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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 good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (54 reviews)
“sandwich” (32 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We have been to the Banner Elk Cafe many times. It appears to be run by college students but today they could have used an adult to manage the restaurant. I ordered a Mahi Sandwich. It came with onion (not asked for) and without any...More

Thank Ariel0320
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Attractive cafe and inviting. Inside is cozy and so friendly. Salt and pepper Catfish outstanding! Features an extensive Manu items. You will find your favorite.

Thank martyC5001NS
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch with a friend. We really enjoyed it. My wife & I also had Brunch on a different day. My omelet was outstanding but my wife said that the French toast was very ordinary. We have eaten here many times and the food...More

Thank Kitch46
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a great place for breakfast or lunch -- good basic america food. But DON't expect to get a nice meal for dinner here, unless you are going for a hamburger or sandwich. -- They just can't pull off anything more complex than the...More

Thank GingerCharlotte
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had very good chicken quesadillas,however they were out of quacamole. Our waitress forgot our drink order and my husband had to go get her to remind her. Our drinks came out at the same time as our lunch order, Disappointing.

Thank kittycat250
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The selection of entrees is unexpected for a small cafe in this area of the state. The mountain trout is fantastic. The pasta dishes are very good. The steaks are excellent. Service is excellent and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Drjmcodt
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good food at a reasonable price. Friendly staff. Had a little bit of a wait after order was placed but it was at the busiest time for lunch. Worth the wait. Would go back if I was in the area.

Thank hartsellj
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We love eating here when we are in the mountains. They have a little bit of everything for all ages in our family. We also enjoy the entertainment in the patio area on the weekends. Great prices too.

Thank Harleychic1
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We've been to the Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge a number of times, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each and every time we're there the service has been excellent and I especially enjoy their daily lunch special menu.

Thank Munibrokr
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Ate dinner here with a group on our vacation. The waiter tries to upsell the margaritas, but they are too sweet. We ordered fried pickle chips, and were TOLD that they would be chips when we asked the waiter, but we received pickle spears. The...More

Thank Cynthia B
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, 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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