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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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American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Ordered shrimp etouffee based on recommendation from waitress. The shrimp was mushy and the flavor was not good. Granted I should have returned it immediately, but had my sister try it to see if she thought it was not good either. When the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I ate here for dinner one evening; for an app. we ordered the Grilled Brie & French Bread Rounds…it came out cold…YUK! For dinner he had the Louisiana Shrimp Gumbo, I had Shrimp Etouffee. While the dinners were not terrible they were...More

Thank ljbedmonds
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped into Bayou Smokehouse for lunch hoping for some great Cajun food. The atmosphere of the restaurant was good and I set on the patio for lunch. I ordered the gumbo and the jambalaya, both of which were OK, but not great. The menu...More

Thank Wil E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this place. Think corn hole, sawdust on the floor...and think about great food. The prices are great but that couldn't compensate if the food were not good. The menu is cajun/southern. The green beans are on point; cooked to death with some fat-...More

Thank powel6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall we were very pleased with our lunch experience. The seafood jambalaya was EXCELLENT! My wife ordered the regular jambalaya (sausage & chicken) but received a totally different meal. Hers was rice mush with meat bits. No, she didn't eat it. Service was friendly and...More

Thank z28rgr8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a light snack and a drink before we get back on the road. The appetizers we had were excellent. We had chicken tenders and bacon cheese fries. The portions were just enough and the bartender was very friendly and helpful

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come to this restaurant a lot during the Summer. We enjoy sitting outside on the deck. I always say I am going to try other items on the menu, but I absolutely love the pecan crusted trout and order everytime. My husband has tried...More

Thank msbent3218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a little hesitant to try this place because I thought it would be all Cajun cuisine as I'm not a big fan, but thought we should give it a try anyway. Glad we did - had some of the best BBQ ribs & Texas...More

Thank Jeanne Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of food and a huge selection of north carolina craft brews. Layed back atmosphere, lots of locals and a great back porch for people watching!

Thank gary s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here twice while in town. They have the best staff and the food is great. I've tried several dishes and all were very tasty!

Thank paralegal777
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Jesse S
10 July 2017|
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Response from jurassicfish | Reviewed this property |
I don't think reservations are needed.
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • 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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