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Louisiana Purchase

Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
+1 828-898-5656
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“bbq shrimp” (8 reviews)
“etouffee” (6 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our groups favorites were the huge house salad, delicious and tasty crab cakes and really good grilled salmon.

Thank diana c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a High Country Institution with some of the finest food in the area, hands down. Creole Style, but don't miss the Heirloom Tomato Salad. In my opinion, the Trout is beyond Amazing.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

What a great restaurant. The waiter was great, and was very knowledgeable. The food was very gourmet, from the salads through the main courses of fish to the fantastic peacan pie. Will be back

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful from the moment we walked in until our last bite. We had an array of dishes from all over the menu and each member of our group was delighted. It is apparent all the care and detail that goes into your experience here. Excellent!

1  Thank elkrvr1
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My daughter took me there for my birthday. The decor is very nice and inviting. It's not cheap eats,but worth it for a special occasion. I had an heirloom tomato,mozzarella appetizer . It was the only dish not up to par. Instead of on a...More

Thank seeker87
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The food, service and hospitality were really amazing which was the cherry on top on our visit to Banner Elk. I had the Hanger Steak and my boyfriend had the Jumbalaya. Cute atmosphere and the proprietor could not have been nicer!

1  Thank 42KDS2017
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Four of us ate at Louisiana purchase last nite. The food was good but not outstanding. I had to keep asking for bread. The only dessert chocolate dessert they had was a brownie a la mode. Really, what happened to bourbon chocolate pecan pie or...More

Thank Jake0318
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Louisiana Purchase is still a good choice for a very nice dinner out, but much of the food seems unnecessarily heavy, and portions are quite large. Several from the last meal there indicated that one feels rather bloated after dining there. The service remains excellent,...More

Thank Halfcup
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Had been to the restaurant back in the eighties...the shrimp bisque stayed with me all those years. It was excellent. We just moved into a second home in the area, so were looking forward to trying again. The place: felt old...like a condo from the...More

1  Thank SnippyC
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I ordered the Quail, and was never told that it has barbecue sauce all over!,they were nice & offered to exchange It for fried oysters,they were fresh, but had no flavor at all,sauces for same sucked.i always loved this place, But seems new ownership has...More

1  Thank RudyV7206
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Kathy H
10 August 2015|
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
Went last night. we saw shorts, jeans, and casual dress. Wonderful food!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-5656
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Although reservations are preferred, we are happy to seat walk-ins. Large groups are easily accommodated in our private dining room for up to fifty people. Our dress code is business casual. We want you to come comfortable and hungry. Be sure to browse through the many selections on our menu. Call us to make a reservation.
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