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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

) #5 of 34 Restaurants in Banner Elk ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Cajun & Creole
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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151 - 160 of 557 reviews

Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Really good spot to grab some food or a drink. food was awesome and so was the service. Make sure to go in and ask for Naomi!!

Thank ParkerentwistleIV
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

In town for LMC graduation. Tired and hungry, 3 families and the graduates were partied out, but meeting for a last meal before going our separate ways. Wonderful service by Courtney. our waitperson, she was right on top of things. The kitchen got all orders...More

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I'm hooked on this place ,food and service above expectation. The staff is friendly and laid back. Would definitely recommend

1  Thank drpeaceman
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Wow, what great food. This place has a really good chef! Everything is excellent...we went back again and tried different things. The menu is delicious through and through!

1  Thank 28fisherman
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Had a great late-night experience at the Bayou. We were looking for a place to eat after the slopes closed for the evening and Bayou was one of the only ones nearby! Lucky for us, the food, service, and ambiance were grand! Everything we ate...More

1  Thank lec3734
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Came in early evening for dinner on a rainy night. Nice upbeat service and good New Orleans style eating. I had the Smoked Sausage plate with spicy fries. My wife had the Shrimp Po-Boy. Both good.

1  Thank Ed W
Reviewed 28 March 2016

My son got their double Burger and it was HUGE. The biggest we have seen. I think if you like New Orleans /Cajun food you will enjoy this restaurant

1  Thank Karen652014
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Another great lunch...Shrimp Etouffee was spot on. It was a little chilly for the outdoor patio but that is the spot in downtown Banner Elk when the temps go up for cocktails and great food. Never a bad meal, friendly service and a fun watering...More

1  Thank mtnbluezgirl
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I've eaten here several times and drank here more often. It's basically an overpriced bar with some overpriced bar food. The tap selection is very good but be prepared to pay for your craft beer pints. Full liquor bar. Poorly located TVs. Relatively dirty. Service...More

18  Thank Jim A
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We were so shocked to find this gem of a sunny, bright restaurant and bar in the middle of Banner Elk! Great Cajun-inspired food and a full bar. We loved the shrimp étouffée and jambalaya as well as the appetizers we ordered. Good, friendly servers....More

1  Thank drleo2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
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
Description
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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