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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food and really nice people! Parking was a bit difficult but well worth it. Very good menu choices, full bar available. Nice little store attached. Shop, eat and drink. What fun!

Thank Dianne B
Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family friendly restaurant/bar. Food was great too! Great service as well provided! Their general store offers many items from local beers to gifts to take home.

Thank April R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant a few times now and they never disappoint. The food and atmosphere were great. The waiter also made or visit very enjoyable 'Dee' had awesome recommendations and pleasant conversation. I recommend everyone visit this restaurant.

Thank Michelle P
Clover, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister recommend this restaurant to my family. Best decision ever! The Texas smoked combo was delicious. Everything came out in a timely fashion and the service was amazing. Our waiter Dee was great. He was fun and full of energy and interacted with our tables which was a huge plus. When we return to this restaurant next year we... More 

Thank maliperez89
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the first time to eat and had a fabulous time and one of the best brisket I have had. What made our visit more pleasant was our server Dee who was very helpful in selecting our meal. I will be returning next time I return to the mountains.

Thank Alina P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Naomi is awesome and she takes great care of her customers! Food is great too. The quesadillas are my favorite.

Thank Eric R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We are new to Banner Elk, and visit this location on a semi regular basis, always when we have visitors to the area. The food, drinks and service hit the mark every time.

1 Thank Mary Beth F
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We have eaten lunch here twice in the last month. We have a favorite booth and the service is always good. We have had the Voodoo pasta, Smokehouse burger and Brisket Nachos. Loved the pasta and burger and would recommend. We didn't care for the nachos, but that could just be us. They have Blue Moon on draft, which is... More 

Thank ColumbusOH
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Naomi was a great server as we had a party of 11 and our table required a lot of attention. Half of us are from Atlanta and we make it a point to dine at your restaurant every time we come to Banner Elk!

1 Thank andymalega
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks and appetizers. Great bar with a friendly staff. The atmosphere is very laid back. I will definitely be back!

1 Thank imthewoman2blame

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-8952
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.

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