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The Sweet Onion

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39 Miller St., Waynesville, NC 28786
828-456-5559
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 339
    Excellent
  • 166
    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
very pleased!

this was the first time my husband and i had went to sweet onion. we have been to waynesville many times but have never eaten there so we decided to try it. the service was great they made sure we were seated in a timely manner and kept our drinks full. i had a chicken salad sandwich which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
April M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

this was the first time my husband and i had went to sweet onion. we have been to waynesville many times but have never eaten there so we decided to try it. the service was great they made sure we were seated in a timely manner and kept our drinks full. i had a chicken salad sandwich which was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were passing through the Waynesville area coming off the Blue Ridge Parkway and wanted to stop at this restaurant again. We ate here last year and loved the place. Good food and service - what more can you ask??

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was a nice little restaurant in Waynesville North Carolina. The prices were great, the atmosphere was awesome with views overlooking the mountains, and the food was scrumptious. we got to eat here at sunset, and the views were beautiful. my wife tried the trout which was a bit sweet but tasty all the same. we will definitely go back... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We love Waynesville, and on most visits we have lunch at The Sweet Onion which we enjoy very much. The service is always top notch and the food generally very good, though often prepared in a slightly unorthodox manner. At peak tourist seasons it can be difficult to get seated near noontime. Evening dinners can be somewhat pricey, so it's... More 

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Came in Tuesday night with my boyfriend. The cheddar biscuits were delicious. Great price for the size of the entrees. Boyfriend had the chicken tenders with fries and sautéed vegetables. Tenders and fries were great. Would skip the vegetables next time. They were on the undercooked side. I had the trout which was also delicious though the sauce did not... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great food. Great staff. Great presentation. We're staying about an hour away and I must go back before we leave. Some of the best food I've ever had.

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Blowing Rock, NC
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46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Based on reviews on Trip Advisor, we opted to have dinner here while we are staying in Waynesville. Parking was no problem. We were able to park directly in front of the restaurant. We were promptly greeted and seated in the quieter section of the restaurant and were very well taken care of by Susan. She was friendly, helpful, and... More 

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Senior Contributor
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24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

I love to come into the sweet onion! Especially for lunch!! They really do it right! I have had a myriad of items on the menu and am always enthusiastically pleased! The service is always friendly and top notch like their food! It's obvious why they are one the top restaurants in waynesville! They have a winning formula that will... More 

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Naples, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We've often eaten at The Sweet Onion and are drawn back by their regional cuisine, beautifully presented entrees and warm atmosphere. And did I mention the yummy cheddar rolls served with every meal?

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Aloha, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were amazed at the food in this place. You MUST try it! The French onion soup was out of this world!

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?