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The Sweet Onion

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39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
+1 828-456-5559
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11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Moulton, Alabama
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our meal, but it wasn't particularly special. The Chef's Table was better! I would go back, again, however.

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Thank Kaceyef
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We read a few of the reviews and decided to try it. It was not disappointing, the tomato lobster bisque soup, crab cakes, and the spring rolls were all excellent. We decided to try the creme brulee for dessert and it was good but I have made better. Overall the atmosphere, the dishes, the servers, was all very good! Would... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy the Sweet Onion. The food is unfussy, reasonably priced, and delicious. My favorite is the pork schnitzel. The bartender can make a decent martini. We always ask the server to go easy on the salt after we had some over-salted dishes a couple of years ago -- no problems since.

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Thank mlodico2015
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Waynesville. Always a treat and reasonably priced for the type of food. It can be hard to get a table for dinner without a reservation.

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Thank Lissa P
Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a 7:30 Saturday night reservation, called for our table after a 5 minute wait at the bar, just the right time to get a beer & glass of wine. The service & food were both excellent. We had the Ahi Tuna appetizer and the seafood shepherd's pie & sunburst trout as our entries. All 3 were excellent, sorry no... More 

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Thank Chilaxin6984
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85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met friends here for dinner and was generally pleased. Service was friendly and prompt. We loved the ahi tuna appetizer , crab cakes and complimentary biscuits. The ahi tuna nachos, however, were completely void of ahi tuna and had fake crab? instead. Pretty disappointing and misleading. Stick with the seared tuna instead.

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Thank Jwhgranite
Sylva, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wild mushroom bruschetta is delicious. We have eaten here several times and the food has been great every time. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Service is excellent.

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Thank willikri28779
Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I lived in Waynesville, I would be at this restaurant every day that I could. The onion soup would be my lunch every single day. The complimentary cheddar biscuits are delicious, the tri tip roast is buttery and satisfying, and my husband thinks the meatloaf here might be the best he's ever had. They carry local beers, of which... More 

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Georgia
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on the recommendation of a local. We were pleased. My husband got the pasta special, and I chose the trout. Both were prepared well, with excellent complementary flavors. My fish was fresh tasting and the sauce was not overwhelming. The bacon cheese grits were hearty and full of flavor. The seating and room shape of the restaurant... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came back here after 5 years - I used to always get the tri-tip roast, but it was not near as good as it used to be. It seemed fatty and the cheese grits were bland. I would give a lower score, but they used to be great. Maybe I came back on an off day...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?