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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 363
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 19
    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
Terrific lunch!

Welcoming and cute, we liked it right away. Our server was friendly and efficient. Ordered the chicken parm sandwich and pecan chicken salad on grilled sourdough, both were excellent. Lovely find on our quick trip to Waynesville, would definitely come back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
conners107
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florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Welcoming and cute, we liked it right away. Our server was friendly and efficient. Ordered the chicken parm sandwich and pecan chicken salad on grilled sourdough, both were excellent. Lovely find on our quick trip to Waynesville, would definitely come back!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent Food and Service. My husband had the Fried Catfish and I had the Crab Cakes. They were both perfectly cooked. Very friendly & helpful staff.

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Slidell, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although we had reservations we did have to wait a few minutes....... But the wait was worth it. I had the crab cakes and they were delish. The shrimp and grits were a good choice too according to my husband. The wait staff were pleasant and accomadating.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

cozy ,great food, and wonderful service..eclectic menu..something for everyone.Biscuits are unique cannot eat enough of them comes with meals.

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent food whether it be grilled local trout or ribeye steak with killer salads with Homemade Honey Mustard dressing or Lemon Grass dressing you can't go wrong. Friendly staff and a full bar rounds out the restaurant.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We all ordered the pulled pork with blackberry bbq sauce and were in heaven! So good! Great atmosphere and super nice server. We will definetly be back next time we are in the area

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is my FAVORITE restaurant! I so look forward to any visit there. Every single meal we have had has been amazing! I am a seafood person so the Trout and Salmon are my go to meals. My husband has something different each time and is not disappointed. We just die for the house salad and cheddar biscuits. WOW, the... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We eat here a lot and the food is always good and fresh. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. Always a good place for lunch or dinner.

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Williamson, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We waited well over 40 minutes at peak dining time on a Saturday night. Only a problem because we could have been enjoying the sunset at our hotel. The decor had lots of wood and was pretty artsy. I had the Lemon Rosemary Chicken which was pretty good, although the chicken was a little overcooked and dry. My daughter had... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I were staying in Maggie Valley and had exhausted most of the restaurants there so we drove to nearby Waynesville for dinner. It was well worth it. The service was excellent, there was a good selection of entrees, sandwiches, and appetizers, and the food came quickly and was delicious. My daughter ordered the french onion soup and... More 

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?