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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
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 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
Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited while vacationing in the area. Great view of the lake, with a very charming inside as well. The menu had a variety of options. We had the Lobster Tacos, Cheese Plate, New York Strip and Dessert, all of which were creative in their presentation and delicious. Great wine list as well. The Bar manager was exceptional with her... More

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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the dinner for my husband's birthday. The appetizers were delicious: Lamb, tomato basil soup and lobster tail, and the grouper was really really good too. The Scallops on Angel Hair pasta was a little to heavy on the sauce, overpowering the flavors. The food came out very hot and just from the kitchen, liked that! The pie and... More

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We selected The Veranda for our 44th anniversary dinner. The setting next to the water was exceptional. We were greeted by Suzanne who made us fell like we were at home. Our server Janelle knew the menu well and, after a short conversation about our likes, made excellent meal Recommendations. Service throughout the meal was timely and responsive. The food... More

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Bora Bora via Tahiti
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My Friends recommended the Verandah, the restaurant is amazing, next to the river, life band, friendly staff, great food, a place to go !

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My boyfriend took me out for a special evening for our two year anniversary last summer, and he decided to take me canoeing at sunset. We got to Highlands Canoe Rental as they were closing and the lady told us when we were finished we could sit underneath the awning to eat our picnic dinner. We did not realize the... More

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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have always had a terrific dinner at On the Veranda. Wonderful choices and exquisite meals. Recently, our group of 7 was accommodated when we had a snafu in the reservation. The restaurant made us comfortable and helped celebrate my husband's birthday. In fact, our server, Dan, was delightful as he gave us menu specials, poured wine, and answered the... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just came back from a week in Highlands, where we dined at On the Veranda our last night. It was a great way to end our week. We were seated on the Veranda, overlooking the lake. Our food and service were both excellent. Trout from the menu was outstanding, as well as a grouper special they had that night. We... More

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Our waiter Joe made the evening special! Based on reviews (here and on Open Table) we requested a table on the veranda with a view of the lake. Andrew and his staff provided us the perfect table. Every bite was succulent; from the small plate (calamari), the warm spinach salad (to die for), and the dinner plates (lobster picante and... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
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233 reviews 233 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Love the views. Have had some wonderful past experiences. Not so great this time. We had a server that seemed to be very nervous. Could not remember the specials. Spilled wine twice. Didn't know the questions we asked about the menu. Everyone's meal was very basic. Okay, not special. Our guests, from Chicago, thought the view was lovely, but were... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at "On the Veranda" Saturday night. The service was excellent, the food suburb and the atmosphere refreshing. My strip steak was perfectly prepared and my wife's Scallops on Angel hair pasta had a unique and delightful flavor. Our server was Allan and we will ask for him again on our next visit.

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