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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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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223 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us ate at this great restaurant. All of the staff was very friendly. We arrived at 11:30 am and were seated immediately. When we left there was a crowd forming. The menu offered something for everyone, and they had daily specials too. Our server, Danielle, was very efficient and helpful. Our drinks were never empty and warm biscuits... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, good service and a cozy window seat, with windows that will slide open in nice weather. Very enjoyable lunch. Oh, and we loved the art by a local artist. Would have gone back the next day for Valentine's Day dinner but it was booked up.

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Thank NCTravelingGirl
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food. This is a high end restaurant where you don't necessarily have to spend a fortune. You could get shrimp and grits (which are top notch) for $22 or a ribeye for a little more, or you could get a great hamburger, country fried steak, meatloaf, or other plates for under $15. I've never had anything here that wasn't... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well it's probably the best in town, but that's not saying much. Short ribs yummy and render but that's the sugar in the sauce. Grilled shrimp? Better doing it myself at home

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Thank jasf522017
Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a local restaurant we consider to be just wonderful. The food and service are excellent. Highly recommend it to anyone visiting our quaint Smoky Mountain town of Waynesville, NC

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Make a reservation during the busier times of the year. Always excellent food. Made fresh and plenty offered. Somewhat pricey, but worth it depending on what you order.

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Thank ccgmacon
Waynesville, North Carolina
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of Waynesville's most popular restaurants for lunch and dinner. Make a reservation--you will need it!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sweet Onion is one of a kind. Every time I've had the privilege of eating there, I've had great food. Normally you have to wait to get seated but I was seated immediately. I ordered the special of the day which was an open roast beef sandwich smothered with cheese and it was delicious. Truly a gem in Waynesville.

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memomvet
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately the food was just okay. They're famous for their onion soup but i wasn't impressed and I thought they way bit overpriced. Service was good. I may try again before giving up.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were referred to this little place by a property manager at Lake Junaluska and were not disappointed! The atmosphere was cozy, the food options plenteous, and quality of food was superb! Not the cheapest place, but then you are in a tourist town. We enjoyed our visit!

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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?