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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (63 reviews)
“cajun sampler” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
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

New to Banner Elk, we were planning to dine at one of the top local restaurants -- which turned out to be closed today. Fortunately, we wandered into the Bayou Smokehouse and it was terrific! Matt, our server, had detailed knowledge about the beers on...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually love Bayou Smokehouse but today’s lunch was just so-so. My husband had the shrimp jambalaya and there were two shrimp in it, 2. Two shrimps in a bowl.. I had to houston heat grilled chicken sandwich, OK not terrific but ok. The waiter...More

Thank Jake0318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We end up coming here a lot... It really is good food and a go to when a lot of the other restaurants are closed. I usually get a Po Boy with Shrimp.

1  Thank gsweitz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and even better beer. Loved trying the local brews while eating some shrimp gumbo (it is spicy).

1  Thank Justin V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in on a Saturday lunch and they were slammed. Got lucky and got a table almost immediately. Naomi was our server and she was awesome. Very attentive throughout despite being busy. We ordered bloody Mary’s and they were delicious. The food was good...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered two chicken fried steak dinners to go. The meat was so tough we couldn't chew it. I had to throw it away. The "pinto beans" were actually chilli beans, & they were horrible. The green beans & mashed potatoes were the only part...More

Thank Marcie W
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This was exactly what we needed after a long day on the slopes! Nothing too fancy here but that’s what we like. The brisket was amazing and the gumbo is spicy! The zucchini fries were perfect too with a homemade sauce! Definitely go here with...More

1  Thank glr16
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Go early because this place will fill up fast! Red beans and rice are the best I have ever had and the food is fresh and hot. Crawfish done perfectly. Cajun pasta was great as well. Can't go wrong in this place and the service...More

1  Thank shelly m
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Average place to eat, but Banner Elk has limited eateries. Service was first rate. PorBoy sandwiches not that great, Gumbo was spicy and great.

Thank John E
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I asked the waiter to go taste the gumbo and he came back and asked me to take a blood pressure pill (The nerve) sarcasm only goes so far baby.. The red beans and rice was just inedible due to the amount of salt and...More

Thank Jeanna S
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Jesse S
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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