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Oct 8, 2012 12:27 PM

Boone/W. Jefferson must eat or must do (Oct 14-19th)

Hi all,

The wife and I will be up in W. Jefferson for a nice getaway Oct 14th-19th. While we enjoy cooking in the rental cabin we would like to know if there are some great places to eat in the area (including near Boone). We are not looking for anything upscale as she works in an upscale steakhouse in Raleigh. Just some good local pub food, Mexican, or maybe even Chinese food. Any recommendations?

Also, are there any good events going on that week or fun things to do? Hiking gets a bit old after a while ;-)

Thanks in advance!

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  1. I've had good experiences at Fraser's in West Jefferson. Good food choices, great ambiance with a casual pub/bistro kind of feel.

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    1. re: jmurphy14

      From what I read online they are remodeling and changing the name. But it sounds very promising for a nice night out.

    2. The factory at Ashe County Cheese will be in action Oct 15 so that may be a good day to visit the factory & store.

      Arts events listed here

      If you like hard apple cider McRitchie Winery & Cider Works is about 45 miles away.

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        A.B. Vannoy Hams

        If you like country ham, this is the best you will find.

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        1. re: lutherben

          The ham is excellent. This summer I ate at the bbq place associated with them. The bbq was alright. My ham biscuit was fantastic!

        2. Joes Italian is great local food. Love the food there. Always worth a visit when we visit.

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          1. re: Nocturnalbill

            Joe's sounds good and got great reviews on Yelp

          2. "We are not looking for anything upscale as she works in an upscale steakhouse in Raleigh."

            Just know that the Surry County Diner was a home run for us recently. It may work on the way out or the way back. $10.00 Prime Rib Friday night. (Maybe Saturday too?).