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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene

Location and contact


11:30 ~ 5:00 pm
Red beans and rice with smoked sausage, one side
4 piece with two sides $7.95
2 piece with two sides 6.95
Fried chicken lunch
Chicken fried steak with two sides
Wings (five large wings, any style) with two sides
Fried‎ catfish plate with two sides
Don’t miss our delicious brunch saturday and sundy 11:30 ~ 3:00 pm
Open since 2003, The Bayou offers Authentic Cajun and Texas Cuisine served in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor, dog-friendly deck dining in the summer, fireplace dining in the winter. Free WiFi, Children's Menu and Wine Amnesty available. Adjacent Bayou General Store offering Beer, Wine, Locally Made Items, Souvenir Mementos and more. Please see the Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, Banner Elk Facebook Page for Specials, Live Music, Events and area information.
$6 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews red beans and rice cajun sampler brisket po boy smoked sausage catfish burger étouffée salad general store new orleans beer selection tuesday night our waiter awesome food full bar great lunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is a dive but who doesn’t enjoy drinks, games, live music and bar-b-que sampler plates. Rumor has it they have the best brisket nachos on the planet but, when I ordered out my sampler meal and got it home I thought the sausage...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank nancyliberis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been our favorite casual place in Banner Elk for 15 years and it’s never crossed my mind to write a review of it. We love the laid back atmosphere, the great staff and owners and the food, music and sports. Don’t let the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank loveboonenc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after reading bad reviews on another bar b que restaurant and we were so glad we did!! It is definitely a bar like atmosphere but the food was amazing. They had a lot of local craft beers to try and a general...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank flprincess463
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is our favorite restaurant in Banner Elk. Nice atmosphere and wonderful food. I especially recommend the barbecue.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johnmA3236GN
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Had higher expectations, but found it to be an average place for a casual meal and beverages. Prices were higher than food quality warranted and while the table service was fine, the process to get a table wasn’t very customer friendly. In Banner Elk there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jamesoG2985FG
Reviewed November 30, 2018

We had a little trouble finding this restaurant but we are glad we did find it! Very good food and excellent service! All of us in our family of 4 were looking for a good burger and this place did not disappoint! Our waitress, Danielle,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank vrondolphin315
Winston A, Owner at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Hello Vrondolphin315, We love our char-grilled, hand crafted burgers too! Thank you for the 5 bubble review. And, since you have mentioned your server Danielle by name she has been awarded a week of dinners of her choice, to use whenever and however she'd like...More

Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Great food. Good service. Good atmosphere. Smoked brisket was great, with good taste. Nice outside area as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Les R
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

All burgers can be made gluten-free by possibly adjusting the spice blends/sauces. The kitchen staff was very knowledgable about allergens/ingredients, which is very good for Celiac dinners. The Crawfish Creole - what 2 of us had - was gluten-free and very good. Gluten-free hard ciders...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tia Velinda M
Winston A, Owner at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Hello Tia Velinda, We work to provide constantly updated information regarding food allergies to our staff members. We know food allergies are not a life-style choice, but can be a very dangerous immune system reaction and should therefore always be taken seriously. It's nice to...More

Reviewed November 15, 2018

We visited this awesome spot during our Anniversary getaway. The food was great and our server, John was OUTSTANDING!! He was FULL of positivity and attentiveness! Will absolutely visit again when we are in the area!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Afayehotmail
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I can't speak for the food because I went to Bayou after dinner for some drinks. The atmosphere is very laid back and comfortable. The food that was ordered looked good, and the drinks came quickly and accurately. Had a great time and would definitely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank P6218YTchristinab
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