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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” (63 reviews)
“cajun sampler” (18 reviews)
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American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I've always enjoyed Bayou. They have been here for may years. The BBQ and sides are very good. Love the outdoor seating. Nice tap list. Nice atmosphere.

Thank TravelerNFoodie
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I lived in Louisiana for a few years and since moving to North Carolina have longed for the taste of the Bayou State. I have a friend who used to work there and insisted that we tried it out and I am so glad that...More

1  Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 29 September 2016

You won't t be disappointed! Ask for Shelby! The food was great! Our server, Shelby, gave us excellent service! We will definitely be back on our next visit to Banner Elk!

Thank rglab1220
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

While vacationing in Banner Elk, we stumbled across this great restaurant! Our server's, Shelby suggestions were were great and she made our experience worthwhile and added to the awesome weekend we had in the North Carolina mountains. I had to buy a hat and shirt,...More

Thank BullIslaner
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The food was not bad but it was nothing to brag about. I personally would not go back. The service was good.

Thank turnmirecindy
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

He recommended the Voodooo pasta it was incredible!!! He made us feel at Home we ate from Wyoming passing thru Highly recommend this place. And ask for Dee😘😘😘😘😃

Thank Toni R
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My son and I ate there tonight and decided to order several dishes and share it all. We ordered the Brisket Fajitas, The Smokehouse Combo and The Cajun Sampler. The Brisket Fajitas were more like quesadillas and they were fabulous! Moist and meaty with a...More

Thank LeesRubs
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Found this on our trip to autumn in Oz. Good Cajun fair. We had the nachos, shrimp ettoufe, and chicken and sausage jambalaya. All good

Thank James L
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Not the best brisket or the best ribs but they are OK. Music on the outdoor area a couple of days a week. Nice evening.

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped at the Bayou Smokehouse and Grill, as I saw good reviews on trip advisor! My waitress Courtney was awesome she gave great, friendly service! I ordered a spinach cheese rice quesadilla and a cuppa soup, it was very good large portion, I chatted...More

Thank LindaLu819
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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