Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Restaurant Hours


We are Open Daily 363 Days of the year

We are NOT open on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day


The Bayou Smokehouse & Grill Restaurant Serves Lunch and Dinner Daily, opening at 11:30 AM and Serving Full Menu until

                                    . . . 10:30 PM Sunday through Thursday and

                                    . . .  11:30 PM on Friday and Saturday

Our Hours of Service will be expanded during Summer 2015


General Store is open at 11:00 AM daily...

... until 8:00 PM    Monday through Thursday

... until 9:00 PM    Friday and Saturday

... and 12 noon until 6:00 PM     Sunday


Please feel free to call us at 828  898 . TxLa (8952) with any questions about our menu or hours of service.



Appetizers & Beverages

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Bayou Menu ~ page one of four

General Store

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North Carolina, Texas & Louisiana Gourmet foods


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Catering info

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

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From Houston to New Orleans to New Iberia to Charlotte to Banner Elk, David, Winston and Lee Ammann offer you their Texas-Louisiana family recipes in a casual, comfortable atmosphere in the High Country of North Carolina.


A brief history ~ 

We began as a corporate catering company in Charlotte, NC serving clients such as the Richardson family's Panther Stadium, Ken Schrader, Dale Earnhardt, Trammel Crow, ProLogis, Childress Klein, and Mary Tribble Creations. We opened the Bayou Kitchen in the Elizabeth Neighborhood of Charlotte in 1988, and the Bayou Smokehouse and Grill in Banner Elk in 2003. Then, in 2006 we opened the adjacent Bayou General Store.

The Bayou Kitchen in Charlotte has been sold, and is now a restaurant called The Philosopher's Stone. Fortunately, many of our Charlotte guests and friends continue to "drive up the hill" and visit with us here in Banner Elk.


Please feel free to call us at 828  898 . TxLa (8952) with any questions about our menu, store or hours of service.



Bayou Specialites & Salads

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Bayou Main Menu, page two of four    

Cowboy, Cajun & Seafood

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Bayou Main Menu, Page Three of Four

Po' Boys, Burgers & Sides

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Bayou Menu, Page 4 of 4

Children's Menu

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Bayou Children's Menu


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First Concert in the Courtyard, Summer 2015 with local favorites The Whip Daddies

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 ~  6 PM until 9 PM

No Cover Charge

Wine Amnesty is always Available!


Beer Menu


Contact Us


130 East Main Street, Village Shops

Banner Elk, NC 28604

Restaurant: 828 898.TxLa (8952)

Store: 828 898.8953

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