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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

) #6 of 34 Restaurants in Banner Elk €€ - €€€ American, , Cajun & Creole
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Food was good, service was good. Wait staff was nice and knowledgable. Only issue was $5.75 for a draft beer is too much especially when food was reasonably priced.

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We returned to Bayou after about 7 years and wow were we pleasantly surprised. Friends said the best burger he's ever had in any restaurant, the best sweet potato fries & I enjoyed melt in your mouth brisket. HEAVEN!! We also want to thank Dee,...More

Thank Justine B
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Really good spot to grab some food or a drink. food was awesome and so was the service. Make sure to go in and ask for Naomi!!

Thank ParkerentwistleIV
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

In town for LMC graduation. Tired and hungry, 3 families and the graduates were partied out, but meeting for a last meal before going our separate ways. Wonderful service by Courtney. our waitperson, she was right on top of things. The kitchen got all orders...More

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I'm hooked on this place ,food and service above expectation. The staff is friendly and laid back. Would definitely recommend

1  Thank drpeaceman
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Wow, what great food. This place has a really good chef! Everything is excellent...we went back again and tried different things. The menu is delicious through and through!

1  Thank 28fisherman
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Had a great late-night experience at the Bayou. We were looking for a place to eat after the slopes closed for the evening and Bayou was one of the only ones nearby! Lucky for us, the food, service, and ambiance were grand! Everything we ate...More

1  Thank lec3734
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Came in early evening for dinner on a rainy night. Nice upbeat service and good New Orleans style eating. I had the Smoked Sausage plate with spicy fries. My wife had the Shrimp Po-Boy. Both good.

1  Thank Ed W
Reviewed 27 March 2016

My son got their double Burger and it was HUGE. The biggest we have seen. I think if you like New Orleans /Cajun food you will enjoy this restaurant

1  Thank Karen652014
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Another great lunch...Shrimp Etouffee was spot on. It was a little chilly for the outdoor patio but that is the spot in downtown Banner Elk when the temps go up for cocktails and great food. Never a bad meal, friendly service and a fun watering...More

1  Thank mtnbluezgirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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