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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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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (62 reviews)
“cajun sampler” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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11 - 20 of 612 reviews

Reviewed 23 October 2017

The service from Naomi was great - she's full of energy, super nice and down to earth. We really enjoyed her happy personality! The food was just ok - we had burgers which had no seasoning, but my wife really enjoyed the Salad Evangeline with...More

Thank Willm88
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Good food served incredibly quickly ! Thanks Seth ! Well prepared quality items at a great price. A must!

Thank charlesfradley
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We had the burger Po Boy this time and it was very good. Service was great. Outside dining. Sunny day. Pet friendly. Our favorite place in Banner Elk. Only reason I wouldn't give it a 5 is that they need to pay a little attention...More

Thank Travis R
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I cannot begin to express the depth of flavor in the food here. We ordered the Bayou sampler and were amazed at the wonderful variety of traditional Bayou flavors. The beer selection is a perfect complement to the meals. The service we had was the...More

Thank Daisy-Sheri P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Brisket was dry. Service was terrible. There are many better options within walking distance to this restaurant.

1  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Brisket was dry and bland. The burger was also dry, tasted like nothing but char. Not too please with the overall experience. Yuck.

Thank Casey S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Cool bar, food is just average. If you want barbecue, I would go elsewhere. Service was lacking even though place was empty.

Thank Cassie S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This restaurant has the best fried green tomato, bacon, lettuce sandwich in the south. We have been here many times and have never had a bad meal. Sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. Tables have umbrellas.

1  Thank Actiongram1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had the gumbo and the red beans and rice. The gumbo was very spicy but my husband loved it; I had the red beans, rice, and sausage and I thought it was cooked perfectly with good seasonings. We tried a few beer samplings too...More

1  Thank 2mdoves
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Too many barking dogs on patio .. pork sandwich was ok sauce was to sweet service was slow.. won't go back

Thank Brad4155
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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
Description
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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