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The Painted Fish Cafe

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2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
+1 828-898-6800
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Looking for an amazing meal? You have found the place to eat. Burgers, seafood, chicken, pasta, salad, appetizers, steak....You will find whatever you are looking for here. The chef is AMAZING.

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Savannah, Georgia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

For Mothers Day, we went for the first time to this restaurant. My meal was so good, but the key lime pie was the best I ever ate. When the waitress said it had a chocolate crust, I was kind of turned off and almost didn't order it. I'm glad I did though, as it was simply delicious. I will... More 

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Collings Lakes, New Jersey
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Was recommended by staff member of Blue Ridge Village Resort. Stopped for lunch and can understand why she recommended it. Had the petite size painted salad, which had strawberries, mandarin oranges, candied pecans and blue cheese over lettuce with delicious dressing. Very large salad, could have served as an entrée. Fried green tomato BLT was really good and had a... More 

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Thank Jpaws
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Where do I begin? I love this place. Never had a bad experience. Fried green beans are delicious. The salmon with orange glaze over spinach and grits, love it. Spinach salad with apple butter vinaigrette? I could eat that every day for the rest of my life. Don't even get me started on the desserts. I have no shame. I've... More 

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Thank vivianh89
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Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Great....seafood...chicken...steaks...cool apps and great salads. Casual atmosphere with great outdoor dining

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Thank tom j
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Painted Fish offers a wide variety of dishes. Specials every day they are open. It is a place that serves very good food with a twist that makes it great. On top of this, they will customize the dish to your "hearts desire". You should see and taste what they can do to make a hamburger into a gourmet meal.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Great chef and very good for lunches. House made soups are always very good. Daily specials on the menu.

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Thank FD360
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I am a local here in Banner Elk, and this is my go to restaurant! Food is amazing! Want something a little different? No problem! Want homemade comfort food? No problem! Salads are to die for, and I am a salad snob!

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Thank Cassie S
Daytona Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Really did not know what to expect, this is a great little place everyone was very friendly and the food was great. I had the fried trout sandwich the fish was very fresh and good. The server recommended the chili and I am glad she did it was fantastic.

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Thank Rahn T
Enterprise, Alabama
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

The food was amazing, but service was a little slow. I had ahi tuna and it was cooked perfectly. The bread pudding was also yummy! Others in my party had the trout and another had the pork chop.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?