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The BEACON Butcher Bar, Boone, NC

The BEACON Butcher Bar

4.5
4.5
213 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern

The Beacon Butcher Bar is a labor of love from Tina Houston, owner of Reid’s Café & Catering Co., established here in the High Country since 1999. The Beacon is located in the heart of Boone, NC adjacent to the iconic Water Wheel. Just as we value beautiful ingredients in our catering, The Beacon adheres to a similar message.

In the kitchen, we value the fashion from scratch details as small as the aiolis and dressings we use, to the housemade desserts and pastries, cured and smoked meats, and naturally fermented pickles. Behind the bar, we strive for innovation and discovery from our unique and inspiring cocktails. We work within the seasons of the Blue Ridge to present a deliberate and thoughtful menu. We love the intentional, the specific, the well-cared-for.

Respectively, our market offers a unique selection of local goods and treats. From our featured cloister honey to housemade single origin chocolates, we present the craft and exceptionality of local, artisanal talent.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 865-0087

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean McMullen

  • Neighborhood

    Boone

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Split checks over parties of six [6] or more will be split evenly. Please no substitutions

Starts

  • Cast Iron Cornbread$4.00

    compound butter

    • The Farmers Salad$13.00

      • Thai Beet Salad$13.00

        napa, roasted beets, oranges, peanuts

        • North Carolinian Niçoise*$16.00

          smoked trout, cured egg yolk, shaved fennel, blanched asparagus, tapenade dressing

          • Beer Battered Mushrooms$11.00

            PBR fried cremini, remoulade*

            • Spinach + Artichoke Dip$13.00

              • Cheese + Charcuterie Board$22.00

                Pizza

                gluten free crust +$3; add grilled chicken or our sausage +$4

                • Sausage + Fennel$17.00

                  crushed tomato, white cheddar

                  • Our Bacon + Asparagus$17.00

                    whipped ricotta, white cheddar

                    • Pulled BBQ$17.00

                      charred scallion bbq sauce, red onions, white cheddar

                      Plates

                      • Linville Hot Chicken$24.00

                        jimmy red grits, collards, crushed peanuts

                        • Grilled Pork Chop$29.00

                          hoppin john, asparagus, nduja butter

                          • Fish of the Day

                            • MP
                          • Farmers Veggie Plate

                            • MP

                          Pasta

                          • Shrimp + Asparagus Scampi$24.00

                            red onion, garlic, wine, parmesan

                            • Chicken Marsala$25.00

                              grilled chicken, High Country funghi, cream, parmesan

                              • Beacon Bolognese$23.00

                                shaved parmesan, herbs, evoo

                                Butcher Bar

                                served with chimichurri, grilled romaine, smoked buttermilk blue dressing, cast iron cornbread + butter

                                • 1/2 Smoked Chicken$28.00

                                  • New Zealand Lamb Rack*$41.00

                                    • Beef Tenderloin*

                                      • 8 oz$42.00
                                    • Ribeye*

                                      • 12-13 oz$52.00

                                    Drinks

                                    • Diet Coke$3.00

                                      • Mexican Coke$4.00

                                        • Cheerwine$3.00

                                          • San Pellegrino

                                            • 500ml$3.00
                                            • 750ml$5.00
                                          • Hand Squeezed Lemonade$4.00

                                            • Sparkling Orangeade$4.00

                                              • Hibiscus Chilled Tea$3.00

                                                • Hot Tea$5.00

                                                  seasonal selection

                                                  Coffee

                                                  Camp Coffee Roasters

                                                  • Espresso$3.00

                                                    • Americano$3.00

                                                      • Macchiato$3.00

                                                        • Cappuccino$4.00

                                                          • Latte$5.00

                                                            Last updated: March 17, 2022

                                                            What 213 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                            4.5
                                                            4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.6Food
                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                            • 4.3Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

                                                            Loved For

                                                            • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                                                              Fit for Foodies

                                                            • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                                                              Good for Groups

                                                            • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                                                              Healthy

                                                            • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                                                              Hot Spot

                                                            • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                                                              Neighborhood Gem

                                                            • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                                                              Romantic

                                                            • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                                                              Special Occasion

                                                            • Asheville / Western North Carolina

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                                                            • Boone / Banner Elk

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                                                              Tampa

                                                              1 review

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                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              First time visiting. The service was exemplary. The mixed drinks were very creative and quite tasty. The food was very good. The ambience was excellent. Quiet music in the background. A great place for an indoor or outdoor get together. Definitely will be back!

                                                            2. DK

                                                              DeanaK

                                                              Greensboro

                                                              14 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              14 reviews

                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The food was wonderful as well as the service. The parking lot is treacherous with the uneven pavement and going in I turned my ankle.

                                                            3. LG

                                                              LaurenG

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Second time eating here… 5 stars both times, we will be back!

                                                            4. CB

                                                              CherieB

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Our first visit was an amazing experience! The ambiance, staff and the food were top notch! I highly recommend!

                                                            5. R

                                                              Richard

                                                              New York Area

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent food and experience. Creative and welcoming space. Highly recommend the Beacon Butcher Bar for the full dinner or just for cocktails at the bar.

                                                            6. KM

                                                              KarenM

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Everything was top notch - service, food, drinks, ambience!

                                                            7. GD

                                                              GeorgeD

                                                              New York Area

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent food and signature cocktail selection . Ate at the bar and service was A+.

                                                            8. TS

                                                              TeresaS

                                                              Raleigh

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                              Food was good but not as good as our first visit. Pasta and chicken not warm, a bit bland. but beet salad is excellent and friends enjoyed their fried chicken dish. scallops appeared perfect cuts of skate not real scollops. the food distributor may have sold them as scollops but most likely it was skate. we do enjoy the experience and the food just was better our first dinner.

                                                            9. BB

                                                              BankerBob

                                                              Greensboro

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                              The ambiance and service was very good and the drinks were amazing. The food was expensive and just average. We had a party of 6 and everyone’s food was from the butcher block and it was ok. For the price you would expect more. I got the Linville hot chicken which was outstanding. The live Music was great. I would recommend for apps and drinks.

                                                            10. PU

                                                              PUpton

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                                                              89 reviews

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                                                              5.0

                                                              89 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              They have a limited menu but food was delicious and perfectly prepared. My only suggestion was that the chicken Marsala is not really chicken Marsala. It was delicious but should be called chicken in a wild mushroom cream sauce with pasta. There was no Marsala flavor at all, so if you go there expecting traditional chicken Marsala you might be disappointed. But, as always, we enjoyed the meal and excellent service Rachel provided.

                                                            11. M

                                                              Marcm

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Exceptional experience in every way. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a spot in Blowing Rock or Boone

                                                            12. y

                                                              yawadrah

                                                              Western NC

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food tonight was awesome! We had a Niciose salad and mushroom appetizer, enough for 4 adults to get several bites of each. Linville hot chicken was a favorite, chicken mushroom pasta so delicious, pork chop perfectly cooked! Will be back soon!

                                                            13. MW

                                                              MorganW

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                              Great place to go out and feel fancy! We loved the live jazz band!

                                                            14. CD

                                                              CynthiaD

                                                              Columbus

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              1.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                              We had reservations, were seated promptly and were brought water. That was it. 10-12 minutes later, we were still sitting there with our water. There was no acknowledgement from any waiter. Two turned away from us as they walked by our table. The restaurant was not busy, several empty tables. We got up to leave. My husband explained to the hostess what had taken place as we were leaving. A manager(?) was nearby, overheard and eventually apologized.

                                                            15. MB

                                                              MBR1

                                                              Western NC

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great atmosphere and food was delicious! Love the mini variety!

                                                            16. AL

                                                              AmberL

                                                              Charleston

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Quaint place, good atmosphere. Drinks and food were phenomenal. Service was wonderful and very friendly. Will for sure go back.

                                                            17. B

                                                              Benchars

                                                              Raleigh

                                                              29 reviews

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                                                              Dined on March 30, 2022

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                                                              Great food and service.

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                                                              Key West

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                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                              overall2food2service4ambience5

                                                              When we walked in we had real high hopes for this restaurant. My meal unfortunately lacked any taste and the pasta was horrible. My wife’s lamb chops tasted charred and lacked flavor. I was surprised because the reviews were pretty good for this place.

                                                            19. r

                                                              rachelm

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was great, the drinks are great and the vibe is great.

                                                            20. RP

                                                              ReidP

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The service was great and the food was so tasty. The zero Proof Cocktail was amazing too .

                                                            21. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Western NC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Exceeded expectations!! Great service and food!!

                                                            22. KT

                                                              KerstinT

                                                              Chicago

                                                              15 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              15 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 1, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                              Great dinner. A little service hiccup with an appetizer and salad that didn’t get put in, but we had plenty to eat, and our server was a delightful young girl. Especially enjoyed the jazz trio that plays on Tues nights. We’ll be back.

                                                            23. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Western NC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The quality of the food here and the service are the best of Boone. We are NEVER disappointed .

                                                            24. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Greensboro

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Excellent beef tenderloin and pork chop but the true stars were the cocktails!! Unique and YUMMY!

                                                            25. JK

                                                              JKII

                                                              Fort Lauderdale

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                              Our visit to Boone was capped of with a very enjoyable dinner at Beacon. The sign out front was not lit up well so it was a little hard to see the entrance. The place is beautiful inside, has a nice fire place, is well spaced out and the background music was excellent and very clear sound, playing a nice variety of classics and some modern day as well. The service was a little casual for this type of restaurant, but they were very pleasant. Drinks took a few extra minutes. The dining room had a strong seafood/fish odor when we arrived. Overall the food was really top notch, everything is surely made from scratch here and all of our menu items were fresh. We had lamb, steak(which the chef sliced up for us to share), a veggie plate entree with beets, kale, mushrooms and cauliflower that was divine. We loved the drinks as well. We will be back when we come back to the area, the culinary team made it all happen!

                                                            26. d

                                                              dougf

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 24, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food, drinks and service was excellent. One of the best dining experiences we have had.

                                                            27. BC

                                                              BrittanyC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Really great date night experience. We loved the live music. Great server. Amazing food. We loved the apps, entrees and dessert we got. We don’t get to go out often without kids so it is well appreciated to enjoy a nice restaurant.

                                                            28. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                              The Beacon is a great place for a date that offers higher end meal selections. The ambiance is great and you wouldn’t know you were in an old sports bar. The dishes were great especially the Fried Brussels Salad. The ribeye was very tender and great, the only thing I wish was offered was a horseradish sauce for the side. The daily soup was tomato basil and was little bland but overall filling. Our service was great just a few mishaps but that will happen. Overall this is great place would love more sauce options for the steak options and sweet tea option. To be southern farm to table the sweet tea is just a necessity

                                                            29. CC

                                                              CathyandCary

                                                              Richmond

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                              Food was ok, nothing spectacular… we were sat in a corner near the door, very dark.

                                                            30. SS

                                                              StacieS

                                                              Raleigh

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Delicious food and lovely ambiance for a special occasion.

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                                                              BobO

                                                              Western NC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Our first time, and my wife and I really enjoyed our Valentine's night out. An excellent experience, and we plan to get back there.

                                                            32. SR

                                                              SpencerR

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Visiting our son in Boone and this place has become a “must eat” while here. Staff was friendly as always and even had more ambiance this evening with unexpected live music. Started with the crab dip for the first time and it did not disappoint, the thin bagel slices are the perfect complement. Isabella was prompt and clear with wine recommendations and we had the tenderloin, ribeye and lamb rack at the table. Temperatures were good on all and seasoning/taste/pairing was spot on. Creamed spinach was very good and not salty at all. Of course the cornbread goes without saying… great evening, food coma, can’t wait to come back!

                                                            33. LM

                                                              LisaM

                                                              Raleigh

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was amazing and Maddie our server was outstanding!

                                                            34. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Portland

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Beautifully renovated property with a cozy ambiance. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. We were treated to live music that really added a lovely layer to the experience. The good was very good especially the brussel sprout salad.

                                                            35. s

                                                              sunshine

                                                              Atlanta

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Loved the entire experience. Food was amazing! Waitress, adorable and personable. Will definitely be back!!

                                                            36. MO

                                                              MartinO

                                                              Western NC

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                              Food and service (Isabella)were excellent. They had a piano player (Andy) who was enjoyable to listen to. The room was a little cold but what do you expect when the temperature outside was 12 degrees. Enjoyed as always

                                                            37. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We have been several times and it NEVER disappoints! The food is always top notch, super flavorful and not something you can just get anywhere. It’s definitely gourmet and very delicious across the board. Cocktails are super tasty too! Please don’t get rid of the bolognese!

                                                            38. PU

                                                              PUpton

                                                              Naples

                                                              90 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              90 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 19, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Had birthday dinner for my husband and it was wonderful! Grace gave us excellent service, and the meals we chose were perfectly prepared, albeit expensive. Not an everyday dining spot for our budget, but perfect for a special occasion.

                                                            39. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              Loved the brussell sprout salad, it is divine! A very good honey mustard sauce with it and fresh beets too 😋Only issue we had was they were out of the beer we wanted, other than that the soup was creamy potato and mushroom- so delish you could tell it was homemade. I love to support local restaurants and glad we went! Would go again! Service was perfect!

                                                            40. NC

                                                              NicoleC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Salmon and drinks were delicious! Service was excellent!

                                                            Safety precautions

                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                              • 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

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                                                            The BEACON Butcher Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Google Map for The BEACON Butcher Bar

                                                            125 Graduate Ln Boone, NC 28607

                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Boone

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Contemporary Southern

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Smart Casual

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              Private Lot

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Executive chef

                                                              Sean McMullen

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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