The Bluffs Restaurant Blue Ridge Parkway


Reopening in Spring 2021

Photo by David Huff

The Bluffs is closed for 2020 season

The road to reopening The Bluffs Restaurant has been a long journey, and we thank you for supporting the project every step of the way.


We are sorry to have to announce that the operator has decided to suspend food service operations for the remainder of the 2020 season in the interest of the safety of patrons and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to reopen in the spring of 2021.


It was a difficult decision, and we know it comes with a great deal of disappointment for so many who love The Bluffs. Although this is not the reopening we envisioned, we know it is the best decision given the current challenging circumstances.


We are so grateful we were able to press ahead with renovations earlier this year, because this work will allow The Bluffs to welcome back diners in the spring.


At that time, we hope to host a grand reopening under much more favorable circumstances.Check back here and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.


Sadly, we all must wait just a little longer to dine together, but we're looking forward to sharing a meal at The Bluffs with you when spring arrives.


Our deepest thanks for your patience and understanding!

What's Cookin'

First things first. Delicious fried chicken is back! Plus ham biscuits, house burgers, salads, berry cobblers, and so much more. 

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Our Story

The coffee shop at Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway welcomed generations of locals and travelers in its original 61 years of operation. Thanks to the support of those devoted patrons and many others, The Bluffs will reopen in the spring of 2021 to welcome diners once again for great home-style cooking.

New Hours:

Closed for 2020 season.
Reopening spring 2021.

Come See Us!

Blue Ridge Parkway - Doughton Park

Milepost 241, Laurel Springs, N.C.

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(866) 308-2773, ext. 241

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