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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
+1 828-898-4242
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (58 reviews)
“sandwich” (33 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast with my husband and some cousins. Got seated immediately. Nice atmosphere. Really great prices. Our waitress was terribly rude though. She seemed very unhappy to be there and seemed to kind of order us around. Never refilled drinks and even when...More

Thank cmk042288
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bought an overpriced coffee and pastry but thought, what the heck, Im here for the,atmosphere. Politely asked the counter staff where I could sit outside to enjoy. They pointed to the lower and upper twrraces behind coffee house. Within 5 minutes a snarly server asked...More

Thank Bj H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Banner Elk for a Conference. The Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge became our go-to place. This is really two restaurants in one. They're connected and the uninformed don't really know which one is which -- and it doesn't matter. When you're seated,...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us stopped in for a nice meal after Church. Wait time was 10 minutes and then sat at a large table in the outdoor room filled with folks. We all ordered and after 30 minutes still did not have our meals. Waitress came...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stayed in Banner Elk and on our first day visited the Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge. We enjoyed a great lunch here and loved the atmosphere as well. The staff was pleasant and very helpful as we even had our dogs...More

Thank Anders6369
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was perfect and the food delicious. After hiking around the area in the morning, we stopped at the Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge for breakfast. I asked the server for his recommendation and he said "the menu". After telling him we were starving,...More

Thank monintess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This past Sunday we carried friends to eat at the café after church. We ate their lunch specials, bad decision! First we waited 45 minutes to an hour for our food. I even got up to check about our food, while up I looked at...More

Thank jimmy a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to the Banner Elk Cafe for Years and have watched it grow and become even better with every addition. The food is great, the service is friendly, you can get just about anything there, food that is good for you, food...More

1  Thank Julsky18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had perfect weather this past weekend for dining on the patio. Lunch was the Buffalo chicken sandwich which was just spicy enough to make it interesting and some excellent Sweet Potato fries. We also enjoyed the salad that was on special for lunch. Service was...More

1  Thank CNEST
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute restaurant, not a great menu but ok, normal breakfast items and a couple burritos. We had seen where this place had gotten pretty good reviews.. well the waitress who seated us not friendly at all, our female server, definitely not friendly at all... and...More

Thank crenne02
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Kari R
31 December 2016|
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
you'd best ask the restaurant directly! They are very varied-- and for sure would not like to give advice on this one. Please phone restaurant. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-4242
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