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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 49
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  • 20
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  • 12
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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
Wonders with the onion

The open faced roast beef is large to look at and even better to eat . The roast beef is slow roasted in ovens in a liquid that includes their signature sweet onions, this slow roasted beef is basted repeatedly for 12 hours and when served has a delightful flavor and moistness. I found their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Reilly-Reviws
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Aiken, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The open faced roast beef is large to look at and even better to eat . The roast beef is slow roasted in ovens in a liquid that includes their signature sweet onions, this slow roasted beef is basted repeatedly for 12 hours and when served has a delightful flavor and moistness. I found their version of French onion soup... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lemongrass chicken salad was very good my wife said and the appetizer of onion straws were superb! I have friend catfish with coleslaw and fries. Fries were nothing to write home about but catfish and slaw were great. Very attentive service and we would definitely go back!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had bruschetta and fresh trout! It was cooked to perfection! Both dishes were to die for! Really impressed w the trout!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I love to eat here when shopping in downtown Waynesville. The Grilled Chicken Salad is soooo good. The daily specials are also good.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Service was outstanding and we were very pleasantly surprised at the high quality of everything. Impressive presentation also.

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Mary Esther, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Relaxing atmosphere with good service and great tasting, fresh food. Loved the friendly staff who explained how the sauces and food is all made from scratch and with local ingredients.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just ate here today and had a very tasty and filling lunch. I had the tomato and mozzarella salad. mozzarella was fried crisp in the outside and had a very nice texture. My husband had. The pulled pork barbecue with a side of,acarology and cheese. The serving was enormous, way more than he could eat. we also had an order... More 

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Kingsport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is the kind of restaurant we wish we had in our hometown. Perfect relaxed decor, friendly southern service and fresh healthy food to die for. Who wouldn't love fresh mountain trout, mashed sweet potatoes and okra? Husbands black angus steak was so good he barely spoke during the meal. His sweet tea was filled constantly, so he was a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We always enjoy this restaurant. I highly recommend making reservations as they are always busy. The rib-eye steak special was fabulous and the crab cakes were perfect (sauteed with very little filler) Maryland Style.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

There is no competition for the winner of best fresh vegetables and delicious entrees in Waynesville. The hands down winner is the Sweet Onion! It melts in your mouth!

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Additional Information about The Sweet Onion

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

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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?