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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 - 11:30 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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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of fun food. Something for everyone. From burgers to ribs the food is really good. We were there on Tuesday night and they had a band playing outside. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the music while we ate and sipped our wine and beer!!

Thank MSmith411
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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115 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of us went to the Bayou for dinner prior to going to the theater. There were 10 of us. We had a great time. Our server was very good and the food was delicious. I ordered the Voodoo Pasta which was a large serving, spicy and excellent.

Thank James S
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

But that's about it. Fried chicken and the beef was dry. They had music tonight, (which is played outside) the whip daddy's and we've heard them 3 other times but they were off tonight. The smokers need to be moved further away from the tables where guest were eating.

Thank Kathy H
north carolina
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We eat here 2 or 3 times when we are in Banner Elk. Being from Texas, it's hard to find real beef brisket and chicken fried steak. Bayou Smokehouse knows how to do it right! The gumbo is authentic, salads are big, burgers are delicious, beer is ice cold and so many great sides! The only thing I wish they... More 

Thank bjd3
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious but this is not a place to go if you are on a tight budget. We enjoyed everything we ordered and our server was very helpful and friendly. The bartender definitely knows what she is doing as well. I will be back, just when I have more money to spend.

Thank Heather S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can believe that we had to go to the mountains to get good Cajun food. We walked in during the dinner rush on a Saturday night. I can immediately tell that the guys working there were a fine tuned machine making sure that everyone was doing their part. We sat at the bar and Rachel, the bartender was funny... More 

Thank Christopher H
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They serve real cajun food as well as other items. We have eaten here 3 or 4 times and have always enjoyed ourselves. Great craft beer selection and kid friendly. Always a good combination !

Black Mountain, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate there just this week. I got one of the cheapest things on the menu: chipolte baked brie with toast rounds for $10.95 which was listed under the appetizers. Meals were pricey! My brie was heavy on chipotle. The worst offense was the two sips of beer that I sampled for 70cents. Any sample to taste is 70cents. This... More 

Thank roostertag57
Newnan, GA
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the voodoo pasta and the Friday Fish Fry. The best thing was the pecan crusted trout on the fish fry plate. So, if I returned, I would try that. The beans and rice tasted like they had opened a can of baked beans, sweetened them and put a few slices of sausage in there on top of a... More 

Thank Sassy718
Miami, Florida
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server was upbeat and helpful. My favorite part of the meal were the zuchinni fries. Pet-friendly. Had nice outdoor seating.

Thank emart018

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?