boone nc restaurant

The Local is the vision of a Boone family who wanted to create a space where family & friends can come to relax and have fun.  We are committed to working together with our local community, to support, encourage each other by choosing local first, whenever possible. Guests can enjoy a meal crafted in-house from fresh ingredients, play a game of billiards, meet with friends for drinks and appetizers in our comfortable lounge area, or watch their favorite sports teams on large flat screen TVs.

The Local offers Sunday Brunch, Lunch and Dinner selections, highlighting unique dishes created from fresh ingredients grown across the high country.  The menu at The Local will vary seasonally to support as many local goods as possible.

Our menu includes traditional southern favorites like she-crab soup and shrimp & grits, as well as grass-fed beef burgers, vegi burger of the day and specialty sandwiches served on breads from local bakery, Stickboy, or gluten-free breads. The menu also features unique tacos, wood-fired flatbreads and pizzas, a quinoa bowl, steak and seafood selections, and plenty of gluten-free and vegan choices. The Local is attentive to making dining affordable by pricing our selections with that in mind.

We are happy to feature 20 taps, serving mostly local and regional beers including those from breweries like, Highlands, Foothills, Blowing Rock, Mother Earth, French Broad, Howard, Aviator and Green Man. Our national favorites include Guinness, Bells Two-Hearted Ale, Magic Hat, Rogue Dead Guy and Southern Tier. We rotate our drafts so please stop by to check out our most current offerings.


For all those who love music and dance, we regularly feature Throwback DJ Dance nite on Thursdays and Live Music performances for the 21 and over crowd on Fridays.


The Local Weekly Specials

Mondays: Live Dinner Music 7pm-9pm & $3 select drafts.

Wednesdays: 1/2 Priced Wines. Live Dinner Music 6pm-9pm & Trivia @ 9:30pm

Thursdays:  $2 Drafts all day!

Daily Chef Specials



For sports fans, The Local's large flat screen TVs are perfect for viewing your favorite sporting events. 


For a more active experience, check out our 2, pay-by-the-hour, billiard tables!


Our guests also have the opportunity to support local artists! Our walls, an artist-collective gallery, are adorned with the works of local artists and... are all available for purchase.  ALL proceeds from the sale of art go directly to the artists.


The Local will continue to grow and change, through our focus of community and as ideas evolve.   The ideas are endless and we are excited to see what comes next!

For many years to come, The Local hopes to be a place where people can come together to enjoy fresh, in-house crafted, reasonably priced meals and fun times in a casual, comfortable atmosphere.

The Local Boone NC Restaurant