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“Repeat Customers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stonewalls

Stonewalls
344 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898-5550
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Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Great Smokie Mtns.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Repeat Customers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

We recently spent a few days in Banner Elk. When it came time to eat dinner on our first night we ended up here after getting smoked out of the Bayou Smokehouse & Grill. (see our review) We landed in the right place. It was packed, but we got a table. Our waiter, an ex-Marine, (I know, I know.......once a Marine always a Marine) was very friendly and helpful. They have a fine salad bar. Ceasar salad, or make your own tossed. Fresh toppings, including crumbled bleu cheese, smoked oysters and anchovies. We ordered the filet mignon and the prime rib. Both were excellent. We enjoyed it so much we returned two nights later for a repeat performance. I would call this place a "family restaurant." Exterior stonework blends with its mountain setting. Inside you have oak tables and chairs. Not really an intimate place for a romantic dinner, but a fine restaurant nonetheless.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kingsport, TN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good value if you're into steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

My sister and I ate here during a weekend in Banner Elk. if you're looking for a family atmosphere with lots of steak options and a fresh salad bar, this will fit the bill. The restaurant was clean and the wait staff was nice and also efficient. Good value. If you're looking for something gourmet or upscale, you might want to try a different restaurant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Newland, Nc
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12 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good bread, good meat, good God let's eat !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

Stonewall's has been a long time local and seasonal resident favorite, and for good reason. In order for a restaurant to succeed year after year in Banner Elk, it must be good food at a pretty fair price or have ownership that can afford to appeal to a specific customer base. While Stonewalls, seems to go up a dollar avery coupleof years, it still draws a good crowd. You will not leave Stonewall's hungry. The portionms are generous and the cuts of meat are relatively large always cooked like you want them and served in a pleasant and timely manner.

The salad bar is not a huge Vegas buffet spread but is very good and seems to have eveythign follks want including a decent ceasar salad bowl. I don't understand, however, why restaurants feel the need to drown ceasar salads in dressing when a little dab would do.

Even though it may be a buck or so high, I love going to Stonewalls. There is a full bar service and nightly specials... usually a fresh fish dish. The only inconsistency are the snow crab legs. Sometimes they are a nice red, crispy shells and lots of meat and sometimes they are flimsly, covered in dark green junk and have very little meat. Not sure wehat that is all about.

If you are in Banner Elk and want a good steak at a pretty good price, Stonewall's is your place.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Very Nice Place to Eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2007

StoneWalls was recommended to my father by one of the retired truckers he meets for breakfast every week. Of course, we had to try it. We were working at our newly purchased investment property in Beech Mountain and drove down to Banner Elk especially for dinner at StoneWalls. The wait was minimal. The staff was very friendly. If you have a large party or there are no more seats by the front desk they will send you upstairs to wait, Standing Room Only. There is a walk up bar window if you would like a drink while you wait. The salad bar is out of the travel path, it is small but nicely stocked and clean, with an attendant. They have various crackers with cheese/humus at the end of the salad bar. This was a nice touch. The waitress was especially nice and very attentive. The prices are steep but are likely in line with other places, no franchise restaurants in Banner Elk. The food was very good. I would eat there again.

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