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The Sweet Onion

39 Miller St., Waynesville, NC 28786
828-456-5559
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Ranked #5 of 96 restaurants in Waynesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a nice place to eat prices were reasonable, nothing outstanding but if you want a decent meal at a decent price, it's a good choice. I had a chicken parmesan sandwich and my wife had the lemongrass salad, two craft beers no appetizers or desert, the bill was $32

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent food. Onion soup is divine. Ditto for the trout. Nice atmosphere. Good service. Would go back and try some of the yummy desserts.

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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The French onion soup was absolutely delicious. It wasn't overloaded with alot of onions and instead of a clear broth, it was creamy. That and a small garden salad made for a perfect lunch. Salad dressings were homemade and salad had some cranraisins and sweet pecans on it. They also brought us freshly made cheddar biscuits which were yummy. Waitress... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Among the few restaurants that does trout right. We loved the dreamy secret-recipe chocolate cake with liquid chocolate filling.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The twist on the onion soup was delicious as well as the lemongrass salad dressing. Feast on the cheese biscuits. They were amazing. My husband and I both had the trout - mmmmm.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food was very good and our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and specials, we'll surely return when we're back in the area.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Second time here. We had just driven 5 hours to get to Waynesville and wanted something casual. The restaurant was packed but we were able to sit at the bar to eat. Good menu, good food and a good bartender. Just read the fine print on the menu as to what type of food you are eating. The ingredients can... More

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North Fort Myers
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Everything here was top notch! I ordered the weinerchnitzel and my friend had the crab cakes. There are several side dishes to choose from, from the fried okra, to cheese grits, to a lighter cucumber and tomato salad. The cheese biscuits that come with the meal are delicious, as well. If you are there in the summer, be sure to... More

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Mount Prospect
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

arrived with a party of 9 and no reservation. they managed to get us a table together and Chloe did an amazing job of serving us. crispy fried onions and apple crisp were my favorites.

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kaw0806
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I took my nieces there for a girls day. The restaurant is like sitting in someones home, its quaint, pleasant and cute. The service was very good and the crab cakes were AWESOME. Your drink was never empty and the experience was very special for the 3 of us. We will return again.

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