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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 6 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick quick lunch and found ourselves waiting for more than an hour to only get half of what we ordered. The manager blamed her own kitchen staff for "trying to fix the fryer" and couldn't offer us any better than...More

Thank Kathleen N
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Two restaurants one building makes ordering and the timing of the food to your table a little unique for the wait staff, but once you get your food it is good.

Thank Carroll W
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had a lovely glass of wine followed by a trout and pork chop dinner. The smashed potatoes were very good, average mixed vegetables. No bread. We asked for another table but they told us they had to seat people in a rotation so had...More

Thank sandlady48
Reviewed 2 November 2016

we stopped to have a sandwich one day and got a pizza to go another night and both were great experiences.

Thank Don S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped for lunch on a visit to Banner Elk. The place was full and a line out the door, but it was not a long wait. The food was good and quickly brought out. You can tell that this is a popular stop for locals...More

Thank KerwinN
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stopped here after spending some time on Grandfather Mountain. Service could have been better especially when we had an early meal (5PM) and business was slow. Had the Mahi sandwich. Really didnt taste the chipotle mayo til about halfway thru the sandwich at which point...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This place is huge . The restaurant seems to go on forever . There are 4 separate dining areas. They have outdoor seating as well . You can enter from both side because it appears to be two separate restaurants but its not . It...More

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were in the neighborhood and hungry and this looked like a good candidate for lunch. Not cheap; but quite good. Interesting selection of beers. We each had a nice lunch platter with two sides. And a couple beers. Waiter was very amusing. Service was...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Like another reviewer, we waited 45 minutes for a takeout pizza order. After inquiring about the pizza at 25 minutes and again at 45, I was finally told they would check on the order and was then given a cold pizza. After microwaving, the pizza...More

Thank dowalston
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Came to town to spend weekend in the mountains from Florida. Read the reviews and thought it would be a good place to eat. Wrong.... I had to send the first salad back it was wilted and not very appealing. I ordered the chicken medallions...More

Thank nita s
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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