#13 of 26 Boone Restaurants

Eleven80 Eatery

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Eleven80 Eatery: Eat, Sip, and Relax in Boone's Community-Oriented Restaurant
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Eleven80 Eatery brings contemporary vibes to the heart of Boone, along with modern takes on local recipes. There's no better place in town to eat, sip, and relax. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Three simple words describe the essence of the Eleven80 Eatery experience: eat, sip, and relax. This establishment serves a variety of inventive dishes and drinks in a welcoming environment, where you and your companions are encouraged to unwind.

One of Eleven80’s most remarkable accomplishments? Helping locals and visitors alike build connections at the community table. While standard seating options are available, many guests take full advantage of the community space, where new friendships await.

Once seated, you can take in the pleasant surroundings, which, while best described as contemporary, still feel comforting. These adjectives also apply to the Eleven80 menu, which is dominated by flatbreads, burgers, and several distinctive sandwiches.

Kids ages 12 and under can enjoy a few basic options, such as grilled cheese, chicken tenders, and cheese flatbread. The environment itself is also welcoming to children, although its contemporary vibes make it feel more than sophisticated enough for date night.

The dinner menu is not to be missed, but many visitors focus primarily on Eleven80’s remarkable drinks. For a unique experience, try a bourbon flight, which could expose you to essentials such as Four Roses Small Batch or Angel’s Envy.

Otherwise, the wine list is small but excellent — and the cocktails feel indulgent. You won’t be disappointed if you try Eleven80’s take on an old-fashioned or gimlet. If you want beer, you may feel let down by the small list of drafts, although you’ll certainly be pleased by the low prices.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Lucy’s BBQ Flatbread
This delicious flatbread is loaded with grilled chicken, bacon, onion, cheddar, and mozzarella. An amazing BBQ sauce ties it all together. This is just one of many tasty flatbread selections worth trying alongside your favorite drink.

Margarita Flatbread
One of a few select options that will appeal to vegetarians, this flatbread is simple but effective. It’s topped with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, as well as a wonderful house marinara.

Chicken and Waffles
This southern classic is not to be missed. Eleven80 takes a step up from the usual by tossing its hand-battered chicken in gojuchange butter, which gives it a richer flavor. This is then served between Belgian waffles to create a sandwich like no other.

Whistle Pig Sandwich
This is one of the most in-demand items on the Eleven80 menu, so arrive early if you’re determined to score one before the restaurant runs out. If you’re lucky, you’ll enjoy pulled pork that has been smoked in-house, as well as a delectable BBQ sauce and homemade slaw. All this can be found on a toasted bun.

Old School Burger
Go classic with a hearty 1/3 pound burger that’s sure to please. It comes with all the essentials: lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, mayo, ketchup, mustard, and American cheese. All this is served on a toasted kaiser roll.

Treat yourself to the best in Boone dining at Eleven80 Eatery, where you can eat, sip, and relax to your heart’s delight. You’ll love the sense of community as much as you adore the recipes, so don’t hesitate to stop in for a pleasant evening.

Insider Tips:
-Eleven80 Eatery is a dog-friendly restaurant, so you are welcome to visit with your well-mannered pooch. Guests with dogs can sit on the porch, where water bowls are provided.
-In addition to this flagship restaurant, Eleven80 operates a food truck at Grandfather Vineyard. The selection may be smaller, but the fare served at the food truck is just as enticing as the meals from the main restaurant.