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Banner Elk Cafe

324 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
+1 828-898-4040
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (4 reviews)
“grilled trout” (3 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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324 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a moderately priced local restaurant with an extensive menu. We had lunch and dinner at Banner Elk Cafe, and found the food to be fairly good for the price point. There are two separate kitchens and at lunchtime you will get two different...More

Thank doug8888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived in this area for awhile and have eaten at the cafe many times. Over the past few years every time we have eaten there it has been TERRIBLE!! We continue to retry it in hopes it will be better and it never...More

Thank TheSweetness1223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast here was wonderful. They had an option for all ages and diet restrictions! We ate inside near a warm fire and spent a good amount of time enjoying coffee and conversation before our food arrived. It was worth the wait!

Thank glindsey155
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One-time quaint café and restaurant, there has now been an expansive-but-cozy tavern added, complete with an aprés ski atmosphere of couches, fireplaces and natural wood highlights by local craftsperson "Rustik." Super atmosphere, and a huge positive for the Banner Elk downtown community.

Thank Dolph47
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We ate here before leaving town. We dated on the patio. We had a new waitress. Knowledgeable and friendly lady. The food was good. We would go back again.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

When I originally lived in town I would always get a veggie burger which was always great but this time while I was visiting I tried the burger and it was excellent! In the short visit we went back there a couple of times since...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Lunch here was okay - we waited about 15 minutes for a table. I had the grilled trout which was tasty but did not seem to be extremely fresh. It is certainly an option for a suitable restaurant in Banner Elk. Our friends both ordered...More

Thank Becky052
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I used to work for Schwan's a few years ago, and would stop in here for lunch! It was ALL very good, but one thing stuck in my mind......They had a seasonal Trout with cream cheese and strawberry puree' on the top of it! It...More

Thank Eddiebear522
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Vacationing for many years in Beech Mountain and have not stopped here in many years. We went here tonight for a Monday night dinner. Very impressive. Relaxed casual atmosphere, two distinct kitchens, attentive service. But the food was noteworthy. Had an appetizer of pita bread...More

Thank dt07039
Reviewed 3 October 2018

wait staff kinda weird (stoned,etc.?) dont sit in main room=noisy and way 2 much foot traffic good food and nice.

Thank Harlan T
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annette g
31 July 2016|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
No, it features American food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-4040
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