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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” (70 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 5 days ago via mobile

Lunched here on a visit to Waynesville. Wife had crab cake from app menu-said it was very very good, no fillers . Lovely atmosphere but gets busy, worth a try

1  Thank Pritch M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my second time here and this is probably the best restaurant in Waynesville .Their French Onion soup is a must.Their scalloped potatoes are fantastic.Service was always great and the food fantastic.

1  Thank dascamp48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times and it’s been ok. Today was not. We ordered the shrimp po boy. Once you got the batter off the shrimp, they were ok. The Asian slaw was anything but Asian and the cucumbers were not appetizing. We did...More

Thank Peach909
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much enjoyed our dinners. (Chicken parm sandwich, and salmon) Top notch food and very nice atmosphere as well. Kind of place that we would visit regularly if we lived in the area.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the best restaurant in Waynesville. There is often a wait which is a sign of a great restaurant. There is some seating in the bar area which is nice for the wait. Have a drink. The food is a bit pricey but...More

Thank rfanningdm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I had the pleasure of eating at The Sweet Onion Mar. 30, 2018. The restaurant was recommended by one of the shop owners. We quickly made a reserves a seating for 6:00, which gave us time to return to our hotel room...More

Thank Dformtoronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into the Sweet Onion while we were visiting downtown Waynesville. We were greeted as we came in, they took our name, and were seated within 5 minutes. Our waitress was friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious! When we visit Waynesville, we’ll...More

Thank M600SUjenniferh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at the Sweet Onion on our trip to Gatlinburg. Friendly service. Pretty good variety on the menu. My kids enjoyed the shrimp taco appetizer. A little spicy, but good. I was a big fan of the sweet potato fries. The roast beef sandwich with...More

Thank pfavia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch here, got here just as it opened. Great service and really good food. I parked just across the street (lucky). I had a sandwich and iced tea -- serving was large.

Thank texaswoman13
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Great food, reasonably priced, awesome terrace doors that open to provide a breeze! Schnitzel is divine. Wait staff was friendly!

Thank Jessie O
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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