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Local Lion

791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
+1 828-386-1120
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“doughnuts” (42 reviews)
“orange glaze” (10 reviews)
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791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Several people recommended this place to me so I decided to check it out today. Despite going in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday in the summer, it took me about 20 minutes to be waited on and another 5 to get my...More

Thank Merrill L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Local Lion is a doughnut shop in Boone, but it really deserves a different designation. It's a great meeting place with friendly patrons and staff, just a place to come in and relax while enjoying some really good fresh brewed coffee and eclectic donuts....More

Thank celainej1
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Ok listen, these donuts are the BEST. Also, just a little tip visit right before they close get a donut, sit and talk. Then when they close you can sometimes take the donuts that didn't sell that day! Score! My favorite donut here is the...More

Thank kykyjaxon
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Plus, they have fresh donuts in-house. The place smells amazing as you walk in. Great outdoor seating area for hanging out. No negatives about this place at all.

Thank TheBogotano
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I love the Local Lion. The vibes are chill and the people are amazing too. The food is dope and I would really recommend stopping in!

Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

These were not the best doughnuts I've ever had, but they were more than respectable. The coffee (Americano to be exact) was outstanding. Service was friendly and quick. Place was packed with what I think were mostly locals and AppState students, although it's difficult to...More

1  Thank LAM336
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We asked for a recommendation of where we could find good doughnuts while staying in Blowing Rock and were sent here. My French husband is always in search of good "American pastries" when we travel and he was an immediate fan. Their espresso also got...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Doughnuts were creative and delicious. Fresh medium roasted, pour-over coffee was a treat! Best coffee in Boone.

Thank 462lauren
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I go to the Local Lion to purchase fresh roasted coffee beans, which we later grind for our morning caffeine fixes. Occasionally have sampled their donuts and pastries, which are excellent. Best thing about buying beans there is that they provide a free cup of...More

Thank ANNE B
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped for coffee for me and a mocha frapacino for my wife. Both were very good. My son and I had cinnamon fritters which were plentiful and yummy. My wife and daughter had delicious donuts. Nice way to end the day...More

1  Thank Mark W
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4836
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-386-1120
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