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Pepper's Restaurant and Bar, Boone, NC

Pepper's Restaurant and Bar

4.3
4.3
148 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Pepper’s Restaurant and Bar was established in 1975, serving the High Country its first taste of the highest quality deli sandwiches. From
its humble beginnings, Pepper’s Restaurant has expanded into a full-service restaurant and bar with a menu boasting Certified Angus Beef, wild caught seafood, savory pasta dishes, alongside Pepper’s Restaurant favorites like the famous Pepper’s French Onion Soup, Jean Lawsons, Fried Mushrooms, and Onion Rings!


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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 262-1250

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Boone

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot with plenty of parking for customers!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 148 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Long time favorite of my boyfriends since he was little. We came back to visit to celebrate his birthday! Overall experience was fantastic! French onion soup was incredible.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were amazed by the quality of the food. Not pricey either. Everything we ordered tasted great.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pepper’s is one of my favorites in Boone, NC! Food is great, but our waitress was fantastic. We had the Southwest Chicken wrap, potato salad, house salad, and reuben. All were delicious! I LOVE that you can make reservations on Open Table for this restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great appetizers!
  5. a

    aileru

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    the food tasted like it was from cans/frozen and is pretty pricey for that to be true. the service was fine but overall it was not very good and too expensive.
  6. NA

    NANLDAD

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The meal started out excellent. The waitress was very polite and did a good job welcoming us and told us her name. That was about the last time she spoke. She brought our drinks and food items and set them down as she passed without saying a word and not stopping. The French onion soup, Mahi Sandwich and fried onion rings were excellent. My wife's fried chicken sandwich was over fried. Since we hardly seen our waitress and after waiting 35 minutes after ordering we were running out of time for going to the football game. This was not our first visit and in the past wehad excellent food and service.
  7. SK

    SKStaff

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We eat at Pepper's, in the bar, a few times a month, as the environment is very laid back, the food is consistently good, and the bar staff are very attentive, considering there are at most two bartenders to take care of a whole bar full of patrons. Their selection of local and other good craft drafts is very adequate and versatile, and their sandwiches and soup are always good. I can always recommend their French onion soup and Jean Lawson special; you can't go wrong there! A local gem.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Pepper’s!
  9. NA

    NANLDAD

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome onion rings and great food. The service was too notch
  10. C

    Carolinian

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great longtime restaurant in Boone. They never fail to provide a great meal. Make reservations so you don't have to wait.
  11. S

    Steve

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was just a little above average (the buttermilk chicken sandwich in particular was overdone and tough), but the service was excellent. Everyone was super-friendly and accommodating.
  12. JF

    JenF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Food. Great place. We enjoyed the food. Salmon Florentine was delicious.
  13. TT

    TracyT

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Salmon Florentine (blackened) was wonderful as usual. Been going to Peppers all the way back to the days of their old location. It’s always a great choice.
  14. B

    Barb

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious… French Onion soup is the best. Server was friendly and very attentive.
  15. RR

    RhondaR

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations and were seated right on time. Our server was phenomenal. Extremely friendly, attentive and accurate with our order. Our food was delicious. We love that they give you little scissors too for the cheese in your onion soup. We have a vacation home in Boone and we eat here every trip
  16. d

    dcshockley

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have a great variety of food from salads to great sandwiches to some wonderful entrees. Something for everyone with rustic decor and great service!
  17. RD

    RawDawg

    Wilmington

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and fair prices. Mud pie! Yum.
  18. B

    Bill4

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always get great food and there's always great people at Pepper's.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maddie was great! Food was awesome!
  20. SK

    ScottK

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was quick and spot on. Food came out at an acceptable rate and was quite good. Would definitely recommend.
  21. MA

    MicheleA

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    1.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    The wedge salad had bottled salad dressing! The shrimp and grits had grits that were cooked, put in the fridge and rewarmed. The entire meal was definitely not worth the money. So many other places that would have been a better option.
  22. t

    terryg

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. In the bar and we had great food and service. Maybe Kyle was our waiter.
  23. N

    Norm

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a good choice in Boone for lunch with consistent quality and a variety of choices Waitress was very attentive and gracious.
  24. RJ

    RogerJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good food ! We had reservations for 7pm dinner and our was ready.
  25. LR

    LinR

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The food was good; however, for some reason they put us in the nasty looking bar area. Very loud. Kyle the server was excellent. We took friends so a little embarrassing. They could have put us in the dining room.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    We waited over one hour for our food. Unacceptable with hungry kids!
  27. IL

    frmILM83

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    This was our second time at Pepper's. Our first experience was fantastic which is what brought us back. This time around it was mediocre at best. Warm beer which took 30 minutes to get, no kids menu and their wait staff did not have the list either, out of onion rings, fruit cup was not as described by the wait staff... just not the same experience we had the 1st time. Sandwiches were great and the wait staff did a good job. We will go back to try again... everyone is subject to an off-day every now and again I suppose.
  28. NH

    NeilH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food. Good value. Service okay. I would recommend.
  29. BM

    BillM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was delicious. House salad was impressive, but caesar salad was weak. Shrimp & Grits and Cajun chicken pasta were very good. Mud pie was the best we've ever had.
  30. W

    Wolfpack572

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good meal at Peppers on Sunday. Wife's sandwich was fantastic. My wedge salad was more than enough. Fried mushrooms were a great start to the meal.
  31. TT

    TracyT

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food as usual. The Salmon Florentine is a great dish!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peppers is always good. No matter how busy the food is always prepared the same and is delicious. The deserts is outta this world also. Well done .
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The people The food The drinks The atmosphere The price point All Awesome!!
  34. JH

    JameyH

    E. Tennessee

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I met my son for lunch on his birthday. Very enjoyable lunch. I brought a birthday cake and had the restaurant bring it our at our meal conclusion. Nice touch! The Salmon Croissantt was delicious.
  35. A

    Andy

    Washington DC

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice local joint. Food is on the pub grub side, but though there's a bar, this place is about the food.
  36. F

    Frankinmom

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pepper's is one of our favorite restaurants. We always eat there whenever we are in the Boone area. The food and service are consistently good. The only thing that would make Peppers even better would be their opening one in Monroe, NC.
  37. JG

    JimG

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our table was ready early. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Food is always good here.
  38. DK

    DirtyKnees

    Naples

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit to Pepper's was a real treat! It's a neighborhood gem tucked into a shopping plaza. We were happy to be able to make reservations on a holiday weekend and really didn't expect much. Boy, were we surprised. The staff is delightful. The food is outstanding...and it arrives piping hot! We shared a small serving of onion rings which was hot, crispy and more than enough. My shrimp and grits was yummy, though I wish they didn't leave the tails on the shrimp. They serve the shrimp mixture on a deep fried polenta cake, which was terrific. Hubby had salmon Florentine, also served on a deep fried polenta cake. We opted to sit in the bar which was pretty noisy, thanks to lots of folks having a good time. I suspect we'll become regular customers.
  39. TG

    ThatGuyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peppers is a “must go to” stop for me anytime I’m in Boone. The Jean Lawson Special never disappoints!
  40. DN

    DNCBLUEDEVIL

    Raleigh

    50 reviews

    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Entrées, prepared to order, make them piping hot from the kitchen; but they were not especially creative—nor memorable—though good quality and apparently local. Salads were the highlight of our meals with fresh, crisp and abundant ingredients. Roquefort cheese dressing, although not exceptional, was apparently homemade. Desserts, all baked in-house, were not sampled, but I’d return to try the huge cupcakes with coffee, since they did look delicious in a display case at the host’s station. Were I a local, I would probably be a regular; but, as the tourist in town—with friends on a 3-day-rendezvous—I was disappointed in just an ordinary dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pepper's Restaurant and Bar using the Order Online button. Pepper's Restaurant and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 262-1250.

Pepper's Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Pepper's Restaurant and Bar

240 Shadowline Dr, Boone, NC 28607-5088

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Boone

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot with plenty of parking for customers!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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