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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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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great and friendly staff who were helpful with picking between yummy menu items. Large portions of food that was so tasty! Fun an chill atmosphere too.

1 Thank Lindsay A
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time we went this restaurant, the food was fantastic. The brisket was the best we have ever had. What made this visit so comfortable was the server Demetrius (De). He was helpful and so accommodating to us. I recommend this place for your meal and or drinks and please ask for him you will not be... More 

1 Thank dcruzjaxdc
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs,brisket,smoked sausages. All delicious. Blackberry cobbler like granny used to make. Yummy! Fast service and fast food to the table. Great place and we'll go there again.

1 Thank DAVID H
Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We love Louisana for its Cajun and Creole food and the Bayou did not disappoint us. Our shrimp and catfish Po'Boys came with our choice of sides, Cajun fries and fried zucchini fingers. The portions were so arge that instead of stuffing ourselves we took half home for dinner. It's an eclectic decorated "casual dive" restaurant with inside/outside dining, a... More 

Thank Travis R
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Decent food. Decent price. Freindly staff. Good portions. Beer was cold. What more could you ask for?

Thank James R
Feenandina beach
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service!! We enjoyed many different menu items and different beers!! Good times!! Definitely a place to watch sports on tv, sit at the bar or at a table!!

Thank JackieDarby17
Kershaw, South Carolina
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We couldn't find anywhere to park . I saw a sign at the back that said " Bayou ". We went in and there was a store attached to the restaurant . I asked the girl at the counter how to get to the restaurant and she told me to go down to a gravel parking lot and walk back... More 

Thank Cindy K

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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
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?