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Louisiana Purchase

Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
+1 828-898-5656
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bbq shrimp” (9 reviews)
“pate” (6 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is our 2nd visit to Louisiana Purchase and it is an amazingly elegant restaurant with awesome food and wonderful servers. The food presentation is top-notch! You must visit this restaurant very soon!!!

Thank Tonia H
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Spending a few days in Banner Elk and decide on dinner here based on the menu and TA reviews. We did make reservations but didn't need them because it is "off season" in the mountains. Warmly greeted by Eddie who ended up being our sever...More

Thank Virgil S
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Great food! Wonderful restaurant!! Awesome service!! Been coming here for years and it NEVER DISAPPOINTS!!

Thank Helen E
Reviewed 9 November 2017

While we made a reservation late in the afternoon of our visit, I am sure we wouldn't have been so lucky "in season". The French influence on the menu encouraged me to have the delightful pate served with mustard, cornichorns, toast points & capers was...More

Thank SparkyDi
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This established restaurant continues to deliver excellent service and food. It is a bit pricey compared to other places nearby but high quality food and excellent service allows you to leave feeling like you got your money’s worth. Great wine selection without being overwhelming.

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Came here in leaf season. Was able to get a reservation a few hours in advance. I have been coming here for 20 years and I always get a delicious well prepared meal. Tonight we got jambalaya and crawfish . Both were absolutely fabulous! The...More

Thank gatorcindy
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank diana c
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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