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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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130 East Main Street, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604
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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Voodoo pasta was excellent but $18 for the entree. BBQ pork was also excellent. We were seated immediately. The wait staff seemed very hurried. I felt guilty for bothering our server for a glass for my beer, water, and extra nachos. But he met all of my requests immediately. Good experience. It seemed a place where the locals were... More 

Thank Mindy S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though we ordered a spicy dish that was promised to be so spicy that some people can't eat it it was anything but.....it was rather an uninspired meal, and if you like this type of cuisine you will likely be disappointed.

Thank Lola122
Dover, Ohio
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our food out on the patio on a warm July evening. I had the Cajun Sampler, which consisted of red beans and rice with smoked sausage, shrimp creole and crawfish etouffee. I chose spicy shrimp gumbo over the salad. It isn't very spicy so don't be alarmed. I cannot recommend this food enough! It was simply divine! My... More 

1 Thank ocmsrsr
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Morgan is amazing!!! Great atmosphere! Bags pool and fun. Love it;) service was stellar! Best place in town. Best server in town.

1 Thank Brian C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty nachos , both ground beef and brisket, as well as other sandwiches were enjoyed by adults and kid. The setting on their covered adjacent to a treed courtyard was breezy and pleasant.

Thank Lee L
New orleans
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191 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasant place with indoor and patio seating, serving a good list of Louisiana cuisine and that associated with the mountain regions. People who have dined in New Orleans and Lafayette, LA will not be disappointed with the seafood dishes. Even the red beans and rice was unusually tasty--if the chef had mashed more of the beans to make... More 

2 Thank Gouvernail
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a great Sunday afternoon at the Highland games we decided to try Bayou Smokehouse. After being seated and told that a server would be right with us we waited at least 15 minutes and one male server saw us sitting there, however we were never approached and then watched as a couple who arrived at least 10 minutes after... More 

Thank aking2011
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I happened upon this restaurant while staying in Blowing Rock. It is a relaxed, pet friendly atmosphere and our server Morgan made our lunch very enjoyable. We sat outside & listened to live music. Morgan recommended the brisket. Our brisket salad was wonderful as was the beans & rice with homemade sausage. Will definitely be back.

1 Thank Carole R
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps it is bc I've traveled through Louisiana several times and my expectations were too high, but I found the food to be average. I tried the crawfish etouffee , which was bland and watery, though did contain plenty of crawfish , the jambalaya which , likewise was bland, but more hearty. The gumbo was good. The staff was very... More 

Thank Prozacmd
Burlington NC
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was really good, and we didn't have to travel to Louisiana for this type of cuisine! Will definitely return for the food and the cute shop.

1 Thank sunshine88traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
American, Cajun & Creole, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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 East Main Street, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 18288988952
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?