Bayou Smokehouse & Grill

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Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

130 Main St E
Banner Elk, North Carolina, 28604-9238
United States

(828) 898-8952 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-24-2005

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Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If you are looking for a barbeque place or a good place to have a beer in Banner Elk, this is it.

A barbeque place with a Texas/Louisiana flavor, the grill features a good selection of NC, LA and TX beers and a big menu of high caloric favorites.

The brisket nachos were a special and they were HUGE!!!! My wife and I only finished half of the portion. Generous amount of meat and very tasty. Our entrees were good too. She had the etuffee and I had a barbeque platter. The waitress was excellent, took good care of us and even offered to hold off on the entrees considering the size of the appetizer for two people.

I had a couple of Mother Earth Dunkle lagers. Don't care for frosted pint glasses, but a lot of people expect them. Nice mix of people at the bar. A comfortable place with reasonably priced good food and a nice beer selection.

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Photo of jraycee
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

If you're gonna drink beer in Banner Elk, this is the place. It is even close enough to the other bar that you could walk over and make fun of their plastic cups. The Bayou though has a quite decent selection, and you'll drink out of glass.

On tap you can usually find a few local brews Highland, Foothills, and Hickory Brewing. Also due to the Louisiana decor they have Abita and some other bayou and Texas beer. As always, they got the big three too, and usually one cheapie like PBR.

The bottle selection is decent too. A heavy LA/TX influence with alot of nice regionals mixed in as well. Changes regularly, and always worth a peek.

The service is usually top notch. It does turn into a full bar late at night sometimes though, and then you have to fight your way up front and wait. The crowd is a mixture of locals, college kids, and tourists.

If you do leave before it is late, the Bayou store is attached and sells some nice beer to go as well.

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Photo of rodrot
3.5/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

A small pub/sports bar attached to a beer and wine store which happen to have the same owner. On the afternoon we visited, ski season was in full swing and the place was packed by 2:00 PM. The draft selection was decent. In addition to the standard BMC stuff, they also had beers from Abita, Flying Dog, Mad River, Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada on tap. Regional NC beers being poured included Highland Gailic Ale and a stout from Foothills brewing. We didn't eat, but some of the other patrons mentioned that the food here is pretty good and priced well. The pub focuses mostly on Cajun and Creole type cuisine, although I did notice standard pub fare on the menu such as nachos and burgers. If you're in the area for some skiing, hiking or sightseeing this should be your first stop to grab a quality pint or two.

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Photo of Enola
3/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Stopped in this place after scouting beerfly. The crowd was loud and the beer was flowing as a playoff football game was on. The food was fair but most things I saw on the menu were spicey and expensive. The beer selection was fair, with a decent bottle selection and a few micro's on-tap. Locals such as Highlands were represented as well as Abita and Shiner since this place touts their Texas and Louisiana roots. Overall, a fair place but nothing outstnding. Not bad but nothing to make it stand out either. Average.

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Photo of Ninjaworm
4/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Was visiting Banner Elk for some white water rafting and the girlfriend wanted to walk around the town a little bit afterwards. Walked past the place not expecting anything and saw a menu so I picked it up and it happened to be the beer and wine menu. I reviewed it and saw a couple choice beers on the list including some regional favorites so we decided to make the place our lunch destination.

The food was pretty good and the prices were very agreeable. The place is family owned and operated, the family used to have a similar restaurant in Charlotte. The husband is from Louisiana so thatÂ’s where the flair comes from.

If you are in or near Banner Elk, NC I would suggest a visit.

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Bayou Smokehouse & Grill in Banner Elk, NC
Place rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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