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The Painted Fish Cafe

2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
+1 828-898-6800
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“trout” (28 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (9 reviews)
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2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

I had the meatloaf which was pretty good. My wife had a fish dish which she liked. We brought our own wine which they opened for us.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a very good meal here. I had the filet with mash and julienned veg. He had the bison meatloaf, which he said was very good. My only complaint was that the filet was a touch towards medium rather than medium...More

Thank ocmsrsr
Reviewed 15 July 2016

On the advice of someone at our timeshare, we went to The Painted Fish on Wednesday night for their fried chicken special. It was very busy but we bellied up to the bar and discovered we could just eat our dinner there. My husband and...More

Thank Gay T
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Sweet little cafe with excellent food. Salmon was delicious, fresh bread, good beer selection, reasonable prices and highly recommend blueberry pie for dessert! Server was Tiffany, who was attentive and quite pleasant. Will return!

Thank 872virginiap
Reviewed 2 July 2016

WOW! Blown away by the varied and creative menu. If the fish was any fresher it would still be swimming. Incredible experience. Every appetizer was a home run. Our friends had the Trout and we had the Ahi Tuna.Best I've ever had in all our...More

Thank ronk1000
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were staying near Boone for a birthday weekend getaway and I chose The Painted Fish for my birthday dinner. Boy, am I glad I did! The food was excellent and they had a wide array of choices, all prepared by to top chef in...More

Thank Hill_Runner_NC
Reviewed 24 June 2016

My husband and I had one of the best lunches we have had recently. The food was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely go back.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner while on vacation. The menu was imaginative and delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. The entrees came in two sizes. I had the small size scallops which were delicious and the perfect size after sharing appetizers and enjoying a...More

Thank Jodi B
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We like to go there with our family. Food is always delicious. Servers are friendly! They have wonderful salmon! They are family friendly.😀

Reviewed 31 May 2016

First visit here and will not be our last! Had the bison meatloaf and shrimp pasta! Both were amazing dishes! Loved the green beans, taters all of it was yummy! For dessert - we had the cheesecake and the bread puddin - both desserts were...More

Thank kbamomofthree
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7 July 2015|
Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
The site where you bought them will exchange any unused certificate. Go to their site and it will tell you how to do it. The problem is that there are not to many restaurants up here to change them for. Try exchanging them... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-6800
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