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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
+1 828-898-8952
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brisket” (61 reviews)
“cajun sampler” (16 reviews)
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American, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Main St E, Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lots of fun food. Something for everyone. From burgers to ribs the food is really good. We were there on Tuesday night and they had a band playing outside. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the music while we ate and sipped our wine...More

Thank MSmith411
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A group of us went to the Bayou for dinner prior to going to the theater. There were 10 of us. We had a great time. Our server was very good and the food was delicious. I ordered the Voodoo Pasta which was a large...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

But that's about it. Fried chicken and the beef was dry. They had music tonight, (which is played outside) the whip daddy's and we've heard them 3 other times but they were off tonight. The smokers need to be moved further away from the tables...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We eat here 2 or 3 times when we are in Banner Elk. Being from Texas, it's hard to find real beef brisket and chicken fried steak. Bayou Smokehouse knows how to do it right! The gumbo is authentic, salads are big, burgers are delicious,...More

Thank bjd3
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious but this is not a place to go if you are on a tight budget. We enjoyed everything we ordered and our server was very helpful and friendly. The bartender definitely knows what she is doing as well. I will be...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I can believe that we had to go to the mountains to get good Cajun food. We walked in during the dinner rush on a Saturday night. I can immediately tell that the guys working there were a fine tuned machine making sure that everyone...More

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 15 August 2016

They serve real cajun food as well as other items. We have eaten here 3 or 4 times and have always enjoyed ourselves. Great craft beer selection and kid friendly. Always a good combination !

Reviewed 11 August 2016

I ate there just this week. I got one of the cheapest things on the menu: chipolte baked brie with toast rounds for $10.95 which was listed under the appetizers. Meals were pricey! My brie was heavy on chipotle. The worst offense was the two...More

Thank roostertag57
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We had the voodoo pasta and the Friday Fish Fry. The best thing was the pecan crusted trout on the fish fry plate. So, if I returned, I would try that. The beans and rice tasted like they had opened a can of baked beans,...More

Thank Sassy718
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our server was upbeat and helpful. My favorite part of the meal were the zuchinni fries. Pet-friendly. Had nice outdoor seating.

Thank emart018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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