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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (51 reviews)
“sandwich” (31 reviews)
“fries” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't miss the pizza for lunch, but whatever you order....it is truly yummy. This is a casual setting with outdoor dining as well as inside. A great place for a group of friends tro gather, visit adn enjoy a range of delicious food.

Thank jbc1940
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of charm both indoors and outside. Very pleasent and accommodating staff. Menu offers something for everyone from pizza to top shelf dinner

Thank GAS79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great variety of food. We have been going to the Banner Elk Cafe for many years winter and summer. Great coffee and sweets too.

Thank pfg173
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very strange that you are offered 2 menus. One from the Lodge and the other from the cafe. Both together cover most everything. Pasta, Gyro, steaks, burgers fish. It's all there. Great margaritas and good friendly service. Make you feel at home. Comfortable setting

Thank AMP2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good coffee, nice atmosphere, service good. They have a variety of pastries and the weekend breakfast menu has some great wraps.

Thank K3257VBdavids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stopped in for breakfast, it was our first try of this location . The coffee was watered down and not robust, tasted cheap. I only got two creamers and the waitress never came back to the table.The pancakes were not special...More

Thank peterkelli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food. Seems to be very popular, so expect a wait. They had outside seating, staff very friendly, dessert sizes were huge. I had the Italian salad and the serving size was perfect. The fried green beans were the highlight of our visit. The restaurant...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was quick and polite. The food was quite good and would recommend checking it out! I got a bacon and cheese omelette but the whole menu looked great. Quaint atmosphere.

Thank 42KDS2017
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My wife had a chicken wrap that she liked very much and I had an Italian Sub that was one of the best I have had anywhere - fresh cut meat and plenty of it. I had to take half with me to eat the...More

Thank the1drjazz
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The Banner Elk cafe has good food. Not great, but it is consistently good and I love the service here. The highlight of this place is not the food, but instead, the coffee bar and desserts. The pastries and cakes come from an amazing bakery...More

Thank gsweitz
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Kari R
Hi! Can you accommodate people with peanut and tree nut allergies?
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, 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