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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
+1 828-898-4242
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Statesville, North Carolina
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were seated inside near the entrance to the kitchen, people were running around very frazzled. It took an unusual amount of time to get our food. Our waitress never came back to get us more ice or drink the hostess did offer ice after we were nearly done with our meal. The food was average. Service slow. If I... More 

Thank Ann B
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick espresso to go....there's room for improvement on the 'barista'! (Didn't catch her name--did notice her tat on her right calf) As I waited at the counter I couldn't help but to notice her rather short and unfriendly attitude....she was consistent when she asked me what I wanted. No please, no thank-you, no smiles...not a good... More 

Thank Cynthia2Review
Thomasville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great breakfast and lunch selection (I had the Mountain Man breakfast with French toast and my cousin had a stromboli) and very friendly staff. Lots of great outdoor seating (on three different levels) and they're leashed pet-friendly. The only drawback was that the restrooms were single occupant only. There was virtually always a line to use either one. This was... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant! We stop by here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is much bigger than it appears. We had a wonderful salads and they even made my son is smoothie. They are fairly priced, and we will be returning there on our next visit!

Thank Julie R
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My grandson and I went to Banner Elk to see Mary Poppins at the local college and we had the chance to stop for breakfast. I have to say I have never been crazy about breakfast burritos; however, I enjoyed one of the best meals I have ever had. I ordered the bacon, three eggs, Monterey Jack cheese with potatoes... More 

Thank thine0923
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

They really need to condense their menus and have 1 menu and focus on the quality of less items than offering such huge menus to choose from. They are trying to offer too much from sandwiches to pizzas to dinners to smoothies. To me they are all over the map. Too confusing and too much to pick from. The food... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We spent the weekend in Beech Mtn and had breakfast and dinner at Banner Elk Cafe during our stay. It's a lovely restaurant with plenty of seating, a cozy, cabin-like atmosphere, and genuine, down-to-earth staff and management. The live entertainment Saturday evening was an added bonus. Everything we had, from the coffee to the dinner entrees, was delicious and we... More 

Thank Carmen Z
Waynesville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Came for an early dinner. Girlfriend had salmon which was great. Out of two of their sides (fried okra and black eyed peas). I had the fried trout which was good...out of tarter sauce. Waitress acted like she could care less. Never hung around to offer other options....had to wait a while to grab her to remind her she forgot... More 

Thank SnippyC
Bonita Springs, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This was the best breakfast I've had in a while. I had an egg with bacon, hash browns and a biscuit. We ordered gravy on the side. The biscuits were so fresh. Very good breakfast. Yummy!

Thank Leigh_amy
Goose Creek, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Good food and nice and friendly staff. They have expanded over the years and they have indoor and outside dining. The prices are good and service is fast. Highly recommended.

Thank Joan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?