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

Shalamar Blevins grew up in Ashe County, right next to the North Fork of the New River. Shalamar loves the outdoors after spending most of her life kayaking and hiking in her own front yard. 

Throughout her life, Shalamar tried to learn every art form she could get her hands on, from ceramics to African Batiking! Being creative and adding a splash of lively color is Shalamar’s superpower. After studying the classic mediums from local masters such as Stephen Shoemaker and Lenore DePree, Shalamar attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston- Salem before attending UNC-Asheville. After graduating in 2011, Shalamar spent time traveling through Europe and Asia before moving back to the North Carolina High Country to start her own studio and to work for Florence Thomas Art School.

To this day Shalamar still loves to travel and hosts small art classes on location and at festivals. She joined the 828 Real Estate gang in the fall of 2021. Since then, she has been working diligently to provide their agents and clients with the latest marketing tools, while celebrating the adventures that await in the 828! Shalamar got married to wonderful fellow Ashe County native, Micheal the summer of 2021. Micheal is a 13 year US Army Veteran, recently graduated from Nursing school and just started a career at Watauga Medical. They have 2 fur babies, an Australian Shepherd named Quill and Chocolate Lab named Brody. These boys keep Mike and Shalamar on their toes!

 When Mike and Shalamar aren’t working on their garden and home improvement ventures, they love spending time with their big family and friends while exploring the local music and art scene of NC High Country!