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The Painted Fish Cafe

2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
+1 828-898-6800
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“salad” (39 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
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1 - 10 of 327 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice dinner and craft beers our first evening in Banner Elk. Food was delicious and service very good. Had a nice table at sunset on the patio, enjoyed it very much.

Thank Skip P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The loudest resturant we've been in in Banner Elk. Very small portions and very large prices for what it is.

Thank volusiagolfer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to eat outside, so I can’t say if it is a loud place, But outside was great. We had just checked into our condo and didn’t want to cook so found this place very close. The Pecan Trout was excellent with the...More

1  Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, always. Twists on favorites. Indoor/outdoor seating a plus. Craft beer and good old PBR for cheap (if you like that sort of thing). Artisinally prepared and generous portions (maybe share some appetizers AND an entree). Usually a lunch spot for us but we’ve...More

Thank macgirle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just pull up the menus online. We had brunch y'day. 2 ladies had the salmon hash (wait.what?!) and I had chicken and waffles. You say you've had chicken and waffles? How about with a sweet potato waffle and bananas Foster maple sauce?! Mimosas and music...More

1  Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had Sunday brunch at the painted fish. I ordered an omelette with various vegetables. My wife ordered the salmon hash; both were very good. The service was good the price was reasonable. We would go back again.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recent first visit...great, friendly staff. My dinner poor...chicken croquettes in super spicy sauce, likeThai, but way too hot. Pricey, since everything is a la carte, salads., etc. Second meal, veal Marsala was good. Small portions. Superb, ice cream w hot fudge dessert.

Thank LakeLureFamily
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife & I were in Banner Elk for a wedding, and our son (who lives nearby) recommended Painted Fish. Excellent choice! It's a modest-sized cafe located in a small retail center on a busy road -- so not a lot of "curb appeal" but...More

1  Thank Frank A
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Went for Sunday Brunch. The chef had some creative menu items. Sometimes the quality does not match up to the menu. This time the chef did a great job. I had the sweet potato waffle with banana foster. I would definitely order again. I only...More

1  Thank mwalchak
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Simply put this is a wonderful restaurant. Great service and absolutely delicious food. We were lucky enough to see the chef and tell him just that ! We started with salads, Caesar ($7.00) and the painted salad,($8.00) all fresh, great and priced reasonably. Fabulous scallops,...More

1  Thank Patty B
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
The site where you bought them will exchange any unused certificate. Go to their site and it will tell you how to do it. The problem is that there are not to many restaurants up here to change them for. Try exchanging them... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-6800
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