waiter made the experience memorable. Great wine list. Diverse menu.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been to Crippens many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    We've been to Crippens many times and have never been disappointed. This visit was extraordinary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone at Crippens is attentive
    Elenitop
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    Everyone at Crippens is attentive to your dining experience. They want you to enjoy every aspect of your dining experience and are very attentive in the very best way. We have enjoyed the varied menu and new tastes at every visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Would highly reccommend and
    MissyCat
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Would highly reccommend and will definitely return
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went to celebrate our 10th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    We went to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary and it was everything we expected and more!!! The food is outstanding and the staff is superb. We'd like to thank Ashley and Felix for making our dining experience so wonderful. And a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Josh, Jeremy and Sharon for making our whole experence so awesome. You guys are top notch! We can't wait till our next visit! ~Heidi and Kevin Fincham
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My fiance and I were most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    My fiance and I were most struck by the menu selection; the extensiveness of which made choosing difficult. Excellent ambience with a great combination of quaint liveliness. We will be back on our next trip to the area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crippens has been my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Crippens has been my favorite restaurant in Blowing Rock for many years. The quality and consistancy is always exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High end service avg meal.
    Highcountrylocal
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    The food was good but, it seems as if it has gone downhill. For the price the meal should be phenomenal. It was slightly above average. THere are other restaurants in the area with better meals for half of the price.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful ambiance, specially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    Wonderful ambiance, specially dining outside on a fall day. The Farmers Salads (large) were a disappointment, having a barely detectable amount of goat cheese and 1 sliced strawberry. Glad we didn't order small salads. The croissant bread pudding was a delicious treat not to be missed. This we would definitely return for!
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • The service was attentive;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    The service was attentive; they paid attention to keeping the bread available (always warm and good), keeping our glasses filled as we needed and keeping the food service moving between courses. The food was exceptionally good--the wild mushroom soup is something I would do again and their specialty-chocolate expresso encrusted steak was perfect; as was the duck breast my wife had. The pineapply brown sugar creme brulee--to die for; will DEFINITELY do that again. An enjoyable evening.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crippens is a long- time favorite
    Jree
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Crippens is a long- time favorite and has improved through the years. The setting is comfortable , friendly and low key. Our waiter was engaging with helpful insights and suggestions. Mushroom soup, bruschetta, and the stacked beet appetizer were all superb. The award- winning grouper entree and the chocolate filet were standouts. Almond Joy and bread pudding desserts didn't last long. The highlight of the evening was the table side preparation of flaming Irish coffes for our group. All-in-all a delightful evening.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality of food was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Quality of food was excellent. Service was knowledgable and friendly. Nicely created dishes with a compelling twist. Well done - bread pudding was outstanding!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Country Award Winning Dinner
    AnniversaryVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Unsurpassed Menu Full of Flavor, Cooked and Created with Precision. Live Music always compliments the evening, or choose to sit in the Main Dining Room, or Outside, for the scenery. Service and Care is unsurpassed, friendly, and attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing, good not great.
    KayC
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    I expected a much better dinner especially for the prices. Disappointing second visit to Crippens. Our first visit a few years ago was much better. The bread was good, not great. The appetizer was bland. The $44 beef filet was small and under cooked. My husband's lower priced beef filet was much larger. The green vegetable was nothing special. The potatoes were delicious. We enjoy Bananas Foster but this version was the worst we have tried. We had a bottle of wine. The waiter refilled my husband's glass a few times but never mine. My glass was completely empty, still no server.
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  • This was a first visit for
    David68VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    This was a first visit for us and it was fantastic. We loved the food and the service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    Overall, our experience was quite pleasant. Their menu is suited more toward very fine dining. My wife enjoyed her selection immensely, but I would have preferred a good Prime Rib. That is just my preference and is no reflection on the chef or restaurant. The staff was extremely attentive to our needs without being overly bothersome. While the atmosphere is upscale, there was not an attitude of smugness from the staff. I was in a sports jacket and my wife wore a dress, but I would have been comfortable in slacks and a golf shirt. In fact, I noticed a couple dressed in this fashion and they received the same consideration as others dressed less casually.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our second time there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    It was our second time there and the weather was just miserable. We were the only 3 customers in the whole place for Sunday lunch! Food was good but kind of skimpy on the plate. Great bread though! Will we go back ? No Monique
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Crippens never fails to delight.
    Robert
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Crippens never fails to delight. Excellent food, great service.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place was empty..............on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    The place was empty..............only one other table occupied between 7 and 9 pm..creeepy. Service was quite good. We had read other reviews saying dining room over crowded and noisy. Frankly we did not enjoy being alone. Foof: wife was determined to get the chocolate infused filet she had heard so much about. My opinion going in was why would anyone want to take away or add to the flavor of such a fine piece of meat. Boy, was I right. The tenderloin tasted much like a Hershey bar...and for $44.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet