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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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Nice Outdoor Eating

We enjoy the food and especially eating outdoors most of the time in May. Very large menu choices and prices are fair for most.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Dara G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoy the food and especially eating outdoors most of the time in May. Very large menu choices and prices are fair for most.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a must whenever you go to Banner Elk, tasty treats and delicious coffee with a nice small country flair ....... Food is delicious and service is friendly. Yes this is a winner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The service was outstanding! Each of us loved our lunch the staff was friendly and on point drinks never got below half full, very informed about the area and food came promptly, hot and fresh. Great menu they have Two to choose from!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My friends and I were visiting town and decided to eat here because it was close to our rental house. The menu is huge with tons of options at good prices. I had the mahi wrap and sweet potato fries. The wrap was great but the fried are some of the best I've had. We would definitely eat here again!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I'd say it's a definite stop for a burger. Not the best I've ever had, but pretty good. Service was also excellent! We will be back...

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Local restaurant is a staple to the community. Vesting interest back into the community by employing college students to help them. Polite servers, good food, fun atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Every time we eat here, we are impressed at the menu, the service and the cost. Judging the Banner Elk against it peer restaurant group it always gets a high rating. This weekend we went in about 11:30 am and decided to have breakfast. How could you mess up breakfast? Right? But, you can make it really good. Eggs perfectly... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Items on salad bar were so cold it hurt my teeth, not to mention some items were frozen. I ordered salmon, it was very dry. Cheese grits did not taste cheesy. My husband ordered BBQ plate and enjoyed the ribs.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a great find and a "must visit" if you're in the Banner Elk area. There are actually 3 restaurants all together, so you can order from 3 different menus. It takes a little more time, but it's worth it because there are so many choices and it's part of the experience. The service was outstanding, the food was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Just had breakfast here. We had a party of 5 and were taken to a very small 4 top in a corner crowded against the staircase. I asked for the larger table next to us and was told NO. Asked for 2 tables pulled together and was told NO. Was told we could sit outside....where it was 51 degrees. The... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?