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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
828-898-8952
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Today
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, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic

everything was Great! The food,the service,the peoplewere ver friendly. Was just in NOL, a year ago, the Food,was very good! Generous portions, well presented

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
timothy t
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Carpentersville, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carpentersville, Illinois
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

everything was Great! The food,the service,the peoplewere ver friendly. Was just in NOL, a year ago, the Food,was very good! Generous portions, well presented

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Overall we had a good experience at this bar & grill. The drinks and appetizers were very good and the folks working there were very nice to us. It (April) must have been their snow-season hangover because the place was dominated by locals and people from the nearby college. We would definitely go there again.

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A local suggested we try the Bayou. She said they had great bbq, and Cajun food and a full bar and outside eating area. We hit the ground running. Upon arrival we sat down at the bar and met the most awesome bartender ever. I believe her name was Amy but it might have been Lou or Lou Lou. Anyway,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed dining at Bayou Smokehouse & Grll tonight. Our waitress, Michelle, took great care of us -- she knew the menu well, was extremely friendly and attentive, and took pride in her work and in the restaurant. The food was superb. You get a LOT of food for the money -- you will NOT leave... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were looking for something different for dinner and seen this on trip advisor. It was great! Staff was great and the food was amazing!

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Another fantastic meal at what is becoming our go to family hangout! We love the Bayou, a great menu that had such great variety that no matter what we are in the mood for they have the perfect dish for us. I lean towards the brisket and the kids either have wings, ribs or a burger. You can't go wrong... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I grew up near New Orleans and am so happy to have this establishment in our town. The gumbo and shrimp po boy are delicious. In addition, the Chef and General Manager went above and beyond helping this customer out! My car battery died in their parking lot during one of the coldest days of winter. He actually helped start... More 

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I can't count how many times I've eaten here. The food is always very good! I love the Voodoo pasta. It's got a kick to it, but my five year old loves it too so it's not too spicy. My husband gets the Bayou Cajun Sampler. It has great flavor too! My daughter had the chicken fingers and they were... More 

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Florence, SC, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Thank you for making my family vacation a little better. We enjoyed your food. We like the location- close to our hotel.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a small locally owned establishment that caters to the customer! The menu is varied, but is centered around some of the greatest sandwiches around - the oyster Po boy is my favorite! If you are in Banner Elk, stop in for lunch? If you leave hungry, it's your own fault!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 828-898-8952

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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?