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The Purple Onion Cafe

4647 Main Street, Suite 1, Shallotte, NC 28470
+1 910-755-6071
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Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Shallotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: The Purple Onion Cafe opened on Main Street in Shallotte in 2004. Since then they have become a community favorite serving locals & visitors breakfast and lunch with a delicious menu of pastries, traditional breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts.
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English first
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a busy restaurant that features terrific sandwiches and salads with home baked cakes and other desserts.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We vacation at Holden Beach several times a year and The Purple Onion is always on our schedule. Great breakfast and Lunch menus and the food is always as good as expected!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

AMAZING. ....I mean Amazing. Everything looks so good. Thankfully my partener and I ordered 2 different things to split. The wild mushroom and arugula pizza....really. awesome. The daily speacial od steak tacos....shut up. Great food....great service....beautiful place. Please do yourself a favor and stop in to the purple onion next time your ANYWHERE near Saluda, n.c. Thank you

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We found this little place on Google maps because we needed to find some different after we exhausted all of the restuarants in Holden Beach. Too bad we didn't find it sooner. Diner like atmosphere but the food is fabulous. Great service and everything we had including breakfast and lunch was great! May I suggest the crabcakes! Even for breakfast... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

This was a great place to get a quick HEALTHY lunch, something that is hard to find in the area. The bakery items look delicious and the cupcakes were a great treat for my kids. The prices were OK I think the sandwich and salad prices were a little higher than they should have been for the quality of food.... More

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Conway, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on a day trip with my husband and baby. We enjoyed our meal which was very good and made even better by prompt and friendly service. Although we didnt save room for desserts, the selection looked incredible!

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Grapevine, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We eat here almost every year during our annual vacation. The breakfast menu includes all the good stuff - pancakes, french toast, pastries, omelettes, eggs benedict (and crab benedict!). Usually my husband gets the eggs benedict and I get blueberry pancakes and we share. We were delighted this time that they made a pancake in the shape of mickey mouse... More

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T'ville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We love to come here every time we come to the beach. Breakfast and lunch are always fantastic. As farmers, we appreciate that they buy local fresh produce from the farmers. We recommend the omelets and the little Debbie like oatmeal cookies.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ate here today with my family. My aunt spilled her drink as soon as she got it, and our server, Kim, immediately cleaned up the spill, and never made my embarrassed aunt feel bad for spilling her drink. Service was as fast as can be excpected when a restaurant is at their peak time for customers. We had our... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I went with another couple during a weekend beach getaway. Breakfast was delicious and the pastries we got to go were excellent also. I had the crab cake Benedict and my husband got a giant pancake. They were super busy, the 4 of us had to wait for 5-10mins and once we got seated we had to... More

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