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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
828 898-4242
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice outdoor dining and great food

Stopped by during Arts Festival weekend to get quick lunch. Caught them as they transitioning from breakfast to lunch, but a surprised by large lunch menu choices. Disappointment turned into pleasure and we were surprised by ample portions of Green Salads, Antipasto Salad and Chicken wrap... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
GaryjW2014
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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Banner Elk Cafe has a wonderful outdoor patio with local music on Friday and Sat nights in the summer. The pizza is fantastic and drinks tasty. I highly recommend eating here on a weekend and enjoying the patio with music outside. They have a very extensive menu , but suggest the pizza. It was fabulous!

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped by during Arts Festival weekend to get quick lunch. Caught them as they transitioning from breakfast to lunch, but a surprised by large lunch menu choices. Disappointment turned into pleasure and we were surprised by ample portions of Green Salads, Antipasto Salad and Chicken wrap. Quality of food very good as was the service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My family and i have visited banner elk for years and it is truly one of the most beautiful places! We love having breakfast at the cafe, my kids always look forward to the fun pancakes, princess crowns and elephants, but this time we were told that they were not available! My kids were disappointed but always amazing service and... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We sat outside under the covered part for lunch. Family friendly. 2 menus - 2 restaurants in one. Husband owns one and wife owns the other. Many options. Guest had one of the specials. Salad with salmon and watermelon. She thought it was great. I had burger and onion rings. All of it was good.

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We enjoyed both our lunch and dinner at the Cafe. We enjoyed the corn beef and cabbage, pulled pork and catfish. The vegetables were well cooked and seasoned. I did not find the salad bar appealing, but the vegetables were so good, I didn't miss having salad. The ice cream parlor part of the restaurant was wonderful!.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great coffee and breakfasts. Quick service and convenient location. Plenty of parking, nice friendly atmosphere.

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Manchester, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

I went against my policy of eating breakfast at the cut off time. I always feel you get leftovers. I think this was true for this experience. Right as we walked in they asked breakfast or lunch. We stated breakfast. Another employee announced no more breakfast after us. I had omelet with has browns. Hash browns were lump and barely... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Ate here for breakfast and supper. Supper was fine. Had a burger which was seasoned well and cooked to temperature requested. Dessert was great. Breakfast was not as good. Grits were cold. Eggs tasted like they came out of a carton. Biscuit was barely warm. Sausage was okay. Did not go back for breakfast. Wait staff was attentive.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Rustic atmosphere, great food and good service. Enjoyed the pulled pork, meatball sandwich and ruben sandwich. A lot of food, very well prepared for a reasonable price.

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Parkland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Come here for a menu full of options: salads, soups, sandwiches, etc. The various chicken sandwich options are excellent. And very well-priced!! Great lunch destination. Everyone will find something to eat here. Centrally located in the heart of Banner Elk in close proximity to Beech Mountain.

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Address: 119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone Number: 828 898-4242
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk

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  • Address: 119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 828 898-4242

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