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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
+1 828-898-4242
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Cusco
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our way from visiting Lees McRae. Two menus meant lots of choices and our waiter warned us that if we ordered from different menus there was no guarantee the meals would arrive at the same time which I appreciated. We did order from both menus the bbq chicken sandwich and then the salmon salad. Both were excellent and... More 

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Beech Mountain, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Food is very good as is service, but it presents as old with torn seats and unattractive booths. The back section is much nicer except for all the dead animal heads on all walls.

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Thank Leslie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

At the recommendation of our hotel, we went for a late lunch Saturday and then breakfast on Sunday. The salad bar and lunch fare were fine, but nothing to write home about. The breakfast, however, was delicious! Best biscuit I've ever had! Perfect pancakes. Crispy bacon. Buttery hashbrowns. Perfect sweet tea. Just heaven. We will definitely go back the next... More 

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Thank Suzanne v
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Since the café and lodge are lumped together - there were really TOO many choices. We were presented with 2 full menus, a drink menu, and a specials menu. It was very confusing. I had a hard time trying to decipher menus. I ended up picking something that I wasn't sure I really wanted because the waitress kept coming back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Been coming up to Banner Elk for years and we always make our favorite trip to Banner Elk Café and Lodge. Between dinner and occasional sandwich times (my favorite is the lamb gyro) we've enjoyed the atmosphere and the food and the local entertainment (especially the Kimmels). HKHaugan

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Thank Harald H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We both wanted to get some fresh mountain trout. I got the baked trout and my girl got the sauteed trout filet. Both were excellent as was the service. Fairly good beer selection though I would have liked to see more local craft beers. Seating was comfortable and sat in a covered section of the large deck, weather was perfect,... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We stopped in here for a light lunch. They had sandwiches, wraps, delicious looking desserts and some entrees. I was disappointed that there was very little selection for gluten-free. There was a vegetable plate but "vegetables" included french fries, tater tots, fried okra etc. etc.. Not a good selection if you have special dietary needs.

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Thank Ribbons55
Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious meal and lots of wine at the Banner Elk Cafe. We had great service and suggestions by our server. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Katewieland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

My wife and I had dinner here while house hunting in the area. Great food, quick service and reasonably priced. We will definitely go back upon our return trip to the area when we move in. Fantastic Burgers!

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This is our second trip to Banner Elk and each visit we would eat here. Good food at a good price..... And for a tourist area I was pleasantly surprised. I highly recommend Banner Elk Cafe as one of your eating spots when your in town.

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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, Fast food, 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • 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?