Pepper's Restaurant and Bar

4.4
51 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!


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 51 people are saying
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Isadoragirl
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to be doing something right to be open for over 40 years, even amidst a global pandemic. Food was spot on as usual. Our server was great. Now if only Jack would bring back those baked potatoes!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pepper’s is a local favorite and a must for ASU alumni! The food is always excellent, and service is great! The reservation through OpenTable saved us over an hour wait! They had our table setup and were ready for us when we arrived! Fried mushroom appetizer was great (according to the friends with me), the Southwest Chicken Wrap! Everyone loved their food and beverages! We will most definitely visit Pepper’s when we are back in Boone, NC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and the service was excellent!

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I've ever had in my life, will 100% return.

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DawnC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Seevice was slow because of the kitchen but that is the new norm with Covid. Our server was fantastic and we thourghly enjoyed our dining experience

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vipJameyH
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great venue to grab a burger and sides. Very reasonably priced. The server did an outstanding job of meeting our needs!

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JeffandDeb
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re in Boone for a few days and honestly the restaurant name caught my eye because Pepper was our cat’s name. 😀
We both had the blackened mahi-mahi sandwich and it was delicious. The curly fries were the best I’ve ever had. We sat outside so I can’t comment about the inside of the restaurant but we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and would definitely go back.

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DurhamFoodie
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pepper’s is a great diner/deli restaurant with a good number of choices to choose from. The variety in everything from appetizers to desserts should please everyone. The atmosphere is laid back, with a oldie time feel, along with App State memorabilia. Very comfy. Staff is very friendly and I can’t wait to come back to try more dishes.

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JerryF
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was good. Atmosphere was great.

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Even though they were short staffed, we had a delicious meal

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DrKim
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We're regulars and will continue to return to Peppers, but the fried sampler appetizer was way overcooked this time. Same with the pita points that came with the pimento cheese. It all just needed to be pulled a minute or so earlier and it would've been great as always. We didn't complain as they were half-price during happy hour and they were very busy.

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SteveF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved through Opentable and were seated immediately. The servers were perfectly attentive. They made us feel welcome to be there. The food was delicious. The "Jean Lawson" is one terrific sandwich. The entire experience was top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant. Can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were moving our daughter into App State and needed somewhere that took reservations for dinner. The food was very good and the service was great. We had the Shrimp and Grits that was the very good and a large serving that included soup or salad. The Cajun chicken pasta and the Reuben sandwich which were both good. Would eat here again.

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vipBillyH
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food very slow coming out

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HerbB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caroline did a great job
Food very good nice dinner
Don't remember prosciutto in shrimp and grits.

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KarenJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Peppers food is fine. Still set up for social distancing. Has difficulty finding staff as all restaurants in the area, so staff are overworked and not as attentive as in the past. Very small table, crowded for 3, no place to set extra dishes. One party was served a salad, but other two patty's soup was served with main course??

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vipAlphaDon
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual dining choices on the menu. The light salmon dish was excellent and we'll prepared. I had the Caesar salad/chicken and recommend also. Our server Tyler was very courteous and professional. Very good wine list, too!

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terryg
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was busy but server was still very attentive and food was cooked just perfect even with a modification.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The server was very friendly and efficient. This place used to be wonderful. Yesterday I went for the 1st time in 15 years, as I was in town fir the weekend. The chicken tenders were flat & overcooked, the club and Jean Lawson were just ok. The French onion soup was still wonderful. Unfortunately the experience was disappointing.

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Wezy01
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Would highly recommend (we loved the mahi tacos!) .

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VickiI
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Took long time to get food. Have eaten there in the back and have really liked this time was just ok.

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MountainGirl
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re locals and this is always our “go to” place! They have excellent food and service. We always feel safe eating here. Outdoor dining available. Make a reservation to help them plan.

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vipSKStaff
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pepper's has long been our go-to in Boone and eating in the bar is very relaxing and convivial. The servers are also the bartenders, generally, and are super-attentive and friendly. The food choices are the same as in the restaurant, and Pepper's food has always been consistently good. The Jean Lawson Special is a Boone icon, and their onion rings and okra fries are as good as anybody's anywhere. Also a good selection of craft beers on tap.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It was okay for dinner in a strip mall. Not what we were hoping for but nothing bad either.

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DavidC
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night while on vacation - service was outstanding.
We will go back the next time we go to Boone

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vipJameyH
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our serve Karen did a wonderful job at fulfilling our needs! It was my son’s 23 birthday and he enjoys burgers. Best burger in Boone NC hands down!

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vipRabbit333
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seem to be behind times for covid restrictions. Half of booths closed despite walls between them. Forced to sit on hard chairs

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vipdschb
Greensboro
33 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner at Pepper’s, there were four of us and we all had something different. Portions are quite large, so come hungry! Server was excellent, considering the restaurant appeared to still be short staffed. We will be back!

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vipRandyL
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Peppers appears to be struggling like other restaurants currenting on level of staff - kitchen/wait. Food and service were average at best compared to years past. I'll wait awhile before going back. Restaurant doesn't need to have outdoor tables beside columns heading into parking lot with cars pulling up feet away and idling for curbside with fumes. Being nice.....

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Pepper’s every time we are in Boone (usually several times a year). The staff members are always friendly and helpful, and the food is consistently excellent. We have been coming here since 1975, when the restaurant opened. Pepper’s receives top marks for their
pandemic preparedness this year, which made us all feel safe.

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MelissaM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in town for a wedding and found Peppers online. The staff is so great, friendly and helpful. We had probably the best French Onion soup I’ve ever had!! Would definitely recommend to anyone!

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LoriA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice rustic feel. Tables were being sanitized after every meal. My husband said the catfish was fantastic, and my French dip sandwich was very good. Curly fries too! First timer but plan to make this a regular lunch stop! Wait staff very attentive and friendly.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! You need to try the French onion soup, it’s amazing!

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AnnP
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I haven't been to Pepper's since I moved back to Boone. I was pleasantly surprised. The menu selection is very good. The Buttermilk Fried Chicken (boneless if anyone wants to know) was delicious. My friend & I were very impressed at the cleaning routine in place for each table. The service earned the 5 star rating! I will defiantly be dining there again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peppers is always the same which is awesome place to eat . Food is always delicious. Nice job guys .

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vipBillyH
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Received call night before they decided to close due to no staff? Really caused me a problem. Won’t try them again

Pepper's Restaurant and Bar
Responded on May 8, 2021

I apologize for the issues this caused, I had been trying diligently to put together a staff to be open Monday to fulfill your reservation. We have gone from 55 staff members to 23 in the past 3 months and I was unable to open our restaurant with the limited available employees. This is an issue all restaurants are facing nationwide and we hope to soon return to our normal hours. Hopefully you will give us another chance in the near future when we have a fully staffed restaurant! -Josh Pepper

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Carolinian
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the safety protocols are taken care of. Friendly and efficient staff. Very good food with good variety. Reasonable prices. A great choice in Boone.

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DeborahR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

had reservation - got in right at time (12:00)
waitress came to table at approximately 12:05 and delivered drinks and took order.
food did not arrive until 12:48 - everyone around us had food and left before us even though we were there first. we later overheard our order got lost but we were not informed of this

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DavidM
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good lunch spot. Cocktails were good also. I would like to return to try dinner in the future.

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LarryP
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal. We had the potato skins to start with. We both got a sandwich and we ended up taking half of each sandwich home. We sat in the bar area which was a little bit noisy, but didn't deter us from having a great time.

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 51 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.