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PBLT - Pepper's Restaurant and Bar, Boone, NC

Pepper's Restaurant and Bar

4.4
4.4
158 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 it's humble beginnings, Pepper’s Restaurant has expanded into a full-service restaurant and bar with a menu boasting Boar's Head meats, flame-grilled burgers, fresh seafood, savory pasta dishes, alongside Pepper’s Restaurant favorites like the famous Pepper’s French Onion Soup, Jean Lawsons, Fried Mushrooms, and Onion Rings!

Pepper's barnlike atmosphere features booth seating as well as a fully stocked bar with a dozen local and national draft beer selections in addition to our hand-crafted cocktail list.

Pepper's was awarded Watauga Democrat's "Best of the Best" for Restaurant Service in 2020!

Large parties welcome (reservation recommended!!)



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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

158 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great little place off the beaten path- but the food and environment and service with friendly locals are ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sara is the best server in the bar area.

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  3. SheilaM

    Charlotte

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Started with a wrong footing here. Came in for my reservation for two and we were told by a host to wait. Then only to notice 3 other group of people for two came who got seated right away by another host. I heard they have reservation same time as I did. The hosts are out of sync! I should have a walked away as that is not a good sign at all. Then one of the 3 hosts finally noticed us and asked if I had a reservation and I said yes with much annoyance visible and commented on about seeing others being seated. She was of course irritated and was whispering to others. Unprofessional! About the food, I tried their onion soup, it was ok. I also had their wedge salad with added chicken and the dressing was sour with bitter after taste. Disgusting! My son ordered an applewood bacon cheddar burger medium rare and his burger arrived well done. The only item that was worth it was the carrot cake. The service was very slow at the time we were there and the kitchen was way behind that service in other table was late and I heard other people were complaining. It was not a well run evening. Unprofessional hosts to begin with.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Situated next to a dollar general. Poor, unorganized service and overpriced bland food. Seriously appalled at the horrible quality—and for a rather high price.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience and delicious food!!

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  6. JameyH

    E. Tennessee

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I met my son for lunch. Good food , excellent value and great service.

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  7. piperO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really down home setting, so not fancy but the service was great. I ordered the salmon Florentine and it is SUPER. I had the left overs for lunch the next day. So my rating is really based on my meal choice and that the setting was casual and comfortable. I ordered an Old Fashioned and it tasted great and was a generous portion!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious food and amazing service. We came for a brunch and had mozzarella sticks, applewood smoked bacon burgers with curly and stake fries. The food was freshly made, tasty and well seasoned. Besides, our server-Abby was amazing, she went above and beyond to make sure our experience with Pepper’s was great. Finally, I we enjoyed looking at the pieces of art (by local artists) hanged by each setting place, haven’t purchased any but definitely loved looking at them while eating. We will definitely be back when visiting Boone in the nearest future.

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  9. LynnL

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not have asked for a more enjoyable experience. Will definitely be back.

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  10. River

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Looked promising, about 10 folks waiting (must be good, right?) but with Open Table we were seated immediately. Chris (in the bar), at our table and drinks served within 5 minutes. That was the only good. No exaggeration, our food arrived 1 hour and 15 minutes later with mine first, Shrimp basket and my wife's potato skins 5 minutes later. Shrimp looked like it was cooked in old oil. Skins were ok at best. Chris was very apologetic. If there was only one cook/extensive wait time, we should have known that before seating, also management should have restricted the number of tables being served.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were amazed by the quality of the food. Not pricey either. Everything we ordered tasted great.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great appetizers!

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  15. aileru

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  16. NANLDAD

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  17. BoucherBabe

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at Pepper’s!

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  19. NANLDAD

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome onion rings and great food. The service was too notch

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  20. Carolinian

    Western NC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great longtime restaurant in Boone. They never fail to provide a great meal. Make reservations so you don't have to wait.

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  21. Steve

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  22. JenF

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food. Great place. We enjoyed the food. Salmon Florentine was delicious.

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  23. Trip

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  24. Barb

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious… French Onion soup is the best. Server was friendly and very attentive.

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  25. RhondaR

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  26. dcshockley

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  27. RawDawg

    Wilmington

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and fair prices. Mud pie! Yum.

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  28. Bill4

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always get great food and there's always great people at Pepper's.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maddie was great! Food was awesome!

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  30. ScottK

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was quick and spot on. Food came out at an acceptable rate and was quite good. Would definitely recommend.

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  31. MicheleA

    New York City

    44 reviews

    1.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  32. terryg

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. In the bar and we had great food and service. Maybe Kyle was our waiter.

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  33. Norm

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good choice in Boone for lunch with consistent quality and a variety of choices Waitress was very attentive and gracious.

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  34. RogerJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good food ! We had reservations for 7pm dinner and our was ready.

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  35. LinR

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited over one hour for our food. Unacceptable with hungry kids!

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  37. frmILM83

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. NeilH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Good value. Service okay. I would recommend.

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  39. BillM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  40. wolfpack572

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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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 4.4 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

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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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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