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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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Bakersville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its great to eat there. the food is delicious. A good selection of beers to pick from. And if your not sure what to drink, they have a good way to sample their beers....Enjoy

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Thank rezz049
Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The environment is very casual. Our meal was delicious. We enjoyed the oyster appetizer, painted salad, blueberry rib special, and the tuna. All food was freshly prepared. We brought our wine and it was served for a $15 corkage fee. The black and blue bread pudding was a wonderful finish. We will return.

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Thank 44Cary
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought it was overpriced for the type of food served paid 19.99 for fried chicken which was mediocre at best

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1 Thank Donald L B
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch and asked for an outside seat. Was told it would be a few minutes. A family of 4 came in after us and asked for an outside seat. They were told it would be a while and that we were ahead of them (by same person). Less than 30 seconds later the same host looked... More 

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1 Thank Brenda H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a sign behind the hostess station that proclaims "we promise fast service no matter how long it takes". Take heed because they mean it. Food quality was ok but service was awful. It took so long for our server to get to us after we finished our dinners that we cancelled ordering the desserts we had already decided... More 

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1 Thank Al T
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sure bet every time. Love the soups, trout, desserts. Creative take on many enters. Friendly staff. Casual decor.

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Thank n h
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went here regularly while on holidays. The food was reasonably priced and good for a family to stop in while on a break from the slopes!

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Thank Lauren_Walsh-Dining
Beech Mountain, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Thank Steve M
Dover, Ohio
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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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 Options, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?