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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 158
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  • 49
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  • 15
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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
Great Food

Although the inside decor is less than we were hoping for, the food was great! Loved the balsamic chicken pizza!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
dieselnator
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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for breakfast on our way out of town after a weekend of skiing and was very delighted with the food. Great portions, Great choices, and Great taste!!!

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Thank simplyme772
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although the inside decor is less than we were hoping for, the food was great! Loved the balsamic chicken pizza!

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Thank dieselnator
Chapin, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a delicious lunch here after a morning of skiing. The service was excellent and fast. I had the chili and grilled cheese and my husband had the mahi sliders. Both were very good. Would definitely eat here again.

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Thank 1987cindy
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great HUGE Location with indoor / outdoor seating with everything from Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch and Dinner! Great menu options and the pricing was just right ;-0 They also have a cafe with made to order coffee and pastries . It does get super busy but you will probably be waiting only for 10 mins; the staff is super friendly and... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year we travel from Florida to Banner Elk for vacation. We typically travel through the night arriving in the early to mid morning. Our very, very, first stop is Banner Elk Cafe for breakfast. Our kids now high school age still look forward it year after year. Prices are very reasonable. Food is excellent. We have tried just about... More 

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Thank ANGELA K
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here on a fairly regular basis and we get consistent good service and great food. It is convenient and the staff is friendly. The food is always fresh and delicious.

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Thank lkat1992
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch with friends and family. After a short wait we were seated by the windows. They have a very large menu to choose from. The sandwiches and salads were excellent as was the pasta. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Thank Scott M
Greeneville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I would never recommend this place to anyone. After waiting a ridiculous amount of time for our food, it came out cold. After informing our waitress about our cold food, she was very rude and never came back to refill our drinks or check up on us. On top of the cold food and the rude waitress, we could over... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The menus were confusing, there was a cafe menu, Lodge menu, specials menu and another one.... Service was sub par, although the selection of options on the menu was expansive - the food was bland, overcooked, and kind of gross. We won't be back.

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1 Thank Melissa M
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch the food was great and staff were on point. Our food was hot and correct and price was very good. Would definitely recommend this as a must see.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?