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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%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (69 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
“sandwich” (35 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 yesterday via mobile

Had French Dip & slaw my girl friend had the same, the French Dip was good, slaw did not have a good taste. They had some fried pickles that was pretty good. The rest of family seem to enjoy their meal.

Thank Calvin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had food off the Italian menu, but they also had another menu and a salad bar. We had a latte and a strawberry smoothie. Both very good and a calzone with ricotta, spinach and pepperoni - we split one and it was pleanty.

Thank Francine D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very close by to where we were staying and the reviews were good, so we ventured into this restaurant on a Saturday night. A decision we now regret. Our experience was abysmal. There were two menus (Cafe and Lodge). The Lodge one seemed...More

Thank OpinionatedFoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Banner Elk for a couple of days and planned dinner here during the second night stay, since we wanted to get try the Trout that's usually found in the mountain rivers. Was there during the labor day weekend so had a good...More

Thank ChrisV3569
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time to Banner Elk or this restaurant. The food was fabulous, we had cheese burger’s and sweet potato fries. Cooked as we requested. Tasted great. Would come back again.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar! DELICIOUS food! Fun stAff! Great prices... Go to place, often! We go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in the Banner Elk Café for a nice dinner. We had to wait for a table which we didn't mind, but when we were finally seated, we were placed in the bar area which was very loud and uncomfortable. We...More

1  Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The special that was fish tacos this night was excellent. Other foods that our table ordered were average. Atmosphere where we were seated was very noisy and bar-like. Service was average. Servers seemed to be focused on a couple of larger groups.

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the activities I look forward to every year is dining at banner elk cafe 11 days a week. same table every morning at 7 am Autumn remembers after 9 months that i was gone what I ate. Her comment is " the usual...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the drive from Blowing Rock to Banner Elk. Once we arrived, we were seated outside. Beautiful evening and delicious food. We had a wonderful server that made our visit even more enjoyable. Would definitely come back the next time we visit the area.

Thank sayestotravel
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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