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Pepper's Restaurant and Bar, Boone, NC

Pepper's Restaurant and Bar

4.4
4.4
122 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

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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  • Order online

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 122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for Groups

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. IL

    frmILM83

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. NH

    NeilH

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    BillM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. TT

    TracyT

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food as usual. The Salmon Florentine is a great dish!
  6. 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 .
  7. 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!!
  8. JH

    JameyH

    E. Tennessee

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 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.
  9. A

    Andy

    Washington DC

    117 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    117 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. JH

    JameyH

    E. Tennessee

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Peppers is a great place to grab a burger or a salad. I met my son and his girlfriend for lunch. The portions were perfect and the food was hot and fresh. We enjoyed our lunch.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was pretty good. Fried mushrooms could been cooked a little bit longer and the pickle was slightly off but the French Dip was excellent! Of course the sandwich was good. Can't judge a place on sides or can you? Nice place! I'd go back again!
  17. JS

    JustinS

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, wonderful service. We’ll go back
  18. TL

    ThomasL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good choices - if you leave hungry it’s your fault! 😁 definitely good sized portions!
  19. JF

    JamesF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Boone landmark restaurant for nearly 50 years. Signature sandwich-Jean Lawson, still a winner.
  20. CM

    CandaceM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was quick, and the food was wonderful! Don't be put off by the location in a strip mall.
  21. M

    Mom4

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly great food. Great service Happy time. We will be back
  22. SP

    SaPh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It would of been nice if they had updated the store hours online for Easter as I made reservations and showed up to a closed restaurant
  23. J

    Jeffrey

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice restaurant , attentive staff , good food . Will go back again
  24. JB

    JaniceB

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I had lunch at Pepper's and both our meals were delicious! My friend had a Jean Lawson with potato salad and I had the lite plate with grilled salmon. Both meals cooked to perfection. Parker, our waitress, was extremely personable and offered great service! Thanks Josh and Peppers for another wonderful experience.
  25. c

    cwhite

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and Skylar was so very nice.
  26. t

    terryg

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! French onion soup hit the spot.
  27. JH

    JameyH

    E. Tennessee

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met my son his girlfriend and her son for lunch. The food is always tasty and prepared perfect. The server was all smiles and the experience was delightful.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    My family and I ate at peppers on our vacation. We all agreed that we will not be back. Food took a long time to come out. I didn’t mind this since I know staffing can be an issue for most restaurants. However, I ordered the steak and taters. It was supposed to be medium rare and it was charcoaled. My husband ordered meatloaf and he did not like it either. It’s a nice place and could have potential but food needs an upgrade.
  29. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Katie is always awesome!!! Super friendly and the food is consistently amazing!!!
  30. BB

    BettyB

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Like everywhere, the service suffered. However, our food was cold and adequate.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfriendly staff from hostess and waitress, food awful… French onion soup way too much cheese. Wings were not good at all. Would not return.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in Boone
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Made reservations for Valentines dinner..and was seated promptly by 2 sweet hostesses, ordered drinks, then went to order our dinner. We are then informed we can order off the sadwich side of the menu but the kitchen is not making any more entrees, nor are they serving any more of the Valentines special...which I why made the reservation 🤷‍♀️ not to have a burger or sandwich. Left and cooked at our rental bc everything was full (understandably hence why I made a reservation). Night ruined Thanks.
  34. PM

    PatM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good food and excellent food choices available.
  35. M

    Mom4

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    French onion soup was wonderful Spinach salad with chicken was delicious German chocolate cupcake was the birthday surprise
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Unfortunately the experience was very disappointing The server was very nice and tried here best to salvage things as they continued to escalate. The most disappointing aspect was the quality of the food. Hopefully this was just an off night for the entire team working that night.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and service.
  38. RT

    RobinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The French onion soup is fabulous. It has so much cheese on top they give you children scissors to cut through the cheese. I order it every time time.
  39. JH

    JameyH

    E. Tennessee

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The burger is the best in Boone. Well Done!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peppers is always amazing. Been there so many times over the years . Always delicious

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 122 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 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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