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The Sweet Onion

39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
+1 828-456-5559
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion soup” (69 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped as we were traveling through and found this place on Trip Advisor. Ordered Pecan Chicken Salad Melt and Tomato Basil Pasta with shrimp. Both were made of fresh ingredients and were delicious!

Thank sfmom15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Waynesville from home- an hour away- to go to Mast General Store & to try the Sweet Onion for lunch. We were NOT disappointed! Had the chicken Parmesan sandwich with the cole slaw. It was a delicious meal - actually enough to last...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today while in Waynesville for some shopping at The Mast General Store. Everyone was very pleasant and offered excellent service. The restaurant is quaint and what I would expect for the town which I loved. The fried pickles were delicious house...More

Thank AdventureSeekerKelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Sweet Onion so much we came two nights in a row. The waitresses were excellent, advise us on wine and entree. The trout was cooked to perfection and short ribs were the best I ever had. Would say it is a must...More

Thank cecilm606
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has become an annual event... My mom love it.and so do we.. Killer AHI and their fried onion is off the hook... "way better that Outback etc"... They typically have specials but the pot roast is awesome.

Thank blk v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best onion soup ever! You won't be disappointed in anything you order there I especially love the BlackBerry barbecue sauce on the scrumptious ribs and the crème brûlée is awesome 😊 Bon appétit

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to eat always consistently good food. I LOVE their crab cakes and fried okra is amazing. Its fun to even sit at the bar and eat. My husband loves the meatloaf! Never a bad experience and we are locals that go there...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group of 10 so we made a reservation. We were sat within about 10 minutes after arrival. I asked the server what she would recommend, because the salmon that I really wanted they were out of. She said the trout is...More

Thank Kerry L
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I’m happy to say that The Sweet Onion is a very good restaurant with cooks that know their business well. I can truthfully say that I’ve NEVER had a bad meal come from their kitchen and I’ve been enjoying their creations for years. I highly...More

Thank NitaPitaPo
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Can i just say...blackberry bbq short rib...that is all! Cocktails are perfection, service was superb. I could write a novel, but lets keep this simple. A must if you are visiting the area! You will not be disappointed!

Thank Kimberly G
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Nan C
15 April 2017|
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Response from Ronald F | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of day you arrive reservations are usually not necessary. We've been twice. Both times were less than a five or so minute wait. Enjoy!
17 December 2016|
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3 December 2016|
Response from MamajanLL | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant. I'm just a customer. I'm sorry I can't answer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-5559
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