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Louisiana Purchase

Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
+1 828-898-5656
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant. Excellent service. However, felt this restaurant is over priced for the food that you get. Our bill for 5 people was $330. Only 3 got drinks, and only 1 a dessert. Friends said that the Bar b que shrimp was not very good....More

Thank Arelene1893
Reviewed September 9, 2016

This was the third time we have dined at Louisiana Purchase and each time it is as good if not better than the time before. The specials are always good but you cannot go wrong with the Etouffee.

Thank Neil G
Reviewed August 25, 2016

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...More

Thank GingerCharlotte
Reviewed August 25, 2016 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....More

Thank Kitch46
Reviewed August 23, 2016

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...More

Thank FD360
Reviewed August 23, 2016

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....More

Thank KiKiBug
Reviewed August 21, 2016

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
Reviewed August 15, 2016

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...More

Thank Patty B
Reviewed August 5, 2016 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...More

Thank chichiSouthCarolina
Reviewed July 26, 2016 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...More

Thank Rochelle W
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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
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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: Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-5656
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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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