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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 147
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    Very good
  • 40
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  • 19
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, cold beer, casual

Over the years I have been here with and without kids. Its always a nice experience. Recommend the red beans and rice or the jambalaya.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Graham C
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Winter Park, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We were doing some employing of Banner Elk with our old sick dog and we needed a beer. Jen was our waitress and she was as beautiful on the inside and she was on the outside. The owner quickly became our friend and we found out she owned the Bayou Kitchen in Charlotte NC for 13 years and brought all... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Great food and really great customer service. It is a must go to, seriously. It is our new favorite place. Dee, Michelle and we'll everyone is great. Go try em out and see for yourself

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Over the years I have been here with and without kids. Its always a nice experience. Recommend the red beans and rice or the jambalaya.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We came back twice for the homemade ranch dressing. Also enjoyed smoked brisket, chicken wings, chicken fried chicken and zucchini fries. Nice place for a cold beer and a meal.

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DeLand, Florida
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were vacationing in Banner Elk and wanted a restaurant with some local flare. The restaurant is located in downtown Banner Elk and is grouped with other dining venues and some art shoppes. The atmosphere is darling and not too loud to carry on a conversation. We tried the local drafts and ordered smoked braised beef and... More 

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Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

While vacationing in the area my husband and I went to Bayou Smokehouse for lunch early in the week...the food was SO DELICIOUS that we decided to go back another time for dinner. That visit was even better than the first as we sat outside and were able to enjoy the locals and the music as well as more delicious... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

More of a locals place, at least as far as service goes. Even though the menu warns you that it is going to be hot, I'm not big on gumbo that is seasoned so that it kills the more subtle flavor of shrimp. So beware, if you like distinguishable flavors within your gumbo-this is probably not the dish for you.... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice in one week! I had the crawfish & catfish combination platter and then the crawfish & shrimp combination platter, both with remoulade sauce. The batter they use to fry the seafood is perfect.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Came in for a late bite on a Saturday night, our bartender Amy said anything involving brisket was a no brainer and she was right! The BBQ brisket Po boy was delicious, tender, and flavorful! This little lady had a full bar but still took the time to fill us in on the local scene, turn us on to some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

First time at this restaurant and the food was great. The ribs were fall off the bone awesome. The brisket salad was fabulous and was very filling. Tried a local beer and loved it. The server was so nice to talk with as well as the restaurant staff. Highly recommend this casual, not fancy but really tasty restaurant. A must... More 

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Additional Information about Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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

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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: Bar scene, Large groups
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?