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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
+1 828-898-4242
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (61 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
“sandwich” (34 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We frequent this restaurant when in town. And we like to start off our vacation by eating here our 1st night. As usual our meal was great. I took the waiters advice (Josh) & got the Washington DC burger with a fried egg, bacon &...More

Thank Tamara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were arriving late in Banner Elk and stopped at the first place we saw to grab some sandwiches before heading to our cabin. Turns out that luck was on our side, Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge has one of the best burgers around! My...More

Thank dmark521
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined outside with my husband on a beautiful May afternoon. Pizza is great!! Service was good. Recommend stopping in!

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent breakfast place. The breakfast menu has the normal cafe staples, and service was standard. Nothing to write home to Mom about, but nothing to complain about either. It gets the job done. A nice highlight was the "side of fruit" comprised of fresh blueberries,...More

Thank Rena P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can not believe what the cafe has grown in to. I was there many years ago when the original was born. It use to be little more than a room with a screened in window in the back. I probably ate my weight in...More

Thank C8119YJMichelleb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoy going to the lodge such a great little place. They have great food and friendly service.

Thank Lissa W
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

It was a cute restaurant. My server waited on me in a timely manner but she made me feel a little rushed and she wasn’t very friendly. She did not even offer me dessert, she just handed me a ticket. The hamburger she talked me...More

Thank prettyjuls23
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Food was great! Everyone in our party loved everything they had. The menu is overwhelming with all the choices.

Thank Beltz12
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch here today. Two of our three orders contained special requests which was gladly and correctly accommodated. Prices reasonable and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with the family two nights in a row. Staff was friendly and food was excellent. I highly recommend this establishment for families.

Thank scottycameron71
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Kari R
1 January 2017|
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
you'd best ask the restaurant directly! They are very varied-- and for sure would not like to give advice on this one. Please phone restaurant. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-4242
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