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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We went to Louisiana purchase the last two years we stayed in North Carolina. What a wonderful restaurant ingredients were fresh,service was wonderful, and price reasonable for what we ordered. We would recommend this to anyone who is celebrating a special occasion or just want an exceptionally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Kathy H
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We went to Louisiana purchase the last two years we stayed in North Carolina. What a wonderful restaurant ingredients were fresh,service was wonderful, and price reasonable for what we ordered. We would recommend this to anyone who is celebrating a special occasion or just want an exceptionally good meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The food was generally good but missed on the jambalaya. The veal pate appetizer was very good and the (special) heirloom tomato salad was wonderful. However the jambalaya was not like any I enjoyed while visiting or living in NO. The sauce had to much tomato paste that overwhelmed the shrimp, crawfish and chicken. I not sure where their recipe... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very accommodating and hospitable. Food was absolutely amazing. BBQ shrimp dish was spicy but best dish by far. Fish of day was mahi- small but very good too.

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Georgetown, KY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our waitress was incredibly helpful in describing (& even pointing out dishes as they were delivered) as we made our choices. Wine & beer selections were good and we can't say enough about the quality of the dinner we enjoyed immensely! White tablecloth, so dress up a bit & enjoy a delicious meal.It IS a bit pricey, but well worth... More 

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Langley, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Louisiana Purchase

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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