Breakfast: Knight’s On Main

  • By David Bailey
  • Photography by Matt Rose

Blowing Rock

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“When you find a place that will carry livermush or cook an egg to order, you hang on to it,” says Tracy Brown, executive director of the Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority. That place is Knight’s on Main. “It’s a local favorite that serves a good helping of comfort food with a strong dash of Southern hospitality.”

And Neese’s livermush. “Mr. and Mrs. Tom Neese have a home here,” Brown says. The staff members have shirts that say “peace, love and livermush.”

“It’s a versatile thing, that livermush,” says Brown, who’s originally from Burlington. “You can have it on a club biscuit; add some lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and mayonnaise, and you’ve got a perfect breakfast that will fit in your hand.”

But it’s owner Tim Knight who makes Knight’s on Main what it is, Brown says. “He’s been working in the business since he was 12 years old, and now that he’s 43, that’s a long time. He has a keen sense of people, and that helps him to put in place really good, fun, and ‘real’ people.”

Knight’s On Main

870 Main Street, Blowing Rock
(828) 295-3869

Don’t miss:

The livermush.

Additional stories on Breakfast in the West that appeared originally with this one:
Breakfast: Alfred & Charlie’s BBQ House
Breakfast: Dan’l Boone Inn
Breakfast: Glen Alpine Depot
Breakfast: Peter’s Pancakes & Waffles
Breakfast: Ward’s Dairy Bar & Grill
Breakfast: Windy City Grill
Joey’s Pancake House

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3 Responses to Breakfast: Knight’s On Main

  1. caroline anderson says:

    My husband and I just visited here Saturday. We did not make it for breakfast which was disappointing but ate lunch. I sure hope the breakfast was 100 times better. The place was freezing cold inside and we had to wait about 15 minutes to get a seat and they were not busy with many empty tables. The hostess was not friendly and did not smile. The food was just ok. It could have been much better. It did come our fast but it was very salty. I had a patty melt and my husband had hamburger steak with fake mashed potatoes. Our bill was $24.00. A little steep. We will be marking this place off our list. Sorry.

    • Cassandra says:

      Hi Caroline, I’m a native of Blowing Rock and I’m sorry you had a bad experience at Knights. It was one of my favorite restaurants and used to be much, much better but it closed this past March. (I’d suspect the staff had just gotten the word when you visited.) There’s a new place there now called Southern Comforts that I would recommend next time you’re in town. :)

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