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Louisiana Purchase

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Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
(828) 898-5656
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  • 46
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We liked, the atmosphere,decedent sized gift shop,inoodfront.tRestaurat/Bar,in back. Waiters were very good,with very good suggestions and service. Food was Excellant and plentifull. WE had a very good time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
timothy t
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Carpentersville, Illinois
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Carpentersville, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We liked, the atmosphere,decedent sized gift shop,inoodfront.tRestaurat/Bar,in back. Waiters were very good,with very good suggestions and service. Food was Excellant and plentifull. WE had a very good time.

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Glade Spring, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very tasty food! Service was excellent. The waitress recommended a soup and entrée that worked perfect for us. Definitely an upscale eatery!

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North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We live about 15 miles from the Purchase, but only dine there for special occasions, such as New Year's Eve or anniversary. Actually we have enjoyed this restaurant for 35+ years from when it began in the Grandfather community and after being sold and relocated in Banner Elk. We have never been disappointed. It's an oddly configured place, with a... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Every time we eat at "The Purchase" we are overwhelmed by our choices.. I am vegetarian and my husband must eat gluten free. Always something wonderful to eat. Staff members are attentive and friendly. Nice bar.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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185 reviews 185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I had the pleasure of finally dining here after driving by the establishment many times. My wife and I joined two other couples for a weekend at nearby Yonahlossee resort. We had made plans to dine out one of the evenings here at Louisiana Purchase. And the wait was worth it. First off, the wine list here is pretty deep,... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Louisiana style cusine In the High Country. Been in same location for many years You will want to go again

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Went in expecting a 5 star restaurants service, unpleasant environment, was put in a booth that was basically a blanket on top of wood had to sit on my jacket, friendly server but was unprofessional, had to wait about 30 minutes for the food even though there was only 3 other customers in sight. Still got my order wrong even... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

So nice to have a different genre of food in a small little town. The atmosphere was very nice and the food and drinks were excellent. Highly recommended and if we're in the area again we will definitely be back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

On a whim, we decided to visit Louisiana Purchase. The outside of the restaurant is in a non-descript shopping center which initially throws you off. But, once inside, the stunning artwork and smell of something wonderful coming from the kitchen hits you quickly and smile will emerge. We were greeted by one of the owners and our server Jeriah was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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177 reviews 177 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We love Louisiana Purchase. The food is aways wonderful, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everythiing is made from the freshest ingredients. The chef Patrick Bagbey creates special food that is never boring or run of the mill. His wife handles the wine and is quite knowledgeable. I cannot say enough about the staff they are so nice and welcoming. There is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: (828) 898-5656

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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