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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
+1 828-898-4242
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best place in town to eat. Large variety. Great atmosphere. Very clean. Excellent customer service. Coffee shop as well.

Thank Lagiles08
Salley, South Carolina
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had late lunch on a Friday. Lots to choose from on two menus. We had the patty melt and fries, and one ordered the pulled pork special. Lots of food. Burgers tasted like they were baked or microwaved, no flavor. Lots of bread, no meat to reach the edges. Cole slaw wasn't good. Not really anything to rave about. Noticed... More 

Thank 578leahs
Richmond, Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a take out dinner during vacation. I ordered the greek salad with grilled chicken. My husband ordered an Italian sub. The food was cooked as ordered. We were both very satisfied with the quality and taste of the food. They have 2 menus to choose from. It is 2 restaurants under one roof . They also have the... More 

Thank mbwheelhouse89
Miami Lakes, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering the fact that this was my first visit to Banner Elk......I proceeded to get a table after speaking with two locals who come here often. Both locals works at the ski resort and I figured that I couldn't go wrong by "doing what the locals do." I soon realized that the small town doesn't have too many options to... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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140 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. They had a variety of items to choose from. Prices were average. I would eat there again.

Thank krissypoo79
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and best bartender Lee I will be back great greater greatest bartender Lee I love the service

Thank Patricia H
Morrisville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to the banner elk café on recommendation of our hotel attendant. I arrived and waited for about 10 minutes until greeted and directed to the bar area. An older woman, of whom I am to presume was the manager (raspy voice, I believe her name was Margo), took my (to-go) order behind a register in between her conversations... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food is very good sometimes and other times it is not. Service is good and friendly sometimes, other times slow and rude Not good for large groups. Not organized enough.

Thank Nanskerdoodles
St. Augustine, Florida
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great place to have lunch. Home cooked food that warms you from the inside out! Good priced daily specials. I recommend the country fired steak or the chili, both are excellent.

Thank Oceanblue16
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

From full dinners, home cooking, sandwiches, pasta to salads you can never go wrong eating and fellowshipping here. Great staff and good atmosphere. And desserts, sometimes that will fill the bill.

Thank Kermit H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?