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All 46 Highlands Restaurants

On the Veranda Restaurant

1536 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741
828-526-2338
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Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: US 64 West
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Longboat Key, Florida
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We love On the Veranda! There have been a couple of times where dinners have not been up to par, but ... this hardly ever happens. We can almost always count on a wonderful dinner as we enjoy this very beautiful view. We had dinner with friends at the end of October. Each of us had some of the specials... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have been to all of the top 10 restaurants in Highlands and just visited this one last night. I found a fabulous Pinot Noir and as my wife said her meal was as good as she has ever enjoyed. The menu is not large but the food is excellent. Mark, our server was very attentive, while not being intrusive.... More 

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Highlands, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have dined at On the Veranda several times, and we are never disappointed. On our most recent visit, our reservation was at 8:00. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated promptly by the very friendly hostess at an outside table overlooking the lake. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. All of our food was outstanding.... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The place has the best views of the Lake and some of the best breads. The servers are top notch and do a great job. All the food is delicious but high as most things are in the Highlands. It was a great fine dinning experience!

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Easley, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great table on the porch. We went at 6 pm on Thursday. A few more tables were seated by the end of our dinner, but it never got too crowded or loud. We had the Foris Pinot Noir from Oregon. Excellent choice!! We chose local trout with pecan butter sauce and scallops entrees. Trout was very good, but the scallops... More 

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Atlanta, GA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This restaurant is a must for anyone who visits Highlands! Don't be fooled by the unassuming, rustic exterior. Inside it is gracious, warm and inviting. Of particular note was our server, Sandi. She was professional, non-intrusive, and her demeanor pure sunshine - an absolute delight! As the occasion was my birthday celebration, my first treat was a complimentary glass of... More 

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Highlands, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Once again Chef Andrew prepared a fabulous dinner for the anniversary celebration for my wife and me. The short ribs special I ordered were spectacular, the best I have ever eaten. My wife ordered the snapper special which was indeed special. Our son joined us and he loved the short rib special as much as I did. The meal was... More 

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Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Good food, and service. Nice wine selection. Unbeatable location. If it is not hot, ask them to sit you outside in the little porch, you will be glad you did. Wonderful romantic place.

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Columbus, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This dreamy restaurant is tucked away in the outskirts of Highlands over-looking a beautiful lake. The small yet upscale and sophisticated atmosphere, coupled with the rustic surroundings are heightened only by what is placed before you.... the amazing cuisine from Chef Andrew's kitchen. Do not miss an opportunity to dine here. Sunday brunch is amazing as well!! The top rate... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed one of the best lunches of my life at this beautiful restaurant! It is rustic yet refined. The food was first class from the butternut squash ginger-infused soup to the wild (not farm-raised!) grilled shrimp salad to the incredible (I may drive 4 1/2 hours to have this again!) Godiva creme brûlée. The servers were friendly and were... More 

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Additional Information about On the Veranda Restaurant

Address: 1536 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741
Phone Number: 828-526-2338
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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