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On the Veranda Restaurant

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1536 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741 (US 64 West)
828-526-2338
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    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
Dinner at the Veranda

We dined on a Friday night. Service was very good. Our server (Janelle) knew more details about the various wines that were available than any server I have ever encountered. My wife had the filet. It was served on a bed of mashed potatoes - very good. I had the mahi. It was served with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
BillTidwell
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Gallatin, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Gallatin, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We dined on a Friday night. Service was very good. Our server (Janelle) knew more details about the various wines that were available than any server I have ever encountered. My wife had the filet. It was served on a bed of mashed potatoes - very good. I had the mahi. It was served with Israeli couscous, which was my... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A delightful drive on a mountain road took us to this lovely restaurant where we actually sat on the verandah at our table overlooking the water from a dam. Actually the dam was currently drained but there was a lovely stream. The service was excellent, the fresh N.C. trout and duck delicious and we will return again. Soon we hope.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food at On the Veranda is excellent. The staff work hard and are knowledgable about the food and wines . Lovely elegant setting, live piano music, twinkling lights and the serene, peaceful setting of being lakeside. We were very impressed with every menu selection we made..the fish was extremely fresh and exquisitely prepared..as were several other items that we... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Four of us dined here May 8th. One of the attractions was to eat at a place that overlooked a scenic river. Because the upstream dam was being repaired, the view was a waterless mud hole. I can't blame the restaurant for that. We started with a small blue cheese dressed dinner salad which for $10 bucks should have been... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our reservations were for 6:30 on a Friday night (May 2015) and I had a bad feeling when I saw the restaurant wasn't that busy. We decided not to sit by the window as unbeknownst to us the lake had been dredged and the view was a big whole filled with mud. Our waitress asked if we were interested in... More 

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175 reviews 175 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We enjoyed another fabulous Sunday Brunch at OTV for Mother's Day today! The variety of soups, salads, main dishes, and desserts was excellent! Service and food quality was top notch! For those feeling the dining experience at OTV is diminished due to the lake being drained, I encourage you to take the time to actually look at the drained lake,... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Fine dining and wonderful service. We are locals and Never disappointed in quality . organic. Fresh seafood . Wine list is exceptional . We go to the bar and enjoy tapas and wine. The lake repair is temporary. But a beautiful view when the water returns to Lake.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As of early May 2015 there is NO LAKE VIEW. I believe this to be a temporary problem so check before making reservations. Please note I cannot rate the restaurant properly because I have not actually dined here however I thought this note would be helpful to those visiting the area in Spring/Summer 2015. We made reservations to have our... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have been to On the Verandah several times and we've NEVER been disapointed. Our food is always cooked perfectly, the service is flawless, and the atmosphere is absolutely charming. All of the staff at OTV is very accommodating and takes customer service very seriously. I recommend On the Verandah to anyone who enjoys great food, great service, and a... More 

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Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We enjoy going to OTV with the family (which includes teenagers!) and having dinner in the bar. The full menu is available, but it is a little more casual, during the busy season there is a bar menu with small plate offerings, and the wait staff, which includes the bartender(s), are great! This was our first time back since they... More 

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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: 828-526-2338

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?