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

April 15, 2018 Franklyn Hardiman

Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. The name of the town is Latin for "Vale of the Cross," a reference to a valley in the area where three streams converge to form a shape similar to an archbishop's cross. The community is located along NC 194, between the towns of Banner Elk and Boone.
Things to do in Valle Crucis

1. Over Yonder

3608 North Carolina Highway 194 South, Valle Crucis, NC 28691 Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 828-963-6301
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 415 reviews

Over Yonder

Over Yonder is a destination restaurant in Valle Crucis, North Carolina; Near Blowing Rock, Boone, Banner Elk, and Linville in The Western North Carolina High Country mountains. Designed, owned and managed by the award-winning Mast Farm Inn, Over Yonder restaurant tells the story of historic Appalachian cuisine in a picturesque setting atop the rolling hills and peaks of Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Located across from the Original Mast General Store, a few hundred yards from The Mast Farm Inn.

Reviewed By OK-NC - Raleigh, North Carolina

My wife and I visited Over Yonder on an anniversary trip to the mountains and left seeing the potential of the restaurant but feeling very unimpressed. We arrived after dark and while it was raining but the scenery and the outside of the house itself were still very impressive! When we opened the door the girl behind the hostess stand finished what she was doing on the computer before acknowledging us and while it was only a few seconds it definitely wasn't the most welcoming way to start the evening. After we were seated it took several minutes before our waitress came over, which was fine because there was already ice water and menus on the table, but I was beginning to worry about the rest of the night. We also had to ask to have the fireplace turned on and while I understand not leaving them on all night unless its extremely cold outside it would have been nice if the waitress asked us if we wanted it on since it was winter and our table was right in front of it. For dinner my wife had the meatloaf and I had the chicken fried chicken. Both were good and the sides were delicious, except the mashed potatoes which were bland and lukewarm. Overall we were happy with the food but it wasn't worth the price even considering the location and atmosphere. Unfortunately the night ended on a bad note as our waitress did not return for 15 min after leaving us with the desert menu. A party with 46 people had arrived in a private room and while this certainly explains what happened it does not excuse it. My wife and I weren't in a hurry so we didn't get up to track down another waitress or anything like that, but even when our waitress returned she offered no apology. We really wanted to like Over Yonder because the setting is spectacular but we probably won't be back.

2. Artisanal Restaurant

1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 66 - SGD 66 +1 828-898-5395
Excellent
86%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 256 reviews

Artisanal Restaurant

Reviewed By Juan M - Key Biscayne

Very few times I use the term Memorable Experience to describe a restaurant. This is it.
I just return from Artisanal and was delighted with the ambiance, the menu, the food, the wine list and last but certainly not least the service.
Our server, Natalie was truly superb. She made our total experience truly memorable. She should be commended.
I strongly recommend this restaurant.

3. COBO Sushi Bistro & Bar

161 Howard St, Suite B, Boone, NC 28607-4084 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night +1 828-386-1201
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

COBO Sushi Bistro & Bar

Reviewed By EldaP - Lula

We stopped here because our 11 year old daughter got to pick- she chose well! We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ate. I highly recommend the duck- it was insanely good! The calamari was excellent and the rest of the family loved their sushi. We tried to eat here, again, but a water main break caused some of the locals to close because of possible water contamination. We will definitely be dining here next time we are in town!

4. Stick Boy Bread Co

345 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4159 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch +1 828-268-9900
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 470 reviews

Stick Boy Bread Co

Reviewed By IAmEve7 - Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Every time we visit Boone, Stick Boy Bread Company is the first place we stop. The pastries and pretty much everything on their menu is top quality and scrumptious. The employees are friendly, even giving us tips on what to do in the area. Don't miss this opportunity for great service and cuisine!

5. Ham Shoppe

124 Camp Broadstone Rd, Valle Crucis, NC 28604-9047 Takeout American Lunch +1 828-963-6310
Excellent
45%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Ham Shoppe

Reviewed By KHRJ16 - Florida

We ordered some sandwiches and wraps for lunch to take on a picnic to grandfather mountain. Very tasty and filling. Lots of meat on all of our sandwiches. Highly recommend!

6. Our Daily Bread Delicatessen

627 W King St, Boone, NC 28607-3421 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 13 +1 828-264-0173
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 563 reviews

Our Daily Bread Delicatessen

Reviewed By ebrandon - Old Hickory, Tennessee

This place has too many appealing choices on the menu. I finally settled on a chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat with southern potato salad. My son chose the Philly cheese steak. My sandwich was very good, but his sandwich was delicious. When we return, I am ordering the Philly cheese. The potato salad was average. I am not sure where they got "southern" potato salad. I am from the South and it definitely did not measure up to what I am accustomed.

208 Faculty St, Suite D, Boone, NC 28607-4790 Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover SGD 13 +1 828-355-4448
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Appalachia Cookie Company

Reviewed By jon s - Cleveland, Ohio

outstanding cookies. baked fresh and lots of variety. even have gluten free and vegan cookies. highly recommend

8. Stonewalls Restaurant

344 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Bar, American, Steakhouse, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 828-898-5550
Excellent
59%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 605 reviews

Stonewalls Restaurant

Reviewed By Rick K - St. Petersburg Florida

Stonewalls stands alone for quality and service in the Banner Elk area. This was our 2nd time dinning at Stonewalls, both times the service was excellent, and our dinners very well prepared. We went in without reservations on Valentines Day, as they did not any reservations available. The owner went out of his way (did not have to - place was busy) to accommodate us. We proceeded to have a wonderful dinner and met some people at the bar, and had a great time. Hard to find a restaurant of this quality in this area.

9. Come Back Shack

1521 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6143 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 8 - SGD 16 +1 828-264-2797
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 850 reviews

Come Back Shack

Come Back Shack is all about fresh, delicious hand-made food at an amazing value. We hand-patty fresh, never-frozen, USDA ground chuck.Our chicken sandwiches are all-natural, and our chicken tenderloins are fresh, never-frozen, hand-breaded, and all-natural. We hand-cut fresh potatoes for our fries and fresh sweet potatoes for our sweet potato chips. We make our sauces from scratch daily. Our milkshakes are made with premium real ice-cream and hand spun in a dozen flavors. We go to the extra effort to serve the best, tastiest, freshest food to our guests because we know you care about what you eat. It's the kind of food we love, and we enjoy fixing for others. We look forward to seeing you at Come Back Shack!

Reviewed By LarkVll - Elk Mound, Wisconsin

The food quality at the Come Back Shack rivals that of any full-service restaurant, yet it's served super fast and fresh! Everything is delicious. The salads are phenomenal, too. Bonus: it's locally-sourced! Unique, beautiful art and decor (yes, it's the Shack, but it's no shack). There's nothing else like this place.

10. Mint Cuisine of India

203 Boone Heights Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4927 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 828-386-1441
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 221 reviews

Mint Cuisine of India

Reviewed By demTravels - Boone, North Carolina

Mint has a wonderful lunch buffet. I love to sample all the different offerings and find new Indian favorites. Menu varies, but it’s always delicious. Service is attentive and the atmosphere is comfortable, but refined — I almost forget that I’m in Boone.

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