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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brisket” (61 reviews)
“cajun sampler” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is unassuming and down to earth. It has outdoor seating and a full bar with a good beer selection. The gumbo is hot, really spicy. I love it. I have always been happy with the service, the food and the hang.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little complex of various restaurants was a good stop. The Bayou Smokehouse had very friendly staff, a good selection of food in a casual atmosphere. We split the Cajun sampler and everything was good and reasonably priced (plenty of food for 2) Worth a...More

Thank GatorTraveler2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bartender named D took our take out orders and he was great. The food was fantastic especially the collards and the fried okra. We also had the blackened catfish two nights in a row because it was so delicious. We both were amazed and...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service from Naomi was great - she's full of energy, super nice and down to earth. We really enjoyed her happy personality! The food was just ok - we had burgers which had no seasoning, but my wife really enjoyed the Salad Evangeline with...More

Thank Willm88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food served incredibly quickly ! Thanks Seth ! Well prepared quality items at a great price. A must!

Thank charlesfradley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the burger Po Boy this time and it was very good. Service was great. Outside dining. Sunny day. Pet friendly. Our favorite place in Banner Elk. Only reason I wouldn't give it a 5 is that they need to pay a little attention...More

Thank Travis R
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I cannot begin to express the depth of flavor in the food here. We ordered the Bayou sampler and were amazed at the wonderful variety of traditional Bayou flavors. The beer selection is a perfect complement to the meals. The service we had was the...More

Thank Daisy-Sheri P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Brisket was dry. Service was terrible. There are many better options within walking distance to this restaurant.

1  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Brisket was dry and bland. The burger was also dry, tasted like nothing but char. Not too please with the overall experience. Yuck.

Thank Casey S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Cool bar, food is just average. If you want barbecue, I would go elsewhere. Service was lacking even though place was empty.

Thank Cassie S
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Jesse S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-8952
  • E-mail
Open since 2003, The Bayou offers Authentic Cajun and Texas Cuisine served in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor, dog-friendly deck dining in the summer, fireplace dining in the winter. Free WiFi, Children's Menu and Wine Amnesty available. Adjacent Bayou General Store offering Beer, Wine, Locally Made Items, Souvenir Mementos and more. Please see the Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, Banner Elk Facebook Page for Specials, Live Music, Events and area information.
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