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“Worth a try”

Bayou Smokehouse & Grill
Ranked #6 of 49 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Open since 2003, The Bayou offers Authentic Cajun and Texas Cuisine served in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor, dog-friendly deck dining in the summer, fireplace dining in the winter. Free WiFi, Children's Menu and Wine Amnesty available. Adjacent Bayou General Store offering Beer, Wine, Locally Made Items, Souvenir Mementos and more. Please see the Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, Banner Elk Facebook Page for Specials, Live Music, Events and area information.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Worth a try”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Very generous portions of well-seasoned but only average food. Great beer list and fun atmosphere. Really more of a bar with food options. Service was good, but they were not very busy.

  • Visited July 2013
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Banner Elk NC
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“No other restaurants around has JACK like the Bayou!”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Newly aquired. The Bayou Smokehouse and Grill has a new asset to their kitchen. Meet Jack. He is a great cook with a passion for flavor! If you don't know Jack, then stop by and take your taste buds for a treat! I GUARANTEE! Keep in mind that all meals are made to order. During busy times, they are doing their best !

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Gardenchef
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DeLand, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Not worth the wait or price”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

SmokeLunch WaS Pretty Lackluster. It Was $45 Before TIp For Two Drinks, Two MealsAnd Two Kids Meals. We Waited More Than 45 Minutes FoR Our Food. Although Everyone Was Very Apologetic About The Wait, It WaS Still Long. The Portions Were Generous, But Nothing Much Stood Out Flavor-Wise. Jalapeno POtato Cakes Were Yummy. House SMoked Sausage Was Very Tasty. Didn't Care Much For Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Bbq Brisket, Ribs Or Okra.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank DailyMantra
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North carolina
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food but loooooooooooooooooooooong wait for food:(”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We came for a drink on our first evening and were recommended by our server to come back another evening and try the food. Apparently Chuck the Chef is second to none....well he might well be, but apparently not on a Monday night. We waited over an hour for our appetizers to appear and another table left after waiting 2 hours for their meal.....what is up with this place? Such a shame because the food was actually delicious.......once it arrived!

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank cameramum
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Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ok as stop along the way”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Stopped for lunch while on a motorcycle trip. Ate on back porch pleasant setting. Expect dogs, including the owner's dog who does stop to beg for food from the tables. We had shrimp creole and BBQ brisket po boy. Both OK. Casual. Relaxed. Friendly. Interesting general store.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank DrTerri
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