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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brisket” (62 reviews)
“cajun sampler” (17 reviews)
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American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent 5 days in the area and this was our only disappointment. Food was mediocre at best! Service was the only thing that saved it from a very poor rating. Beer was hot, not warm and food was tasteless. Hopefully this was just a bad...More

Thank muscrcp
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great family lunch. Food was fabulous. I had the cajun sampler, my husband had a po'boy, parents had salads, kids had children's menu items and po'boys. We all loved everything. I enjoyed a hard cider and others had local beer. All good....More

Thank paigerenee2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well being that I’m a native Texan and my husband a New Orleans native, we were excited for a taste of home. Nah. It was an edible attempt, but not the real thing by any stretch. The broccoli cheese soup was rich comfort food and...More

Thank chickie_momma
Reviewed 14 December 2017

My Husband and I had lunch at the Bayou recently. The service was outstanding and the food as good as the food we had in New Orleans. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. My Husband ordered a plate that contained shrimp creole, crayfish étouffée, red...More

Thank anncolemandvance
Reviewed 3 December 2017

we wanted to love this restaurant. It was very casual, and had a good vibe and local feel to it. But my son and I ordered the brisket, and it was so dry that it was barely edible. There are other options for lunch/dinner in...More

Thank NewBlueEyes
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Checked Trip Advisor for a casual lunch with friends while visiting Banner Elk. Glad we did! This place has the Best burgers, salads and Cajun cuisine!! We all were very Happy with our orders and Naomi, and her extra Sweet Southern Hospitality😊

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped by after sightseeing for an early dinner. A nice low key place to eat. Good food, great service. We did not partake of any local craft brews but they had a good selection. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This place is unassuming and down to earth. It has outdoor seating and a full bar with a good beer selection. The gumbo is hot, really spicy. I love it. I have always been happy with the service, the food and the hang.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This little complex of various restaurants was a good stop. The Bayou Smokehouse had very friendly staff, a good selection of food in a casual atmosphere. We split the Cajun sampler and everything was good and reasonably priced (plenty of food for 2) Worth a...More

Thank GatorTraveler2011
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The bartender named D took our take out orders and he was great. The food was fantastic especially the collards and the fried okra. We also had the blackened catfish two nights in a row because it was so delicious. We both were amazed and...More

Thank Dave S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-8952
  • E-mail
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.
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