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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” (61 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 14 October 2017 via mobile

I cannot begin to express the depth of flavor in the food here. We ordered the Bayou sampler and were amazed at the wonderful variety of traditional Bayou flavors. The beer selection is a perfect complement to the meals. The service we had was the...More

Thank Daisy-Sheri P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Brisket was dry. Service was terrible. There are many better options within walking distance to this restaurant.

1  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Brisket was dry and bland. The burger was also dry, tasted like nothing but char. Not too please with the overall experience. Yuck.

Thank Casey S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Cool bar, food is just average. If you want barbecue, I would go elsewhere. Service was lacking even though place was empty.

Thank Cassie S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This restaurant has the best fried green tomato, bacon, lettuce sandwich in the south. We have been here many times and have never had a bad meal. Sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. Tables have umbrellas.

1  Thank Actiongram1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had the gumbo and the red beans and rice. The gumbo was very spicy but my husband loved it; I had the red beans, rice, and sausage and I thought it was cooked perfectly with good seasonings. We tried a few beer samplings too...More

1  Thank 2mdoves
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Too many barking dogs on patio .. pork sandwich was ok sauce was to sweet service was slow.. won't go back

Thank Brad4155
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Food was good and plenty of it. Great service and atmosphere. Pet friendly area outside. Live music and good brews. Serve local brews and wine.

1  Thank Dtilly
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed. Ordered shrimp etouffee based on recommendation from waitress. The shrimp was mushy and the flavor was not good. Granted I should have returned it immediately, but had my sister try it to see if she thought it was not good either. When the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My husband and I ate here for dinner one evening; for an app. we ordered the Grilled Brie & French Bread Rounds…it came out cold…YUK! For dinner he had the Louisiana Shrimp Gumbo, I had Shrimp Etouffee. While the dinners were not terrible they were...More

Thank ljbedmonds
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I don't think reservations are needed.
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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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