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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
+1 828-898-4242
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Merritt Island, Florida
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This is our second trip to Banner Elk and each visit we would eat here. Good food at a good price..... And for a tourist area I was pleasantly surprised. I highly recommend Banner Elk Cafe as one of your eating spots when your in town.

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Thank Hollywoodeast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent and received great service.My husband had Shaved steak hoagie and I had the Reuben Sandwich both were very delicious. Especially enjoyed the outdoor dining. We enjoyed it so much that we ate there twice in one day!

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Thank Laurie G
NEW SMYRNA BEACH
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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!

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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!

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Bradenton, Florida
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510 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
19 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 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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146 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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Thank 560lynm
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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

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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!

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Denver, North Carolina
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18 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
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?