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“Clean restaurant with good food and fast service ideal for families”

The Painted Fish Cafe
Ranked #11 of 51 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We arrived 5 minutes before the menu change from lunch to dinner. The waitress and cooks accommodated our family allowing us to order from the lunch menu. The food came out quick and was good. The staff pleasant and the environment very relaxing. The price for a family of 5 was just under $30 and we were all pleasantly satisfied. Try the sweet potatoe salad....

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Thank Iknowtravel2012
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Stop by for a late lunch and were we happy we did. Great clam chowder, it def was homemade because it tasted like mine. The Italian panini and the buffalo shrimp wrap(special of the day) were very tasty. If u like french fries get u some they are divine. No problem to be found from hostess to server. Very Quick...very good!!

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Thank jon r
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Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. A bit of upscale in the mountains. Had the special and it melted on my mouth: Hawaiian Surf and Turf. Rhonda was a great waitress.

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Thank Rhonrhon20169
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Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful, delicious and filling!

Bacon Chicken was awesome!

Service was exceptional....not sure what happened to some of the other reviewers during their visit but we were waited on as soon as we sat down and all the other tables seemed to do just as well.

Give this place a try if your in town!

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Thank Adam C
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We ate at The Painted Fish on Saturday between 1:30 and 2:30. As always, the hostess greeted us quickly and we were promptly seated. Our waitress appeared immediately and took our drink orders. The menu had changed since our last visit, and we were delighted with all the dishes available. We've been frequenting this place for about a year, and the food always brings us back. I had the chimi pork wrap, and all I can say is "Wow!" We've never had a bad experience here, and will continue to recommend it to anyone who asks. The soups are creative and fun (lobster chili, curried beef and lentil, tomato bisque), and we've loved the lunches we've had there. I've witnessed some of the kitchen staff coming out to help customers who need advice on how the food is prepared. I've NEVER seen anyone neglected or passed over. Always friendly, and always good has been our experience. Try it and see for yourself.

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