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All 44 Highlands Restaurants

On the Veranda Restaurant

1536 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741
828-526-2338
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Ranked #5 of 44 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 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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English first
Atlanta
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

but the food and service were wonderful! Pouring rain so unable to take in the lovely view from the veranda but our server Sandi was just the best and made us feel so welcome. She was extremely knowledgeable of the menu, wine, and the area. Fried Brie with Tomato Jam was yummy! We asked for the jam recipe and while... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

During a weekend visit in Highlands to celebrate our anniversary we stopped into On the Veranda for Sunday brunch. Without a reservation they seated us on the outdoor dining porch overlooking the water with the breath taking view of the changing leaves in the background. Janelle our server was highly attentive and the food was fantastic. The shrimp and grits... More

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Augusta, Georgia, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We go to Highlands every year and used to love this restaurant. But every year it seems to go a little down hill. The food is mediocre at best and the food is overpriced. But we were willng to over look that because the space is lovely. But then, one evening, we tried to pay with a Visa gift card... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

On the Veranda Restaurant in Highlands, NC is a venue that lends itself to special occasions. I first visited this establishment with my wife in September of 2008. My latest visit was in September of 2014, and the restaurant demonstrates enviable consistency. The building is perched atop Lake Sequoyah, mere minutes from downtown Highlands. The view of the small lake... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The service-Addie-was GREAT and the food was too. There is a BEAUTIFUL view of the lake. They have a GREAT wine list as well. GREAT experience!

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Destin, FL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Myself and some friends dined at the Veranda last weekend and it was absolutely wonderful. From the moment I walked in I was impressed. The beauty of the venue itself was brought to life by the gorgeous Halloween decorations, which was an unexpected, yet delightful treat. After seeing the extensive wine list, I was sure we were in for a... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Veranda is usually a very good restaurant but this time ordered the special Thai Snapper and almost asked the server for a steak knife. It was that tough. Tasted "OK", but I have never had a piece of fish that hard to eat. Told the server how tough it was and he said he would tell the chef. Won't... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Our small group makes this restaurant #1 on our must visit list. We ate off the specials and the menu and neither disappointed. I tried the barrelfish off the specials and it was delightful. On the menu- the tuna,trout and coconut shrimp were all excellent. Desserts and coffee were a sweet end to a wonderful dining experience

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Jackson, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband and I hosted a rehearsal dinner for nearly 100 guests in late September on the eve of our son's wedding. We traveled to Highlands approximately 6 months prior to our event and met with Andrew, the owner and chef, to plan the dinner. Andrew and his staff were a pleasure to work with and the setting of the... More

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Spring City, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Everything was just great. Nothing more needs to be said. music great. Atmosphere good. We celebrated our 42 wedding anniversary.

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