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Zuzda

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502 Main St W, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (Hwy 194)
(828) 898-4166
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Locally sourced ingredients prepared in small plates.

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always a great evening at Zuzda's

Zuzda's is a consistent favorite of my wife and me. Doug, the chef/owner, does a wonderful job. There is a wide menu selection, and the food is very always well prepared, well seasoned and well served. The wait staff is among the best in the High Country. As a tapas restaurant, the portions are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Thinker49
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Athens, Georgia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Tapas -small plates-- are a great way to try different things. Mountain trout was delicious, and hummus is one of my favorites.

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Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Zuzda's is a consistent favorite of my wife and me. Doug, the chef/owner, does a wonderful job. There is a wide menu selection, and the food is very always well prepared, well seasoned and well served. The wait staff is among the best in the High Country. As a tapas restaurant, the portions are smaller, but that allows you to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at Zuzda's many times and find the food and service never to be consistent. First of all you need to tell them you do not want everything served at once because that is what they will do if not instructed how you want it served. We have not been there in at least a year but i... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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187 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We live up at Sugar and ever since we've been in the area we have been visiting Zuzda. Just went again last night and they introduced a new menu about 4 weeks ago. Lots of the old favorites are there and some new larger plates are now on the menu. This visit we tried the Cioppino and it was perfect.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have visited the Banner Elk area for the past 4 years. Each time, we look forward to visiting Zuzda's for dinner. This year we got there a bit early - before 6 pm and was told that they were waiting for lobsters to arrive. Three in my party ordered that, and said it was great. I had the sustainable... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great food and friendly bartenders. Thanks you for making our weekend. We will definitely be back for more!

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Love the tapas style - can be budget friendly if you want and most of the dishes are very well prepared. We enjoyed the chicken marsala and black bean cake the most this time around.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stopped at Zuzda while we were in Banner Elk with a large group of 7. The waitstaff was very accommodating and the food was very good. We were looking for a tapas style so that we should do a little sampling of everything...and that's exactly what we did. EVERYTHING we had was fabulous! Would definitely recommend if you are... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food was delicious, the service was fast, friendly, and knowledgable. Mix drinks from the bar were perfectly made.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Let's see, we were stuffed into a tiny corner table with the place near empty and the waitress literally forgot about us. After about 25 minutes of cackling from the drunks near us waitress included we interrupted her to ask about our waitress, She went to find her. Their menu is well, overpriced and they don't vary much apparently. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 502 Main St W, Banner Elk, NC 28604
    (Hwy 194)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: (828) 898-4166

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic

Description

Locally sourced ingredients prepared in small plates.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
4:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?