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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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1 - 10 of 594 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Small, but lovely and very clean. Food was very good and service fast but there was no rush. Clearly a vacation home community.

Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Thanks for great service Matt. Burgers, brisket and steak, perfect need trio for the family.

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was just ok. It wasn't bad but it definitely wasn't worth the price that we paid for what we got.

Thank firedancer543
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is actually two separate restaurants interconnected by a covered porch/seating area (plus they are currently expanding). They give you a choice of ordering from either of the two menus. I had the Stromboli, which was excellent. The service staff was friendly and attentive.

Thank Rjw1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had several meals at the Cafe & Lodge and never been disappointed. Wide variety menu from two separate kitchens on site provide for all tastes. And the proces are very reasonable. If the weather is good, eat on the porch or patio. Great...More

Thank chfd1dj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise this place was. Went there for breakfast, sat outside in a wonderful seating area. Great views. Staff was fantastic. We ordered the breakfast burritos and man best we've ever had. Highly recommend. This place is a must. And since it was...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast there twice during our recent week in Banner Elk. The first time seemed a bit off-key - wait staff kept apologizing for delays in seating and food preparation, and I thought my omelette was a bit short of what I had expected....More

Thank rgh1949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up at the Banner Elk Cafe after having to leave another place we had stopped for lunch. What a difference. I am happy to say the service was great, the food was very good and I though the price was very reasonable. We...More

Thank laxdad04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always come!!! The breakfast is phenomenal, lunch and dinner has any variety you can think of to suit your palate. Great food, staff and prices. Y'all come 👍

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss the pizza for lunch, but whatever you order....it is truly yummy. This is a casual setting with outdoor dining as well as inside. A great place for a group of friends tro gather, visit adn enjoy a range of delicious food.

Thank jbc1940
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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