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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (53 reviews)
“sandwich” (31 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9901
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131 - 140 of 596 reviews

Reviewed 1 August 2016

A bit pricey and only have one size for coffees. Although, it is by far the best coffee I have had in the town of Banner Elk.

Thank wanderlusst00
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were staying in Banner Elk for three nights and ate at this location twice! The first night we entered on the Cafe side and ate outside which was pleasant. The waiter explained the two menus and we both had an excellent meal (DC Burger...More

Thank Jmits1
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We enjoyed a great meal at the Lodge. The food was excellent, prices are good and the staff is friendly and helpful. The menu has a wide range to satisfy everyone.

Thank jcburns
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We ended up missing a turn to linville. Ended up in banner elk. Stopped in to grab a bite. Started with the spicy nacho supreme. They were out of this world and a very large portion! The chili on them is the best I've ever...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The outside patio is huge pet friendly lots of flowers beautiful views the staff is very friendly I usually eat breakfast their food is good and the coffee is good

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Just had a fantastic lunch here. Service was great as was the food. Ate in their outdoor area which was shady and breezy. Will definitely come back soon.

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at one of the patio tables on a Thursday afternoon. There were 8 guests in our party, including 4 adults and 4 kids. They offered us 3 menus, which was a little confusing as each offered something different. It all sounded good,...More

Thank Meredith G
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast there and it was just OK. Hash browns were the obviously frozen variety and lacked any seasoning . Sausage patties were very small and had been on the grill too long. They were very hard and dry. The biscuit appeared to be homemade,...More

Thank Travis R
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day for a casual lunch outside. Service was spotty but food was good as usual. Salads, burgers, and fantastic desserts. The place to go in banner elk for casual outdoor dining.

Thank 665kathyt
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

After a day doing outdoor activities, stopped by for lunch, after all, had a high rating. Sat for 15 min before we had a waitress. Garlic rolls were hard like dog biscuits. My wife had bad wrap with old lettuce and cold dry chicken. I...More

Thank Joe P
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Kari R
Hi! Can you accommodate people with peanut and tree nut allergies?
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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