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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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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Abilene, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

He recommended the Voodooo pasta it was incredible!!! He made us feel at Home we ate from Wyoming passing thru Highly recommend this place. And ask for Dee😘😘😘😘😃

Thank Toni R
Aiken, SC
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I ate there tonight and decided to order several dishes and share it all. We ordered the Brisket Fajitas, The Smokehouse Combo and The Cajun Sampler. The Brisket Fajitas were more like quesadillas and they were fabulous! Moist and meaty with a great cheese sauce inside and topped it with sour cream. This was our favorite dish... More 

Thank LeesRubs
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this on our trip to autumn in Oz. Good Cajun fair. We had the nachos, shrimp ettoufe, and chicken and sausage jambalaya. All good

Thank James L
Sheldon, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best brisket or the best ribs but they are OK. Music on the outdoor area a couple of days a week. Nice evening.

Thank NeilG28
Myrtle Beach
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped at the Bayou Smokehouse and Grill, as I saw good reviews on trip advisor! My waitress Courtney was awesome she gave great, friendly service! I ordered a spinach cheese rice quesadilla and a cuppa soup, it was very good large portion, I chatted with two other tables while I was there, and they were also very happy with... More 

Thank LindaLu819
Clover, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant wasn't that busy, the service was probably the worse I've ever received. Service was slow and the staff was arguing with each other loud enough for the customers to hear. The food was bland, very little seasoning. We wished we would have tried a different place.

Thank genefurr66
Fort Myers, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in because the restaurant in the same shopping center closed at 3:00 and we were hungary. We sat at the bar for convenience and the US Open was on. We ordered drinks, and food. My wife ordered the 3 vegetable plate, mashed potatoes with gravy, fried okra, and zucchini french fries, she liked all but was especially fond of... More 

Thank Randall P
Tampa, Florida
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220 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar and grill fare here was barely edible. Since it was advertised as a smoke house I ordered the red beans and rice and Cajun sausage. All 3 ingredients tasted like they had sat in liquid for hours if not days-limp, soggy and tasteless. Avoid.

Thank phmokda
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Naomi was an excellent server. She was prompt and personable. We would return to the Bayou. again. It was an enjoyable experience.

Thank Nancy K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out visits to Banner Elk ALWAYS includes the Bayou Smokehouse & Grill and General Store. The food is delicious and the service is great! Try the chicken and sausage jambalya you won't be disappointed! And you mustn't leave without shopping in their Bayou General Store. A large selection of locally made beers and wines and my personal favorite, all of... More 

Thank Tina N

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?