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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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
Lodge + Cafe + Italian Rest in one

This restaurant in downtown Banner Elk offers a little something for everyone. A VERY extensive menu, it's a great place for families. Dog friendly and lots of courtyard /outside seating. Nice place for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Brandon B
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant in downtown Banner Elk offers a little something for everyone. A VERY extensive menu, it's a great place for families. Dog friendly and lots of courtyard /outside seating. Nice place for lunch.

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great to sit outdoors in the fresh air. Greek Salad was filled with goodies-olives, artichoke hearts, pepperoncini. Chicken breast was hot and moist

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Sitting outside was great. Food tasted great and had a great waiter. Would definitely go back again.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very varied menu from full dinners to sandwiches, hamburgers and salads. Good service, nice anmbiance and outdoor seating available. Great desserts too!

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was a good place to go while on vacation. Our family of four each had a great lunch with good, friendly service. The menu is expansive and makes choosing what to eat a tough decision. It is a friendly atmosphere in the center of town. We would definitely visit again.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After a hike to the beautiful Elk River Falls our group had worked up a big lunch appetite. We headed to the Banner Elk Cafe. I would like to say that the decor was earthy and beautiful. The lunch was delicious. Many in our group enjoyed soup and sandwich and I had the blackened chicken sandwich. We all chose different... More 

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Boyne Falls, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went for lunch here and two of us had the DC Burgers. They were burgers with an egg and bacon on them. They were huge and delicious! We sat out on the patio and it was very comfortable and pleasant. We had fried pickles as an appetizer. They were cut into strips, which I had never had that way... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

when we are in Sugar, this is our go to breakfast stop. They are open all day but we usually visit for breakfast. Love the selections of coffees/lattes and hot teas. Omelets are big enough that we usually take 1/2 home. When we arrive, they are usually finishing baking muffins and then we just have to share one :-) They... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice place in downtown Banner Elk. The outdoor seating has. A great atmosphere. Service was friendly and fast. Lots of food choices. Had the Blackened Mahi sandwich which was pretty good. Not 5- star but a nice place to have lunch

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Western North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Centrally located near the one stop light in town. Varried menu to please most everyone. Heated lodge type porch in the winter months. Adorable coffee shop with great desserts!

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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 Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 828 898-4242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

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