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Red Onion Cafe

227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
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Ranked #26 of 126 restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $23
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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135 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had lunch here on July 4 around 2pm. We were seated quickly, our server arrived promptly and was very friendly. The food was great! Definitely recommend giving this place a try.

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Weston, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We've been vacationing in Boone for several weeks and keep returning to this great restaurant. A must try is their Bibb Salad and their homemade pizza with fresh roasted vegetables...Key Lime Pie, the best!

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Hickory, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hubby and I ate here for lunch on a Saturday. We sat indoors as we had been hiking and wanted to sit in the AC. Outdoor patio was almost full, but only one other couple was indoors. By the time we left, there were a lot more folks inside. The ambiance and décor were nice. We enjoyed our food-- burger... More

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Came in last Saturday with the family, had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. When we were finally seated, our waitress, trina I believe. Seemed flustered and frustrated. Our salads came out after 20 more minutes, and when we finally got them and asked for more dressing, she rolled her eyes and there was audible complaining coming from the... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stopped in for lunch, and sat on the outside terrace. The terrace had a nice crowd and somehow seemed a better atmosphere than the inside. Service was attentive and flawless. The menu had a reasonable selection if one is not seeking fine dining (which at lunchtime for the typical American style, is quite appropriate). There is a nice selection... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ate at Red Onion for dinner after son's graduation in May. Server was excellent. Very attentive. Our food was great. The salmon on polenta was wonderful. Would return in a heartbeat!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped at Red Onion since it was highly rated on TripAdvisor. It was okay. I had a club sandwich and fries. Nothing amazing--just a sandwich. The interior seating area seemed nice enough. The staff refilled drinks and were prompt and friendly. Prices were about what we expected at $10-12 for lunch. Can't complain I guess, but the food was... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went here for a lunch date with a friend and loved it. We got seated right away, and our waiter was quick and very kind. I ordered the teriyaki chicken sandwich and it was delish. I will in back.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had high hopes for this restaurant after reading the other reviews on tripadvisor. We were seated quickly inside and the waitress took our drink order right away. When she came back I asked her about the spinach and artichoke quesadilla. It mentioned on the menu that it was spicy. She said that it wasn't too spicy and that it... More

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Pinecrest, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I recently checked out this restaurant while visiting Boone, which was recommended to me by an acquaintance. I ordered the Lemon-Poppy Salmon Salad, which had cranberries, goat cheese, etc. With the lemon-poppy seed dressing poured over both the salad and the salmon, it totally tied the whole dish together very nicely. I typically take half my entrees home with me... More

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