Twigs Restaurant and Bar

4.4
470 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Twigs uses the best and freshest ingredients possible, and specializes in a variety of dishes of the highest quality. We include our touch by adding a southern twist on many of the classic favorites, including Mountain Trout, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Filet Mignon and Duck Confit.

Twigs supports local farmers and co-ops whenever possible. We source local, fresh, seasonal ingredients. Each and every dish is prepared to order by our highly trained kitchen staff and served with a warm smile from our attentive waitstaff.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(828) 295-5050
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Franklin
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Private party facilities
The smaller dining room is often used to seat private parties up to 20 people. Its fireplace and windows make it a great place to dine and watch the snow fall in the winter. Please call to book large private parties.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Large parking lot with easy access from Highway 321.
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Entertainment
Live music every Friday and Saturday night, from 9:00 until 1:00. Featuring great local and regional artist such as The Harris Brothers, with no cover charge.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 470 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been to this restaurant in Years and it's just as good as I remembered!

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ST
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chef! Food well prepared and seasoned appropriately.
Paulina was excellent!

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S
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitress; our choices off menu and evening special couldn’t have been better.

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RJ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twigs is our “go to” restaurant when we visit Blowing Rock. The food is always amazing, as well as the atmosphere! We’ve never been disappointed!
Try the pecan encrusted trout! Its delicious!!!
Can’t wait to go back!

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TH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

We went to Twigs for our anniversary. Our reservation was for 7:45 we were told they were running a little behind so we went to bar for a drink. We finally got seated at 8:20. No one greeted us or said it may be a minute. The bus boy filled our water, still did not speak to us. Finally after being at a table for 15 mins our waitress cane and asked if we needed more drinks. We ordered drinks and I asked if we could go ahead and order dinner. She then told us that it would be a while on our food because they were behind because of a 15 top table ?? I explained to waitress that our experience had not been good thus far and we were really disappointed. We order and food finally came out.

Food was delicious but no one ever came to speak to us from management about the wait. I will not be back.

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RA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Unimpressed, waitress made mistakes on 2 of 3 orders and some of the dinners were cold. Sorry expected more because of recommendation.

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BD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a grest meal with our family including teen grandchildren. We all loved the food selection. Twiggs is one of our favorite restaurants while we are in the High Country for the summer. Our visiting guests love it too.

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L
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Twigs but certainly won't be our last!
Everything was fabulous, from the food, to the service, to the atmosphere. Our service, Paulina, was so attentive and fun, making the evening even more special. A true gem!

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here during a girls away weekend in Blowing Rock. This was a wonderful restaurant for dinner - the food was outstanding as was the service. We will definitely return here whenever we're in the area.

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DE
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered a filet , paid for a filet and got what appeared to be a pot roast with fat. Poor cut of meat. My wife’s fish was lacking also.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner during a weekend in Blowing Rock and we were able to walk from our lodging to the restaurant. We sere seated on the 'porch' indoor section which was lovely and less noisy. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Food was hot, nicely prepared and hot. Thanks for a great meal experience!

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g
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

They ran out of trout which is their specialty and we just arrived at 7

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DH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Blowing Rock, NC. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends! The food and service are wonderful. On Friday and Saturday nights there is live music in the bar area. When we have visiting friends we always take them to Twigs.

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SM
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The room is lovely, especially fun when decorated for Halloween. We had four different entrees (small filet, lamb chops, shrimp & grits with lobster sauce, and a pasta dish - each was delicious. I shared my tomato & mozzarella salad with everyone, it was generous. Another diner's salmon bisque was very good. Our server was very nice and enthusiastic, if a bit too anxious to clear our plates. We had a lovely dinner, though, and we plan to return!

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KH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu! We enjoyed it so much we returned the following night. Decorations for Halloween were fun and tasteful. Would love to see it at Christmas, but alas we live a state away!

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JM
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Twigs and we were very impressed. Very nice atmosphere, great service, and excellent food. I highly suggest this restaurant for a memorable evening out.

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c
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I go to twigs quite regularly. This was a special reservation because it was my mother in laws 80th birthday and my wife’s 50th birthday which I designate when I made the reservation. Nothing was done or mentioned. Very disappointed in the way this was/wasn’t handled.

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MG
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday and it was wonderful! The food and wine were excellent and we will be back!!

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F
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I had a reservation and was seated in the front room and not the main dining area. The room was cold. When asked to be moved they put us in the only table for two and it was by the kitchen door. The waitress was nice, but the experience and food were not worth the price.

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JB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Some of our dishes were great, others not so much. Service was not great, had to flag down other staff a couple of times to get our needs met. Overall, good enough to return another time.

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S
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall experience was good. A bit of a mix up on food order but Charlotte and the kitchen corrected it promptly plus she offered complimentary desserts for our inconvenience- good service and a nice touch!

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TC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying in Blowing a Rock and decided to eat here after reading their reviews. I must say the reviews understated how fabulous the dining experience was for us. Flank steak and pork tenderloin were amazing! Highly recommend!!

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SG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to restaurant when in Blowing Rock. We took 2 couples for their first visit this trip. All of us enjoyed our food and the attentive service. I’m sure we will all be return customers.

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We will visit again when we are in Blowing Rock.

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NT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Twigs was a great dining experience. The food was excellent. The server made good recommendations. The restaurant was really busy and loud - the only issue.

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J
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Every trip to the mountains we end up dining at least one night at Twigs. Love the ambiance, food and will continue to make Twigs one of our main stops for dining!

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Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The fried green tomatoes were awesome on the grits with bacon!!! The shrimp wrre delicious. Paulina was our server and she is top-notch. She was friendly, professional, and very fun to have as our server! Great experience!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I hate to say that we never made it to the food. We had dinner reservations for 2. We were seated right outside the kitchen with the door being constantly swung opened/closed. When asked if we can be seated elsewhere, we were simply told they had no other accommodations ( there were several other open tables that would had been more appropriate for the romantic dinner we were hoping to have) due to those tables having a later reservation....what???? I’m here now with an earlier reservation and I’m stuck here. So we simply got up and left. I will never go back due to the service. Btw the way the Bistro just around the corner was perfect.

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IA
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor was an awesome waitress. She made sure that our every need was met. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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DO
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twigs is one of our favorite Dining spots when visiting Blowing Rock.
The food, service, ambiance is always consistently good.
We love the Red Snapper. This trip our Server Paulina was quite good.

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C
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in bar and dining room. Love the fried green tomatoes.

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CN
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We came several times years ago and the crab cakes were outstanding. So when we dined the other night I ordered the crab cakes and husband ordered the small filet. So upset when the crab cakes arrived because they did not at all resemble the delicious ones we remembered. They did not taste like crab at all and I’m pretty sure they were imitation crab meat. Certainly not what you would expect for the price or from a restaurant that considers itself fine dining. On a positive note my husband did enjoy his filet which was a nice size for a small filet.

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LO
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We both had salads but I asked for my soup to be served as my entree. My boyfriend’s steak arrived but there was no soup for me. When we asked about it, the server and waiter fumbled and said it would be out shortly. It took 15 minutes while my boyfriends’s meal got cold.
In the end, my soup, tomato bisque, was watery and bland and scalding hot.
This was so disappointing.

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j
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined at Twigs in the past and it was top drawer then and certainly met the mark on this occasion.
Wife had pork chops and I had lamb chops. Both perfectly prepared and served hot off the grill.
Sides were generous and very tasty.

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BW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Great food. Our 45th Anniversary. Get a reservation.

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SM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twigs is a must for us every time we go to Blowing Rock. Food, service, ambiance - always exceptional.

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T
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All six of us loved our food. From liver to crab cakes to pork chops, it was all delicious. The waitstaff was very accommodating.

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PB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, especially the Ribeye, with first class service.
A little noisy at first but quieter after a large party nearby left.
A small cosy bar with live music all made for an enjoyable evening.

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HT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The trout and pork tenderloin were very good

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KG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu had many interesting choices. I chose the trout with pecan crust and it had very little taste. Could have used some seasoning. My husband chose the salmon and thought it good but not excellent. Blue cheese dressing out of this world. Our waitress forgot our bread but once that was resolved service was very good.

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