#28 of 26 Boone Restaurants

Sunrise Grill

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Sunrise Grill – Proudly Serving Home-Cooked Fare in the Heart of Boone, NC
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When nothing else will do but a big plate of homecooked goodness, let the Sunrise Grill treat you to the best. A true favorite in Boone, North Carolina, this eatery proudly serves as a top-notch breakfast and lunch spot for all ages. Their delicious food and drinks are second-to-none – and their friendly service cannot be beat.  

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Set in the heart of Boone, North Carolina, Sunrise Grill never fails to delight with their home-cooked fare served in the biggest portions around. To help wash it all down, they have a full-service coffee bar plus sweet tea and soda, of course. Their ultra-cozy diner atmosphere and friendly service for all complete the dining experience beautifully, making it a wonderful place to stop by for breakfast and lunch.

Although they’re not 100% farm-to-table, this restaurant aims to lift up local suppliers in every way possible. They go all out in sourcing their meat, produce, and other ingredients from their neighbors while keeping a focus on quality always. Then, they go above and beyond in handcrafting every item from scratch to build bold flavors in every bite. To finish it all off, they plate all their menu items in generous portions that guarantee to leave you feeling 100% satisfied.

Before you can get a bite of all they’re serving up, you’ll likely need to wait for a table. They have seating indoors and out, but it tends to stay full to the brim from open to close. They do not take reservations either, so be prepared to wait up to 45 minutes on average. If you’d like to start your visit with a drink, you can visit the coffee bar while waiting for a table to open up. Take a minute to gaze upon the chalkboard along the wall, too, so you can check out the specials before getting seated.

Whether you’re waiting on the benches upfront, visiting the coffee bar, or finally at your table, you can count on getting the highest quality of service. Their team absolutely adores serving their local community and all the beloved tourists who come through the region. So, they offer a warm welcome to all who come through the doors and then do all they can to ensure you have the finest dining experience around.

Swing by to check out the:

Flankenstein
If you want a benedict unlike any benedict you’ve ever had, just set your sights on the Flankenstein. This innovative creation starts with their housemade bread. Over that, they add grilled marinated flank steak, goat cheese, chiffonade spinach, and Vidalia peach hot sauce. Two poached eggs land on top after that, followed by super delicious hollandaise.

Bruce Wayne
The Bruce Wayne is definitely the way to go when you need to fuel up for big adventures. This tantalizing dish begins with two eggs made however you like them. Then, they put those over a flour tortilla along with cheddar cheese, chargrilled marinated flank steak, fresh salsa, and sour cream. Hashbrowns or home fries join the party next to finish off your meal just right.

Belgian Waffle Sandwich
Whenever you wake up craving sweets, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to satisfy your sweet tooth with the Belgian Waffle Sandwich. Made to impress, this breakfast favorite starts with two huge Belgian waffles. Then, they sandwich cream cheese inside along with either fresh blueberries or strawberries. Raspberry coulis goes over it all to perfectly complete your meal.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese
For a zesty kick in every bite, you cannot go wrong with the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese. This tasty lunchtime treat starts with your choice of bread piled high with cheddar cheese. Bacon, cream cheese, and jalapenos land inside as well before the whole lot goes on the grill. Once it’s golden brown, the sandwich slides onto the plate alongside a big pile of fries.

Although it’s always a great idea to swing by for the full dining experience, they have takeout available, too, for when you’re in a hurry. All you have to do is give them a call or use their online ordering system on their website. Once you make your selections, you’ll just need to stop by the front counter to pick up your meal.

Insider Tips:
-Pay attention to signage while parking. Half of their parking lot is reserved for nearby businesses.
-Prefer to avoid a wait? Skip the weekend visits altogether. Early in the morning on weekdays is the best time to come by for ultra-fast service.