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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (60 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
“sandwich” (34 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Banner elk cafe n lodge are under construction still. We went to the lodge part n the waitress. Was very sweet. The food was good as usual. Their desserts are the best part of the meal. We ordered the 100 layer carrot cake (kidding about...More

Thank Jake0318
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have not been back here since 2015, decided to give it another try. My partner did not really care for her BBQ pork lunch. Pork tasted canned and the fired okra was tasteless. My soup was okay, but very average. At least our meals arrived...More

1  Thank Rick K
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I have eaten at Banner Elk Cafe for 20 years. However, I have eaten there for the last time. On 2/9 my wife and I stopped by for dinner. The food was less than average. The service was non existent. Michelle needs to find another...More

3  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here. We had an excellent waitress who made good recommendations. I had a balsamic grilled chicken salad that was very good. My husband also enjoyed the Mahi sandwich. We were too full for dessert but they looked wonderful.

Thank mc472016
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

WE gathered here TO CELEBRATE OUR FAMILY. THE ONLY NEGATIVE WAS FIGURGing OUT THE DIFFERENT MENUS Our waiters were great and the food superand we are so glad they are expanding

Thank mercyangel_12
Reviewed 6 February 2018

My wife and I ate there every night for a week because the food and service were great!! They give you a large portion of everything and they have great desserts.

Thank ldozier5253
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Had party of 14 with 9 kids and everyone enjoyed their meal. Several of us got burgers and they were really good. Desserts were very good as well...

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 29 January 2018

My sister and our families typically travel together. Our visit started on Saturday when we stopped in just to check out the lodge and restaurant. The server turned on the logs and we ended up sitting on the couch enjoying coffee and carrot cake. We...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We were here for three meals on our trip. The service was great and the food was awesome. This will be a stop for us every time we visit the high country. We took desserts with us to eat later at the cabin and it...More

Thank saylors
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Breakfast here was fabulous! We had the best server ever, Taylor! Because of him we went back for dinner. Dinner was good. The desserts were to die for! Highly recommended!!

1  Thank muscrcp
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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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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