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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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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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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

I went with four other ladies to the restaurant in middle of day on weekend. Great food with a different menu. It is a bit of a bar atmosphere but still family friendly. Excellent representation of cajun food. A couple of the ladies I was with ordered a country fried steak and was not as well pleased as the rest... More 

Thank Dalton M
Dothan, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Recently had a ski weekend in Banner Elk and visited Bayou Smokehouse and Grill. We enjoyed it so much the first time we went back the next night as well. Our waitress Olivia was very attentive, and the food was top notch. Excellent restaurant. Do your palate a favor and don't miss this place.

Thank jtrammell2237
Atlantic Beach, NC
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I would love to rate the food, but alas, after 20 minutes of waiting at the hostess station to be noticed, we were denied service because I asked to speak to a manager about the apathy and the extremely long wait time to not only be seated, but just ACKNOWLEDGED. For the first ten minutes everyone in front of us,... More 

1 Thank avidtraveler6
BSGBE, Owner at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this review

Madam. First, and most importantly, you were NOT denied service because you asked to speak to a manager. It was suggested that you dine elsewhere because of your extremely bad-tempered and discourteous attitude. You appeared to be looking for a fight and I just wasn’t interested in giving you one, thinking it was better to invite you to leave rather... More 

Saint George, South Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to eat. The Cajun Sampler and Po Boy with fried green tomatoes and bacon as well as the zucchini fries were absolutely delicious!! Staff very friendly and attentive! Definitely recommend!!

Thank MT77329
Pensacola Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We came from Florida to visit, and came to the Bayou in Banner Elk North Carolina. We were immediately sat by a gentleman who turned out to be our waiter. We ordered the crawfish tails which seemed a little small for the price. We ordered a texas combo to split which was the best combination of meats I have ever... More 

Thank Alden S
New Braunfels, Texas
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Trust me, the gumbo is HOT! When they warn you 3 times, it's hot! But it's SO good! They have a great beer selection and the nachos are amazing!!!

Thank Beccaandcraig
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2016

My husband and I both are slightly addicted to the Bayou bacon cheeseburger and Cajun fries. They are sooo good and absolutely huge. It is too big of a serving for lunch and definitely plenty for dinner. Service is friendly. Sometimes it takes a little while to get your food but it is always hot and fresh. Plus, they will... More 

Thank lkat1992
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

This may seem a bit weird, but my wife and I went here for her "nice" birthday dinner. After doing research of all the restaurants in Banner Elk, NC we decided to go here because the food sounded amazing online. We were not disappointed! We were a little nervous with some of the reviews, but after we walked in we... More 

1 Thank CalebDaniel
Portsmouth, Dominica
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Glad I came here with my friends. The server was very friendly it was like she was part of the group. I finally had CheerWine at this place and it was amazing. I had the burger with queso and bacon and had to take the rest home because it was so filling.

Thank Raffaele M
East Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is an awesome restaurant and I look forward to returning again. The service was great and the food is delicious. Though we were there for lunch, it looks like a fun place to go in the evening. The weather was rainy when we were there, but there is a great outdoor area that looks like fun for the summer... More 

Thank gbh901

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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, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?