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Louisiana Purchase

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Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are only two restaurants in Banner Elk that are truly special and this is one of them. (Artisinal is the other --- see my separate review for details.) The food and atmosphere at Louisiana Purchase are really very good. If you like crawfish, you will find a dozen menu items to choose from. Even if you don't like crawfish,... More 

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

Best dinner we've ever had up in the mountains. The staff is delightful, personable & well versed as to the preparation of each dish. The chef prepares every dish perfectly. Portions are surprisingly generous. Tonight was our first but not our last visit. Try it. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Kitch46
Charlotte, North Carolina
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had dinner here with family. Food and service were excellent. Our waitress, Rebecca, knew her wines and the menu very well. She was engaging, pleasant, knowledgable,and very helpful. The presentation of our dishes was excellent. The seafood, vegetables, and sauce complimented one another perfectly. We have been to this restaurant several times over many years and have seen some variations,... More 

Thank FD360
Moneta, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This quaint restaurant in the mountain town of Banner Elk, NC was a gem to find for our celebration get away weekend. We were greeted promptly upon arrival. They asked our seating preference and found us a very quiet table in one of their alcoves. We were next to a six top, but the noise was very minimal and didn't... More 

Thank KiKiBug
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to get a fantastic waitress. She was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about all the dishes and their preparation.

Thank Chuck S
Nashville, Tennessee
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476 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place I can't wait to go to when I am in Banner Elk. I love everything about it, the outstanding food, wine and fabulous service. As always Joriah remembers us and addresses us by name. We haven't seen him since October and he never forgets us. There is not one thing on the menu that I don't... More 

Thank Patty B
south carolina
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473 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It all started with the friendliness in reserving our table. Was most accommodating in placing us at a lovely round table adjacent to the weekend music upstairs. Our waitress was excellent and most knowledgable about the wines and menu. She will bring you a sample of a recommendation after finding out your likes. Well every wine was delectable. I would... More 

Thank chichiSouthCarolina
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't been here in a while and the food didn't disappoint. Start with the oysters and crab cake. Hubby had veal which he devoured, and I had the eggplant minus the crawfish. Fantastic. Profiteroles for dessert and bananas foster. Can't go wrong. Wine and what staff were great. Will definitely be back.

Thank Rochelle W
Freeport,Fl, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this quaint place this past Saturday night and it did not disappoint. You felt welcome from the moment you entered and throughout the evening. The servers were very personable and the food was outstanding. Jeriah, our server had a great personality and did a fantastic job! Our time in this town was too limited and would love to... More 

Thank Yvonne B
Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Clean, noisey, ,pricy entrees. $14.00 for soup n salad bar, additional $4.00 to add to your meal. I had a chicken breast n baked potato. Chicken breast was small and dry.

Thank Jake0318

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $40
Cajun & Creole, French, Seafood
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 18288985656
Although reservations are preferred, we are happy to seat walk-ins. Large groups are easily accommodated in our private dining room for up to fifty people. Our dress code is business casual. We want you to come comfortable and hungry. Be sure to browse through the many selections on our menu. Call us to make a reservation.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?