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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
+1 828-898-4242
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (72 reviews)
“sandwich” (36 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There aren't many places to dine in the Banner Elk area. Glad this is a restaurant with tasty food and a staff that tries to do their best to serve the many patrons. We visited on a Friday night after a tiring drive into town....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HavingfunfromNC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We passed this restaurant on our way to the ski resort and we decided to stop for breakfast. The food was great, as was the service, and the prices and also pretty reasonable. I highly recommend the omelette with hash browns.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bren416
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went seeking the pecan-crusted trout but that was on the dinner menu only. We had the catfish which was very good. Make sure you request the tartar sauce—very different taste and delicious. The spiced apples were ok but the potato salad was good. Our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WB_NC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good burgers and fries! Casual dress! Fun times! We were on vacation in Banner Elk for Thanksgiving!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gammiedrose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Banner Elk Cafe has an extended menu, largely because it has an adjoining sister restaurant that's attached. The atmosphere is charming, even for lunch, because of the way seating is arranged. We were in a bit of a hurry, so we ordered from the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to the cabin we make sure to have breakfast here. They have expanded so much in the last few years and it looks great. The biscuits and gravy are amazing and the coffees are delish!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank StefJax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Banner Elk Cafe added a new eatery - THE LODGE. Great new location with outstanding motif and service. New menu with great choices and VERY good food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert N
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat. My favorite mealtime is breakfast which never disappoints. There are daily specials for both lunch and dinner. One of my favorite lunch specials is the Sloppy Joe and at dinner, the teriyaki salmon with wild rice. Everything is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for somewhere to eat while on a Saturday road trip. We stopped here after several hours on the road. There was a wait so we put our name on the list with the hostess. After waiting for about 40...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OnAir28033333478
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome has 3 different menu's.Resonable and affordable.Good outdoor place to eat. It also offers late-night eating with its next door bar and has Italian food all night long and sandwiches and other things on the menu at night. Pizza was good. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FellowTraveler732529
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Kari R
31 December 2016|
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
you'd best ask the restaurant directly! They are very varied-- and for sure would not like to give advice on this one. Please phone restaurant. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-4242
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