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227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Refreshing Early Dinner

The Red Onion Café, was on our docket tonight for an early dinner. Our reservation was honored promptly and we were greeted by a collection of enthusiastic staff members whom escorted us to our table. Our server, was pleasant and initiated our beverage order while we glanced over the menu. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Inverness, Florida
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English first
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the food and staff!! My kids loved their pizza and my parents their salad. Love the local produce!!

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Inverness, Florida
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Red Onion Café, was on our docket tonight for an early dinner. Our reservation was honored promptly and we were greeted by a collection of enthusiastic staff members whom escorted us to our table. Our server, was pleasant and initiated our beverage order while we glanced over the menu. We started of with an order of the Fried Onion... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat lunch, spotted this and decided to give it a try. Glad we stopped, food was delicious. They have a good size menu, and the staff friendly.

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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Touring the USA we were looking for something different from the food supplied by the big franchises. After checking the reviews we thought that this restaurant might fit the bill. Sadly, we were disappointed to find the food no different. The staff were friendly, and the decor was fine, and were were offered the option of a table outside. The... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We are new to Boone and this was our first locally owned place we ate at. The menu was terrific offering a lot variety. Our server was very nice and social. She new the menu well and suggested her favorite dishes. (accidentally spilled sweet tea on my wife) but overall it was a great dining experience and we will be... More 

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Nice decor, a great view of the mountains, and a cozy patio failed to elevate this meal to a matching level. The beer selection looked great; unfortunately, a lot of it was not in stock. I eventually just asked the attendant to get me something to drink and fast. The burger was cooked to order and the fries were crispity... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Food was delicious! Our waitress was awesome! Varied menu with a full bar. We will definitely return to the Red Onion when our plans take us to Boone.

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

Thanks so much for your feedback! We're glad you loved the food and service. We just updated our patio and got even better chairs and tables, hopefully you'll be back soon to test them out! More 

Graceville, Florida, Usa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband, son and I went for dinner. We had white pizza, baked linguine with meatballs, and steak. All three were wonderful. The portions were quite large. Homemade meatballs were very good and the glaze on the steak really made the flavor amazing. We had red velvet cheesecake for dessert. Quite possibly the best cheesecake ever! Very friendly staff with... More 

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

Thanks for your review! We're so glad you loved the food. Did you know our steaks are locally sourced grass fed beef? I'm glad our homemade red velvet cheesecake was the perfect finish to your meal! More 

North Carolina
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were looking for a new restaurant to try on a recent visit to Boone NC and decided upon the Red Onion Café. The menu had something for everyone, so many great options. Our waitress was wonderful, she spent time talking about the menu and making several suggestions. We decided to try the pimento cheese appetizer and shared the Thai... More 

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clt
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had dinner last night, my wife had fishtacos, I had the soup of the day. Soup was excellent. Tacos were very good as well. Nice patio for outdoor dining. Sever was very nice and attentive. The real attractions would be the banana cream pie....what a nice desert, light, creamie and fresh. What a nice ending to a meal.The red onion... More 

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Additional Information about The Red Onion Cafe

Address: 227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
Phone Number: +1 828-264-5470
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian

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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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