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Louisiana Purchase

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Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
(828) 898-5656
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant is for people who appreciate the finest food and who have the money to spend to get the best. Stick with the local (the Four Heirloom Tomatoes salad is amazing) and Cajun-themed and skip the steaks priced at twice the cost of fresh trout OT jambalaya. Service is good but not great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Langley, Washington
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Langley, Washington
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This restaurant is for people who appreciate the finest food and who have the money to spend to get the best. Stick with the local (the Four Heirloom Tomatoes salad is amazing) and Cajun-themed and skip the steaks priced at twice the cost of fresh trout OT jambalaya. Service is good but not great.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Is it pricy? Yes. Is it worth every penny? Yes. I dined here alone while my sister was visiting college. The staff was friendly and always making sure my glass was full and experience was lovely. For a way to treat yourself, a romantic outing, or just dining with family and friends-- this restaurant gets an A+. The étouffée was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Always consistently good food! We eat here every time we are in town, whether on a date night or out with other couples. We always leave satisfied.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Expensive but always fine in every way. Food is prepared superbly and service is exceptional too. A great restaurant for a romantic evening.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Too expensive. Mediocre food, friendly waitstaff. Huge portions but a couple won't leave this lace for less than $70.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We recently enjoyed and excellent dinner at the Louisiana Purchase with a group of friends.. Interesting selections on the menu included the tasty barbecued shrimp and one of the best shrimp remoulades I have had anywhere. An excellent red wine from their carefully selected wine list complimented our meal. As a former resident and frequent visitor in New Orleans, I... More 

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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Address: Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
Phone Number: (828) 898-5656
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
Cuisine: French

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  • 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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