regional fare & warm hospitality


Kitchens are often described as gathering places, the heart of a home. We like to think of The Speckled Trout in a similar sense. Located in downtown Blowing Rock— at the corner of Main Street and Highway 221—  is the newly renovated and reinvented restaurant and bottle shop. We explore the roots of Appalachian food and beverage culture, and re-create it in our kitchen by preserving and reviving ingredients of our local heritage. Menus are more than a list of ingredients; they show how people live and what they value. And as the seasons change, so does our menu.

To accompany the celebration of our regional dishes, our beverage program focuses on terroir-driven libations. The term terroir evokes a sense of place, and in our shop this is evident in everything we do. The bottle shop emphasizes traditions of fermentation practices by offering some of the best “home-grown” beers and ciders around. In addition, our wines highlight small producers from old world to new.

In the 1950s, The Speckled Trout was a place to stop and fill up your gas tank. Now, you can fill up on fresh mountain trout, soup beans and hoecakes, and wash it down with local farm beer or fresh rosé. Join us at The Speckled Trout for a taste of regional fare and warm hospitality that will keep y'all coming back!

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(828) 295-9819



922 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC



Sunday, Monday, Thursday


Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the winter season


Before potable drinking water was readily available, life was sustained by fermented grains and grapes. We’re here to keep that tradition alive. Our intention is to promote beer and wine producers who take a thoughtful approach to practice and ingredients. Fresh IPAs, clean lagers, complex wild ales, balanced sours, seasonal rosés, high-acid reds, crisp whites, and grower bubbly selections are all a part of our highly curated program. Our careful selections rotate based on the season and small batch productions, but always stay true to our intention. Whether it’s a growler of beer, a bottle of pinot noir, a mixed six-pack, or that IPA that was packaged yesterday, we’re sure to have something to keep your palate pleased— even when you’re not dining with us.




922 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

HOURS: Sun, Mon, Thurs, 11am-9pm  •  Fri & Sat 11am-10pm  •  CLOSED TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS  •

(828) 295-9819   •   info@thespeckledtrout.com

We are currently hiring kitchen staff.  Please send resumes to jobs@thespeckledtrout.com!



thursdays • Tunes at the Trout

Join us every Thursday from 6-8 for a boot stomping, knee slappin' good time as we host some of the high country's talented musicians.  Here is our line up for the coming weeks:

May 24 Madam & Eve

May 31 Andrew Cotts

June 7 [booked]

June 21 Monica Woodard

July 5 daniel couper

July 19 Will

*contact emily@thespeckledtrout.com to book a gig*


Foster, our GM with the exceptionally magnetic beard, will be sampling beer, wine & spirits featured at the restaurant and bottle shop, many of which you can take home with you! Stay tuned for the next tasting.