Mellow Mushroom - Blowing Rock

Taps: 8 | Bottles: 30
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81  (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | April 20, 2012
Spent a day in the mountains with my family, and after walking around the íhistoricí area of Blowing Rock, stopped in here for dinner. Sat out on the upper level patio. Good atmosphere out there, and the inside looked pleasant as well, albeit dark. The service was spot-on at this MM. This is the first non-hippy-run MM I think I have ever been to. Our order was taken speedily, and our food arrived promptly. Drinks were refilled, and beer came out fast. I knew it could happen. Not every MM had to have crappy service. I was pretty disappointed with the beer selection though. They had a couple Foothills, some Highland, some Olde Hickory, and Blue Moon. That was the extent. I ordered the OH Ruby Lager. Came out in a mason-jar which was a cool touch. As at all MMs Iíve been to, the food was fantastic. Never have I been disappointed by their food. Iíd come back here for sure, but their tap list needs some revamping.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
ucusty  (52) raleigh , North Carolina | January 8, 2008
another great place for some foothills and a cal-zone in the ever touristy town of blowing rock.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
BleacherBum  (10) Blowing Rock, North Carolina | February 7, 2007
Donít like the ambiance. Dark (in a bad way) and uncomfortable. No real "bartender" and very unattentive. Taps rotate, but they keep a decent selection (you can find atleast one brew youíd like). They like to keep the Brooklyn and Foothills beers on tap, so it depends on which one they have at the time. Beer is served out of mason jars most of the time. Meh. The Cosmic Karma pizza is damn good and if you can get it with a pint of Brooklyn Pennant Ale, all the better.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius  (139) Tallahassee, Florida | December 29, 2006
After hitting the Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, and not making too formidable a dent in their garrison of regional beers, we drifted into the Blowing Rock location. Hard to tell they were the same chain. Blowing Rock has a much more limited selection. The 8 taps consisted of 2 Foothills brews, 2 Sweetwaters, Guiness, and some other macro foolishness. Bottles were limited to mostly macros and a few regionals - one Duck-Rabbit. This is less hippie-ish than Asheville, as was to be expected. Servers seemed overwhelmed with a (small) full house, and though it was early Friday night they were out of a lot of things. The bill seemed a bit high for what we ate and drank. 2 beers, 1 house wine, 1 sandwich, 1 personal pizza, 1 salad = $40. Lackluster. Iíll try the Sixpence Pub around the corner next visit. Closes early - 9 during the week, 10 on the weekend.

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