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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Café
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“Delicious breakfast and best in town, it’s in banner elk, but definitely the BEST breakfast with fantastic options, super delicious and GOOD coffee too. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The food here is consistently delicious! There is also an arcade on site for added fun! You can dine inside or out. We love Sorrentos.!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Stonewalls offers upscale dining with a unique atmosphere in Banner Elk. It's quite popular so reservations are recommended.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This pizza really is good and they do have a good selection too. But the real highlight is the location across from the sledding hill and right in the town center. Plus.... there craft local beer selection is huge! And they have a full service bar too. Add to that list a huge arcade for kids when it’s super cold and they need to warm up, plus and ice cream and dessert bar. You could easily spend 2 hours here with the kids after playing in the snow OR after skiing with friends having a few pints. Lastly, they do outdoor movies in the warmer months and have put put too. ( the put put is a little shabby, but whatever entertains the kids, right?)”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Italian food! Great service! Good portions! Located across from Food Lion in Banner Elk!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Bar/restaurant with great food and lots of flavor. There is a pool table and sometimes live music.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“Located in the picturesque village of Valle Crucis, North Carolina, Over Yonder tells the story of historic Appalachian cuisine from Chef Andy Long. Over Yonder opened in June of 2014 in the former homestead of the Taylor Family, one of the founding families of Valle Crucis. Our mission is to interpret classic Appalachian food in a modern yet casual way, and we do this by sourcing the best product we can and then doing our best not to screw it up. Everything is scratch-prepared, or as we like to call it, "done the hard and stupid way", and we believe if you give it a try you will taste the difference. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“$$$$ - short ribs are my personal favorite - Worth the price if you are looking for a special dining experience.”
  • 17 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“We LOVE this place for BBQ! ABOUT: Local cuisine, American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options. Open Lunch and Dinner Great BBQ- Best Ribs Ever!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“They make fresh guacamole AT your table upon order. And it is absolutely DIVINE. They have the best service, with a great menu selection, great bar including organic margaritas and great beers too. Seriously this place is delicious and just as inexpensive as other Mexican restaurants!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great hole-in-the-wall bakery whose owners baked in Europe for decades before retiring here and providing the area with wonderful wood-fired pizzas, and homemade breads, pastries, scones, cookies, etc. Highly recommend breakfast too”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“A locally owned treasure! Upscale Cajun cuisine, extensive wine selection, great gumbo, open for dinner only, reservation recommended.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a cute little coffee shop/café/restaurant combo. If you like the quieter side, The Lodge is where you want to be. If you have a large group and/or like to be where the action is, opt for The Café. You can order from both menus no matter where you're seated. The gyros and the pizzas are delicious!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Fantastic food in smaller portions. Very friendly staff and very reasonably priced menu. Highly recommend.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Comfort food with flare! ABOUT: Local cuisine, American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options. Open Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night A local favorite! The fried chicken is awesome!”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This historic, little country-style place is a great place to stop in for breakfast or lunch before or after visiting the Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Winery, Table Rock, or Wiseman's View!”
  • 11 locals recommend