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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
+1 828-898-4242
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (60 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
“sandwich” (34 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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1 - 10 of 683 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Breakfast here was fabulous! We had the best server ever, Taylor! Because of him we went back for dinner. Dinner was good. The desserts were to die for! Highly recommended!!

Thank muscrcp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Banner Elk Café several times and has always been good. This visit we were seated and after about 15 minutes we still had no server. Several servers and the hostess passed us several times and never acknowledged us. I placed the menus...More

1  Thank Don S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe has a decent product and we have dined here before. Today, however, we stopped and should have known something was up when all the servers were wearing heavy coats and even some knitted hats. The place was freezing -- INSIDE!! It made our...More

1  Thank hootbird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute mountain ambiance cafe. Pancakes were delicious! Omelet just ok. All in all it was a nice breakfast in Banner Elk.

1  Thank Shannon4444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well located place just across from the Banner Elk Statue, very welcoming and friendly staff, it was December 30th late at night and very cold outside. We ordered a trout plate and a Greek pizza to go because we wanted to get back to the...More

Thank Denny D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local relative recommended this restaurant. Had a wide selection and appeared quite busy with much tourist traffic. Had hamburgers and they were good.

Thank RBuck1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast. Prices were super-reasonable, and the portions were large (almost none of us finished our plates). The service was good, and the coffee was great! It was a good, solid breakfast, not the best I’ve ever had.

1  Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually ok, not always consistent. Food quality varies, service staff seems very inexperienced and inconsistent.

1  Thank mbfarmer57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They are the cats meow of Banner Elk! I would relocate just based on the awesome food they provided. Great staff, large menu, consistent, flavorful and great atmosphere!💚💯👍🏽

Thank Bridgette M
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Cooking vegetables can be so simple and cheap, however, today the pintos and greens tasted straight from a can! The slaw was dripping in too much liquid. I will approve their staff, sweet tea and shout out on the mashed potatoes. I think sweet potato...More

1  Thank NC2CUN
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Kari R
December 31, 2016|
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
you'd best ask the restaurant directly! They are very varied-- and for sure would not like to give advice on this one. Please phone restaurant. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-4242
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