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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped for lunch. It was not very busy and we ordered basic BBQ. We noticed that no one was getting any food. The couple behind us had ordered salads long before we got there and ending up having to get them...More

3  Thank laxdad04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter was James, and he worked hard for our table. Our food was excellent ... loved the chicken fried chicken!

Thank 99sam04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bayou Smokehouse and Grill is the place where my family goes to enjoy food that's rich with Cajun spices that can not be matched anywhere else. The savory food can only be coupled with the excellent hospitality of the waiters. In one week my family...More

Thank Nikolas P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all had burgers and sandwiches and only stopped in for a quick bite on our wedding weekend They were not that busy but our quick bite took forever The food was okay and the server was very nice but omg was it very very...More

1  Thank danielsk1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a large menu. I, however, got a hamburger. It was a real hamburger. I ordered mashed potatoes with gravy on the side. Both were great.

Thank jurassicfish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Laura was the best!!!! We sat outside on a beautiful day. We will be back!!! Love that your dog friendly!

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been dining at the Bayou for 10+ years. Laura is the reason my family & I keep coming back. She's conscious of proving customers with a wonderful dining experience. The food is great but if Laura is your waitress then your meal is...More

Thank abbiebel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After such a great experience last year we decided to visit again. The food has lost none of its excellence. The quality and taste made us glad we returned, Stephanie our waitress was very attentive and looked after us really well, Again a great dinner...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistent and reasonably priced. Food is a Cajun base with variety for all appetites. Certainly not fine dining but good food at a good price and an enjoyable local atmosphere. Been around for a number of years and supported by the locals and seasonal residents.

1  Thank Chad J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here one day. We were referred here by a waitress from Bella's. The nachos were very good but most of it was cold even with the cheese semi melted on top but it was a tasty dish!

1  Thank SandraT284
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-8952
  • E-mail
Open since 2003, The Bayou offers Authentic Cajun and Texas Cuisine served in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor, dog-friendly deck dining in the summer, fireplace dining in the winter. Free WiFi, Children's Menu and Wine Amnesty available. Adjacent Bayou General Store offering Beer, Wine, Locally Made Items, Souvenir Mementos and more. Please see the Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, Banner Elk Facebook Page for Specials, Live Music, Events and area information.
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