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Blue Ridge

4.3
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2863 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Our celebrated Blue Ridge Artisanal cuisine now features a Chef-inspired dine-in experience with attendant service at each food station, while overlooking the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Two massive rooms are filled with amazing breakfast options daily. And don’t miss the award-winning themed dinners with Friday night Seafood and Saturday night Prime Rib. It’s the perfect way to end any week.

Reservations recommended.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2863 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
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4.3
ambience
3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WarrenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Amazing setting and view. Service generally excellent.
Food was poor and bland in flavor. Needed some seasoning.
Cheese stale and sweating.
Roast Beef, gravy and vegetables cold.
Deserts stale.
Mac n Cheese bland

Despite wearing gloves, server should not use this hands to put roast beef slices on the plate.

We expected excellent quality and we were extremely disappointed

Blue Ridge
Responded 21 hours ago

Warren, thank you for your continued patronage. Please accept our sincerest apologies for a less than world-class experience. We have shared your notes with our Blue Ridge Chef with the goal of improving our offerings in the future. We look forward to serving you again soon so we may show you the dining experience for which we are truly known.

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vipGWM64
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and choice was great. A bit pricey for a buffet style meal.

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Inevercook
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, but if you’ve dined there pre-Covid, don’t expect as much variety in the choices. There is probably 1/3 amount of the food, however, the price was the same.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, food was delicious! Desserts: A-M-A-ZING!!

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vipPaul
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Friday night seafood selection was unbelievable fresh and the service was top notch. I am not one to go to buffets, but this was one of the best buffets that I have ever been to! Definitively a must when visiting the Grove Park Inn.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Wait staff was inattentive and were not very friendly. We had a 8:45 reservation and it seemed everybody just wanted us to hurry up.

Blue Ridge
Responded 21 hours ago

We appreciate observations from your recent dining experience. We sincerely apologize you felt rushed and did not receive the customer service we are known for. Our guests' dining experience is our top priority, and we've shared your review with our Food and Beverage Team to help improve our services in the future. We hope you will dine with us again soon.

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JohnJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was our 10th anniversary and they went above and beyond to make it extra special. We would’ve not known it was a buffet restaurant

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We usually really enjoy the Blue Ridge Buffets!!! Food quality was not up to par and the variety was not what it usually is. The quality of the food does not meet the price tag the Grove Park is asking!!!

Blue Ridge
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you for your continued patronage to our restaurant. We sincerely apologize your most recent visit was disappointing. Our guest experience is of the highest priority, and we will share your feedback with the Food and Beverage Management Team to help better our operations. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipJoeyM
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very loud and way too much for the quality of the food. Had to sit next to a couple who spent the entire evening on their phone on speakerphone. Service was ok at best. Would. It go back to this restaurant or the grove park

Blue Ridge
Responded 21 hours ago

Joey, we sincerely apologize your dining experience did not meet your expectations. Should you choose to dine with us again, we have shared your comments with Food and Beverage Management Team in an effort to improve our guest experience. Thank you.

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Coolmom
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Seafood buffet was tasty but maybe not worth $48. Safe food handling with attendants was expected but when I ask for hush puppies, he gave me TWO. I’m all for portion control but with such a moderate buffet price I expect more than two hush puppies on my plate. Wait staff was pleasant. Food tasted wonderful, especially the risotto and vegan pecan pie!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just okay. The view outside was gorgeous but it was hard to look pass the dirty windows. The food was just okay. There was a lot of variety but some of the dishes lacked flavor. It wasn’t bad but I don’t have to go again.

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JasonP
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was really of poor quality, cold, tasteless and lacking in variety. The restaurant was a buffet but likely the worst I’ve experienced. Two adults and two children and $170 bill after parking.
Had to take my spouse somewhere else to eat after this dinner because she took one look and decided not to eat there.

Blue Ridge
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We apologize that our Blue Ridge restaurant did not meet your expectations. We have shared your review with our Food and Beverage Management Team with the goal of improving our quality. We hope you will dine with us again and we show you the dining experience we are truly known for.

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vipHilo
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was nicely prepared and fresh-lots of Deep fried items and we were hoping for more fresh - but still very nice and great service. Save room for dessert.

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CarenT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

We were disappointed in Blue Ridge. Lots of choices but the quality of the dishes was so so. Servers were friendly. Ambience was vacant. Too expensive.

Blue Ridge
Responded 21 hours ago

We appreciate your comments regarding our Blue Ridge restaurant. We are very happy you found our waitstaff friendly, however; we do apologize that you felt the food selection lacking. All previous options are available – however, the presentation is different given the CDC regulations. We hope you will allow us to serve you again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food.
Good service.
Nice views.

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DiannaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Jose was an excellent server - the setting of the restaurant is delightful, as you look out over the mountains...
The seafood buffet was nice - didn’t go away hungry 😋

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vipmbjenk
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Friday night Seafood Buffet was amazing. The crab legs were the perfect temperature to crack and be rewarded with the decadent meat to dip in drawn butter. Couldn’t ask for any better service than Keisha provided. She did a wonderful job anticipating our every need from warm towels for cleaning our hands, topping off our beverages, etc..... Thanks to the staff and Keisha for a a terrific evening at the Grove Park Inn!!!!!

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vipNoname
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Buffet. So I shouldn’t have to say more. Food was very good

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MichaelH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Stan, was phenomenal. The food was great. Less options since their traditional buffet can’t be an option currently but that’s nothing they can control. Still a great meal

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vipChrisW
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Food quality was poor and overpriced. Used to be one of our favorite family experiences. Service was slow. Very slow! At these prices of $48.00/ person I expected something special. Very disappointed! Not the normal for The Grove Park Inn, but no one cared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great.

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RayT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Ridge Dining Room never disappoints! The food and service are always excellent. This is the first time we have dined there since the Covid19 restrictions were put into place and even though it was different, it was obvious that the restaurant had taken the guidelines seriously, without sacrificing quality.

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vipMary
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The servers and managers did a wonderful job protecting patrons during COVID. People loved the crab legs! Saw plate fulls.
I wish there were a few more healthy options. More salads on the buffet? Varieties of cheeses. I liked the Ramen bar.
The floor, table and chairs are very basic. A little of a cafeteria feel. The view is gorgeous though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Best part was the desert and salad. Seafood was poor at best. It was cold and dried out.

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pogo
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I ate here last year at the fabulous seafood buffet where everything was outstanding.Now I realize this Pandemic has required a lot of changes,BUT here are the changes I feel must be made to make the experience a whole lot better.

Give everyone a preprinted list of everything at each station.Withfoods covered up so much it was hard to see what was available.With just one sign on each item I could not plan on what I wanted to eat.I missed several items that I would have liked but was too full to eat them by the time I saw them go by on some other diners plate.

For a seafood night...pork sliders..spareribs...lo mein noodles did not seem appropriate for the $48.00 per person dinner.

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ShanaH
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Blue Ridge is located in a beautiful hotel. The service is Buffet, salad was great fried shrimp cold, desserts amazing

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BrookeK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the view was amazing! I highly recommend it!

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MollyL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grove Park Inn did a good job of serving food, were very helpful and friendly
and the service at the table bringing drinks and taking away plates is always done
well. We like to go to The Grove Park Inn for special events, the tables were spaced
so we were not sitting right next to anyone so that gave us a level of security and
everyone wore their masks.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The servers at the stations were good. They were pleasant. Our server seemed to back away from us, as if she were somewhat afraid, even though we were wearing proper masks. The view from our table was lovely. One of our drinks was wrong, but exchanged fairly quickly. However, the food was terrible. It was dried out, lukewarm at best, and BLAND. Even the desserts were SO bland. My companion commented at end of meal that “It was as if half my tastebuds had been removed.” I agreed. I know it is a buffet and I know this is Covid era, but, it was so not good. It was terribly overpriced and guests were loud and disruptive. (We have been there when the atmosphere was so calm and serene that we were able to witness someone at the table next to us get down on one knee, in front of extended family and propose to his girlfriend. This was NOT that) Poor value. Big disappointment. We will not be making a reservation there again.

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vipPhilSommelier
Miami
99 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I would rather pay more to have higher quality seafood. The fried seafood, crab cakes, etc. were not good, and not even hot, mostly inedible. Skip the fried section., The oysters were fine even though the server could not tell me where they were from or what they were, i.e. Bluepoints? Louisiana? Florida? no clue, shrimp fine, the snow crab legs were fine but a lot of work, the best section was the Japanese selection. Overall I was disappointed. I would have been happy to pay twice the price or an upcharge, for better quality with some Lobster, some King Crab, some West Coast Oysters, some real crab cakes that are mostly lump crab, not a hunk of fried bread, etc. This is more about quantity over quality, not for me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The new Blue Ridge (COVID era) is lacking in many ways to the previous version. While I am thankful that they are open for business, the experience is diminished. The food choices are less than half what they were before, or so it seems. We will likely wait to go again after the restrictions ease, because despite the lack of food choices, the price had definitely not lessened.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was awesome and the service second to none !

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AngelaH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the greatest places to share with the people you love !!

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BillyG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good experience. Seafood was not as good as in the past. Could be due to getting it during Co-Vid.

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MugeA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Everything was with bacon including Mac&cheese. Not much options. Vegetables served cold. Beef wad chewy. The reatsurant was cold. No proper social distancing. Restaurant was crowded. The glass of wine was $20 when the whole bottle was sold for $40 next door. Only good thing was the view, however how can you enjoy if food is not good. I try to eat because I did not want to leave the restaurant hungry. Never again.:(

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Tess
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our servers were wonderful, they tried to make the most of our dining experience. Our complaint was that the food was just ok. We went on prime rib night, and the prime rib was good, but everything else was nothing we would return for. We love the GPI, but will be choosing the other venues for dinner. (We did enjoy a fantastic breakfast here about a month ago.)

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RogerT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I always enjoy the Blue Ridge Cafe. Pleasantly surprised by the variety of food items since it was not a typical buffet. Everyone was pleasant although the person assigned to our table was more talk than service orientated.
Overall, a great experience as usual.

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TommyK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The online reviews weren't accurate. Everything was wonderful from the time we walked in until we left. The staff was great, the food was great, and the price was acceptable. We liked the current serving stations better with the staff serving the dishes. We had a great table and everything couldn't have been more perfect for my wife's birthday.

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JohnL
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Advertised as seafood stations but no fish offered. Only shrimp, crab legs, mussels and crab cakes. I was looking forward to having at least one type of fish but expecting to have choices.

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Lori
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breathtaking resort. Excellent service and delicious food! Definitely recommend!

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Blue Ridge is rated 4.3 stars by 2863 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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