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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 40 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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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to the Banner Elk Cafe three times this month already all three experiences were great. Two lunches and one breakfast. The chili and grilled cheese were very good. The turkey and dressing special was home cooked. The breakfast was excellent. And, great friendly service each meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We were in Banner Elk for College orientation for our daughter. My husband and I dropped by to eat lunch. We waited for a while to be seated. Finally, we were able to get a seat and the waitress took our order. I ordered soup, salad and a water. My husband ordered the chicken casserole. Both of our meals were... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I was very glad to see such an open and eclectic menu, even a nice array of desserts from a local bakery. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable of the menu, which is so nice, as it is very full. We had a great server that was so polite, and very patient walking us through the menu. There is a... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We tried this place our last full morning in the area. We were quickly seated with an option for inside or outside and a waitress was ready to take our order just a minute or two later. The breakfast menu is simple, but there is not much you can do with breakfast. Sitting in the back room we had some... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and 3 teens and I ate here last week. We had been disappointed up until then with most of the other places we had eaten at in the area. We were given menus for both the Lodge and the Cafe with so much to choose from. We all enjoyed our meals (chick parm sandwich, baked penne, melted ham... More

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We brought our Golden retriever with us on this trip and were excited to find places that are pet friendly. We were thrilled that this cafe had covered outdoor patio so we could bring our Toby. We ordered the nachos as an appetizer, they were good and plenty to share. I ordered the Mahi Mahi sandwich, minus the bun. Fish... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

While we were in Banner Elk we ate here once for lunch and another time for dinner. Both meals were very good. My wife is gluten free and they had gluten free pizza dough so she could get a small pizza which is sometimes hard to find. The service was good and both times we ate outside since the weather... More

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Valdosta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family had pasta Alfredo, a burger, 2 French dips, fruit, and veggies. Everything was just okay - nothing to brag about, and nothing to complain about.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

In downtown Banner Elk, there's a great outdoor patio shared by the Banner Elk Cafe, Lodge and Espresso bar. Visitors can bring their well-behaed dogs on leash, and can order off either menu and expect to have a super meal in a relaxed and nice environment. Our waiter brought our dog a big bowl of water (plus another staff member... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If your looking for a quality meal that is reasonably priced stop into the Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge. The owners are hands on and really make the effort to get to know their guests. Sunday is a great day to stop into the cafe. Starting at noon, the Sunday special is always hot turkey with all the trimmings or... More

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