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Mast Farm Inn, Banner Elk, NC

Mast Farm Inn

4.7
4.7
44 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
We are a destination dinner dining experience. Every Friday & Saturday night is a locally, uniquely curated 3 course plated dinner. Let us do the hard work designing your perfect bite - you just enjoy. TO BOOK CALL/TEXT 828-963-5857

For breakfast, we are thrilled to serve our neighbors the oatmeal, grits, biscuits, and French toast our guests know and love. We are currently serving fixed plates that include a starter and main course. TO BOOK CALL/TEXT 828-963-5857



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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, Contemporary Southern, Home cooking
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Fri–Sun 8:30 am–10:30 am Bar Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 963-5857
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Banner Elk
  • Cross street
    Valle Crucis
  • Parking details
    Park by the Farmhouse or at the Barn
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

44 Reviews
  1. noleman

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first time here for dinner and the food would have been much better if it was served hot. Since it is a one sitting same meal for everyone, they need to find a way to keep the food hotter. I think this is a better lunch place than a dinner spot.

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  2. CherieN

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriends and I had dinner here one evening during a girls weekend. It was such a special experience! The ambience is really neat and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Sunday brunch with the family. Super cozy with yummy comfort food on a brisk morning in the mountains. Highly recommend!

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  4. JesseC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Tea choices were outstanding and service was excellent. We had a very private area to enjoy the deserts and tea.

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  5. Molly7608

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I almost hate to leave a review for Mast Farm Inn because I'd like to keep it a secret. Arriving, it's hard to believe it is real and not a movie set because it is PERFECT. The atmosphere is cozy and quaint. There's a small card room with a fire. The bar is the quiet, intimate place you'd like to end your day with a drink. Your meal is what they are serving (pre-set menu)-OR you can order what you want. And the food-the cheese biscuits are delicious. Simple but lovely presentation. The service is attentive and will answer any question, about the inn, the food, or the area,
    Mast Farm InnResponded on November 17, 2022
    You have no idea how much this means to us, Molly! We're giving our best efforts to create a beautiful warm experience, and we're so happy you saw what our hearts are trying to do! Please come back soon.

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  6. NancyM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting with friendly staff. Food was outstanding.
    Mast Farm InnResponded on November 16, 2022
    Thank you! See you soon!

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  7. KellyB

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a a cool place and the food is AMAZING! Best oatmeal ever!

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  8. johnJ

    Greensboro

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Special evening. Fixed price menu was unimaginative. Cosmo was bitter and way too much lime. High light was our delightful server. The evening reminded me of a hotel catered dinner at a recent conference. Worthy of Marriott, not of a trip to this enchanting inn.

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  9. jaybird

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The “menu” consists of ONE item, a baked chicken breast. If you don’t like chicken you are out of luck! The cost of a chicken breast meal for two with a glass of wine is $182.
    Mast Farm InnResponded on November 9, 2022
    We served you rolls w/pumpkin butter, fire roasted tomato soup, Blackened Chicken Breast w/Sweet Potato Puree & Ginger Roasted Baby Carrots Finished with a Maple Miso Reduction, & Roasted Peach Cobbler w/ Verbena Whipped Cream and 2 glasses of top shelf champagne (you were warned it is $20 per glass). On the menu this year is trout, salmon, beef wellington, sirloin, pork tenderloin, and more. We had 3 individual diners that night ask to speak to chef b/c they were so impressed with the meal.

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  10. Will

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely historic setting, dinner was ok - soup and desert courses were excellent but the main dish underwhelmed. Very attentive service but also thought the wine selection was limited and not well curated. Fantastic old fashioned cocktail - lesson: stick with the booze, maybe try breakfast :)

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  11. Winnie

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food & service were outstanding…especially the mushroom soup and tiramisu! I wish there had been a sweet wine option like Moscato or a Riesling to enjoy with dinner or dessert. It was very dark walking up the cobblestone pathway at 7:20pm. The porch lights had not been turned on. Better lighting on the cobblestone pathway from the parking area would have helped as well. The parking across the street was also without lights when we arrived. The parlor was not particularly cozy or inviting and the decor was sparse. I have wanted to go inside the Inn since I first saw it in 2001…I must admit I was a little disappointed. Something else I did not expect was mismatched china, that certainly did not look like “my grandmother’s china”. It looked cheap. I would have loved more attention to matching place settings for $56 per person.
    Mast Farm InnResponded on November 10, 2022
    We've already made adjustments on the china, but that night we were using a North Carolina Potter's collection. Local potters have put their work together and they loaned it to us for the weekend - hours were spent on each setting. They were deeply saddened by your comments. Thanks for telling us about the lights, we turned them on as soon as we were informed - the breaker had gotten flipped. We strongly disagree about the parlor - many spend happy evenings enjoying that cozy space

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great discussion with Melody who came to our table and chatted us up! Rheanna welcomed us in, recommended a wine for us, and generally made sure everyone had what they needed. The food was amazing. This was my second experience attending dinner and I can’t wait to go back!

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  13. Teenangel

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cozy dining room for a nice meal. It can get a little loud but the night we went it was fine. The food was very good - Caesar Salad delicious, Beef Wellington was very tender and good (although I would have preferred the beef a bit more rare), Orange Marmalade cake dense and delicious. Can't not mention the yeast rolls and pumpkin butter as they are divine! Only meal suggestion is that the asparagus puree didn't enhance the flavor of the beef - a heavier meat-flavored reduction sauce would have. Their brewed coffee is great as well. Service is excellent and Rianna is fabulous! So personable, attentive and knowledgeable. She is an asset to the experience. While this is not an inexpensive meal, ingredients are fresh, often local, and you can tell carefully chosen. I would recommend a wine list considering a small glass of what seemed to be a house wine (just a verbal mention it was a red when we were offered it it) is $18. Other than that I would certainly recommend this for a special meal and intimate dinner.

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  14. davida

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First visit. Dinner was great. Best Salmon I have had in quite sometime; actually perfect ( and I don’t care for salmon but endure it for my wife who loves it), in fact if I could cook salmon like this I could have it every 3 days, Everything else was equally good. Service great.

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  15. gpandhmom

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mast Farm Inn's breakfast was more than wonderful. Our server was very personable and made sure we had everything we needed for our meal. I am so glad Mast Farm Inn has started allowing the public to come in for breakfast. We truly enjoy the food, atmosphere, and experience.

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  16. John

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful. The Inn is very relaxing and the setting was beautiful. We will be back.

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  17. AndyB

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staying nearby we stepped in for breakfast. Great location and very friendly staff to start; menu is fixed daily and it was amazing with the tartlet to start and stuffed french toast for the main course. It was a great experience and we definitely want to return and stay at the Inn!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our breakfast at Mast Farm Inn. The food was tasty & our service was top notch.

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  19. ErikaH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, was quick out of the kitchen. My coffee cup stayed full and if I needed anything, the servers were right on top of it.

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  20. KathyH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose Mast Farm Inn so we wouldn’t have to drive back into Boone. The restaurant was very cozy and nice. The food was tasty. It was a 3 course dinner - salad, pork chop with risotto & asparagus and dessert. My only complaint was how expensive everything turned out to be. The cheapest glass of wine was $9.00 which is a little on the pricey side for me.. Plus for the price, it seems it would’ve been a filet or something comparable. My bill with tip was $190. If money is no object, I would definitely recommend but if you are trying to watch your spend, I would suggest somewhere else.

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  21. DarrelG

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and our waitress was the best. Knowledgeable about local history and was very attentive to us.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my daughter for her birthday and it was the best experience ever. She loved it so much she said next time we are in Banner Elk we need to eat here again. The breakfast was amazing and the service was amazing. Would highly recommend.

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  23. SherriP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whenever I step into the doors of Mast Farm Inn the inviting atmosphere makes me I feel like I’m getting a refreshing hug as all my cares and woes melt away. It’s a shelter from the storms of life. You feel it through the friendly server who makes you feel known and cared for, through the staff who are confident and caring in all that they do, and through the heart warming food that soothes your weary soul. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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  24. Mark

    Naples

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious and refreshing watermelon salad. Tasty apple pie for dessert. Unremarkable main course - chicken. Friendly and efficient service.
    Mast Farm InnResponded on August 6, 2022
    Mark! We think this sounds like a 5 star experience! Our dinner chef and dessert chef were in a cheerful competition and you gave the dessert chef her first glance at victory as all of our other diners went on and on about how amazing the chicken was. Empty plates and to-go boxes were the story of the night as no one wanted to let a bite of that beer-can chicken go to waste. And friendly service to boot! So, while we disagree with the 3 stars, our apple pie baker isn't mad about your opinion.

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  25. wayner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the dining experience. Our server was exceptional. Took time to chat a little, very personable. Food was exquisite.

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  26. Mags

    Miami

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for breakfast. Food was amazing, tasty and fresh. The service was incredible and very welcoming/warm. The venue is stunning. Highly recommend.
    Mast Farm InnResponded on June 29, 2022
    Thank you for the nice review! We so appreciate it when our guests take the time to let us know how we are doing. Please come see us for the July 31st event and bid July goodbye in style!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet was excellent with a generous amount of sauce that was delicious. The brownie with the peanut butter custard was decadent. The perfect meal for Father’s Day. Even though we live here full time, I feel like it is a mini vacation in the country. Service was excellent. I appreciate the follow up email from the owner, a personal touch. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Mast Farm InnResponded on June 26, 2022
    Thank you! See you next time! I'm making my (family famous) apple pie and buttermilk ice cream for the July 31 dinner!

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  28. Bubbledover

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Front desk (darling young lady whose name I’ve forgotten) and even housekeepers we encountered while touring property- all so thoughtful, helpful & cheerful. Our server Velva was delightful. I guess it would be difficult to ruin that place. We enjoyed everything! The temp sauna service is a very cool add on.
    Mast Farm InnResponded on June 11, 2022
    Hi, thank you so much! Our sweet front desk office read this and bubbled over with happiness! Everyone here works tremendously hard and it is a labor of love. We're so glad you felt that love. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again!

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  29. ElizabethG

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new owners have outdone themselves with all the new features of the Inn. As a local, we were not able to enjoy the Inn as much in the past unless staying there. Now, they have opened the beautiful Valle Tavern where we can stop by for a drink, they offer breakfast and lunch for locals and host wonderful meals like the Mother’s Day brunch we went to this past weekend. The food and service were outstanding and the quaint Inn is so beautiful! We are looking forward to enjoying many more visits to the Mast Farm Inn.
    Mast Farm InnResponded on May 18, 2022
    Liz, I can't tell you how much this means to us to hear. Everyone working at MFI are long time locals and we worked to open the Inn so that our neighbors and friends could have a special place to enjoy. Support like this keeps us going when the going gets tough. Thank you thank you.

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  30. AmyT

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the unique ambiance of the seating and unique rooms. The pictures and artwork really tell a story. Wish the service matched the setting and food. Lost the finesse of the experience from the service.

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  31. DBDtraveler

    Charlotte

    280 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    280 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had booked this as our family’s Easter brunch thinking it would be a good variety of many choices. Instead it was a fixed menu of very limited choices. While it was very good, it just didn’t meet our expectations. But in all fairness the food was quality and delicious. Great setting.

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  32. SuperV

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mast Farm Inn is an absolute gem - whether you want a well crafted cocktail in the adorable newly renovated bar or a full blown 3 course meal for a special occasion; this is a spot in the High Country not to be missed. We started off as tourists here, even staying for our honeymoon almost 10 years ago and fell in love with the charm and the insane quality of food. It seriously is one of the best brunches I have had and I lived in Manhattan for 3 years. We are now full time residents in the area and this is our first choice for holidays, date nights or "just because" experiences. They have preserved the historic nature of the property but have also done some impressive modernization in the past year. It is the perfect blend of quaint and hip!
    Mast Farm InnResponded on June 25, 2022
    Thank you so much! "Quaint and hip" is the kind of poetry we wanted to write here. See you soon!

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  33. KSquared

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a quick weekend trip to the mountains and was able to nab an early breakfast at Mast Farm Inn. We were quickly seated towards the back and had the room to ourselves. Our food was served promptly. It was a great little adventure that we highly recommend.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Mast Farm Inn is a jewel in Valle Crucis and now under new ownership. My wife and I visited the Inn to participate in a special Valentine’s dinner. The overall experience was impacted by a couple situations which should be corrected. Our table was next to the swinging door which leads to the kitchen. Every time a server entered or exited the door, a rush of air hit me in the back of my neck/head. The wine pairings were not served in a timely manner. The bar tender couldn’t provide a bourbon with one “rock”. The bar did not have the bourbon I ordered from the menu. The wine pairings were not the same quality as the food. We love the Inn and will return with confidence that improvements will be made.

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  35. DeborahR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing valentines dinner! Food was spectacular. The house has such charm. All of the wait staff were so helpful and accommodating. Will definitely be back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, cozy environment; excellent food and service. Will be back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Go every time in town

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  38. TammieC

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. Loved the atmosphere and the service was great!

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  39. Vabu

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful food and lovely historic property and grounds. Service was personable and attentive! Loved it!!

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  40. KathyE

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect weekend brunch! Fixed menu, relaxing, delicious, and a lovely setting. Highly recommend!

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Google Map for Mast Farm Inn

2543 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9043

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Valle Crucis
  • Neighborhood
    Banner Elk
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Fri–Sun 8:30 am–10:30 am Bar Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, Contemporary Southern, Home cooking
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Park by the Farmhouse or at the Barn
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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