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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Gray Court, South Carolina
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided on this trip that we would try all places that we had never eaten at before. This happened to fall into that category. Food was very good. Wait staff was quick to attend to our needs. This is a place that we would go back to again if we are in the area.

Thank tinarn03
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is where all the locals go on Friday night. If you want to have a beer, mixed drink, or meet your friends. Great food from Texas brisket to Louisiana gumbo. You won't be disappointed. Great staff and friendly atmosphere.

Thank lindajwood
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food and atmosphere are really good. Ii enjoy the Cajun food and the fried pickles are great. Good selection of beer

Thank jmoak2017
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and really nice people! Parking was a bit difficult but well worth it. Very good menu choices, full bar available. Nice little store attached. Shop, eat and drink. What fun!

Thank Dianne B
Tampa, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family friendly restaurant/bar. Food was great too! Great service as well provided! Their general store offers many items from local beers to gifts to take home.

Thank April R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant a few times now and they never disappoint. The food and atmosphere were great. The waiter also made or visit very enjoyable 'Dee' had awesome recommendations and pleasant conversation. I recommend everyone visit this restaurant.

Thank Michelle P
Clover, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister recommend this restaurant to my family. Best decision ever! The Texas smoked combo was delicious. Everything came out in a timely fashion and the service was amazing. Our waiter Dee was great. He was fun and full of energy and interacted with our tables which was a huge plus. When we return to this restaurant next year we... More 

Thank maliperez89
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the first time to eat and had a fabulous time and one of the best brisket I have had. What made our visit more pleasant was our server Dee who was very helpful in selecting our meal. I will be returning next time I return to the mountains.

Thank Alina P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Naomi is awesome and she takes great care of her customers! Food is great too. The quesadillas are my favorite.

Thank Eric R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We are new to Banner Elk, and visit this location on a semi regular basis, always when we have visitors to the area. The food, drinks and service hit the mark every time.

1 Thank Mary Beth F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-8952
Open since 2003, The Bayou offers Authentic Cajun and Texas Cuisine served in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor, dog-friendly deck dining in the summer, fireplace dining in the winter. Free WiFi, Children's Menu and Wine Amnesty available. Adjacent Bayou General Store offering Beer, Wine, Locally Made Items, Souvenir Mementos and more. Please see the Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, Banner Elk Facebook Page for Specials, Live Music, Events and area information.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?