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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, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 201
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Valentine's Day at OTV

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Christian V
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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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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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had dinner here tonight with two friends. We each had a different dish and all were excellent. My Scottish salmon was the best I have ever had. All the dishes had lovely presentation. Service was impeccable. I do highly recommend!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had the shrimp appetizer and it was literally 3 shrimp for $12.50. Now they were good, but not good enough for the price. Wait service was excellent. Food was excellent. Both our entrees were cooked great and presentation was good. No room for dessert. I like the nice open loft look. Rustic looking but I thought the ambiance was... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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62 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My fiance and I ate here for Valentine's dinner. The ambiance was great and there was even a piano player. The service was top notch. I especially liked there was a server whose sole purpose was to refill water glasses. She did an excellent job and lifted this restaurant to 5 stars. We ordered the Thai coconut shrimp appetizer. It... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wife and I had a Valentines Eve dinner here just the other day. I had the scallops with pasta which was excellent. Wife had spicy Thai shrimp which she said was good but a little too spicy for her. Service was very good and attentive. Would highly recommend. One of the best meals we have had in Highlands.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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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
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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
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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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114 helpful votes 114 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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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
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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