Banner Elk Dining

Banner Elk Dining Options

When dining in Banner Elk, there are many options from coffee shops and southern dining to exclusive top end restaurants requiring reservations.

Your downtown choices are:

Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge Espresso Bar and Eatery
Highway 184 (Downtown Banner Elk)
119 Central Way S.W.
Banner Elk NC 28604
ph. 828-898-4040 (Cafe)

Located in downtown Banner Elk, The Banner Elk Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Great food, ranging from eggs bendict to big juicy burgers. For the healthy and weight conscience, we offer grilled mahi and chicken sandwiches, salad bar, and homemade daily specials. Dinner nightly offering: Ribs, Steaks, Fish and always fresh and creative specials and from our talented Chef.

The Lodge Espresso Bar and Eatery is a friendly coffee-house atmosphere with a smoothie bar, fresh bakery, and gourmet food. We serve delicous salads, seared Tuna, pizzas, pastas, and wraps. Best Bloody Mary and Cadlillac Margaritas in town. The telephone number for the Lodge is 828-898-4242. Live Entertainment every weekend through February then starting again Easter weekend. 6-10pm on the patio. Always great music for the whole family from the locals!

Bayou Smokehouse and Grill & Bayou Store
130 Main Street East
Banner Elk NC 28604
ph. 828-898-8952

Banner Elk’s most unique dining! Shop, play, wine and dine all under one roof! Authentic Cajun and Texas cuisine. Play pool and FREE National Trivia! Hot sauces, Louisiana coffee, NC wines and “Mix Your Six” from 90+ beers in the general store. We are located in the Village Shops in the heart of downtown Banner Elk. Store & Office: 828-898-8953; Restaurant: 828-898-8952

Corporate Catering for 100 – 3000+
All Catering Menus Are “Client Designed”

Dunn’s Deli
134 Main Street West
Banner Elk NC 28604
ph. 828-898-6731

At Dunn’s Deli you will find a wide variety of Fresh Made-To-Order Overstuffed Sandwiches, many of which are served on our Fresh Baked Homemade Croissants, Sub, Blunt and Kaiser rolls. We also offer several creative Wraps, Salads and a variety of Soups as well as our very own, award winning, High Country Chili. We are also the home of the high country’s one & only Build-Your-Own Beer Tasting where you can sample any 4 of our large variety of beers for one low price! Available Mon-Fri 2pm to close and 12 to close Weekends.

So come on over and relax with an ice cold beer, a glass of wine or a tall glass of fresh brewed iced tea and enjoy one of Banner Elk’s more unique eateries. Located in the heart of Banner Elk at 134 W. Main Street in front of The Historic Perry House Bed & Breakfast and across the street from the Lees-McRae College campus.

Stonewalls Restaurant
344 Shawneehaw Avenue
Banner Elk NC 28604
ph. 828-898-5550

Stonewalls is a landmark dining destination located in the heart of Banner Elk. Enjoy your favorite steaks, prime rib, seafood or chicken entrees with salad bar or try something new from our daily specials. A casual atmosphere, family friendly, with all ABC permits. Serving dinner daily from 5 p.m. Gift certificates and group rates available.

The Frog & The Monkey
128 Banner Road S.W.
Banner Elk NC 28604
ph. 828-898-FROG

The Frog and The Monkey is nestled in the town of Banner Elk as a quaint place to come relax and have fun with family and friends. We strive to be an environmentally-conscious restaurant with the motto of “waste not, want not.” Our staff offers recycled and compostable materials for our to go items.

Our main goal is community and we support them as we rely on their support. Through local farms as well as farmers markets and produce stands in our area, we are able to offer a variety of meatatarian and vegetarian dishes. Most dishes featured are under $10.00. Seating is on a first-come basis. We offer approximately 40 seats inside as well as outside seating for those warm beautiful days. The Frog and The Monkey truly is an eclectic grazing experience. So hop on in to say hi to the monkeys and see what the frogs have in store for you! We are open for lunch and dinner seasonally right now. Please give us a call to check on our hours.

Zuzda Tapas Restaurant & Bar
502 Main Street West
Banner Elk NC 28604
ph. 828-898-4166

Zuzda, a Banner Elk Restaurant, has an almost 100-item selection, with reasonable prices as well. Most choices range from two to four dollars. The atmosphere of this Banner Elk Restaurant is classy but informal. It’s very conducive to good dates and dinners with friends. Still the main reason to come, is the menu. When you can eat at the same place every day for three months and never order the same dish twice, you know you’ve found a restaurant where there truly is something for everyone.