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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
“eggs benedict” (4 reviews)
“burger” (12 reviews)
“pineapple” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
324 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I were in B. Elk for a week and this was our "go to place" several times. Great food, drink and conversation, not to mention clean and close by our condo. Highly recommended for any meal and a cold beer/wine/drink.

Thank Skip P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time at The Banner Elk Cafe. We dined their last year when we did our annual visit to the Linville, NC area. Last year we were able to dine outside with live music with a group of friends. Unfortunately the weather...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a bit of a foodie and all restaurants make pretty good eggs and bacon, but in my opinion if a place can make good eggs benedict, then there has to be a good chef in the kitchen. I had breakfast there this morning...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The restaurant expanded earlier this year. The renovation is beautiful. The quality of the food is inconsistent.

1  Thank Anne27612
Reviewed 15 August 2018

While in Banner Elk for a family reunion, we ate here twice. The first time was as a couple, for breakfast, the second by the whole family for lunch the next day upon our recommendation. In the heart of this very small town, this is...More

Thank dean2fac
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Afternoon stop in small college town in Smokies. Wonderful food and service. Across from a well used field. Enjoyed Craft Fair and atmosphere. Very pleased with our experience.

Thank Luxurycruiser21
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

After a week of skiing at Sugar Mtn we were headed home but not before a hearty breakfast. My buddy recommended the cafe and we were just relieved they had beers early that day bc the ski soreness was getting real. Our group was sat...More

Thank 7Zach7
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This place was recommend to us and we will not be back. The service here was extremely poor. It took them 10 minutes before someone would see how many were in our party. Then It took the waitress over 30 minutes to take our drink...More

2  Thank overholt48
Reviewed 21 July 2018

It’s like 2 or 3 restaurants in one! There’s the original BE Cafe then the BE Lodge and I’m not to sure what the differences are but all overpriced especially for local people! The wait staff were not very nice and I was thinking “she...More

2  Thank carlaj0604
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Just love this place! Food is very good, well presented; service a bit slow but atmosphere is nice so the wait is no problem

Thank Tessa R
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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