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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brisket” (62 reviews)
“cajun sampler” (17 reviews)
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American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped at the Bayou Smokehouse and Grill, as I saw good reviews on trip advisor! My waitress Courtney was awesome she gave great, friendly service! I ordered a spinach cheese rice quesadilla and a cuppa soup, it was very good large portion, I chatted...More

Thank LindaLu819
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The restaurant wasn't that busy, the service was probably the worse I've ever received. Service was slow and the staff was arguing with each other loud enough for the customers to hear. The food was bland, very little seasoning. We wished we would have tried...More

Thank genefurr66
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Stopped in because the restaurant in the same shopping center closed at 3:00 and we were hungary. We sat at the bar for convenience and the US Open was on. We ordered drinks, and food. My wife ordered the 3 vegetable plate, mashed potatoes with...More

Thank Randall P
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The bar and grill fare here was barely edible. Since it was advertised as a smoke house I ordered the red beans and rice and Cajun sausage. All 3 ingredients tasted like they had sat in liquid for hours if not days-limp, soggy and tasteless....More

Thank phmokda
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Naomi was an excellent server. She was prompt and personable. We would return to the Bayou. again. It was an enjoyable experience.

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Out visits to Banner Elk ALWAYS includes the Bayou Smokehouse & Grill and General Store. The food is delicious and the service is great! Try the chicken and sausage jambalya you won't be disappointed! And you mustn't leave without shopping in their Bayou General Store....More

Thank Tina N
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Potato and Sausage Soup and Gumbo served with delicious cornbread!!!! But the best part of the meal was our waiter, Dee! Dee is always smiling and takes great care of us!!! We love Bayou so much, we haven't even tried many other restaurants in Banner...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Brisket was good until I had a bite of my husband's ribs. Im not a rib eater but those where wonderful with smoke and sauce. My brisket didn't have a smoke ring and very little sauce. Good but not great unfortunately, service was ok disappointed...More

Thank lynyx28
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lots of fun food. Something for everyone. From burgers to ribs the food is really good. We were there on Tuesday night and they had a band playing outside. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the music while we ate and sipped our wine...More

Thank MSmith411
Reviewed 25 August 2016

A group of us went to the Bayou for dinner prior to going to the theater. There were 10 of us. We had a great time. Our server was very good and the food was delicious. I ordered the Voodoo Pasta which was a large...More

Thank James S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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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