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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (62 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

We are here in July 2014 and it was a good lunch so we came back today. We ordered the quesadilla as a starter followed by a Greek salad. Quesadilla was hot and as ordered. The chicken could have been blackened a little more. Lacked...More

Thank Golferjames_13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have been here before several years ago. We brought our 4 legged little boy then and he was welcome, again. They have great outdoor seating and provide water bowls. I ordered the salmon salad and the salmon was cooked to perfection! The staff made us...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed yesterday

We were a party of 7, called ahead, told no wait. Arrived, 25 min wait. Then seated in a corner in front of a door, and I mean inches from the open door. Obstructing it. Two menus, but told that the two kitchens are separate,...More

Thank TTAChapelHill_NC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Late meal and we still a wide variety to choose from, 2 menus! Very helpful staff. Loved the rustic decor for this new place. Was told it was less than 3 months old.

Thank Pam N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped here with some friends after a backpacking trip. Food was excellent and our waitress (Elora)was really good. Only problem we had was getting there late on a Sunday afternoon and quite a few of the Specials were sold out and we had to keep...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here because one of our group suggested. The restaurant is beautiful inside and out. The rustic decor and flowers on the outside are very appealing. The food was about average I didn't get a wow with food and not with service. The daily...More

Thank Sunsetbum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast on our way out of banner elk. A little slow to be seated given that it wasn’t extremely busy...but other than that a great experience. Really good food at reasonable prices with good service. Very clean and well managed.

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch after an early visit to the Land of Oz and chose to eat outside. Brian our server was friendly, attentive, and always was there to support and assist. We each had something different sandwiches to pizza and we were all happy....More

Thank Rosemaria P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe was our first stop upon arriving in Banner Elk, and it turned out to be an excellent choice. The staff was friendly and engaging. The food was good and plentiful. Their menus offered a little bit of everything. They allow customers to order...More

Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge is the town hotspot. The food is good (especially breakfast) the service is great, the servers are friendly, and with two kitchens both with there own menu there is something for everyone. The cafe has the best outdoor eating...More

Thank lovesmesomegoodfood
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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