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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brisket” (64 reviews)
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American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have eaten at the Bayou many times. The food has always been very good with a Nawlins (New Orleans ) Creole Cajun menu. They have other selection but we like the southern Louisiana cuisine. In the past the service has been acceptable but not...More

1  Thank Travis R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My daughters brought me here for Father’s Day. I had a ribeye smothered in crawfish hollandaise braised brussel sprouts and a cup of gumbo. Everything was so good. The steak was tasty and the sides were ridiculously good. My family also ordered various dishes from...More

1  Thank Keith A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have 6 kids and it was family friendly with meals and atmosphere. Beer selection was great and service was awesome! Matt was the best there! We enjoyed ourselves and will be back for more!

1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited with two smaller grandchildren. We ate on the porch and the weather was perfect. The waitress gave great service and the food we had was good. Couldn't ask for more than that.

1  Thank UberJ327
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got into Banner Elk, NC. This place was recommended and it did not disappoint. Good food and great service. Very nice!!!

1  Thank maschaub2
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I stopped here after a trip to the Zip Line in Seven Devils at around 1:30. We dined outside and received great service from our waitress. Was not very crowded at this time. My son had the BLGTF which was a BLT...More

1  Thank WesOrmond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just happened to stop into the bayou on a Saturday evening for some appetizers and a good atmosphere where I was greeted by my favorite bartender in banner elk, Amy. From the moment I entered the restaurant and sat down at the bar, she...More

Thank jamiewhtn6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with a large party (7 adults, 2 children) and it was an absolute disaster. We were first told there is no kids menu and I had to order off an adult menu for my 2 and 3 year olds (although before we came...More

1  Thank jessica h
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Its more of a small bar and has outdoor patio seating. We got the fried pickles and bacon cheese fries as an appetizer. The pickles hardly even tasted like a pickle. Maybe over fried? One person in our party got the voodoo pasta which comes...More

Thank Carebear220
Reviewed May 11, 2018

We weren't sure about Cajun out in the middle of the mountains, but after looking at the menu, we thought it was worth a shot. Good choice! My wife went for the Bayou Smokehouse Combo (brisket, ribs, sausage, and okra), while I went for the...More

Thank dmark521
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Jesse S
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In the future, try calling the restaurant . Most do not monitor TripAdvisor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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