Newton Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Newton

April 14, 2018 Randal Brittian

Newton is a city located in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12,968. It is the county seat of Catawba County.
Things to do in Newton

1. Blue Moon Tavern

100 N Main Ave, Newton, NC 28658-3214 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 828-465-6900
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Blue Moon Tavern

Reviewed By DanCast - North Carolina

Nothing special here. Busy on a Sunday after church but we only waited 5 minutes to be seated.

Young man took our order and didn’t write it down. Pet peeve of mine and I know many people who eat out. Never works and you’re “impressing “ me with your memory. Because they always forget. Sure enough ten minutes after ordering “what side did you have again?” When dinner arrived “everything look good?”, we respond “honey mustard?”, and the “oh yeah, that’s right.” And we follow with “and hot tea ?” We ordered simple meals.

Memo to all servers WRITE DOWN THE ORDER.

Servers and waitstaff were nice , and even in a local restaurant like this where we would expect “local” service, meaning mostly high school kids , basic training failed.

We had the fish and chips and a Rueben sandwich. Nothing good, nothing bad. It was food. It was only $7-8 each per plate. Service was slow, very slow. Owner came by and told us he used to run another restaurant in town with 250 sears, they have a spaghetti special, how was everything. As we started to answer his cell phone rang. He answered it and walked away.

So he can maybe read our answer here. It’s a small town. We like to shop local if we can. You didn’t give us any reason to come back. Slow service. Food is OK. Servers not trained in even basic duties (write down the order ), and the owner asked a question of his GUESTS, and walked away with his phone call clearly telling us “this call is way more important than your answer.”

Tons of choices for lunch after church and dinner during the week. We won’t be back.

2. Marie and Twannette's bakery & Cafe

31 N College Ave, Newton, NC 28658-3235 Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating Cafe, Delicatessen Breakfast, Lunch SGD 16 +1 704-465-0052
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 50 reviews

Marie and Twannette's bakery & Cafe

We proudly serve Boar's Head Meats and Cheeses on our gourmet sandwiches and salads. We offer fresh homemade baked goods including cake and custom cakes. Enjoy fresh coffee, lattes, frappes, and smoothies. Hand dipped Ice Cream and milkshakes made with Tony's Ice Cream.

Reviewed By GuyfromILMNC - Wilmington, North Carolina

I ate here while in town on business. I really enjoyed the ambiance of the place - an old shop with dining tables scattered around and a kitchen in the back where you order. I enjoyed my sandwich and the home-made BBQ sauce that accompanied it. If you're in town and looking for something more than a basic deli sandwich, you need to head here. Oh, did I mention that they also have several home-made and delicious desserts? Yeah, I see your mouth watering!

3. Udderly Delicious Ice Cream

1006 Conover Blvd W, Conover, NC 28613-9604 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 828-465-1070
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 34 reviews

Udderly Delicious Ice Cream

Reviewed By RaceTravel - Wilkesboro, North Carolina

This was our first visit to this ice cream parlor.
As we approached the steps to go up to the front door, you could see it was in need of some repair and painting. And the door needs help, too.
Once inside, it was nothing fancy for décor. One of the booth seats was torn.
The only server was friendly and courteous.

As we started looking at the display case, they had a good variety of flavors of ice cream. Some quite original. It was hard to choose.

They offer a waffle cone that's dipped in chocolate on the top portion of it.
We ordered "Clergy Coffee" which was a creamy smooth coffee ice cream with almonds and chocolate swirl. Delicious!!
The other flavor was a creamy vanilla ice cream with small peanut butter cups, and Oreo cookie pieces. We don't remember the name. But it was also delicious!
The cones were fresh, crisp and good to the last bite.
We saw a family come in and order banana splits. They were large and looked very good. Like a meal in itself.

We would definitely recommend this place!
We will go back again for sure!

4. Amalfi's Pizza

104 Thornburg Dr SE, Conover, NC 28613-9300 Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 828-464-0807
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Amalfi's Pizza

Reviewed By JJ L - Hickory, North Carolina

Our favorite pizza place closed so we ordered here. Tomato, mozzarella and basil pizza with thin crust. Ordered at 5:15, told 30 minutes. Got there order at 6:15.
They don't do thin crust. Generous toppings, but they don't do thin crust.
Watched the madness of wrong orders and confusion.
We will eat here again if we can't find somewhere else.

5. Geppeto's Pizza & More

114 N College Ave, Newton, NC 28658-3237 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 14 +1 828-464-7833
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Geppeto's Pizza & More

Geppeto's of Newton is located at 114 N. College Ave in Downtown Newton, across from the State Theatre. Currently, there are two other locations - Hickory (Springs Rd)and Denver (Hwy 73). Geppeto's specializes in pizza, pasta, subs and salads. We also feature wings and calzones. We offer a daily lunch buffet from 11-2 and a daily evening buffet from 5-8:30. We are open 7 days a week at 11am.

Reviewed By mhornick

I like to eat here on Thursday evenings for the balloon man to make balloon designs for the kids. He is very talented and will make what ever your child can think of wanting to take home. The food bar is good and offers a...MoreThank you so much for the great review! We're glad you enjoy Dylan being here on Thursday nights. We appreciate you and your continued support!!

6. El Paso Mexican Restaurant

719 Conover Blvd W, Conover, NC 28613-2923 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Spanish Lunch, Dinner +1 828-466-0006
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

El Paso Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Dmize - Statesville NC

We've been to El Paso a number of times, both for work lunches and for dinner with family. The food doesn't seem to be as good as it was when they first opened. There's a bar where you can serve yourself a variety of salsas. That's a nice feature, but most of them are either quite hot or tasteless. The guacamole doesn't taste like there's any avocado in it - it's just green glop. However, my husband really likes the bean dip. The service is generally fast and the restaurant appears clean and festive, but the bathrooms are not always so clean and could stand some updating.

7. Carolina Vines

19 N College Ave, Newton, NC 28658-3235 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Wine Bar, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 828-743-8463
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Carolina Vines

Reviewed By IslandSquirrel - Junction City, Kansas

This place has great ambiance, friendly staff, and excellent food. The wine and beer selection, while not huge, is a quality selection. If I lived close by I would join their wine club, which offers many perks - but unfortunately I'll probably only get by there once a year. Next time I'm in the neighborhood I will find time to stop by.

8. Little Pigs Barbecue

1904 N Main Ave, Newton, NC 28658-2924 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 828-464-6293
Excellent
64%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Little Pigs Barbecue

Reviewed By Carson P - Mount Holly, North Carolina

I visited this location based off of reviews while passing through Newton. The outside of the building had me thinking I was making a bad decision but after my meal was over, I knew I had made a good choice. While I won't claim they have the best bbq in the state, the sliced bbq sandwich was very good as was the sweet tea. However, my favorite aspect was their sauce. The sauce complimented the bbq very well and I would definitely stop by this restaurant when passing through Newton again.

9. Saigon Garden

614 Conover Blvd W, Conover, NC 28613-2922 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Vietnamese Lunch, Dinner +1 828-465-3663
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Saigon Garden

Reviewed By Laura Z - Charlotte, North Carolina

With an Asian grocery store less than a mile away, I expected something great. I had to ask for the herbs to go with my Bun Thit Heo/Bo Nuong, as it was just served with lettuce and cucumber, but they were in the kitchen and the waitstaff was glad to bring basil and cilantro and jalapenos. Most people seemed to be ordering "Japanese" hibachi style plates. Cheap meal in a fast food style decor.

10. Dianne's Dairy Center

1712 N Main Ave, Newton, NC 28658-2944 Takeout, Seating Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 828-464-8460
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Dianne's Dairy Center

Reviewed By Le-Roi-de-France - Atlanta, Georgia

This local, family run, institution is a mainstay in Newton. If there is no crowd then, the Dairy Center is not open. I have had breakfast here several times. Always excellent. The gravy biscuit and grits are great. The tables tops have laminated year book pages from years gone by.

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