We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Joy Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
115 New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-265-0500
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 286: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We went for the New Year's Eve dinner (which also happens to be my birthday so that was the real reason for celebrating!) it was a pre fix menu but the problem is that by the time our server brought us our food they were always out of half the ingredients we had ordered with no explanation or apology! While... More 

Thank Andante14
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

This intimate restaurant was recommended by friends for my first visit to Boone, NC. I was not disappointed. The person with whom I made the reservation (recommended) was cordial and efficient, the welcome was friendly, the server was extraordinary in attitude and knowledge and the menu was fun and delicious. A great evening. Only downside was that they did not... More 

Thank FWPurvey
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

We went for our 37th anniversary, and the food and service (Chase), were impeccable. I had the grouper special and my wife had the trout, both of which are delicious and accompanied by a plateful of veggies. Salads are awesome as well. Prices are in line with the quality of the food, and the atmosphere belies the strip center location.... More 

Thank smokey20
Level Contributor
189 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

We were picking up my child at app state and wanted a nice dinner. Joy was a great choice. The menu offers something for everyone: burgers, seafood, meat, etc. They also have a great wine list, Klinker brick by the glass is something I have never seen on a menu before. This is not a cheap restaurant, but when the... More 

Thank snggglbnnny
Abilene, Texas
Level Contributor
96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Joy BIstro was not what I expected at all. It surpassed all my expectations the atmosphere was lovely, the cuisine was a delightful unique twist on classic fare and the service was impeccable.Joy Bistro will be top on our list when we visit Boone.

1 Thank MsKellye
Boone, North Carolina
Level Contributor
34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Joy Bistro (named for the owner) is pretty well hidden off Hwy 421 behind the movie theatres. It's unpretentious, but boy is the food good. The menu changes seasonally and specials change nightly. We've been there probably 20-30 times and never had anything we wouldn't order again. Everything is cooked to perfection. It's hard to make suggestions about the menu... More 

1 Thank statingthe0bvi0us
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent, menu was unique and offered a great variety of interesting choices. Wine selection was very good. Creme brûlée was served flaming, great presentation!

Thank Lindsay M
Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

My wife and I dined at Joy Bistro on the recommendation of our hotel concierge. We were on a road trip including the Blue Ridge Parkway and were spending the night in Boone. We did not have a reservation and at first it appeared that we were going to be turned away. There was a conference among the hosts and... More 

2 Thank David D
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place the first time visiting Boone and walked in looking for a table, they told us that they are almost always booked and we should call ahead. A year later, we made sure to make a reservation, Its a great little hole in the wall restaurant. Definitely on the expensive side but great food and customer... More 

Thank Alicia I
Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We spent the night in Boone while searching for a second home and we came across Joy Bistro. What a great surprise that turned out to be. The food was excellently prepared. Additionally there was a great jazz combo playing. All in all a great place to go.

1 Thank jefftobin

Travellers who viewed Joy Bistro also viewed

Boone, North Carolina Mountains
Boone, North Carolina Mountains
Boone, North Carolina Mountains
Boone, North Carolina Mountains
Boone, North Carolina Mountains
Boone, North Carolina Mountains

Been to Joy Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
French, American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-0500

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Joy Bistro and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
12 days ago
Aiken, South Carolina
7 months ago
Boone, North Carolina
10 months ago
over a year ago
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
over a year ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Joy Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?