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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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130 East Main Street, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604
828-898-8952
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local Watering Hole with Good Food

The food was very good. I had the fried shrimp with fried okra and a baked potato. Everything was cooked perfectly. My boyfriend loved the fried okra and mashed potatoes but his fried chicken was a little chewy. There is outdoor patio dining or inside dining. There is a small country store attached... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Didi5800
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Delray Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I had found this place on trip advisor and had scanned through the reviews so I was excited to try it out. I visited with my wife, our 3 year old, and our 6 month old. At first it's sports bar like appearance might put you off it as a family venue if you hadn't read up on it ahead... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food was very good. I had the fried shrimp with fried okra and a baked potato. Everything was cooked perfectly. My boyfriend loved the fried okra and mashed potatoes but his fried chicken was a little chewy. There is outdoor patio dining or inside dining. There is a small country store attached for shopping for gifts. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Crawfish etouffee was terrific. Our waitress, Katey, was prompt and efficient. Very pleasant outdoor dining experience.

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Dee our waiter was great, entertaining, knowledgable of menu items & beer selections. He Informed us we could actually buy our favorite select beer from their in-door store. Worth the trip.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nice experience to sit outside when weather permits, but our food that day was so-so.We ordered the smoked beef which was dry and not particularly smoky. Also had fried okra that seemed as though it had cooked days ago. Fried catfish was tasty. Our server was friendly and helpful.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Kate was our waitress and she was a true delight; and she ensured we were well taken care of. Her recommendation was spot on for a delicious Beef Brisket meal. We also enjoyed an excellent bottle of "The Messenger" wine with our meal. We will definitely go back again and again!

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

So we live p/t in Sugar and whenever we get to town the very 1st day we head to for lunch or dinner is Bayou. Its comfort food with a Louisiana flair. Great burgers and cajun cooking. If you sit outside in the covered patio you get to snack on a bucket of peanuts.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We are a large family of 9 (7 kiddos). As you can imagine (or maybe you can't) we get a number of different looks when we walk into a restaurant. Our kids range from 10 years down to about 10 months. Well, our server Katie was very welcoming of our big crew and gave us wonderful service! My wife and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent ribs! Excellent Cajun. Only problem was deciding to go Texas BBQ or Cajun - so we ordered both samplers!

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Hands down has the most unpleasant bartenders I have ever seen. Completely disrespectful and don't even pay attention to the bar. An older woman bartender talked to her friends / coworkers in a corner the majority of the night and ignored the rest of the bar. I've never seen that place so empty on a Friday night and I can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 East Main Street, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 828-898-8952

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?