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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently I went and had some drinks here. The drinks were awesome!! The bartender amy was so sweet and had great conversation!! I would definitely go back again!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amy is a wonderful bartender who always takes care of her guests! She is prompt and recognizes quickly when you're needing another drink! I have never been disappointed when Amy is working the bar.

Thank Olivia G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to Banner Elk for 6 years because 2 of my children attend LMC. We always make a point to stop in the the Bayou, especially if Amy is working! She is always welcoming and makes us feel at home. This weekend we celebrated my daughter's birthday and Amy made it great fun. Looking forward to graduation in... More 

Thank Gudewich
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere and good craft beers available. Reasonably priced. Would visit again. The Cajun combo was ok; the crawfish étouffée was disappointing but would go back for the jambalaya and to try other items on the menu

Thank garlandnb
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would definitely visit again. Laura was our waitress and she done an outstanding job. The food was about a 8 out of 10. (it is just hard to give a 10) I enjoyed the selection of local beers and the small town feeling.

Thank wjs36
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal! Laura did a great job. She was a wonderful server. Great casual dining without moderate prices.

Thank kimannlong
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a fancy place; loud. The food we had was good; Crawfish etoufee and the beef brisket. Local B&B owner didn't give it a good review but we tried anyway. I would go back. Good Local Draft Beer selection.

Thank Scott F
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and Seth gave us the best service in Banner Elk! The ribs and smoked sausage were amazing and the cosmo was fresh and delicious.

Thank Lori M
Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in to a very busy restaurant. Food was good, service was so so until we asked for the check. Waited 30 minutes for it, we tried to flag him down, he ignored us. The tables close to us started complaining about the same thing. Finally I found him, asked for the check and he ignored me again. So went... More 

1 Thank Lagiles08
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Our waiter, Seth, was attentive and answered all our questions. Being from East Texas growing up on the Louisiana border, it's comforting to get Texas BBQ and Cajun Creole food so far north. They even have Texas Shiner Bock beverages. Also has family friendly menu and games outside with corn hole.

Thank Kristina V
Winston A, Owner at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Kristina V. Thank you for the "5 Star" review. Because you mentioned Seth by name he will receive a week of free Bayou meals of his choice (as do all of our servers who receive complimentary reviews) . He'll be delighted, as we are with his fine care of you and your table. Our family is, like you, from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-8952
Open since 2003, The Bayou offers Authentic Cajun and Texas Cuisine served in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor, dog-friendly deck dining in the summer, fireplace dining in the winter. Free WiFi, Children's Menu and Wine Amnesty available. Adjacent Bayou General Store offering Beer, Wine, Locally Made Items, Souvenir Mementos and more. Please see the Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, Banner Elk Facebook Page for Specials, Live Music, Events and area information.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?