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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 - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 134
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Burger & Beer

Stopped here for lunch after I officiated a lacrosse game at Lees McRae. Good beer selection. Burger was good. Good service, reasonable price. Right downtown.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Bob G
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Matthews, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Matthews, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch after I officiated a lacrosse game at Lees McRae. Good beer selection. Burger was good. Good service, reasonable price. Right downtown.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful experience at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill. My daughter had their crawfish creole, she enjoyed it so much. I needed to know about MSG, our server was so good about finding out all she could for me. My husband & I had a wonderful burger. Our Son in love, enjoy their BBQ. When we are in the... More 

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Relaxing atmosphere, good food, and plenty of selection. It was a holiday weekend and we had spent the day on the river. This was a perfect ending to a great day. They seemed to be prepared for the busy weekend with plenty of servers. No complaints here!

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Phoenix, AZ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have been their numerous times and each time I say we are not going back.... I am a fish lover and did order some fish... it came out in a strange way and later discovered it was something else and not what I ordered. The atmosphere is ok... with so many great restaurants in the area not sure why... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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179 reviews 179 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Where to start...my draft beer was warm. The wait was long and the food was average and overpriced. A local recommended we go, but also told us the food was a little overpriced for what you receive. Being told this, I checked the prices on TripAdvisor Menus and thought it all looked right. Upon receiving our menus I discovered the... More 

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LINVILLE
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Last year I ate here for my birthday and I returned this year with my sister. The food was great, as it has always been when I've eaten here. I had the fajita with beef brisket and it was excellent. The zucchini fries are one of my favorites here. Be careful, though because they are always blazing hot when the... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have been to the Bayou Smokehouse and Grill several times and we have always liked it. The shrimp etoufe' is one of my favorites with a bunch of shrimp in it. (even if I can't seem to spell it, ha) We were there for lunch earlier this week and it was not busy. I had my favorite, and my... More 

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Chapel Hill
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We dropped in for a light lunch of burgers, fried zucchini sticks and salad. The burgers were cooked a little more than the medium we requested but, all in all, we enjoyed our lunch and the ambience. The zucchini sticks were delish!

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?