#36 of 26 Boone Restaurants

Mellow Mushroom Boone

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Discover Boone’s Best Pizza at Mellow Mushroom
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Mellow Mushroom is THE place to go for amazing pizza while you’re in the Smokies. Tasty, scratch-made pizza, salads, sandwiches, and more; friendly and attentive staff; and a unique and inviting ambiance make this family-friendly establishment a must-do for Boone, NC getaway.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Want to know the insider’s trick for finding the best pizza wherever you are? Go where the locals go. In North Caroline’s Blue Ridge Mountains, there’s one clear winner: Mellow Mushroom in Boone.

Part of the Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers family, the Boone outlet embodies the franchise’s mission of serving up classic, craveable Southern-style pizza. Located on King Street in downtown Boone, Mellow Mushroom also boasts a family-friendly atmosphere featuring bright and eclectic decor, including a massive stone fireplace and a fun swinging bench.

While the vibe might be mellow at Mellow Mushroom, they take their pizzas very seriously. Details like freshest ingredients—did someone say homemade springwater crust?—and exceptional service will turn any meal into an experience.

Pizza gets top billing here, and with good reason. All of Mellow Mushroom’s pizzas are meticulously hand-crafted, then baked to cheesy perfection in a piping hot stone oven.

In addition to a sublime selection of specialty pizzas, you can also select from a ridiculously long list of toppings to “build your own” pie. From classic picks like Italian sausage, artichoke hearts, green peppers, meatballs, olives, anchovies, and mushrooms to outside-the-box offerings like tempeh, blue cheese, avocado, and honey ham, and rib-eye steak, the sky’s the limit when you customize a pizza at Mellow Mushroom.

Not craving pizza or dining with a group of people craving different dishes? No worries—in addition to pizzas Mellow Mushroom also offers a huge menu featuring tasty appetizers, salads, calzones, sandwiches and hoagies, burgers, and more.

The Mellow Mushroom also shines when it comes to dietary restrictions thanks to an excellent selection of vegan options, including everything from fresh salads to fully vegan pies. (Gluten-free crust is also available.) When we say there’s something for everyone here, we truly mean it.

And then there are Mellow Mushroom’s scratch-made cocktails that more than earn their “Liquid Karma” designation. There’s also an excellent craft beer selection including local North Carolina brews.

A few of our menu favorites include the following:

Pretzel Bites 
Made with Mellow’s signature dough, dusted with garlic butter and Parmesan, and served with homemade beer cheese dip, these are truly magical munchies.

Mighty Meaty 
Loaded with pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham, and applewood smoked bacon, this one is guaranteed to satisfy even the heartiest appetite.

Funky Q. Chicken
The perfect partner for Mellow’s soft and fluffy signature dough, BBQ lovers will love the combo of multiple cheeses, caramelized onions, and smoked applewood bacon. The BBQ sauce swirl is an artful finishing touch.

Holy Shiitake Pie
A must for mushroom-lovers! Featuring shiitake, button, and portobello mushroom piled on an olive oil and garlic base, this is next-level noshing thanks to decadent details like the garlic aioli swirl, black truffle oil spritz, and fresh chives garnish.

The Elevated Cobb
This phenomenal salad featuring Springer Mountain Farms chicken intermingling with big chunks of applewood-smoked bacon, fresh avocados, crumbled bleu cheese, and Roma tomatoes served over chopped romaine lettuce gives “going green” new meaning. And Mellow Mushroom’s Signature Esperanza salad is to-die-for.

If you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind while enjoying some really delicious and affordable food, you will not be disappointed at Mellow Mushroom in Boone.

Insider Tips:
-While Mellow Mushroom doesn’t have its own parking, there are many parking options nearby, including a paid parking lot across the street as well as street parking. (The metered parking near the courthouse is free after 5 pm.)
-The portions are very generous at Mellow Mushroom, so if you’re on a budget (or have a small appetite), plan on sharing!
-Because every Mellow Mushroom is independently owned, all locations don’t share the same menu. If you have a favorite pizza from a different Mellow Mushroom ask your server. They may be able to make it for you.