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Purple Onion

16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-1179
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (89 reviews)
“salad” (40 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Specializes in salads, sandwiches, pizzas.... great quality ingredients... high end selection.... very reasonable prices service was outstanding. For lunch... I had a salad/half sandwich combo..... tremendous taste my wife had a paninni sandwich... very good highly recommend

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The place was hopping! The walls are covered with artwork (most of which are for sale) -- local artists as I understood. The menu seemed to have something for everyone, from appetizers to main courses. The staff were warm, friendly and had a warm sense...More

Thank 869jandt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here evwry time we are in town- the food never disappoints. Tonight we had the crab dip (very rich), a kale and beet salad, the vegetable plate and trout. My daughter and I shared the vege plate and the trout- they were a...More

Thank Brooke W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 11 - but the service felt like we were a small group. Our server, Dorrie, was great and made us all feel right at home. I don't think anyone had a meal that they even said was just OK...it was...More

1  Thank Lori L
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish, management at Purple Onion in Saluda, NC made planning and organizing our son's rehearsal dinner a breeze with enchanting results. The patio area accommodated our guests comfortably, the atmosphere with lovely lighting and views of the garden was wonderful, and the...More

Thank Teachercindy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived just before the cut off for lunch but they graciously seated us and had a wonderful relaxed lunch.

Thank fourcruises
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere. The trout is great. Had it on a salad and all was fresh. The wait staff are always very helpfull. The best place to eat in Saluda. One of us had pizza and it was very good.

Thank dick u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Purple Onion has a great menu with a wide variety of food. Pizzas and such in mid afternoon but much more expansive at lunch and dinnertime. Cool historic feel inside and the staff is friendly and accomodating. Best food on the Saluda strip.

Thank belowitzer
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Indoor and Outdoor dining, affordably priced, great friendly North Carolina service, kid friendly, and great coffee.

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

After a day of hiking we decided to stop here. Often they have live music. Food is very good but not stupendous. Service is awesome. People are awesome. There is some construction in front but that is okay. We had a Gluten free pizza and...More

Thank onemichael
Susan C, Owner at Purple Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again soon. As for the GF crust, in order to have a truly gluten free crust, it needs to be made in a facility...More

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Erwin M
6 May 2017|
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Response from CrackerCat | Reviewed this property |
Check their website for open times. Medium priced menu. Just go, you will enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-1179
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