When we find a culinary gem, we love to tell you about it. If you ever visit, Boone, N.C., which is located in the Blue Ridge mountains, you may want to dine at the Dan’l Boone Inn Restaurant.
Trust me, you will not want to miss this one. Usually, there are lines out the door, but my family walked right in at 2 pm, and boy, we were in store for a treat.
This family-style restaurant has been a High Country area culinary staple for 50 years, making it the oldest restaurant in the area. Each meal begins with a salad with homemade dressing, followed by ham biscuits, fried chicken, country-style steak, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, baked apples, coleslaw, biscuits and the best black cherry preserves I’ve ever tasted.
If you really love something, the waiter will kindly bring you more. But, you must save room for dessert. We had a choice on this day of banana pudding, chocolate cake, and strawberry shortcake.
Yes, the strawberry shortcake was as delicious as it looked.
The restaurant also serves a family-style breakfast on the weekends. For lunch and dinner, the cost is $16.95 per adult. Children 3 and under, dine free.
Be sure to stop at the bank for cash. Debit and credit cards are not accepted.
The Dan’l Boone Inn Restaurant is located at 130 Hardin Street in Boone.
Kids may want to take home a coon skin cap. And yes, the restaurant is named after Daniel Boone. The famous frontiersman lived in the area before making his home in Kentucky.
Visit Explore Boone for more information on the area and Dan’l Boone Inn Restaurant for hours and history.
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