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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (57 reviews)
“sandwich” (32 reviews)
“pancakes” (17 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 23 October 2016 via mobile

Food good, service outstanding, nice place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is a very popular place in Banner Elk. Would have liked to hear the musical entertainment, but night was just too cold for me on the patio. Good atmosphere for all ages.

Thank dkwCharlotte
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here for a late lunch. The place was not crowded, so I'm not quite sure why the service was so slow. We ordered sandwiches/fries for our meal. When we got our sandwiches we requested some ketchup from our server....More

Thank Amio_Persio
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

They have the biggest desserts selection and they are great. My daughter had the biggest chocolate cake I have ever seen

Thank marieB2884VY
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It's a fun place with a double menu. Cafe was pretty noisy. The lodge outside was great. Busy the day we went so service was slow. The chili could have been warmer.

Thank gfarmer668
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Waited 45 minutes for take out order. I was given the salad and dessert right away. Waited 40 minutes and asked again about the pizza. Someone said, yes, there was a pizza waiting. Box wasn't even warm. Pizza was stone cold. No silverware for salad....More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stopped in during the Woolly Worm festival. We knew it would be crazy, but it wasn't that bad. We got a seat outside and that was nice. We ordered and the food came. They ran out of ketchup, but not a big deal. Our food...More

Thank marlin61
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you for the pleasant stay! We had breakfast there twice...delicious! Dinner once deliciousness! Quaint ..staff was awesome every time! Boone to busy ..hustle and bustle See you again next year. The Middleton's🌸 NSB Florida

Thank sara m
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

First time in Banner Elk. Decided to try the cafe for lunch. Good choice. They give you three menus, so that is confusing. We selected from the lunch specials. My wife had the baked chicken and mashed potatoes. She was very pleased. I had chicken...More

Thank _bill_bea_
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I love small town cafes; the waitstaff are generally friendly - if you are - and they give you the skinny on the best choices as well as what's happening in town. The waitress plopped two menus down in front of me + the lunch...More

Thank MacD-NC
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in the cafe prior to going to the wooly worn festival so we had breakfast and it was worth the stop meals were reasonable and a nice portion service is fast and very friendly our party had the French toast pancakes and a egg...More

Thank lonewolves1
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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