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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
+1 828-898-4242
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the area the week before Memorial Day and had breakfast, lunch and dinner here over a 5 day period. A delightful experience each time with delicious food a great service! Great atmosphere and views of Beech Mountain. We will definitely be back during our future stays in the area!

Thank EJ D
Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Nice family restaurant. Great service! Food was good home cooking Rustic atmosphere fit well with the area. Great server!

Thank sciteach82
Bradenton, Florida
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488 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Was passing through the area and ate lunch here. It was amusing as the server gave us three menus...the specials of the day...the American cuisine...and the Italian pizza menu. We chose the the specials menu. I had the baked chicken with collards and cole slaw..very good. My wife and her dad had the meatloaf plate...also very good. This place had... More 

Thank pablocollier
Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Perfect eggs benedict served with a smile in a shaded indoor-outdoor setting surrounded by shocking-pink rhododendron blooms at their peak -- what's not to like about that? The Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge is one of the jewels of the lovely village of Banner Elk, the heart of NC's ski country and a great place for a summer getaway, too.... More 

Thank Chancy K
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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143 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We usually spend time in the mountains every year. We ALWAYS make time to eat at this wonderful restaurant and have NEVER been disappointed. Wide variety for the menu and daily specials, a bakery selection that is AMAZING. Service and atmosphere are delightful-lots of indoor and outdoor seating. The views from outdoors are of the mountains and local businesses. Service... More 

Thank 560lynm
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Great service even better food and a wonderful time. My friends and I went there for the first time and it is our favorite place to eat when we visit

Thank Erica B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The best outdoor seating in the area. Our server, Taylor, was delightful. Friendly and knowledgable. Our food was delicious. I had the macadamia crusted trout, so good. It was a great dining experience!

Thank cnorrisrn
Denver, North Carolina
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Stopped here the first day of our week in town and we're thrilled. Our server, Taylor, gave us lots of time and info to make our selections. They incorporate 4 different venues with selections from espresso to filet mignon. Our choice was lunch and there is a great variety of sandwiches, soups and salads to satisfy any taste. All the... More 

Thank Roy G
Kennebunkport, Maine
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stopped at the Banner Elk Café for breakfast, and were disappointed. I ordered the 5 cheese omelet, and it came with virtually no cheese inside the overly cooked egg. The coffee was pretty much tasteless.

Thank philkpt
Banner Elk, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This place is a hit or miss. The staff is friendly but the food is just ok. Don't order the hash browns unless you like rubbery oil soaked and undercooked potatoes. Their lunch is defiantly better then their breakfast.

Thank ArtLover1978

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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, Fast food
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • 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?