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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 good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (54 reviews)
“sandwich” (32 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food at this very popular restaurant, however ordering was very confusing because we were given 3 menus,one was for the specials,the other two were small books. The explanation, "we have two kitchens so we can offer more, however your food might not...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had breakfast there on a Sunday morning. Wonderful! It helped that the weather was absolutely positively perfect! I was alone and seated at an outdoor table (my request) for four. I mention that tidbit because I made my breakfast last for an hour and...More

Thank roostertag57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eating at Banner Elk each year we come for our annual ski trip has become a tradition although this year it was not as good as we remembered from the prior year. I had the pecan crusted fish which was the best meal at our...More

Thank SouthernBelles98
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met an old fried and his wife for lunch. One of the specials was corn beef and cabbage with black eye pees and corn bread. My friend and I had the corn beef and his wife had a hamburger. My friend and I both commented...More

Thank spencebutz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Most of the town was full and everyplace was crowded. This place was able to seat us without a long wait, the servers were very friendly and the food was tasty. We ended up eating...More

Thank amalphiea
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this place. You can tell the owner's really care and it comes out with the food and service. Rachel was the best. Thank you . Food was great, my thanks to the chefs.

1  Thank Rusty S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would have given this 5 but bathroom needed attention big time Lots of good food. Not a long wait. And our large group was not a problem. Mom Dad and grandparents and 4 kids enjoyed

Thank bornel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate dinner here on charming patio..food (pecan crusted trout and fried catfish...both delicious! ) and service were both exceptional! We have tried most of the restaurants in Banner Elk and this is now one of our new favorites! BTW...don't forget the deserts...they are fabulous!

1  Thank Kathylesfes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to be sure and eat here on our vacation. Now I am passing the word! The food is amazing! The drinks were good. Our server was good. The live musician was excellent! Loved being outside and just relaxing! It was nice to...More

1  Thank JOY S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for late lunch on July 6 and sat on patio. We had a young waitress that served both of our tables of adults and teenagers. Great service, food and value. She had a great attitude and was honest with us about the brew...More

Thank Howard R
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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