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Red Onion Cafe

227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
828-264-5470
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Ranked #29 of 127 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $23
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Kernersville, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on the recommendation of a friend. Not entirely my style of restaurant, but my wife and daughter liked it. The onion rings (appetizer) were excellent. There was plenty of food on the plate and the prices were reasonable.

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Sugar Grove, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We met our daughter here for a late lunch, and had excellent service and wonderful food. The salads were beyond perfect! Our service was prompt, very courteous, and quite thoughtful. The only drawback is that it's a little noisy....

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NC High Country
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First, for dessert lovers....for 20 years I have felt that the Red Onion's Peanut Butter Pie is one of the absolute best desserts anywhere (real peanut butter cups in chocolate ice cream with fudge, oreo crust and whipped cream...truly delicious!)! Their homemade banana cream pie is great too. The restaurant offers a good variety and range of meal choices (and... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The past several times I've been here its always been consistently good food and service. I'm no culinary expert but their food is very tasty and decent serving sizes. I definitely recommend this place for your eating pleasure near the Appalachian State campus.

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Englewood, TN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Red Onion is a small cafe across from Appalachian State campus. The food was excellent and at a very reasonable price, which is difficult to find in Boone. Very attentive service also. I think our group of 10 ladies surprised them at first, but the quickly went to work putting tables together. Maybe more of a small group or... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Luckily we were in Boone during Fall break, so the students were not around (as I read here this is a big student hangout) but it was still pretty busy. The food was good but not great. I had the spinach and artichoke quesadilla, and it was spicy as advertised. Unfortunately I never got my side of tortilla chips and... More 

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North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On Highway 321 just across from the Appalachian State campus, the Red Onion is a good place to catch the campus buzz. But more locals than students appreciate the good salads, French onion soup, BLTs, reubens, and pizzas (ten inches), good enough for two light lunchers. Service is good, parking is ample, and the prices run in the low teens... More 

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Chapel Hill
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was a disappointment as I wanted to support a non-chain restaurant in Boone during Family Weekend. I thought this would be our more reasonable dinner with our freshman, but found the pricing a bit more expensive than the food warranted. Food was very average, and prices high. Service was not great, but not terrible.

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Boone, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This causal dining restaurant recently underwent renovations which seem to have affected its acoustics in the worst way. The place is so loud now that my group of friends which used to dine there every Friday night for years has decided to go elsewhere. The food is good, but nothing to rave about. The service is always excellent. It simply... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I really liked this place, it is across from a university, and the food was good. I will be happy to come here any time.

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Additional Information about Red Onion Cafe

Address: 227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
Phone Number: 828-264-5470
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

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