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Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge

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119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
+1 828-898-4242
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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quaint place, friendly staff and way too many options to choose from!! This has become my husband's and mine favorite place to eat. We have been there many times for delicious, very reasonably priced breakfasts. We went once for lunch and got a hamburger bc it was billed as being the best. We were expecting more than we got so... More 

Thank charlesdl1717
Gainesville, Florida
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit Banner Elk every 2-3 years from Florida, and we always eat at the Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge several times each trip and have never had a bad experience. The food is great, the prices are reasonable, and the staff is friendly. Their pizza is the best!

1 Thank GabeHam
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off for late lunch early dinner and the food was fantastic!! We had the cheese bread app which was good. For dinner my husband and I both had burgers that were fantastic along with the tater tots and French fries. Our boys had the chicken Parmesan dinner and they also loved theirs. A must stop place to eat!!!... More 

Thank Melissa B
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158 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here with friends and family for some skiing at Beech Mountain. We were sent here for breakfast. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. I highly recommend coming here for breakfast. This place was so good we returned a second day for breakfast as well. If in this area highly recommend coming here. Enjoy

1 Thank nibaldom2015
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a breakfast trip and it was very satisfying. We all got plenty to eat and had lots of left overs. I myself had the burrito not sure the name but the basic sausage bacon cheese three egg burrito it was full of flavor and plenty of it. I also sample the pancakes which were a little better than... More 

Thank Nathan T
Columbus, Georgia
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222 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Banner Elk Café on our way home after a weekend in Beech Mountain. It was just what we needed after a night of fun on New Years Eve. Our breakfast was fantastic and more than any of us could eat. I highly recommend the hot chocolate.

Thank Greg D
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late breakfast with my kids before going skiing. It was crowded but the wait was short. We all had the Mountain Man and it was right on time.

Thank Jackattack7051
Easley, South Carolina
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for breakfast. Food was excellent and staff was friendly. Food was well priced for the amount you received. Gravy biscuits were great! Will definitely be returning.

Thank DerrekPulley
Birmingham, Alabama
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in town for a week. The first night, I decided to get the $21 Ribeye smothered with Gouda Cheese and Mushrooms and it was absolutely delicious. Service was fine as well. Great little local place to eat I thought. The next night was traveling alot and just wanted to get something quick and easy so I got a... More 

Thank CaverScott
West Palm Beach, Florida
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173 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a staple of Banner Elk & we always visit here a couple of times during our vacation. They have 2 extensive menus because they comprise 2 different restaurants side-by-side. Great options for any appetite. My burger was pretty good with great fries. My husband said his calzone was average, although it looked delicious with a buttered glaze... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Fast food
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Central Way SW, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-4242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?