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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are new to Banner Elk, and visit this location on a semi regular basis, always when we have visitors to the area. The food, drinks and service hit the mark every time.

1 Thank Mary Beth F
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten lunch here twice in the last month. We have a favorite booth and the service is always good. We have had the Voodoo pasta, Smokehouse burger and Brisket Nachos. Loved the pasta and burger and would recommend. We didn't care for the nachos, but that could just be us. They have Blue Moon on draft, which is... More 

Thank ColumbusOH
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Naomi was a great server as we had a party of 11 and our table required a lot of attention. Half of us are from Atlanta and we make it a point to dine at your restaurant every time we come to Banner Elk!

1 Thank andymalega
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for drinks and appetizers. Great bar with a friendly staff. The atmosphere is very laid back. I will definitely be back!

1 Thank imthewoman2blame
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great and friendly staff who were helpful with picking between yummy menu items. Large portions of food that was so tasty! Fun an chill atmosphere too.

1 Thank Lindsay A
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was the first time we went this restaurant, the food was fantastic. The brisket was the best we have ever had. What made this visit so comfortable was the server Demetrius (De). He was helpful and so accommodating to us. I recommend this place for your meal and or drinks and please ask for him you will not be... More 

1 Thank dcruzjaxdc
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Ribs,brisket,smoked sausages. All delicious. Blackberry cobbler like granny used to make. Yummy! Fast service and fast food to the table. Great place and we'll go there again.

1 Thank DAVID H
Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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 half home for dinner. It's an eclectic decorated "casual dive" restaurant with inside/outside dining, a... More 

Thank Travis R
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Decent food. Decent price. Freindly staff. Good portions. Beer was cold. What more could you ask for?

Thank James R
Feenandina beach
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Southwestern, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?