Eat at Joe’s

By Jeff Eason (

Article Published: Apr. 3 | Modified: Apr. 3
Eat at Joe’s

Indulge Bakery baker Haylee Olson, left, and Papa Joe’s owner Joe Papa stand in front of the new bakery selections at the eatery.

Photo by Jeff Eason

The big question in Blowing Rock this past week has been, now that Knight’s on Main has closed, where can we go out for breakfast?

The answer is: Papa Joe’s Italian-American Restaurant on Valley Boulevard.

“We started serving breakfast right when Tim Knight closed Knight’s on Main,” owner Joe Papa said. “We’ve already had a good response, and we’re trying to spread the word.”

Papa Joe’s serves breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“There are a few restaurants in Blowing Rock that serve breakfast, but we’re the only one that serves a good, hearty, inexpensive breakfast like Knight’s on Main did,” Papa said.

The breakfast menu includes combination plates, where diners can combine eggs cooked to taste, with potatoes or grits, biscuit or toast and bacon, sausage, ham or steak. It also includes French toast and a variety of omelets (Italian, veggie, meat and cheese).

Diners can also order biscuits in a variety of styles, including biscuits and gravy, egg biscuit and country ham biscuit.

Sides include baked apples, potatoes, grits, English muffin and gravy.

Prices range from $.95 for a plain biscuit to $9.50 for a 6 oz. strip steak, served with two eggs, potatoes or grits and biscuit or toast.

Indulge Bakery

For the past six years, baker Haylee Olson has been creating wedding cakes, cupcakes, turnovers and other baked goods out of her home under the Indulge Bakery name.

Now she has moved her operation into the kitchen at Papa Joe’s and is selling baked goods there. The bakery case is currently filled with cinnamon rolls, a strawberry champagne cake, chocolate peanut butter cake, apple turnovers, chocolate chip crisp cookies and cupcakes in a variety of flavors, such as coconut crème, red velvet and lemon crème.

Last month, Olson’s chocolate peanut butter cake won first prize as the best cake at the annual High Country Wedding Expo.

She is also getting ready to bake homemade bread at the Papa Joe’s.

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce is planning a grand opening ceremony for Indulge Bakery at Papa Joe’s on May 31.

For more information on Papa Joe’s new breakfast menu, or to order Indulge Bakery items, call the restaurant at (828) 295-3239.

Papa Joe’s Italian-American Restaurant is located at 8062Valley Blvd. in Blowing Rock. For more information, visit

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