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What is a Mountain Boomer?

What is a Mountain Boomer?

You may wonder why this small tree squirrel has caught my attention and is now being shared in writing. I have found them to be quite intriguing and am told, by a colleague (not mentioning any names) that I am quite similar to this small rodent. I am flattered and...

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BEST, juiciest pulled pork today

Had the BEST, juiciest pulled pork today at The Mountain Boomer !!! I’m very picky about how meat is cooked (especially when dining out/spending $$$), but their pulled pork plate exceeded every expectation. They have a great casual atmosphere with live music frequently. Highly recommend.

– Ashley Olson


Milepost 312 Right off the blue ridge parkway!

Excellent food and atmosphere right off the blue ridge parkway! Everyone should check this place out if you’re touring the parkway and need a pit-stop! You won’t be disappointed!

– Greg Morgan


Amazing service, food, and atmosphere.

The mountain boomer clearly takes a lot of pride in their sides, which is great news because the main entrees come with 2! The potato salad and Mac and cheese were very solid options. The pork chop was decent, if just a bit dry, but for the price, the amount of food, and the sauces- i can overlook that little detail. Also, they have 50 cent postcards, which is awesome!

– Caden G

Highly recommend!

Pulled pork was delicious, great choice of sauces, available as well. Owner was very hospitable, and he supports our veterans! Actually has a sign on the wall for veterans to sign so people can acknowledge them and their service.
Highly recommend!

– Rick Johnson


Great place for a pit stop

Great place for a pit stop. They got my food in a very timely manner. The customer service was great and even gave me directions to the nearby falls….

– Kathy Doan


Enjoyed the live music, local beer, great barbecue

We found The Mountain Boomer by accident, while sight seeing during the rainstorms this past Sunday evening. What a great find! We really enjoyed the live music, local beer, great barbecue, sausage-stuffed portobello, and BLT club sandwiches. The potato salad is also great… like really great! This place is simple and simply fantastic. Dean, the owner, was super helpful with menu choices and with accommodating our questions and our family of six. It’s a short drive from Grandfather Mountain and from the Blue Ridge Parkway, so we’ll be back!

– Cyndey Clemons


10/10 recommend

Trish and Dean are amazing! Loved meeting both of them and enjoying their tasty food! 10/10 recommend for those looking for a sweet local eat! The pulled pork is amazing!

 – Pineapple Wagon

everything is fresh, and the pulled pork is very flavorful

Very impressed with the quality of the food. You can tell everything is fresh, and the pulled pork is very flavorful without being greasy. The desserts are amazing as well.

 – Kelsey Dutton