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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
828 898-4242
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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attractive cafe and inviting. Inside is cozy and so friendly. Salt and pepper Catfish outstanding! Features an extensive Manu items. You will find your favorite.

Thank martyC5001NS
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch with a friend. We really enjoyed it. My wife & I also had Brunch on a different day. My omelet was outstanding but my wife said that the French toast was very ordinary. We have eaten here many times and the food is usually consistently good.

Thank Kitch46
Charlotte, North Carolina
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place for breakfast or lunch -- good basic america food. But DON't expect to get a nice meal for dinner here, unless you are going for a hamburger or sandwich. -- They just can't pull off anything more complex than the basic stuff.

Thank GingerCharlotte
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had very good chicken quesadillas,however they were out of quacamole. Our waitress forgot our drink order and my husband had to go get her to remind her. Our drinks came out at the same time as our lunch order, Disappointing.

Thank kittycat250
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The selection of entrees is unexpected for a small cafe in this area of the state. The mountain trout is fantastic. The pasta dishes are very good. The steaks are excellent. Service is excellent and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Drjmcodt
Salisbury, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food at a reasonable price. Friendly staff. Had a little bit of a wait after order was placed but it was at the busiest time for lunch. Worth the wait. Would go back if I was in the area.

Thank hartsellj
Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We love eating here when we are in the mountains. They have a little bit of everything for all ages in our family. We also enjoy the entertainment in the patio area on the weekends. Great prices too.

Thank Harleychic1
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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216 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to the Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge a number of times, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each and every time we're there the service has been excellent and I especially enjoy their daily lunch special menu.

Thank Munibrokr
Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner here with a group on our vacation. The waiter tries to upsell the margaritas, but they are too sweet. We ordered fried pickle chips, and were TOLD that they would be chips when we asked the waiter, but we received pickle spears. The waiter came back 3 times after our order was taken to tell us that they... More 

Thank Cynthia B
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great! Food and staff! Everyone was welcoming and the food was very fresh. Great atmosphere for the family!

Thank M1107

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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: 828 898-4242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?