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The Sweet Onion

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

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  • 485
    Excellent
  • 211
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Surprise! Food you would not believe.

After a long flight to Asheville, waiting for a lost car reservation, night driving through the gorge, we just wanted food. Have heard of this place and decided, why not.. Stepped off main and walked down a side street and entered. Nice setup. Was busy, waited for about 30 minutes. Sat at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long flight to Asheville, waiting for a lost car reservation, night driving through the gorge, we just wanted food. Have heard of this place and decided, why not.. Stepped off main and walked down a side street and entered. Nice setup. Was busy, waited for about 30 minutes. Sat at the bar, had a drink and Onion Straws.... More 

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Thank Bearnaked
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This little restaurant was a great surprise! The creamy French onion soup was very tasty and the free biscuits they give you were delicious! Also loved the pecans and cranberries on the garden salad.

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Thank brittney c
Canton, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My mom and I frequent The Sweet Onion quite often. But yesterday I was disappointed. The waitress was great and so was the service. But I am mostly disappointed in the offerings of your daily specials . We came in around 4:30 and none of the specials of the day were available to us. When your sign says that you... More 

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Thank Jessica Y
Waynesville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had heard lots of good things about Sweet Onion but had never been there to eat. We had friends in town who like to go to restaurants that have a full bar so we decided to try it. The wait staff was amazing! The food was delicious with a nice variety to choose from but not... More 

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Thank MarciTabar
Asheville, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had driven past Sweet Onion and read good reviews so we gave it a try. We live in Asheville so we had to travel about 40 minutes to get there. Upon arrival we were seated right away, and our server, Jennifer, was right at the table. Jennifer was a real pleasure; she was bright, cheery, bubbly and confident. We... More 

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Thank iamstoked22
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I bring clients here all the time for lunch. Nice private tables and booths for conversations. The food is consistently very good, I daresay the best in Waynesville. Even better than the overpriced frogs leap public house. Hostess staff is always very friendly and quick to get you seated. I have yet to have anything on the menu that wasn't... More 

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Thank Cme2nvest
Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu, craft cocktails, and great service. Lively atmosphere. A must eat while in Waynesville.

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Thank amylbailey
Mooresville, North Carolina
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sweet Onion is a great place to eat in Waynesville, NC. The food was very good and the service excellent, all in anice setting. We had for lunch the open beef sandwich, chicken pecan sandwich, chicken parm sandwich and French Onion soup. All were good. Recommend.

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Thank Robert C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When entering The Sweet Onion my eye caught their daily specials board upon which I instantly new what I was ordering. The pimento cheese BLT...sounds delicious right? Given that we had a party of 6 adults and 3 kids we purposely waited until after the lunch crowd and arrived shortly after 3:00. When we told the hostess how many where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here often during our monthly trips to Waynesville. We've eaten lunch and dinner here and have never been disappointed. The food and service are both terrific. In nice weather, try to get a table by the sliding windows.

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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 Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 828-456-5559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?