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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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“cajun sampler” (19 reviews)
“brisket” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 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 October 25, 2016 via mobile

We love Louisana for its Cajun and Creole food and the Bayou did not disappoint us. Our shrimp and catfish Po'Boys came with our choice of sides, Cajun fries and fried zucchini fingers. The portions were so arge that instead of stuffing ourselves we took...More

Thank Travis R
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service!! We enjoyed many different menu items and different beers!! Good times!! Definitely a place to watch sports on tv, sit at the bar or at a table!!

Thank JackieDarby17
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We couldn't find anywhere to park . I saw a sign at the back that said " Bayou ". We went in and there was a store attached to the restaurant . I asked the girl at the counter how to get to the restaurant...More

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed October 20, 2016

My husband and I had dinner this week and found everything to be quite plain. Creole food should be full of wonderful, complex flavors, particularly in the sauces that should seep deliciously into the rice. Our sampler dinners were very plain, with minimal flavors. We...More

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Dee was great!!! Friendly Funny and efficient! He got everything we ordered correct and made good suggestions. Only one strike against him - he still can't accept his teams loss to my Buckeyes! Ha Ha. Will definitely go back often.

Thank TennesseeMailman
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

They had the best rice and beans I've ever had in my life. The shrimp gumbo was spicy but extremely flavorful. I had never had etoufee but it was really good and again spicy but not overly spicy. Caitlin are waitress was so nice and...More

Thank marieB2884VY
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Went mid-evening and did not have to wait. Waitress was very good as was the food -- Shrimp Etouffe and gumbo. Do eat here if you are in the area.

Thank Bunnion
Reviewed October 2, 2016

I've always enjoyed Bayou. They have been here for may years. The BBQ and sides are very good. Love the outdoor seating. Nice tap list. Nice atmosphere.

Thank TravelerNFoodie
Reviewed October 1, 2016

I lived in Louisiana for a few years and since moving to North Carolina have longed for the taste of the Bayou State. I have a friend who used to work there and insisted that we tried it out and I am so glad that...More

1  Thank Katherine C
Reviewed September 28, 2016

You won't t be disappointed! Ask for Shelby! The food was great! Our server, Shelby, gave us excellent service! We will definitely be back on our next visit to Banner Elk!

Thank rglab1220
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Jesse S
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I don't think reservations are needed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
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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