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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
+1 828-898-4242
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (58 reviews)
“sandwich” (34 reviews)
“pancakes” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

My wife and I had breakfast here Friday morning, and boy, what a great breakfast! The pancakes with strawberries were better than good! She and I are both from up north (she from PA, me from NJ). Up there, pancakes with strawberries gets you meh...More

Thank Spacedog2k5
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We came here twice and enjoyed the family environment. A bit of a unique situation with an American and Italian menu due to the proximity of two restaurants owned by the same guy. Food (3/5) - Just basic good American and Italian food we liked...More

Thank Klokas
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have had a residence in Banner Elk for the past 3 years. We go to the Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge frequently. They have great service and all the staff is friendly. They have a very wide variety of food on their menu and...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The place is bigger than you'd think from the outside. Breakfast was very good. Dinner was a little pricy but good. We were there in teen temperatures and the doors kept opening which caused a lot of cold air to come in so the door...More

Thank skosak
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great food - sandwiches and meals. I enjoyed a vegetable platter - good variety and great taste. My family enjoyed sandwiches. They have a good selection of beers as well.

Thank Dorcas C
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant during mountain vacations for years. The menu offers much, but I stick to the breakfast hours just due to planning. This time around was soooo different than previous visits. The staff (college age - all of them, no...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Loved this place so much that we experienced three meals here while visiting Banner Elk over the weekend. Breakfast was great, lunch had more than enough choices for even the choosiest in the group and evening entertainment made dessert and coffee a must! Well definitely...More

Thank KchapmanSS
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We had a good meal, but not consistent. Catfish and BLT were excellent, highly recommend. Cheese Ravioli was average. Soup came out cold, but waiter handled that well. Strong service. Unusual set up with various rooms, kitchens. Deserts look good, but haven't tried.

Thank stevepowers71
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I come through the Banner Elk area frequently, and I always try to stop here once. Banner Elk is a small town, but this restaurant has something for everyone. Good breakfasts, comfort food, good desserts. Prices are very reasonable, the ambiance of the Lodge part...More

Thank keminole
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Depending on what you order, they have two kitchens it may come from. Might get one meal before the other. Food wasn't as ordered and mgmt was not friendly in resolving issue. Most locals don't go, mainly tourists.

Thank mark j
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Kari R
1 January 2017|
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
you'd best ask the restaurant directly! They are very varied-- and for sure would not like to give advice on this one. Please phone restaurant. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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