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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Allowed us to bring the dog onto the porch, which many nearby restaurants won't do unless it's a service dog. Good chicken-fried steak, etoufee, collards. Excellent, friendly service

Thank BlueRidgeWoman
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice atmosphere, and good food and service, We sat outside, very friendly servers, Matt was my server, nice guy. I felt we got good food for a reasonable price. very tasty

Thank wendybreit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner there Sunday night outside under the trees with a special loved one. Blackened chicken melted in my mouth. Matt was our server and he could not have done a better job. Attentive enough to ensure we had what we needed but no excessive hovering....More

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad I found this place. Cute cahun restaurant hidden off the main street. Very cute restaurant with a market attached and a wonderful outdoor patio. The food and service are fabulous!

Thank Charles Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us came for Tuesday night music and dinner JAKE waited on us and he was great!!! He Was in tentative. And we could not ask for better server

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Cajun dishes..good crawfish, which is hard to fine. Nice assortment of beers, great service, perfect for lunch and you can bring your little furry friends to the outside deck !!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful dinner. Great service (thanks Matt). We always stop here for dinner when in Banner Elk. We love it.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Went here for dinner our last night of vacation; food was delicious! I had the voodoo pasta - it was the perfect amount of spicy! Some family members had the combo platter - they said it was very good. Would recommend.

1  Thank amme428
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Ended up here starving after trying two different Italian places that both “closed” between lunch and dinner hours. Our server was super friendly and was happy to answer any questions we had. Food was also excellent. I highly recommend stopping here for lunch and dinner!

1  Thank kwh924
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I cannot say enough great things about this restaurant. Our server Matt was outstanding! We asked his advice on everything from beer to our dinner choices. He asked us a few questions about our tastes then proceeded to nail it with his suggestions! We can’t...More

1  Thank Anglergirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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