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On the Veranda Restaurant

1536 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741
828-526-2338
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Ranked #3 of 43 restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: US 64 West
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Plantation, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great food for our party of 4. Service was very attentive with all of the staff helping each other were needed. Something other establishments could learn from. We each had a different main course and we all loved the food. Going back for dinner next time I'm in Highlands. And a phenomenal wine list.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A must-do for special occasions...we ate here on our visit to Highlands for our 20th wedding anniversary. My husband and I have been coming to Highlands for 15 years and always look forward to dining here on anniversary trips. We especially enjoy eating on the verandah overlooking the lake...very restful, especially with a great wine. The food is always superb... More

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I made reservations for 4 with a view of the water. We were greeted by our hostess who escorted us to a table with a view of Lake Sequoyah and the band area. Our waiter was personable and made great suggestions for supper. I had the fresh broiled trout, pecan butter which was the best meal in our week in... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Our waitress Janelle was lovely and made up greatly for a very poor reception. Of the 6 of us there were two nearly inedible trout dishes with stale pecans and a strange and strong wine sauce. The pork chop was tough. However the filet was delicious. With many choices I would go almost any where else

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Lakeland, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband treated me to a very special Sunday brunch at this beautiful lakeside restaurant. We had reserved a seat on the veranda earlier in the week and were delighted to find out how lovely the view was. A hummingbird feeder was located right next to the table and it was fun to watch the birds feeding as we ate.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While Madisons was a touch more elegant in atmosphere and service. The food and value here well make up for it. We went for Sunday brunch. It was a gorgeous day and we sat outside with a spectacular view. Brunch comes with mimosa or kir royale, soup, salad bar and entrée. Every single item of food was delish! My husband... More

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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227 reviews 227 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was our 1st time at this establishment. Our party of 6 arrived Sunday at 11 am. There were only 2 cars in the lot. Upon entering the restaurant, there were 3-4 tables occupied. You can sit inside or outside on the deck. We chose inside. It did fill up around 11:45 am. The Sunday Brunch is $26 which includes... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant and by far has exceeded our expectations. Janelle, staff, and of course the chef-are outstanding. We are thrilled with the consistency over the last year we have dined here, and find the menu and wine list full of diversity each visit. What a treat to have such 5 star dining and a friendly knowledgeable... More

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Lake City, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have dined here many times through the years, but had never been to their Sunday brunch. Not knowing if we would need reservations, we telephoned and received a recording asking us to leave our name and number, and they would return our call. We did this, but never heard from them. On Sunday, we were able to be seated... More

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Columbia, South carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We vacation annually in the Highlands and always visit this restuarant as the food is always excellent, the service is excellent and the prices are reasonable. They always have a nice menu selection. We really enjoy the NC trout dishes but their evening specials are also wonderful. The wine selections should match your taste as well. If you are lucky... More

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