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The Painted Fish Cafe

2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
+1 828-898-6800
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“trout” (28 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great meal here. It's not fancy on the outside but the food was wonderful. The service was good and we had a very enjoyable dinner.

Thank Pam O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited The Painted Fish based on Trip Advisor recommendations, and it did not disappoint! The food was fresh and tasted delicious, and the service was good, too. We liked the selection of craft beers, but it was a bit on the...More

Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Our first visit and will definitely be back. My seared tuna over sautéed spinach an risotto was delicious. My husband had the chicken pie-also very good. We probably had the best bread pudding we've ever had--apple-cranberry w/caramel bourbon sauce. Great service!

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a regular stop for us, when we are in the Mountains. The food is always prepared fresh and the service is fast. The Chef does great food combinations, unlike I've seen anywhere else. His Blueberry pie has goat cheese in it and its...More

Thank Debbiemco
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Painted Fish. We requested a quiet table, and the hostess sat us in the bar, which was quiet. Our server and the bartender were pleasant and accommodating. Our dinners were very good. I had the pecan encrusted trout...More

Thank skwh310
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic find. The waitress was very informed and gave great suggestions. The truffle fries with eggs was an amazing brunch dish as was the chicken and biscuits with gravy.

Thank GNRoney
Reviewed 8 October 2017

A number of restaurants to pick from this seemed to have the lighter fare. Prices for dinner more than we wanted to pay, so we settled for drinks and apps. Michelle was our server, a bit gruff but competent. Calamari was fried and OK, the...More

Thank Bear53588
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This restaurant has the BEST Wed. night Fried Chicken night.Every night is a different special. It is TRULY home cooking at its finest. Wait staff very friendly and attentive. VERY reasonably priced too.

Thank darumorrell
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We loved the relaxed atmosphere, though an upper mid end restaurant. We had the calamari for an appetizer. It was a little different. My other half enjoyed it more than I did. It seemed like chopped up pieces that were deep fried. The advantage was...More

Thank heartfire9
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The painted fish has unique menu items all made fresh to order. Their Salmon grilled is wonderful every time. The hamburgers and sandwiches are also very good. The chef makes GREAT one of a kind desserts weekly. We always get great food at the painted...More

Thank Deborah O
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
The site where you bought them will exchange any unused certificate. Go to their site and it will tell you how to do it. The problem is that there are not to many restaurants up here to change them for. Try exchanging them... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-6800
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