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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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Quinton, Virginia
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

After a day doing outdoor activities, stopped by for lunch, after all, had a high rating. Sat for 15 min before we had a waitress. Garlic rolls were hard like dog biscuits. My wife had bad wrap with old lettuce and cold dry chicken. I had meatball sandwich which fell apart in poor imitation of a roll. Lunch took 45... More 

Thank Joe P
Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

My husband and I are spending a few days in Banner Elk. We decided to have dinner at Banner Elk Cafe last night. When we walked in there was a short line, but no one was available to seat the customers. Finally a waiter seated us at a booth. There were windows next to the booth that had a significant... More 

1 Thank Joan P
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Stopped at Banner Elk Café several times now when visiting the area. The food is always great, and the service is usually top notch. Can be busy at night, lunchtime is a little more laid back. Our last time in we had a large group, and everyone ordered different meals. No one was disappointed. Most had to get carry out... More 

Thank Gobig12
Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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231 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016

My friends and I went for breakfast on a Saturday and were pleased with the variety of items. Two of us had the Eggs Benedict, and it looked great when it came to the table. However, it must have been left in the kitchen for awhile after it was prepared, as the hash browns and eggs were barely warm. Also,... More 

Thank Mcdjohn
Greenville, South Carolina
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

We had a good lunch, crab cake sandwich and chicken wrap. The number of menus is odd, but the food was all very good. The sweet potato fries were great.

Thank wareagle-1980
Hampton, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 16, 2016

While we were eating outside, a storm came thru and they had a plan to move all guests inside quickly and in perfect timing. The food was perfectly cooked and we were highly impressed on how all the staff worked together. There were about 10 dogs on the patio area with their families and the servers made sure each dog... More 

Thank carleenteachespe
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

After leaving the Bayou Smokehouse due to horrible service and not being waited on at all, my mom and I walked down the street and found this cafe. We were helped immediately. Our server was very friendly. I ordered the blackened chicken quesadilla and my mom got the turkey special. Both were very good, especially for the price! We shared... More 

Thank Haley K
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Two menus? Did not make sense to have a menu for Italian and one for American. Ate inside, so so place-outside seating was much nicer but we did not have time to wait. My wife had the trout which she said was very good. I had pasta and meatballs which was so so. Server friendly and attentive. Will check out... More 

2 Thank Morgan T
1 review
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Messed up our order, then messed up the second order to fix the first. Waitress was clueless. Food was terrible and cold. Never again!

Thank Hope M
Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Came to the Lodge after leaving another establishment across the street because no one came to wait on us. We were greeted with smiles and we enjoyed the food and the wonderful selection of food on the menu. We would definitely come again!

Thank aking2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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: +1 828-898-4242

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