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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stopped in during the Woolly Worm festival. We knew it would be crazy, but it wasn't that bad. We got a seat outside and that was nice. We ordered and the food came. They ran out of ketchup, but not a big deal. Our food...More

Thank marlin61
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you for the pleasant stay! We had breakfast there twice...delicious! Dinner once deliciousness! Quaint ..staff was awesome every time! Boone to busy ..hustle and bustle See you again next year. The Middleton's🌸 NSB Florida

Thank sara m
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

First time in Banner Elk. Decided to try the cafe for lunch. Good choice. They give you three menus, so that is confusing. We selected from the lunch specials. My wife had the baked chicken and mashed potatoes. She was very pleased. I had chicken...More

Thank _bill_bea_
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I love small town cafes; the waitstaff are generally friendly - if you are - and they give you the skinny on the best choices as well as what's happening in town. The waitress plopped two menus down in front of me + the lunch...More

Thank MacD-NC
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in the cafe prior to going to the wooly worn festival so we had breakfast and it was worth the stop meals were reasonable and a nice portion service is fast and very friendly our party had the French toast pancakes and a egg...More

Thank lonewolves1
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We enjoyed dinner here while on vacation, eating outside and enjoying the autumn weather. The food was very good, especially the dessert, they offer delicious pies and cakes. Suggestion: sometimes while on vacation you just want a dessert & coffee, this is the place to...More

Thank Iowaquilts
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast and was a huge mistake. Service was terrible. We say by an open door that let in a drafty breeze. Serves walked by constantly. Our simple breakfast order took forever. Will not be coming back - I do not like...More

1  Thank Meredith J
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Relaxing and enjoyable Nothing fancy. Just a laid back place for a relaxing meal. Had the $10.95 steak and salad bar. Had to send steak back. A little too rare. Needed some seasoning but it was tender. Great price for what I got. Great selection...More

Thank Terry_07-031959
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We ate here three days in a row. Definitely have the grilled fresh trout and mashed potatoes. The atmosphere in the Cafe is so much better. In the Lodge there was a person repeatedly taking her employees loudly to task and berating them in front...More

Thank ThreeColeys
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the cafe / lodge while traveling through Banner Elk. Knowing they are pet/dog friendly from stopping before, we came back. The staff is super friendly and accommodating to dogs. As long as you wait outside the patio and have someone go in to see...More

Thank akmColumbus
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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, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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