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Louisiana Purchase

397 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
+1 828-898-5656
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bbq shrimp” (9 reviews)
“pate” (6 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
397 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. The food was absolutely delicious I recommend the crab cake appetizer.

Thank wattyates
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Louisiana Purchase was recommended by 3 people so we went. The signage isn't great, but the staff are wonderful and the manager flagged us at the street when we were driving by. :) The food and service were excellent.

Thank Alicat1964
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 22 November 2017

I love this restaurant, It is So Good. I do not feel like my trip is complete without a dinner at Louisiana Purchase. Our friends made the reservation and failed to ask for our favorite waiter Joriah. He is amazing, we have not been there...More

Thank Patty B
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
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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: 397 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
  • 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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