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Louisiana Purchase

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Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
(828) 898-5656
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  • 43
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Ça c'est bon

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Curtis S
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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177 reviews 177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Miramar Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We arrived in Banner Elk on Sunday the 16th of November. Planning to cook in a lot just to be able to chill, Saturday we chose to have dinner at Louisiana Purchase. We have friends who rented here in July this year and said we needed to have dinner there. Well let me start with the warm welcome we received.... More 

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NC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have been in several times recently and was quickly reminded of how much I love this place. The food is always amazing and it seems like every time I have the soup of the day it is better than the last one! Every thing I have tried on the menu has really been good and the service is top... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have eaten there before, and it always has very good food, nicely presented, with good service. That pretty much sums it up. It's a nice experience if you are in the area.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great meal from beginning to end! Delicious food, nice atmosphere, and great service. A great choice if you are in the Boone/Banner Elk area.

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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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