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“I'm a local too .. this place is the worst.”

Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge
Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Reviewed September 15, 2010

The proprietors, if you can call them that, are more like tourists from Florida who don't know how to run an establishment. They hire servers with no experience and what do they care if they do a bad job or not because they are paying $2.13 an hour out of pocket. Not to mention the staff looks so annoyed and pissed off anytime a customer walks through the door. Did I mention there are 2 separate kitchens for 2 separate menus? If members of your party order from the separate menus your food WILL come out at different times .. which the servers neglect to tell you. This is why one person gets food in 10 minutes and the other has to wait 45 minutes. Did I also mention the price discrepancies for the SAME ITEM between the 2 menus? What cost $3.50 on one menu .. might be $4.25 on the other. Basically ...

THIS PLACE SUCKS, IS NOT WORTH YOUR TIME OR MONEY. THERE ARE BETTER PLACES TO EAT.

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3  Thank laurenlolzzzz
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Reviewed August 24, 2010

We ate there twice. The food was excellent both times. The service was great the first time but very slow the second time. I highly recommend the salmon.

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Thank gsquaredUrbana_IL
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

My wife and i barred this place ages ago. The burgers are okay, just another greasy burger, but sometimes its what you crave. They are a bit pricey for what they are. The service is always terrible so we only get take out and sometime they will overcharge so look at your bill. I would say their salads are probably the best thing they have going, If you come to Banner Elk the places i recommend are Zusda's or Stonewalls for the atmosphere as well as the food and service. The Puerto Nuveo (mexican), Pappys (barb), Bella's (great Italian), China Wok (Chinese) Tokyo express (Japanese) and the Bayou (american) are the places we dine at...depending on our mood. If your on Beech Mtn...make sure you stop at Freds Backside Deli,,,,Their food and service is always great and their is so much to look at in the store.

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2  Thank jwoodring1963
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

With all the great places to eat in the area, this became our "home away from home". We ended up having breakfast there three times and dinner there twice. The breakfast menu offers everything from healthy to enjoyable. The muffins are fresh and served hot out of the oven. Evening meals offer a wide variety of choices. The outdoor patio is like a garden with wide screen TV's. Everyone was very friendly, and the servers even remembered us each time we returned. Don't miss the fresh made desserts,

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Thank wadleyfla
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Reviewed March 5, 2010

The cafe is in a great location right in the middle of town and has a cool atmosphere with there outdoor patio. The foo is very average no thrills. I went with a large group and the service was not good at all. The food came out in about 15 minute intervals. They might just not cater to groups very often but there service was just terrible.

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Thank gregolson3
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