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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%
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“pizza” (61 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
“sandwich” (34 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 1 week ago via mobile

It was a cute restaurant. My server waited on me in a timely manner but she made me feel a little rushed and she wasn’t very friendly. She did not even offer me dessert, she just handed me a ticket. The hamburger she talked me...More

Thank prettyjuls23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great! Everyone in our party loved everything they had. The menu is overwhelming with all the choices.

Thank Beltz12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here today. Two of our three orders contained special requests which was gladly and correctly accommodated. Prices reasonable and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with the family two nights in a row. Staff was friendly and food was excellent. I highly recommend this establishment for families.

Thank scottycameron71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Banner Elk cafe several times a day when visiting Banner Elk. Their coffee is great, wait staff very friendly and their food is pretty good. A little of everything for everyone. Always enjoy it!

Thank Mustangsally1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a mid morning snack on a Sunday and not much was open. We stopped at the Banner Elk Cafe to see if we could find something. Upon entering, we were greeted by the sight and smell of the dessert case. It was a...More

Thank ebrandon
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Banner elk cafe n lodge are under construction still. We went to the lodge part n the waitress. Was very sweet. The food was good as usual. Their desserts are the best part of the meal. We ordered the 100 layer carrot cake (kidding about...More

Thank Jake0318
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Have not been back here since 2015, decided to give it another try. My partner did not really care for her BBQ pork lunch. Pork tasted canned and the fired okra was tasteless. My soup was okay, but very average. At least our meals arrived...More

1  Thank Rick K
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

I have eaten at Banner Elk Cafe for 20 years. However, I have eaten there for the last time. On 2/9 my wife and I stopped by for dinner. The food was less than average. The service was non existent. Michelle needs to find another...More

3  Thank Brian M
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here. We had an excellent waitress who made good recommendations. I had a balsamic grilled chicken salad that was very good. My husband also enjoyed the Mahi sandwich. We were too full for dessert but they looked wonderful.

Thank mc472016
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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
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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