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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Great service and atmosphere. Came with 13 picky, needy, and friends and family! separate checks and just a high maintenance table. They were all on it! Friendly place, good food and lots cheer. Thumbs up to Isauro, our server! Good luck with college and your soccer career!

Thank Rose Marie P
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Bayou. We called ahead and still waited about 90 minutes for a table. Our food and drinks were delicious and everyone loved their food- especially the zucchini fries, red beans and rice, and jambalaya. The only disappointing aspect was the dirty restroom which needed some serious attention because of how dirty it was. Hopefully management... More 

Thank vhb2010
Yosemite, Kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We came in last week and the Bayou was packed. However we were able to be seated very quickly, which was better than our last wait at another restaraunt across the way. Thank you for speedy service, and excellent food and a great time. Ask for Collin, our waiter, and ask for the Bowl if gumbo...both our waiter and our... More 

Thank Casey M
Baxley, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This place offers a large variety of food and everyone in our 10 person party got something different and loved it. I had the baked Brie and French bread and the sauce they top it with was delicious!! The service by Michelle and the rest of the staff was great too despite an unexpected rush because of the warmer weather.

Thank KristenWebb1214
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent and service by Kate was even better!! We had 3 separate booths to accommodate us all, and she was fantastic!! Thank you, Kate! We will be back. : )

Thank daisybax34
Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

When another restaurant gave us a 30 minute wait time we headed over to Bayou Smokehouse. Our large party was seated within 10 minutes and we had drinks shortly after that. They have local brews on tap and were very accommodating to our table of kids. Kate was an enthusiastic server and made sure everyone was happy. Great food at... More 

Thank Lknlndmom
Macon, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Thank you for having excellent service Bayou!! I recommend this warm, texas style influenced restaurant to the passing traveler. The food was excellent. My Bayou chicken was grilled perfectly and the brown gravy on my potatoes was one of the best. The only downfall I had was with my fries, which seemed a little greasy. However I wont hold that... More 

Thank Hans C
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Gaelic Ale was yummy and my Smokehouse burger was perfect. Our server, Isareau was very attentive! This is our fifth trip.

Thank AndieJuell
Selma, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Great meal and Kate did a great job. Had a large party and all meals were delicious Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Khj1235
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Great local hangout with attentive service. Draft selection is great - food is average. Booths for more private seating, thrust style bar w/ plenty of seats and tvs. patio for smoking. bathrooms are good. Overall, a cool hangout with great beer selection and service.

Thank Arete L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?