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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (59 reviews)
“sandwich” (34 reviews)
“pancakes” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank NC2CUN
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is great too, but on our last visit we had just gone to another restaurant for a late lunch. We decided we wanted dessert, so we went to the Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge. They have a glass cooler filled with many...More

Thank Wyndswept8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch very big selection of food. The desserts looked great but didn't have room to try any. Very reasonable prices and was a good stop before walking around town.

Thank logma27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well executed food with competent service. We enjoyed the restaurant and would return if in the area. Portions are adequate and the taste was better than most.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was phenomenal, and the food was amazing. I had the pizza and it was some of the best I’ve had. Furthermore my mom had the BLT, my dad had the trout, and my brother had the ravioli, and they all said theirs was...More

Thank Jonathan O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Banner Elk Cafe since we were on our way back to Beech and I read it was a dog friendly cafe. We sat in an enclosed heated area, which was comfortable. The service was great and the food was amazing. Our fur...More

Thank saraverel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy eating at the Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge. They always have good comfort food specials. It is a very relaxed atmosphere with pleasant staff and good food. Please try one of their specialty coffees, oh my!

Thank sowellnva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything they serve is prepared fresh and is tasty. Best for Breakfast, or Lunch. Sandwiches are good and Breakfasts are good and fast. Greek Salads are great but take longer from the kitchen. Service is the best in town!

Thank Debbiemco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

VERY good food here and friendly atmosphere.Also has a coffee shop inside with great drinks. All types of cuisines.

Thank Tonya & Stuart D
Reviewed November 9, 2017

this is a great place to go and eat. the menu has a huge variety that will please even the pickiest. From Pizzas to Chicken wings To Steak and homestyle meals. and when you're done there's Ice cream Coffee shops nice staff.

Thank janer915
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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
  • Value
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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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