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On the Veranda Restaurant

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1536 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741 (US 64 West)
18285262338
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake...
Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC
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  • 228
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful in every way

Have dined here many times, and it never disappoints. The view over the lake from outside seating is magnificent. Utterly charming with delicious food and wonderful service. Pricey, as is everything in Highlands, but so worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Have dined here many times, and it never disappoints. The view over the lake from outside seating is magnificent. Utterly charming with delicious food and wonderful service. Pricey, as is everything in Highlands, but so worth it.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate twice at On the Verandah in the 2 weeks we were in Highlands recently. Everything was fabulous from the view of the lake, watching the hummingbirds feed, the pleasant piano player/singer, and of course the amazing food. Our service was great too!! This is by far the best restaurant in Highlands. Do remember to ask... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

On the Veranda is a short drive outside of Highlands and worth the trip if you are in town for a few days. The setting on the lake is quite picturesque, and the food was quite good. I can recommend the grilled pork chop and the Godiva creme brûlée.

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Highlands, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely anniversary dinner there this weekend. It was a wonderful meal and service was impeccable and bestowed upon us by Allan, our waiter - attentive and personable. We have been at this restaurant two other occasions, once for dinner and once for Sunday brunch.

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Highlands, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We took 3 couples who were visiting from out of town to the Sunday brunch. It's a 3 course fixed price menu with a delicious salad bar with a wide variety of items. Soup is also included as well as a large menu of entrees. Everyone had something different and everyone loved their meal. Dessert is not included, but you've... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great setting. We dined on the screened porch and had a lovely evening watching canoes on the lake and humming birds at the feeders. Our server told us it was her first week so she was not very familiar with the menu or plate presentation, but she did get us answers to our questions. Overall, the service was poor. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went to celebrate our anniversary. We were seated at a great table on the verandah overlooking a beautiful lake. Our server was terrific. She recommended a bottle of wine that was one of the best and most reasonably priced that I have had in a while. Dinner was excellent as well. This is a restaurant definitely worth going to.

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Highlands, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Arrived for our 7PM reservation at 6:50 and were immediately seated. A 6 top came in about 10 minutes later and were waited on instantly. At 7:20 with still not a single glance at our table from a server, we walked out. The hostess did not even offer any sort of apology. We will never book there again.

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Atlanta GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had a reservation for about a week, and were disappointed that we did not get a table on the verandah. We found the service below par. The waitress did not initially mention the day's specials to us at all. We were asking some questions about the menu, and she then mentioned how the halibut was prepared. I said, "I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant with a beautiful view on the lake. The owner Matthew Fliegal is a hands on chef and first class guy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1536 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741
    (US 64 West)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: 18285262338

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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