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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
+1 828-898-4242
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service was quick and polite. The food was quite good and would recommend checking it out! I got a bacon and cheese omelette but the whole menu looked great. Quaint atmosphere.

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Thank 42KDS2017
Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife had a chicken wrap that she liked very much and I had an Italian Sub that was one of the best I have had anywhere - fresh cut meat and plenty of it. I had to take half with me to eat the next day. Very good service and some awesome looking desserts. I also had the pasta... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Banner Elk cafe has good food. Not great, but it is consistently good and I love the service here. The highlight of this place is not the food, but instead, the coffee bar and desserts. The pastries and cakes come from an amazing bakery and it is all truly fantastic. I love their coffee drinks and it's always one... More 

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Maryland
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch after a morning of hiking. Not a particularly busy time based on number of customers seen, but the staff, though appearing numerous, seemed to be doing a lot of running around without actually serving expediently. Was taken to an outside table, on a sunny spring day - lovely. The restaurant is apparently a combination of 2 areas... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had SEVERAL people recommend Banner Elk Cafe for being both kid friendly and delicious. I don't know if it's because we visited in the Spring instead of a peek Summer or Winter season, but it was average at best. I wanted to order the Greek Gyro, but they were out of tzatziki dressing. Okay, no big deal. I then... More 

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Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe always has a wide variety of food. They also have a huge selection of desserts. The one I like best is THE BIG CHOCOLATE 8 LAYER CAKE. It isn't inexpensive at $9.00 for a slice but excellent. The are also increasing the size of the restaurant. Parking in front of the cafe is dangerous., park on the side or... More 

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Thank Jake0318
Kentucky
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here on our arrival day to this area. We knew nothing about the area or the restaurant, but the food and the service turned out really well. No complaints! The dessert was great!!!

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Clayton, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read several positive reviews about this restaurant before deciding to go, and that was a wonderful decision. What we ordered: an omelette, breakfast burrito and french toast. All of the food was cooked to perfection, which is better than some other places I've been. My omelette was made just right, and was well worth the price. The breakfast burrito... More 

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Thank Jamie C
Chesapeake, Virginia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here for spring break with the family. Dicing sind we see this place, so we decided it was time for dinner. We all ended up getting burgers, and oh my goodness....not sure what they put in them, but they were the best burgers we've had in a long time. So many fries and onion rings. Definitely worth stopping in for... More 

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Thank Bonnielt23
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge to get a pizza to go. When I ordered it the lady taking my order said it would take 20 minutes, which I was fine with. However it took 50 minutes to get my pizza. And when I bit into it it was lukewarm at its best. The atmosphere is great, just expect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?