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The Sweet Onion

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39 Miller St., Waynesville, NC 28786
828-456-5559
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 329
    Excellent
  • 161
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dependably delish!

Every time I have eaten at Sweet Onion, it is great! Wide and varied menu. After a morning of checking out the art galleries and neat stores in downtown Waynesville, the Onion was a great reprieve for lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
MRHP
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North Augusta, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Every time I have eaten at Sweet Onion, it is great! Wide and varied menu. After a morning of checking out the art galleries and neat stores in downtown Waynesville, the Onion was a great reprieve for lunch.

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Sylva
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a fulfilling lunch on a wonderful spring day. His sandwich was a grilled pecan chicken salad. Wow! The portion was so large, we took the rest home. I ordered the Ahi Tuna and Crab Nachos. Delish! The wasabi aioli was fantastic. I only wish the noise level in the restaurant was not so annoying.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Came in for an early dinner with high expectations from many great reviews. We were not disappointed in the least. It wss my first time trying mountain trout, and ohh my it was devine. Come give it a try!

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Clyde, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant is awesome. Their special barbeque sauce is a must-try, and the side dishes are delish! Very tastefully decorated and reasonably priced. Definitely one of the best restaurants in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We visited with friends who lived near by. I'm glad we had reservations. We ate near the kitchen and I enjoyed seeing how efficient the staff was. I had the meatloaf, tomato cucumber salad and Mac and cheese. It was so good but I could not finish even half of it. We each had a different dish and everyone was... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Sweet Onion is located in downtown Waynesville, NC a block off of historic main street. Our first encounter with the Sweet Onion was the middle of a Saturday afternoon and there was a line we ate elswhere. We managed to sneak in before the crowd a week later. Service was good, but the food was very good. My wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Everything is great at the Sweet Onion. They have the best Onion Soup and the Bloody Mary's. Service is always reliable and at a good pace. Great place to stop for lunch or dinner after shopping in Waynesville.

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NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

An earlier review in March by someone noted as being from the area did not discourage us for having dinner while visiting this week. We don't know what they may have in mind, nor what they used for a good basis for comparison. We had the trout from the menu & salmon from the nightly special. Both excellent. The scalloped... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

You can tell a good restaurant when you see people lined up waiting for a table. We stopped earlier in the day and made a reservation, good thing. Had to wait about 10 minutes but we had a great table overlooking the distant mountains. Food and service excellent. My only complaint was the steak special was at little cool and... More 

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East Tennessee
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156 reviews 156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Visited here several times for evening meals when in Waynesville area. Good solid dining choice and recommended. The restaurant is located a block off of main street on a sloping hillside with parking in front of both sides of the one way street or in the parking lots across the street or in the downtown area and a short walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Miller St., Waynesville, NC 28786
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 828-456-5559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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