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Louisiana Purchase

397 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
+1 828-898-5656
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (18 reviews)
“pate” (7 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
397 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great. For a "fancy" restaurant, the portion sizes were good. I look forward to going back. Nice ambiance!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DocvB0609
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Our family has a cabin in Banner Elk, and we have had the opportunity to dine at Louisiana Purchase on several occasions - usually with at least six or more adults plus kids. The staff at the restaurant could not be more accommodating, and they...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Beverly E
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I spent all day perusing the menu before our evening reservation. So many different choices at high prices, but we were celebrating a special occasion. However, the meals failed to,deliver....the description of the entrees on the menus had my mouth watering before we even made...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Leslie Y
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Sat upstairs in the bar. Great bartender. Great food and atmosphere. Crab cakes are a must. Ice Cream was delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Notshorttravel
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We only get there once or twice a year, but it's worth the half-hour drive from Blowing Rock. Menu is delightfully simple with all major food groups covered. Nice selection of salads, including some heritage tomato offerings. Extensive wine list. Jambalaya was, as always, warmly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BloodyLegion
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a remarkable restaurant. We loved our dinners. Primarily a fish restaurant, we ordered the Steak Oscar...filet mignon topped with crabmeat and were so happy we did. The service was excellent. Despite a good crowd, the noise level was such that conversation was comfortable....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lynn60726
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food and atmosphere 💚 after dinner walk around town and enjoy banner elk. Don’t forget the bananas foster 🍌

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Experience777197
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Louisiana Purchase is a good restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere. The servers are friendly and the food is very good. It's located in a little strip mall type building and there is parking out front.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank cm5704
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We like to come here for date nights when we are in town. The food and service are always excellent. The most recent experience was just as great. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 711LindsayB
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We especially appreciated the warm welcome and the attention given by the wait staff upon our arrival at the restaurant. Our waiter was very polite and personable. The timing of all courses was impeccable. Our appetizer (three cheese platter with fresh fruit, nuts and dried...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nancyliberis
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Questions & Answers
July 9, 2018|
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Response from NinaH3350 | Property representative |
The LP has many gluten free options! I, myself, live a gluten free lifestyle and my fiancé and I eat here all of the time. I alternate between any of the delicious fresh fishes of the day, the filet, and the jambalaya! Just... More
Kathy H
August 9, 2015|
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
Went last night. we saw shorts, jeans, and casual dress. Wonderful food!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $40
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 397 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-5656
  • E-mail
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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