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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“salad” (39 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Husband had sliders and I had an item not on the menu – it was french fries on the bottom then barbecued pork next came cole slaw topped with ranch dressing and if you wanted sariachi sauce ( I did not use the hot sauce)...More

Thank sheritol50
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We ate here by default because the other restaurant was closed . They did have a good dinner special for a very reasonable price including dessert . The fried chicken was crispy and delicious. They seated us outside and basically forgot about us . It...More

1  Thank Cindy K
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Casual "go to" place for us! We eat here at least once a week in the summer. Friendly, casual dining with outdoor seating. Good variety on the menu. The trout is delicious and so is the fried chicken! Salads are great too, everything is!

Thank Kogrody
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Calamari was good but we have had a lot better in Blowing Rock. Dipping sauces were excellent but very skimpy serving amount. A seafood restaurant theme but many other options available. The server recommended the fried chicken special. We also had a good bottle of...More

Thank DepotBob
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

The food is good......I just love the sushi grade tuna dinner......BUT don't expect to dine there. There are no table cloths and paper napkins with almost fine dining prices. Your dinner is brought to your table about two minutes after your drink (which, by the...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We have eaten at the Restraunt on several occasions. The meals have been great. Not cheap but reasonably priced.

Thank jurassicfish
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We enjoy the food which is consistently excellent. Casual dining nice little bar and outdoor area. Love the Seared Tunas and Duck ,,,Thumbs up

Thank drpeaceman
Reviewed September 18, 2016

This restaurant came highly recommended by friends of ours, and they were absolutely right, this place is wonderful!!! This restaurant creates the perfect atmosphere of being upscale while also being very comfortable. The interior is spread out in several different areas which makes for a...More

Thank TheSouthernExplorer
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious brunch here on a recent Sunday morning. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Outside tables as well as inside. Good spot to come while in the area.

Thank dn483
Reviewed September 6, 2016

My girlfriend and I had dinner here over the labor holiday. My entrée of trout and microwaved grits was average; she enjoyed her sesame tuna, risotto and spinach. Very good service by the waitress at our outdoor table. The clincher was the bill...$11 for a...More

1  Thank Dean R
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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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