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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 190
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  • 102
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good New Orleans style cuisine

Voodoo pasta, shrimp gumbo and the jambalaya were all very good. Had very good local craft beer choices and I enjoyed a few while waiting for our order. Kids got wings and did not enjoy which is why I didn't rate higher.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tbrown1233
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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was awesome! Our waitress was Olivia. She was wonderful. Very polite, all our meals came out correct and were excellent, she was very friendly and hospitable! We come here every year and will be back. Hope Olivia serves us again. :)

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Thank Suzanne F
Lincolnton, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there for lunch. We had p.o.'boy shrimp sandwich and beef brisket quesadilla. Both were excellent. Our server, Melissa, was outstanding. A very personable young lady. The atmosphere is great. Great music and a tv in every corner for all the games.

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1 Thank Karen C
BSGBE, Owner at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Karen C. What a nice review of the Bayou! Thank you so much, and please know we appreciate it very much. I am delighted to read you enjoyed our food, service and venue. And, since you have mentioned Melissa favorably in your review, our reward to her is a week of free Bayou meals of her choice. As I... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Voodoo pasta, shrimp gumbo and the jambalaya were all very good. Had very good local craft beer choices and I enjoyed a few while waiting for our order. Kids got wings and did not enjoy which is why I didn't rate higher.

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Thank tbrown1233
BSGBE, Owner at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this review

Hello TBrown, I'm so glad you enjoyed our Louisiana fare and craft beers. . .we do work to search out the best in North Carolina brews. Thank you for your kind words. I am disappointed to read your children didn't enjoy the wings however. Please, always feel free to speak with your server and/or one of our managers if you... More 

Waxhaw, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Melissa was our surver and was amazing she has only been working 2 days great job melissa. I will definitely be back.

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2 Thank Connor O
BSGBE, Owner at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this review

Hello Connor. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Melissa will be thrilled! Since you have mentioned her favorably in your review, our reward to her is a week of free Bayou meals of her choice. It's our way of thanking our staff members for taking good care of our favorite people. . . our... More 

Eustis, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here and it was excellent. Try the beef brisket fajita. Wait staff was very good and attentive. Has an open air dining area but too cold to try when we were there.

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Thank 352travellovers
georgia
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here when there was 18 to 24 inches of snow. They have so many choices I think everyone would be happy. Colin was are server and he was great. We recommend the fried crawfish, the salad evangeline and the wings. Everything was good

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Thank ccowart01
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with four other ladies to the restaurant in middle of day on weekend. Great food with a different menu. It is a bit of a bar atmosphere but still family friendly. Excellent representation of cajun food. A couple of the ladies I was with ordered a country fried steak and was not as well pleased as the rest... More 

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Thank Dalton M
Dothan, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had a ski weekend in Banner Elk and visited Bayou Smokehouse and Grill. We enjoyed it so much the first time we went back the next night as well. Our waitress Olivia was very attentive, and the food was top notch. Excellent restaurant. Do your palate a favor and don't miss this place.

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Thank jtrammell2237
Atlantic Beach, NC
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would love to rate the food, but alas, after 20 minutes of waiting at the hostess station to be noticed, we were denied service because I asked to speak to a manager about the apathy and the extremely long wait time to not only be seated, but just ACKNOWLEDGED. For the first ten minutes everyone in front of us,... More 

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Thank avidtraveler6
BSGBE, Owner at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this review

Madam. First, and most importantly, you were NOT denied service because you asked to speak to a manager. It was suggested that you dine elsewhere because of your extremely bad-tempered and discourteous attitude. You appeared to be looking for a fight and I just wasn’t interested in giving you one, thinking it was better to invite you to leave rather... More 

Saint George, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to eat. The Cajun Sampler and Po Boy with fried green tomatoes and bacon as well as the zucchini fries were absolutely delicious!! Staff very friendly and attentive! Definitely recommend!!

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Thank MT77329

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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 Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 828-898-8952

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, 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?