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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” (33 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 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 days ago

I had the prime rib here one night and it was perfectly cooked and excellent. The second time I had a Rueben sandwich and it was very good as well. Service was excellent. Parking was a little difficult.

Thank AlisonT874
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On vacation and went for lunch. Staff was courteous and professional but lunch was a bomb...we waited far to long to receive our food and then when it came out, my Mom's lunch was missing as the waitress informed us "the pita had been used...More

Thank Jill I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is two restaurants connected together where you can get breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a coffee shop and bakery. The breakfast is average, but tasty and with two separate menus, everyone can find some ring to eat. Our son like the pizza,...More

Thank Muddcatt1
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I were spending a long weekend vacation in the Banner Elk area and reviewed this restaurant on TA prior to dinner. There are two restaurants and an ice-cream shop all connected by outdoor covered patios. We were seated to a booth on...More

1  Thank CarolinaNurse323
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant had a nice family atmosphere. The pizza we had had a great crust and delicious cheese. It was a winner in our book!

Thank Brandi B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my to go places when in the Banner Elk area. Whether is for breakfast, lunch, or dinner the food is always excellent here. This place has grown since the first time we visited it more than twenty years ago. Nowadays, prefer...More

1  Thank StanF28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for breakfast, and there was nothing extraordinary about this place. We were seated next to the galley and were able to listen to the young waitstaff complain about other customers, like. Customer who wanted an omelet but could not have any cheese in...More

Thank biloxibound
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside on the patio, it was a great setting. Service was good, breakfast burritos were great! Even came back later for desert, they have a great selection.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered a pizza. Nothing special. We were told 20 minutes. After 20 minutes we asked the status. We were told a few minutes to go. 20 minutes later we asked again. We were told it was not ready yet. No apologies. No explanations. Just...More

Thank Alyssa40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kind staff with patience for picky customers. Great breakfast and a they make a terrific pizza as well!

1  Thank elkrvr1
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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