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Louisiana Purchase

Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
+1 828-898-5656
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
“pate” (6 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had dinner there, and they were nice enough to let us in without a reservation. The wait staff was very good and attentive. Prices were very high. I must tell you I am not a seafood eater, and this was all seafood. I just...More

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed August 9, 2015

Locals told us that this restaurant is hit-or-miss. We were lucky enough to have dinner there on a “hit” night – and it was fabulous. (Not five stars, but four-and-a-half.) Tatiana, our server for the evening, steered us well, being both knowledgeable and honest. The...More

Thank SisBoston
Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here with girlfriends before seeing a play at Lees McRae. Was very close to the college in a small strip center, but with no name on the door or building, just on the road sign post, we weren't sure we were at the...More

Thank flipflop48
Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went to Louisiana purchase the last two years we stayed in North Carolina. What a wonderful restaurant ingredients were fresh,service was wonderful, and price reasonable for what we ordered. We would recommend this to anyone who is celebrating a special occasion or just want...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

The food was generally good but missed on the jambalaya. The veal pate appetizer was very good and the (special) heirloom tomato salad was wonderful. However the jambalaya was not like any I enjoyed while visiting or living in NO. The sauce had to much...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Very accommodating and hospitable. Food was absolutely amazing. BBQ shrimp dish was spicy but best dish by far. Fish of day was mahi- small but very good too.

Thank DrewMc7
Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our waitress was incredibly helpful in describing (& even pointing out dishes as they were delivered) as we made our choices. Wine & beer selections were good and we can't say enough about the quality of the dinner we enjoyed immensely! White tablecloth, so dress...More

Thank CLD120
Reviewed June 27, 2015

This restaurant is for people who appreciate the finest food and who have the money to spend to get the best. Stick with the local (the Four Heirloom Tomatoes salad is amazing) and Cajun-themed and skip the steaks priced at twice the cost of fresh...More

Thank bill b
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Is it pricy? Yes. Is it worth every penny? Yes. I dined here alone while my sister was visiting college. The staff was friendly and always making sure my glass was full and experience was lovely. For a way to treat yourself, a romantic outing,...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Always consistently good food! We eat here every time we are in town, whether on a date night or out with other couples. We always leave satisfied.

Thank Lisa S
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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, 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: 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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