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The Sweet Onion

39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
+1 828-456-5559
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had lunch here and it was amazing. The gravy was so good on the open face fried chicken on sour dough bread. Among the quest at the inn where we were staying we got rave reviews about this place so we tried it. Reasonable prices...More

Thank Jene D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been here several times for dinner and have not been very impressed with the dinner food or atmosphere. Their burgers are excellent and the lunch atmosphere is much more interesting. The service has always been great, but if I had to recommend, I...More

Thank HarlansHollowFarms
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rent a cabin in the mountains once or twice a year and this place has become our 1st stop on the way and last stop on the trip home (unless it's a Sunday). The lemongrass vinaigrette is out of this world and we always...More

Thank Nomad2922
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice restaurant right in downtown area. Decor and ambience were great. Waitstaff very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Food was very good except for unfortunate broccoli casserole (described to us as like Grandma's, but this grandma wouldn't serve anything like it!)--just as commented on in...More

Thank octobersky1023
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Sweet Onion was delicious! We enjoyed the Fried Pickles, Salad, Trout & Shrimp Pasta. Service was excellent. We enjoyed eating in downtown Waynesville.

Thank MeredithGreg
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nestled in the downtown of Waynesville, North Carolina, this restaurant is very quaint and has very good food. The service was excellent. At lunch, there was no wait for a table. The Chicken Caesar Salad was excellent. Prices are a bit high, but it is...More

Thank M-Pilot
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food and service. the waitress even checked my Id on my credit card which i wish more would do. I had the boneless ribs and my wife had crab cakes, Both of us had the mac and cheese and cumber salad. Every thing was...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have never been disappointed by The Sweet Onion; however, this time, while my entree (Crab Cakes) was excellent, one of the sides was terrible :( . The broccoli casserole (side) not only looked unappetizing, but was also tasteless, mushy and really not edible. I...More

Thank RMitraB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for place to eat driving near Waynesville. Checked trip advisor and Sweet onion popped up. Tried it. Great food. Great service. Parking tough. Neat atmosphere. About 15 minutes from 4 lane to I 40 downtown. You ave to look for it our use Waze....More

Thank lhuff2121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going for the bacon wrapped meatloaf, sadly it is no longer on their menu. I did try the open roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and it was so Amazing that I attached a picture.

Thank Teresa L
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Nan C
Do you take reservations? (Sunday late lunch)
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!
Do you have gift cards?
17 December 2016|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
Will you be open New Year's Eve? If so do we need reservations for a party of seven?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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