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The Painted Fish Cafe

2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
+1 828-898-6800
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch and asked for an outside seat. Was told it would be a few minutes. A family of 4 came in after us and asked for an outside seat. They were told it would be a while and that we were...More

1  Thank Brenda H
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

There is a sign behind the hostess station that proclaims "we promise fast service no matter how long it takes". Take heed because they mean it. Food quality was ok but service was awful. It took so long for our server to get to us...More

1  Thank Al T
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Sure bet every time. Love the soups, trout, desserts. Creative take on many enters. Friendly staff. Casual decor.

Thank n h
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went here regularly while on holidays. The food was reasonably priced and good for a family to stop in while on a break from the slopes!

Thank Lauren_Walsh-Dining
Reviewed July 26, 2016

The food was very good.I had their special that day which was grouper and I really enjoyed it .Defiinitely a good choice.

1  Thank Mary N
Reviewed July 21, 2016

I had the meatloaf which was pretty good. My wife had a fish dish which she liked. We brought our own wine which they opened for us.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed July 18, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a very good meal here. I had the filet with mash and julienned veg. He had the bison meatloaf, which he said was very good. My only complaint was that the filet was a touch towards medium rather than medium...More

Thank ocmsrsr
Reviewed July 15, 2016

On the advice of someone at our timeshare, we went to The Painted Fish on Wednesday night for their fried chicken special. It was very busy but we bellied up to the bar and discovered we could just eat our dinner there. My husband and...More

Thank Gay T
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Sweet little cafe with excellent food. Salmon was delicious, fresh bread, good beer selection, reasonable prices and highly recommend blueberry pie for dessert! Server was Tiffany, who was attentive and quite pleasant. Will return!

Thank 872virginiap
Reviewed July 1, 2016

WOW! Blown away by the varied and creative menu. If the fish was any fresher it would still be swimming. Incredible experience. Every appetizer was a home run. Our friends had the Trout and we had the Ahi Tuna.Best I've ever had in all our...More

Thank ronk1000
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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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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