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227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Would love to go back"

Great Service, as well as good food. It has a good kid's menu. It has a outside sitting area if you would like to sit outside while eating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
barnett202
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Burnsville, North Carolina
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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Often when I go to a new area I will ask locals where they eat. I want a honest opinion from someone who lives there. That being said, I live here in Boone. This is a wonderful resort- type town and I decided to share my favorites with Tripadvisor members, since I look to Tripavisor when deciding where to eat... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Ate here for first time and while I wasn't blown away, I'd come back and try other menu items. My son and I both got wraps. Mine was a vegan wrap or something with tempeh and it was okay, but I'd rather try other things next time. My son had some kind of chicken wrap and didn't finish it. When... More 

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great Service, as well as good food. It has a good kid's menu. It has a outside sitting area if you would like to sit outside while eating.

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Danny M, Manager at The Red Onion Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us. Did you know that Wednesday nights kids eat free? They can order any kids menu item and its free with a purchase of a regular menu item. Hope to see your family for dinner again soon. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We happened up on this restaurant our first night in Boone. So glad we did. Food was really good as was the service. We sat outside to eat. Very pleasant. We plan to go back before we leave.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There is a group of us who go out once/twice a week after a social gathering. About 30% of the time we go back to here. Their menu offers so many great selections .. . from burgers, salads, Italian to steaks. There is something for everyone taste and appetite . . .

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Harker Heights, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wonderful service. Really good food. Great kids menu. Nice outside seating area. Will definitely return.

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped in for Lunch while passing through Boone. The Bbq bacon burger with bacon, pimento cheese and sweet Bbq sauce was excellent as was the Gumbo (soup du jour). Great service. Busy restaurant.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great little restaurant opposite the campus of the Appalachian State University. The great variety of menu items, friendly service, and the option to sit outside are what I love about this cafe.

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Dallas
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were on the road and hit Boone late in the evening. They welcomed our party of six and really made us feel at home. We had salads and sandwiches and soups and loved all of it. They also had a nice selection of reasonably priced wines.

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bastrop, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had a linguine with meatballs, my husband had trout, my kids had pizza, PB& honey sandwich, fruit, and ice cream. I had the TO DIE FOR red velvet cheesecake. All ingredients tasted fresh, portions were perfect, an overall great meal. Also, if you have kids you'll know their menus are usually the same four items over and over again.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-264-5470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?