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“Great food”

The Painted Fish Cafe
Ranked #11 of 48 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Raleigh, NC
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Great food”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Excellent food. Creative twist on some old american favorites. If you are in Banner Elk for a few days, make it a point to try it. Don't expect a cozy atmosphere, it can get a little loud if they are busy.

  • Visited October 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner because it's one of the few places we have not been while in Banner Elk. We were not disappointed! I had the special, hog snapper which was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was good. Be sure to make reservations, at least on a Saturday night. Without it we would not have been seated!

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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359 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Inventive & Delicious”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We saw a crowd of cars one night and decided to stop for lunch a couple of days later. Very good food, fine service, nice setting. The dishes all have a little twist on the standard fare you find in most restaurants. A small example was the French Onion Soup (with rye bread) another was the cheesecake with krispy kreme doughnut pieces inside...OMG do yourself a favor. We stopped several times during our stay near Banner Elk. Do yourself a favor, your taste buds will thank you!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Michael S
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banner elk
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very unusal chicken parmesan”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

The best chicken I have ever had. It is only on the the menu for a short time but I told Chef he should live it on year round. My partner had the nightly special of shrimp and grits and he loved it. Monday special of meat loaf if wonderful as well as Wednesday night fried chicken. We need to go back on Thursday and try the fried catfish. I know they call it a seafood restaurant but they have very little seafood on the menu and I would not call it a seafood restaurant. I can't wait to go back next week. It is very crowded in the season but the off season is great. Reservations suggested.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank 7devils
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Winchester, Kentucky
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cute little cafe with pretty good food”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stopped by chance and enjoyed this cafe. Great selection of food and pretty reasonably priced. They had a great selection for kids and the regular menu had lots of goodies to choose from. Not your every day cafe food but very enjoyable.

  • Visited October 2013
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