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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 19
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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
Best fillet in my life!

I was part of a retirement party of 30 people. The restaurant is located on a small lake, open plan, upmarket decor, yet inviting and cozy. But it's the food I want to talk about. The calamari starter had ample amounts on the plate and was very tasty. Try it. Followed by a creamy Caesar salad. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Gesie64
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Franklin, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I was part of a retirement party of 30 people. The restaurant is located on a small lake, open plan, upmarket decor, yet inviting and cozy. But it's the food I want to talk about. The calamari starter had ample amounts on the plate and was very tasty. Try it. Followed by a creamy Caesar salad. I ordered medium rare... More 

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Mts of western NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been here several times in the past although quite a few years have passed by since last time. The scenery is still gorgeous and the setting wonderful (see photo). The piano player/singer was quite good too. This visit was rather average overall though. While the main courses of the scallops w/angel hair pasta and the chicken dish were... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The five of us celebrated three milestone birthdays at On the Veranda and had a great dinner. Our waiter was very attentive and brought the three birthday girls champagne after our meal. The entrees were cooked to perfection and the three desserts we had, the mudslide pie, peach blueberry pie and the chocolate bourbon pie were delicious. The evening was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband and I ate at On The Veranda last week to kick off a summer of visits to Highlands. We have eaten here many times before and I think it just keeps getting better and better. We called for a last minute reservation and were told that the veranda tables were taken and we would be seated in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Top notch service, food, wine list, and view! My husband and I have been coming to Highlands for years and continue to think its the best meal in Highlands. A must try for anyone in the area-you will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Third time here and every time has been a great experience! Staff is awesome which just enhanced our dining experience. Service has been exceptional each time, without interruptions to our meals. Quality is exactly what you would expect to find in Highlands. Lake views are a plus but the true pleasure is in the quality and service. A must if... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a great restaurant just outside of town - very easy to get to. The staff and servers were all so friendly and helpful, too. We sat on the porch with a beautiful view of the lake, and enjoyed a quiet environment during dinner. The food was very nicely presented and tasted great - a nice variety of items... More 

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rome, ga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was our first visit to The Veranda, which is on US 64 toward Franklin, NC. We were seated outside with a beautiful view of the lake. Our waiter was very attentive to our meal, and provided information about the lake. My wife order Alaskan halibut and I opted for the Angus filet. Both were excellent. The filet was tender... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Recently we dined at On the Veranda for dinner. They were quite busy on a week day night- not sure why. Service was friendly but only fair. Wine list is fairly good but also fairly expensive. My caesar salad would have been better if I bought a packaged caesar salad at the grocery store (although my wife liked her salad).... More 

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We live in Highlands and have eaten here a few times, although not lately. First, there are few tables that have a lake view. For the most part you have no view. Second, we found the wine, given the breadth of selection, to be very expensive. Third, we have always found the entrees, given the quality, to be very expensive... 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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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, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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