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The Painted Fish Cafe

2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
+1 828-898-6800
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (36 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
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Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

By far the best restaurant in the area! The food is phenomenal!! Fried chicken special was amazing! However, the crispy cream cheesecake is an absolute MUST!! Vicki was a fantastic waitress!! We love her! We will be back to visit next time we are in...More

Thank Beccaandcraig
Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Shellie made excellent suggestions for dinner. I chose the salad with salmon. The best salad I've had in forever. This is a great place to enjoy great food prepared the way it should be. If you are in Avery County stop in and enjoy

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed November 12, 2015

We stooped here for lunch recently, and they had a lot of interesting dishes on the brunch menu. We decided to try the burgers, which were very good and juicy....they offer a good amt of add-ons, incl. fresh jalapeños, which we like.

Thank Lola122
Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I have had many meals at this restaurant and have always been blown away by the quality of the food for the price. The menu offers something for everyone and the daily soup, sandwich and dinner specials are always phenomenal. The family who owns and...More

1  Thank loveboonenc
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Not the greatest service, but the food is pretty tasty. The menu has changed quite a bit thruout the years.

Thank ecrosby915
Reviewed October 23, 2015

although the Grouper (Grouper? In the Mountains?) my beautiful wife ordered was just short of Heaven. I, in my infinite wisdom, ordered their fried chicken special. It was battered and crispy and really hot and super tasty. So, every once in a while you have...More

Thank clark g
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Nice restaurant in a great part of the country. While quite busy on our arrival we were seated within about ten minutes. Staff was very cordial, and the meal was enjoyable.

Thank asiadad97
Reviewed October 7, 2015

We actually only hung out in the bar area but the resturant was very busy and the couple next to has had excellent comments on the food. The beer selections were good but it was a bit pricey on the drinks.

Thank Dwight P
Reviewed October 6, 2015

One of our favorite places in the area. We enjoy going to the Painted Fish on Wednesday for the fried chicken special. You get half of a delicious fried chicken with mashed potatoes and string beans as a side, and then desert. Excellent Meal!

Thank James S
Reviewed September 11, 2015

This unique restaurant served fresh everything and the flavors told the story. My friend had Bar-B-Q Blueberry ribs and loved every bite. I had grouper and it was cooked perfectly. It's a fun place where everyone gathers. Although the noise level was high, we realized...More

1  Thank ErnieM39
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July 7, 2015|
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
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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