About Storie Street Grille

1167 Main St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Enter as strangers…leave as friends! Storie Street Grille is a contemporary American bistro serving an eclectic mix of distinctively crafted regional flavors. Our full bar, hand selected wines and micro-brewed beers, are a great compliment to our diverse menu which focuses on local meats, sustainably harvested seafood, and seasonal produce. Come join us in our warm comfortable dining room, or relax on our covered porch, and discover why we’ve been a village favorite of locals and visitors since 2000!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
In Season (April through November)
Monday through Saturday: 11am - 9pm, dinner entrees served from 5pm-9pm
Out of Season (December through March)
Wednesday through Saturday: 11am-9pm, dinner entrees served from 5pm-9pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 295-7075

Website:
http://www.storiestreetgrille.com/

Executive Chef:
Cody Ross

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Storie Street Grille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

neighborhood gem (7)
special occasion (6)
fit for foodies (6)
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romantic (4)
notable wine list (2)
great for lunch (2)
good for groups (1)
vibrant bar scene (1)
hot spot (1)
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

brilliant chef

Dined on April 11, 2016

very interesting menu choices. excellent presentation of delicious food. knowledgable server.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Consistently great food and service

Dined on April 8, 2016

We celebrated a birthday at this great spot! Been there many times and the food is consistently good and the service is good! 3 in our party had the Meatloaf and is was exceptional! The Brie appetizer was delicious and amazingly delicious Vanilla Bread Pudding!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service2
value3

Service was average; salmon was outstand ...

Dined on February 6, 2016

Service was average; salmon was outstanding; mashed potatoes cold. Not as good of experience as we've had in the past.

food5
ambience5
service5

Very good food!

Dined on December 27, 2015

Very good food!

food5
ambience5
service5

A Must!

Dined on December 5, 2015

We met friends in Boone and all of us enjoyed the food as well as the personable wait staff.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5

Romantic Evening in Blowing Rock

Dined on December 4, 2015

Great service and excellent menu. Enjoyed a tawny port for the first time in years:

Tags: great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Dinner Thanksgiving weekend

Dined on November 28, 2015

We had called in advance and made reservations for dinner after the annual Lighting of the Trees and singing Christmas Carols in the park. Lots of people there, but we were seated immediately. We both ordered their steak special meal, and a red wine, and the steak was so tasty and tender, our wine was smooth, full-bodied, and just good to the taste! Our waitress was spot-on in keeping our water glasses filled, and she stopped by regularly to see if we needed anything! Great service, atmosphere, and good food!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service3

Probably our 7th or 8th dinner at Storie Street

Dined on November 27, 2015

We couldn't help but notice a change in the clientele and how many children, and blue jeans, were present. In the past years the restaurant has tended to be upscale and a bit elegant but that no longer seems to be the case. Food was about the same as in past years except our order for the pork tenderloin from the menu was overcooked and charged as a much more expensive 'steak' on our bill. We may not return to this establishment as it isn't what it used to be, or what we expected when we made the reservations two months earlier.

Tags: kid-friendly, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great find

Dined on November 2, 2015

A friend recommend Storie Street and said was an absolute must. She was right. It was delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone that is visiting Blowing Rock.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

In Town Gem

Dined on October 17, 2015

Very nice meal with attentive service. Not inexpensive but worth the cost.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5

Blowing Rock Gem

Dined on October 17, 2015

Nice Bistro with great martinis, excellent service & comfort food.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service3

Seems as though the quality had decline ...

vip
Dined on October 16, 2015

Seems as though the quality had decline a bit from our previous experience a year ago. We have dined there for several years and had always found it to be outstanding. Usually the owners were present, but unless the restaurant has changed hands I did not see them

food4
ambience5
service5

Blowing Rock at its best!

Dined on October 16, 2015

The Storie Street Grille is terrific...a great menu, great service, delish food, and they take reservations! It's a favorite in Blowing Rock.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service1

Off night for this restaurant

Dined on October 15, 2015

I had been to Storie Street grill before and was excited to return. We went on October 15 and had a disappointing experience. Service was terrible and we waited over an hour for our food. Chicken Parmesan, while good, was served over cold pasta. The veggies served with my fish were simply a bit of slaw. Ambiance is lovely. Reservation was honored on time. I would go again and hope that this was just an off night.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

We ate on the back deck and it could not ...

Dined on September 30, 2015

We ate on the back deck and it could not have been more pleasurable the food was great and it was very relaxing

food1
ambience3
service1

What a disappointment

vip
Dined on September 12, 2015

We came to Storie Street to celebrate my sister's 40th birthday. We were seated at our reservation time and warmly greeted by our server Kelsey. From there, things went downhill. There was a plate shortage so no one delivered bread plates. Then we had to ask for silverware. Our salads came out DRENCHED in dressing but we did not complain. Once salads were taken away, it took at least forty minutes for the main entrees to come. The server came by at one point and said it would just be a few more minutes but then it was another twenty minutes. When they delivered the food, we mentioned it had taken a long time and our server said very rudely that 35 minutes was average at Storie Street. Wow. We watched one of our entrees sit in the window for a long time and when it was delivered, it was dried out and cold. We asked for it to be heated and it came back with a new layer of sauce on it but still not hot. Two out of three of the other meals were bad. So disappointing and absolutely no apology from the staff. I was embarrassed that this was the place I had specially chosen to celebrate a special occasion. What a major disappointment.

food5
ambience4
service5

The restaurant's $10 lunch of a meat plu ...

Dined on September 12, 2015

The restaurant's $10 lunch of a meat plus two sides is one of the best values in Blowing Rock. I had the pot roast with mashed potatoes and succotash. A great meal. Storie Street Grille will be a regular stop for a meal when we day trip to Blowing Rock.

food5
ambience5
service5

Everything was wonderful!

Dined on August 27, 2015

We have eaten at Storie Street Grille several times over the years and have never been disappointed. The food is always great, as well as, the waitstaff. We enjoy sitting on the covered patio in the summer and fall, while the fireplace is nice during the winter. We ordered the duck wings appetizer and the pork tenderloin and butcher's filet for our meals- all were outstanding. Our server didn't rush us and invited us to stay and enjoy the beautiful evening on the patio as long as we liked. SSG is a great place for a date, special occasion, or a night out with friends. The wine list offers a great selection at reasonable prices. I always recommend SSG to locals, or out-of-towners.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service3

Food was good when we finally got it. Ki ...

Dined on August 21, 2015

Food was good when we finally got it. Kitchen very slow. Server was great though.

Tags: great for lunch
food3
ambience4
service3

Signature sandwich disappointed.

Dined on August 15, 2015

I had recommended this restaurant for myself and friends as we spent the day in Blowing Rock. I had had a good experience in the past. We asked the waitress about the Fried Green Tomato BLT and she said it was their signature sandwich and ordered by many. When it arrived, it was sorely lacking in filling for the sandwich, little bacon and tomatoes. It was just a flat unfulfilling disappointment. For $13, with an additional $1 since they wanted the fries, it was a waste of money. Both were very disappointed. Another friend and myself had the meatloaf $10 special and it was good. Based on the sandwiches, however, will not go back.

food3
ambience4
service3

Attitude

Dined on August 13, 2015

This is a good restaurant and I continue to return, but the owners and greeter have "attitudes", like "you're lucky to be here and have us serve you". Too many other good restaurants in the area to treat patrons that way. Everyone who comes in isn't a tourist!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food3
ambience4
service4

Uneven quality

Dined on August 13, 2015

My pork belly taco was great, as was my vegetable gratin (I'd have that any day of the week!). My husband's meatloaf was dry, and portion size of the sides were tiny. We've had better experiences on other visits, though.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience4
service5

Anniversary dinner

Dined on August 11, 2015

Anniversary dinner for our friends and us and both couples really enjoyed this restaurant. Impressed that the host relocated two walk-ins so they could keep our 7pm reservation. Yay, Host! The food was excellent even though the dining area is a wee bit crowded. Unique asparagus fries appetizer. My wife had shrimp & lump crab cakes which were excellent. (We live in Charleston, SC so we know crab cakes!). I had a chicken al vino and my friends had excellent beef tenderloin which got thumbs up form both. The real treat was the two bottles of house Merlot they presented us as gifts wishing us happy anniversary! Highly recommend.

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4

Consistently Excellent

Dined on August 8, 2015

My wife and I have dined here many times, and we have always been served consistently good food. We recommend making a reservation ahead through Open Table as this restaurant is one of the most popular in the area. Prices are in the $15.00-$30.00 range for main entrée with 2 vegetables, which is a great value for the money!!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Pick the Right Thing, and be Amazed!

Dined on August 7, 2015

This was our second time having dinner at SSG, and we made a few choices this time stemming from our prior visit. 1) We ate on the covered patio. The room inside is (or was) crowded, loud, and uncomfortable. 2) We ordered the same kalimari for an appetizer, and it was even better this time. Toss the aeoli, though—it's a bit too mayonnaisey. 3) I did not order the moonshine carbonara this time, which was a disappointing disaster. I love what the chef was after when this idea was created, but it simply doesn't work. Fried chicken and okra in a ham/onion/egg based cream sauce was discomforting, and barely palatable, save the ham. This time, I ordered the butcher's filet, which was fantastic! The best kale I have ever eaten, a delicious sauce served over the steak (cooked perfectly medium rare) and simple red skin mashed potatoes on the side. My date ordered a wedge salad, seeking a lighter fare, and she was equally impressed. 4) We ordered dessert. We had no intention to, since the menu is a bit lackluster in variety, but our waitress thought the meal took too long (which we didn't actually agree with), so she claimed she was going to "buy a dessert" for us. We took the bread pudding, which was delectable, albeit a bit old hat. Standard bourbon glaze with whipped cream. Hard to mess up bread pudding, but good job anyway, SSG. We were determined to like this place because of the reviews and location, which brought us back a second time. I'm very happy that we returned, and I will certainly be back again soon!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great experience

Dined on August 4, 2015

Our waitress, Katrina, was friendly, knowledgable about menu and efficient. Our meal was served at just right temperature and degree of doneness ordered. Artistically presented. We never felt rushed.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Fantastic dinner on the back porch!

Dined on August 1, 2015

My husband and I have eaten at Storie Street many times. We have NEVER been disappointed in a meal either at lunch or dinner. This past weekend, my husband ordered the duck for the first time and said it exceeded his expectations. We have discovered the key to an enjoyable meal is to go early and/or eat out on the back porch. The tables inside the restaurant are pretty close together and can feel a bit cramped (unless you score one of the larger booths). But outside is lovely and they pull down tarps if it rains, heaters for when it is chilly. Their salad is EXCELLENT, too by the way!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience2
service3

Delicious food. Ambiance was not very g ...

vip
Dined on July 31, 2015

Delicious food. Ambiance was not very good sitting outside overlooking a dumpster, but worth it for the amazing Trout!

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service5

Another memorable evening at Storie Street Grille

Dined on July 29, 2015

In town for the Blowing Rock Horse Show and made our second annual visit to Storie Street Grille. Sat outside under their covered porch and enjoyed a balmy late summer evening. Seated quickly upon arrival and our waitress greeted our table immediately. She was very personable and apologetic that they were out of salmon (first choice by 3 of the 5 women at the table). We regrouped and ordered 2 Storie Street Salads, Chicken Piccata, and 2 Shrimp and Lump Crab Cakes(*NOT shrimp AND a crab cake, but a cake with shrimp and crab in it). The food arrived in a timely fashion and everyone enjoyed their selection. Overall, an enjoyable evening. Will definitely return next year.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Great Food/Terrific Menu

vip
Dined on July 29, 2015

This restaurant has been located in the heart of Blowing Rock for as long as we have owned our vacation home...over 10 years...I know know they were here before that! The reason....great food. We dined this past week with 2 friends visiting and had a wonderful dinner. My wife had the Trout...and said it was terrific; I had the stuffed Chicken and it was also wonderful. Service was great and everything was perfect...however the location is small and was a bit noisy...but certainly not unbearable...it was fine. We will definitely come back!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience4
service4

Wonderful lunch.

Dined on July 28, 2015

Enjoyed lunch on the outside terrace and food was great. Inside restaurant is a little noisy so ask for outside if you wish less noise.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5

Outstanding Neighborhood Gem!!

Dined on July 25, 2015

The food is always consistently outstanding at this very popular local restaurant, which my wife and I have been going to over 10 years now. It compares with the best restaurants anywhere!!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service5

Will Return

Dined on July 23, 2015

This was our second visit to Storie Street Grille and it was just as good as before. The food was delicious and the service superb. We will definitely return on our next visit to Blowing Rock.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Always Great Foog

Dined on July 23, 2015

Whenever we are up in the Blowing Rock area, we make it a point to get to Storie's for lunch or dinner. The food is fresh and the dishes are prepared with attention to every detail.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great pasta dish

Dined on July 20, 2015

Had the Junior Johnson moonshine pasta. It was delicious. We went back a second night and ate again. Highly recommend it!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience1
service4

Just very good food at reasonable prices ...

vip
Dined on July 16, 2015

Just very good food at reasonable prices. Suggest not going close to closing my time. We had an 8:30 reservation, they have a 9 PM closing, the place was not that busy, and they were cleaning up around us and the few others still in the restaurant just a bit after 9 contributing to the low ambience rating.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5

Still Enjoying Storie Street After All These Years

Dined on July 14, 2015

My wife and I have been visiting Storie Street Grille for more than 10 years while in the mountains on vacation. We booked a special dinner here this week and were quickly reminded why we continue to come back. The service was outstanding, our server was prompt and readily available without being overbearing. The baked brie is an amazing appetizer; we order it overtime we visit. My wife had a pasta dish with blue cheese and I had the mountain meatloaf with Cheerwine BBQ sauce. Trust me, this is NOT what most people think of when they hear the word "meatloaf." Both dishes were absolutely wonderful and we were very pleased with the portion size. Lots of new restaurants have opened in Blowing Rock in the past few years. While we intend to try some of the newcomers, Storie Street will always be on our "must visit" list.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

very enjoyable

Dined on July 11, 2015

enjoyed our experience very much-food, atmosphere, service was all spot on and would definitely visit again

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service3

Usually better

Dined on July 9, 2015

Tonight's dinner did not match the usual quality I get here. Salmon was a smaller piece than I received at lunch just a week ago and overcooked. Waitress impatient, but not discourteous. She would not linger if anyone undecided, but restaurant was busy. My house salad was delicious, as usual but guest's wedge was disappointing. Her salmon overcooked as well. But I'll go back.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Love this place!

Dined on July 6, 2015

The food and service was outstanding. I had made a reservation, which I thought was at 6:30, but was really at 6:00 so we were late. They didn't say anything about that and made us feel very welcome!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem

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