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The Painted Fish Cafe

2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
+1 828-898-6800
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“trout” (28 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (9 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

PF had been our favorite Banner Elk restaurant, but our last two visits have been disappointing. The onion soup was over-salted and so were the curried scallops that I loved and are no longer on the menu. Last night my husband's filet was a thin...More

Thank cherie502
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Just purchased a summer home in the area so we are exploring new eateries in the area. This was a great find. Shellie was our waitress--friendly, funny and welcoming. We had the trout and the catfish dinner special; and the bananas foster desert at Shellie's...More

Thank Jeanne Z
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The name of the restaurant was intriguing and it was near where we were staying. The meal was the very best we had in the whole week we've been in the area. The plate presentation and taste were upscale, as were the menu options, but...More

2  Thank Columbus_OhioRandy51
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We dined here with another couple. I had a cup of the tomato soup and for my entree I ate the salmon and it was served with grits, a corn relish and greens.My husband had the petit filet and a baked oyster appetizer. Our dining...More

1  Thank Touringdoc
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

The staff were very pleasant the food was very very good everything turned out better than expected the variety is wonderful!

Thank hermandree
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We stopped for a light Painted Fish Salad and dessert in late spring, sat on the deck, and enjoyed our food and the atmosphere. The Blueberry Pie was to die for. Our second visit was New Year's Eve. We ordered several dishes: a Painted Fish...More

1  Thank jinksj
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This place is amazing! My husband and I have had a vacation home in Banner Elk for about a year and a half now, and this is my favorite spot to eat. It's a small place, but very cute and warm inside with a great...More

1  Thank MariocheRavenna_OH
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in town to ski for Valentines weekend and enjoyed dinner at another restaurant. We used trip advisor to find a place offering deserts... The Painted Fish Cafe came up as a top pick... And for good reason. Good selection, good...More

Thank 91Kuhndog
Reviewed 17 January 2016

My friends and I came here for brunch. She ordered biscuits and gravy. They tasted like the top came off of the salt shaker when the cook was making it. It was pretty bad. I ordered a fried chicken salad and the chicken looked bad...More

1  Thank EarlyCuyler
Reviewed 14 January 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
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7 July 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, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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