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The Painted Fish Cafe

2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
+1 828-898-6800
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“trout” (27 reviews)
“cheesecake” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
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1 - 10 of 282 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped by on Sunday for lunch. The service was friendly and offered a taste of wine before we ordered two glasses. We ordered 2 salads - Baby Kale and Painted salad plus buttermilk chicken on each salad. Painted salad felt fresh with citrusy flavor,...More

Thank jakeman35
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pecan trout - mine was with grits and spinach and my husband choose other sides. For dessert we have the brownie with ice cream - YUM

Thank KiKieclipse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for lunch or dinner. Daily specials are great. As with almost all restaurants in the high country, the service varies due to not enough service employees. You should try this place out....

Thank Muddcatt1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Painted Fish has good food at a fair price...Wednesday nights they offer a delicious fried chicken dinner special ($19), which includes plenty of good crisp chicken, mashed potatoes, a green vegetable, and a tasty slice of Lime pie. Make a reservation, or come early,...More

Thank jboxer55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful mountain view, excellent food, good service. We sat outside and enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the funniest thing... this place is in a strip mall... we walked in, there were maybe 5 people inside and the waitress says "do you have a reservation?" We replied, "no" she proceeds to say... "well this looks like one of those nights...More

Thank anniec61573
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always get whatever special fish they have and it has been perfectly cooked. The offer chef prepared food and always have unique dishes. There desserts are equally amazing. They also have a great brunch and full service bar. Who would think that you could...More

Thank DSCarroll1
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I ordered the pork chop which was good size and well spiced. My wife had the Trout. The portion was good for a one Year of old. We server was terrible, we waited for 10 minutes for a The check.

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We arrived for our 7:00 reservation for 8 and were told it would be about a 15 minute wait. OK, not a big problem. Five of us went to the bar, but were ignored by the bartender. The bar was not packed, and we were...More

Thank cgdevine
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by one of the locals. We had the daily special, blueberry ribs, awesome!. Our service was very good.

Thank Leah M
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
The site where you bought them will exchange any unused certificate. Go to their site and it will tell you how to do it. The problem is that there are not to many restaurants up here to change them for. Try exchanging them... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-6800
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