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Let your taste buds experience a red-hot recipe of Cajun and Cowboy culture, served with southern hospitality at the Bayou Smokehouse and Grill. Authentic Louisiana and Texas cuisine abounds on the extensive menu. For a taste of Texas try the Bayou's Texas-style Smoked Beef Brisket BBQ, Chicken-fried Steak with Cream Gravy or Beef Brisket Fajitas. Visit Cajun Country when you savor the flavors of David's "almost famous" Spicy Shrimp Gumbo, the Bayou's Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya or any of the delicious Po' Boys. Take a tour of Louisiana in one meal when you order the Cajun Sampler which offers up Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Shrimp Creole and Crawfish Etouffee! And when you order Mama 'Nita's Louisiana Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce we'll even provide you a copy of the recipe! We also offer a delicious selection of Design-Your-Own Salads, hand-cut Ribeye Steaks, tender Bayou Smokehouse Ribs, Mountain Trout and crowd pleasing Burgers, Sandwiches, Wings, Nachos and more. Children may select chicken tenders, shrimp, hot dog, hamburger, cheeseburger or beef BBQ sandwich from our Munchkin Menu. On Saturdays and Sundays the Bayou offers a delicious Brunch Menu in addition to our regular menu, both days until 2 PM.
Creole/Cajun/Southern, American
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130 East Main St
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898-8952


  • Monday
  • 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday
  • 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday
  • 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Thursday
  • 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday
  • 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday
  • 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday
  • 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM


  • Atmosphere

    Outdoor Dining, Fireplace, Family / Children, Bar Scene, Live Music

  • Amenities

    Billiards / Pool, TV, Wi-fi, free lawn games

  • Attire


  • Payment Methods

    Cash Mastercard Visa

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