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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cajun sampler” (20 reviews)
“brisket” (64 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

We are new to Banner Elk, and visit this location on a semi regular basis, always when we have visitors to the area. The food, drinks and service hit the mark every time.

1  Thank Mary Beth F
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We have eaten lunch here twice in the last month. We have a favorite booth and the service is always good. We have had the Voodoo pasta, Smokehouse burger and Brisket Nachos. Loved the pasta and burger and would recommend. We didn't care for the...More

Thank ColumbusOH
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Naomi was a great server as we had a party of 11 and our table required a lot of attention. Half of us are from Atlanta and we make it a point to dine at your restaurant every time we come to Banner Elk!

1  Thank andymalega
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks and appetizers. Great bar with a friendly staff. The atmosphere is very laid back. I will definitely be back!

1  Thank imthewoman2blame
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Great and friendly staff who were helpful with picking between yummy menu items. Large portions of food that was so tasty! Fun an chill atmosphere too.

1  Thank Lindsay A
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was the first time we went this restaurant, the food was fantastic. The brisket was the best we have ever had. What made this visit so comfortable was the server Demetrius (De). He was helpful and so accommodating to us. I recommend this place...More

2  Thank dcruzjaxdc
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Ribs,brisket,smoked sausages. All delicious. Blackberry cobbler like granny used to make. Yummy! Fast service and fast food to the table. Great place and we'll go there again.

1  Thank DAVID H
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We love Louisana for its Cajun and Creole food and the Bayou did not disappoint us. Our shrimp and catfish Po'Boys came with our choice of sides, Cajun fries and fried zucchini fingers. The portions were so arge that instead of stuffing ourselves we took...More

Thank Travis R
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and service!! We enjoyed many different menu items and different beers!! Good times!! Definitely a place to watch sports on tv, sit at the bar or at a table!!

Thank JackieDarby17
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We couldn't find anywhere to park . I saw a sign at the back that said " Bayou ". We went in and there was a store attached to the restaurant . I asked the girl at the counter how to get to the restaurant...More

Thank Cindy K
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Jesse S
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In the future, try calling the restaurant . Most do not monitor TripAdvisor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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