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Barbeque in Banner Elk

It's not NC barbeque, but Bayou Smokehouse in Banner Elk has really good Texas style smoked beef brisket, also ribs and smoked sausage. Had their smoked prime rib on a Saturday night - awesome. For NC barbeque, I have heard that the place in Newland is good (called Carolina?), but I haven't made it over there yet. And also Bandana's in Boone is another good choice.

Aug 12, 2010
abitasdad in Southeast

Beech North Carolina

Yes indeed. Sorrento's does have excellent crab cakes (with lobster sauce). Also good fettuccine Alfredo. We've never had a bad meal there. Stonewall's is a comfortable and always reliable "steak house" with salad bar in Banner Elk. We also enjoy dining on the deck at the Bayou in the shopping center - also in Banner Elk. They have excellent trout, and shrimp and grits on the weekends.

Gloucester, VA dining

We'll be traveling to Gloucester, VA in August of this year. Anyone have any suggestions as to good dining locations? At this point we are not looking for high dollar places. Is there interesting food at a good price to be found in the area? Thanks.

Beech Mountain, North Carolina area...

Sounds like the Bayou Smokehouse & Grill would be your best bet... owner grew up in Louisiana and Texas. They smoke their own Texas-style Beef Brisket BBQ (ok, so it's not North Carolina Pork BBQ...), make their own BBQ Sauce, great local mountain trout and fried green tomatoes (also local). Meals are served with cornbread. Try the smoked bacon, lettuce and fried green tomato poor boy! Very good, but very spicy, gumbo. We also enjoy the Saturday and Sunday Brunch... especially if we can get a table out on the deck.

There is also a "Carolina Barbeque" restaurant in near-by Newland (about 15 minutes from Banner Elk), but I haven't made it to that restaurant yet, so can't give you a recommendation on that one.

Student Fare in Banner Elk

Bayou Smokehouse does indeed offer gift cards that are good in both the restaurant and the adjoining Bayou General Store. The phone number is 828 898-8952 (I remember that because the last 4 digits are "TxLa").

I'm not sure, but Banner Elk Cafe may have some vegetarian offerings as well.