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The Painted Fish Cafe

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2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
828-898-6800
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Beech Mountain, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was very good.I had their special that day which was grouper and I really enjoyed it .Defiinitely a good choice.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the meatloaf which was pretty good. My wife had a fish dish which she liked. We brought our own wine which they opened for us.

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Dover, Ohio
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed a very good meal here. I had the filet with mash and julienned veg. He had the bison meatloaf, which he said was very good. My only complaint was that the filet was a touch towards medium rather than medium rare as I ordered it. Otherwise it was pretty good. The only thing to really... More 

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Odessa, Florida
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the advice of someone at our timeshare, we went to The Painted Fish on Wednesday night for their fried chicken special. It was very busy but we bellied up to the bar and discovered we could just eat our dinner there. My husband and dad got the chicken special and raved about it. I opted for their curry scallops--oh...my...gosh!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet little cafe with excellent food. Salmon was delicious, fresh bread, good beer selection, reasonable prices and highly recommend blueberry pie for dessert! Server was Tiffany, who was attentive and quite pleasant. Will return!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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183 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW! Blown away by the varied and creative menu. If the fish was any fresher it would still be swimming. Incredible experience. Every appetizer was a home run. Our friends had the Trout and we had the Ahi Tuna.Best I've ever had in all our travels. And the blue berry pie with goat cheese is to die for. Tom, the... More 

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Pfafftown, NC
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying near Boone for a birthday weekend getaway and I chose The Painted Fish for my birthday dinner. Boy, am I glad I did! The food was excellent and they had a wide array of choices, all prepared by to top chef in the area. I had the salmon and my wife had the crab cakes. They do... More 

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Thank Hill_Runner_NC
Beech Mountain, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

My husband and I had one of the best lunches we have had recently. The food was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely go back.

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Thank Ann C
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner while on vacation. The menu was imaginative and delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. The entrees came in two sizes. I had the small size scallops which were delicious and the perfect size after sharing appetizers and enjoying a local beer. We barely had enough room to share the dessert of the day which... More 

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Thank Jodi B
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We like to go there with our family. Food is always delicious. Servers are friendly! They have wonderful salmon! They are family friendly.😀

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 828-898-6800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?