5 Restaurant Take Out Options in The High Country of North Carolina

Cheeseburger take out from a restaurant in Boone, NC.

What better way to celebrate a rainy day in your cabin rental in the High Country of North Carolina than ordering some yummy takeout food? With the current COVID-19 pandemic, takeout is a great alternative to staying home without having to cook. Here are a few restaurant take out options that won’t disappoint around Boone, Banner Elk, and beyond!

Take Out Restaurants Near Boone

#1: Banner Elk Lodge & Cafe

Posted by Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge Espresso Bar and Eatery on Monday, March 23, 2020

Just got off the slopes and headed back down the mountain? Call in an order at Banner Elk Lodge & Cafe. During a drive up to Beech Mountain last week, I stopped by here to grab a burger and fries. Not only was the service quick, but the burger was delicious! There was an outdoor fireplace and wooden bench for me to sit on while I waited.

Have a sweet tooth? The Lodge has some tasty cakes on a display at the coffee bar where you pay for your food. It’s hard to miss!

#2: Saebing Boone King | Asian Eatery

Posted by Sabeing Boone King on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Saebing Boone King serves up Thai, Vietnamese and Sushi right on King Street. The Asian restaurant is a staple for Appalachian State University students and all those who know about this sweet little spot. On a rainy day, this eatery is one of my favorite places to grab a dish called Drunken Noodle. It’s a tasty flat rice noodle with egg, carrot, bell pepper, cabbage, onion basil leaves, scallion and spicy basil sauce.

Keep traveling down U.S. Hwy 421 into the East Side of Boone and you can find even more up and coming restaurants to support.

#3: Pie On the Mountain

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Posted by Pie On The Mountain on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Vacationing in Ashe County and have a strong craving for pizza? Pie on the Mountain is located in historic Lansing, N.C. and has award-winning pizza. The restaurant only uses local farm fresh ingredients from suppliers such as Stickboy Breads, Big Horse Creek Farm, Bent Apple Farm, AB Vannoy Hams and more. This is one of my favorite things to pick up before driving up the hill to Molly Chompers Cidery.

#4: Coyote Kitchen

Posted by Coyote Kitchen on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Southwest Caribbean soul food is Coyote Kitchen’s speciality! Who knew you could get that in the High Country of North Carolina? Coyote Kitchen offers antibiotic and hormone free meat options, vegetarian and vegan dishes and some of the most unique flavors. This is by far my favorite place to eat in Boone. I like to get my favorite dish, the fish sandwich with sweet potato fries, and take it with me to the dog park and other pet-friendly places! You can’t beat it. So yummy!

#5: Woodlands Barbeque Restaurant & Catering Service

Posted by Woodlands BBQ on Monday, June 1, 2015

A childhood favorite! Let me tell ya. Woodlands Barbeque sits right off 321 in Blowing Rock and makes for a classic BBQ dinner for the whole family. It opened in 1977 and has been bringing people in for their delicious food since. If I’m not in the mood for barbecue, I love to order their sliced turkey sandwich! It comes with potato chips and a pickle. It’s just too good to pass up.

If you’re interested in finding more dining options around Boone, our blog on the Best Coffee Shops in Boone can help you find the perfect spot for a cup of joe. If you’re thinking about moving to Boone or a surrounding area of the High Country of North Carolina, there are plenty of dining choices with convenient carry out options. The culture of the Appalachian Mountains abounds with eclectic and hidden away restaurants waiting for you to explore.

About the Author

Lauren holds strong roots to the Appalachian region. Having grown up right down the mountain in Bethlehem, North Carolina, she has a love for the culture of this area. Her family is tight-knit and all have big hearts for dogs, especially their three poodles. With two brothers as musicians, she also plays piano, guitar and clawhammer banjo and is an avid vocalist. This love for music has inspired Lauren to continue sharing the traditional music and dance of the Appalachian region with others.


She recently graduated from Appalachian State University with two degrees in Public Relations and Journalism in addition to a minor in Appalachian Studies. When not traveling, she spends time fishing, cooking and hanging out with her standard poodle Bentley! 


Lauren feels so fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful area, and she is excited to be the newest addition to the 828 Real Estate family! She is eager to help you with whatever your needs may be.