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“Good food but don't buy a drink”

Stonewalls Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$40
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 November 2013

The food was very good and the service was average. We got a 3 course special for 2. The atmosphere was a bit noisy but not unpleasant.

The negative was the drink prices. I ordered a double vodka tonic and was charged $20. The price of two drinks. I asked the waitress and she said it was correct. That is an outrageous price.

Go and have dinner, but not drinks.

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Thank laidback1
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

The food came quickly; service was very prompt; the salad bar was great; and the atmosphere was calming.

Thank BeeTee8829
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

The food is always top notch, preparred to perfection, with an excellent salad bar. Many people come here just for the prime rib and say it's worth the trip. But I prefer the salmon. Point is, there are plenty of options for every taste pallet

Thank naturalcouple
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Stonewalls used to be a restaurant to which I looked forward going. It just isn't that way any longer. They have changed the pricing so that the entrees are more expensive and you pay separately for the salad bar (no soup for you!) Yes, if you do not want the salad bar you may save $1-2 for the entree only, but really, what percentage of people go to a steakhouse and don't get salad. The last three times I have gone there and ordered a medium cooked ribeye it has come out well done, no pink inside. So, when the wait staff, who are all very friendly, ask how everything is cooked, what do you say? "No, I ordered medium and it is well done with no pink. I will wait another 20 minutes while you cook another one and the rest of the table eats." I really like crab legs and I know they are frozen but 3 of the last four times I have ordered them they have come out rubbery and with very little meat inside. One order had green colored "moss" on them.

The salad bar is really good with plenty of selection. They have a Caesar bowl separate from the rest of the bar but for some reason there was no dressing on it the last time we went and there was no salad server around. Either they are giving you a choice in greens now or they had no dressing... who knows?

If you want an extremely better meal for less money with fantastic ambiance drive the 20 or so minutes to The Peddler in Boone. You will not be sorry. But, if you don't feel like leaving Banner Elk and want an average meal (certainly much, much better than Golden Corral), albeit overpriced, then Stonewalls will be fine.

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

This was one of the best meals I have ever had.The salad bar had everything you could ever imagine to put in a salad.The sirloin and shrimp dinnner were cooked and seasoned to perfection.The baked potato was perfect and loaded.And last but not least..the dessert,OMG !! it was the pumpkin pie in a glass.AMAZING !!!!!! The service was exemplary and our waiter was so friendly and attentive.The ambience was also warm and soothing.We will be making a yearly trip to Banner Elk just to have dinner here again.

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Thank Linda T
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