We had a group of ten…
We had a group of ten and were seated immediately upon arrival. The salad bar was very fresh and clean with ample choices. I ordered the beef tips that were very tender. I do not think anyone in our group could eat all of their food due to the large portion size, thats not a complaint its a compliment. The price was very fair. The restaurant is able to sit large groups, a group of more than 20 came in after us. We will return.
great value for the price
The steak was cooked to perfection and great value for the price. The two ladies running the place were awesome, very friendly and attentive. The chef makes her own “cocktail sauce” from tomatoes and horseradish…it was so good we finished the bottle on our table and took some home in a to-go cup 🙂
we were not disappointed…
My fiance and I had dinner here Saturday night. I am a photographer so I am constantly on the move for sessions, especially along the parkway. This was the closest restaurant to us so we decided to try it out and we were not disappointed. It may not look super fancy but the food was great! The salad bar was delicious and the staff was awesome! We had a great experience here and I would definitely go back!
Another great meal….
A great place to have a good meal. I had calabash shrimp and my husband had the trout. As usual all was delicious and you know that is why it is a favorite with locals. Come casual and enjoy good cooking. The owner is always. there to greet you and the ladies are pleasant and accommodating. Good food at a reasonable price. Their hush puppies are the best anywhere!
Great Food, HUGE Portions, Awesome Service
I have lived in Ashe County (Fleetwood) for several years and I just had dinner at the Mountain Aire for the first time. I really loved it. The food was great, they serve you HUGE portions and the service was awesome. Wanna send a special THANK YOU to Candice my server. As I shared with you, I will bring the whole family back next time.
Great seafood and steaks…
We get the large platter and split it when we go! The fish is always delicious and the baked potato and salad bar are always fresh and tasty. My children have gotten hamburgers and chicken fingers and liked them both. There are a lot of options on the menu, something for everyone.
an absolute gem!
This place is an absolute gem! The food is delicious. My partner and I both got the house New York strip and it was honestly some of the best steak we’ve ever had. Melt in your mouth good. We took our leftovers and heated it up on the grill – almost as yummy as it was at the restaurant!! For the cheap prices they give you HUGE portions too! Our server was extremely sweet and attentive as well. All the staff seemed very kind and had a smile on their face. An all over amazing experience and we will be returning often!
Come for the food
Come for the food, stay for the hospitality and the scenery. I enjoy driving and finding new places. The Mountain Aire Seafood and Steaks Restaurant proved to be a welcome surprise with its excellent choices in seafood. I ordered the salt and pepper catfish with fries and sweet tea. The catfish was super tasty and the crust was unbelievably crunchy with the perfect blend of herbs and spices. The fries and tea rounded out my meal and my check was very reasonable. Needless to say my dog Bruster was happy to see the doggie bag.
As I paid my bill, the owner made some hiking suggestions so I took off sightseeing on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
My family used to eat here
My family used to eat here many years ago. Now my children are grown and we came back to celebrate a birthday. We enjoyed the variety of food and will be back when we return to the mountains.
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Monday – Saturday
Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30 pm
Dinner: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Sundays – 12:00pm – 9:00pm
CLOSED – Christmas Day
Bella’s Banner Elk
3585 Tynecastle Highway
Food Lion Shopping Center
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone: (828) 898-9022