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Red Onion Cafe

227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
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Ranked #26 of 127 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $23
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
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Usually good, but this time not so much. Friends food cold, we felt rushed when server cleared table before Everyone was finished. Gave the check before we were finished.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great wine list, good food. The bread and butter pickles are amazing! I had the grilled pimento cheese and it was enough to feed two people (but I'm not complaining!) and was a awesome. The crushed pork rind topping on the homemade Mac and cheese really 'topped' it off. Totally recommend if you want a restaurant that's unique.

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Catonsville, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Boone needs a coffee spot that serves it like this place. My sister and I were looking for a local place to grab a cup o' Joe and stumbled upon this place. The prices were reasonable and the coffee better than any chain restaurant.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Red Onion is a tasty place for a a delicious lunch. We ate outside under cover on a cool, rainy day, and they made us feel right at home by lighting the outside heater and providing thoughtful attention to compliment their great salad.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After seeing that so many people like this place, we went there with another couple. The ice tea had a great flavor. We all shared an artichoke dip which was very good and came with bread rounds, celery, and carrots. One of our party ordered a gluten-free burger which had to be re-made when it came to the table in... More

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Tennessee, United States
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Had reservations and were seated right away, but our entire party noted that it was colder than a Waffle House! The blue cheese salad was perfect. The sirloin and the cajun chicken pasta were also very good. The pasta can feed two people easily. We did request more bread, but never got it. They were also out of baked potatoes,... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife & I both had the Low Country Salmon. Oh, what a delicious meal! Our waitress was very personable and attentive. I would recommend Red Onion with no reservations - wonderful!

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Richmond, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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