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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
828 898-4242
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Ranked #9 of 41 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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AZ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We enjoyed lunch- a hot Italian sub and blackened mahi-mahi sandwich, both with fries for less than $10 each. Service was good and pleasant eating areas, birth inside and out. We'd return again.

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goldsboro nc
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our family had lunch here over the Labor Day weekend. The burgers are excellent and the onion rings are hand cut, lightly battered and fried. Delish. We had a GREAT time together and had wonderful service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Server I've had several times and still isn't familiar with the menu coming back after my order has been taken to change it. The order wasn't correct, again, and the food seemed like it was oily and reheated. Can't say I would go back for breakfast.

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Nc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was perpared well and there was a lot of it with many choices, something for everyone. Outdoor dining is available. We had dinner there both nights we were in town.

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Louisville, KY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am a big fan of Banner Ellk, North Carolina - and I steal away there for short getaways. There are a number of dining and hotel choices in the area - some of them pricey. But Banner Elk Cafe is a casual, moderately-priced option with a big menu to choose from. The Cafe has a friendly staff who are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We ate several meals at the Banner Elk Cafe and everything we ate was very good. The atmosphere is very nice on the patio which is where we dined because they are dog friendly. The variety of the menu is vast from burgers, BLT's, quesadillas, fresh mountain trout, steaks, chicken, vegetable plates and fresh soup and salad bar. Highly recommend... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

the food here was excellent, except the ribs which were fatty and touch; there is a wide range on the menu and a wide range of prices; including breakfast which is served until 11; servings are huge; desserts are excellent

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Augusta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

In walking distance of the Azalea Inn B&B, we enjoy a lovely dinner of trout cooked to our specifications. Our waiter was a student at an area university and was a very attentive to our needs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife & I have had lunch and dinner here several times over the past few years. We have always enjoyed our meals. The food is always served as ordered, is very tasty and priced for excellent value. Part of the restaurant is even pet friendly. Last night was most special because of the live music of "Sound Travelers Band".... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, Usa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is not a "special" kind of place. However, it's ok. Typical grill/cafe meue of salads, burgers, wraps and cafe appetizers. Service wasn't fully up to speed on this dreary Sunday morning. Table wasn't cleaned, took forever to get glasses of water and meals weren't delivered together. If you been outdoors all day it's a good spot to unwind with... More

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