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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“gumbo” (39 reviews)
“po boy” (16 reviews)
“brisket” (58 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
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 yesterday via mobile

We just picked this place out of random after a day of hiking. MATT was super accomdating of us, chatted with us about music and life and gave us everything we requested. Amazing food, amazing services, banner elk has done it again!

Thank Jordan W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great little kitschy restaurant with an intriguing menu and varied drink selection. We were ready for a great meal. Only problem was after we were seated, we were completely ignored. 15 minutes and not even a drink order. Best part? They were not even busy....More

Thank Patric P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was okay, but overpriced. This is a tourist town, so everything is a little overpriced, but I was expecting slightly higher quality. The meat was on the dry side.

Thank Armenius919
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch on a family trip staying in Beech Mountain. Our waitress Stephanie was excellent, ask for her if you go. The Beef Brisket was great, very tender and flavorful. We did also have the corn nuggets as an appetizer and those were...More

Thank Ashlyn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much on atmosphere. I think they were trying for shabby chic and just got as far as shabby. My husband had the red beans and rice which was very good, but my barbeque was extremely dry. If it hadn't been for the squirt bottle...More

Thank MauraD100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon. The waitress, Noemi, was very kind and helpful. This was our first time here. The food was delicious. Best burger and quesadilla that we have ever had and the salsa was wonderful the burger...More

Thank gary w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying on Sugar Mountain and decided to stop and have lunch. Lisa was our server and was great. We had a variety of brisket and I had the catfish po'boy. The food was very good and was served with a very short wait....More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner our first night in Banner Elk. Good selection on the menu. Our waitress, Laura, was very friendly and attentive. Would recommend a stop here.

Thank jclw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place. Very busy and our waiter Matt was excellent! He was patient and went overboard to make us happy. Great food and great service!!

Thank l118iz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bayou Smokehouse has the absolute best food, as close to New Orleans food as possible. Our waiter Matt is the greatest. He was the only server this afternoon and was so joyful and charming and ran his legs off... Thank you Matt for making our...More

Thank terri c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
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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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