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Louisiana Purchase

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Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
+1 828-898-5656
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“bbq shrimp” (9 reviews)
“pate” (6 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
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Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden treasure. The unassuming exterior is easy to miss. Inside, there are elegant table settings and a bar upstairs. The service was warm and friendly and the food delicious. I had the barbecue shrimp on a grit cake, my husband had...More

Thank cnorrisrn
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Three days have passed since we experienced an absolutely superb meal at this mostly creole restaurant. The etouffe over my beef tenderloin was devine as were the vegetables that accompanied the beef. Can't wait to go back and experience another menu item. Problem is I...More

Thank Margo H
Reviewed March 3, 2016

Louisiana Purchase was recommended by a friend and we enjoyed a wonderful full course meal that was delightful from the appetizer to the dessert. The menu had a variety of choices and our server helped us make a choice that best fit our taste. This...More

Thank jinksj
Reviewed February 21, 2016

I have dined here 4-6 times over the last 20 years. It is an awesome experience and you need to eat here if you are anywhere close to Banner Elk, NC. My experiences here are as follows: The service has been stellar, the quality of...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed February 8, 2016

We had chosen Banner Elk for a fall get away from Louisiana! When we saw that some enterprising folks had opened a Louisiana theme restaurant we were a little skeptical but after reading basically good reviews plus local recommendations we decided to try The Purchase!...More

Thank scot1ru
Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Louisiana Purchase came highly recommended by a local friend and did not disappoint. The BBQ Shrimp with Cheese Grits was excellent and the Crawfish Etouffee, simmering in a dark roux, was top notch. I was tempted to try the KrispyKreme Bread Pudding but instead...More

Thank Hallucin8
Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I'm a Louisiana native, so I have always enjoyed this restaurant. It's a staple and been around forever. However, I would advise having everyone in your party check out the menu before you make a reservation and don't go with picky eaters. One member of...More

Thank Meg250
Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is our very favorite restaurant ever!! The owners and staff are awesome and make you feel so warm and welcomed. My husband has eaten the blackened fish bourbon street as long as I can remember. I love the filet, the crab cakes, the pate,...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed September 15, 2015

The food is very good and the spice is just right. The waiters and wait-staff are all very friendly and make you feel very welcome. Our food was prepared wonderfully and served promptly. We enjoy this place for "special" nights out.

Thank debbiebettie
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere inside. Great gumbo and shrimp bisque for starters. The snapper and blackened mahi were excellent. The fish portions were a little small on the plates, but were very tasty. The Pinot Noir by the glass was average at best for an 11$/glass. This...More

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Kathy H
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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