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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 321
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Good Casual Dining

I Sugest making a reservation as it can get very busy specially when the there are a lot of out of visitors. They have a menu that offers from Southern Fried Steak to some Sushi dishes. Full Bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Marie G
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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551 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I Sugest making a reservation as it can get very busy specially when the there are a lot of out of visitors. They have a menu that offers from Southern Fried Steak to some Sushi dishes. Full Bar.

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north carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've been there twice now & have had great food & service both time. The staff is knowledgable about the menu & wine. A little on the pricey side but totally worth it. The menu is not the usual chain type things you find everywhere but still down to earth and very good.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always a good place to eat lunch or dinner. Good food with some creativity! Reservations are a good idea when there is a group and during the busy season.

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waynesville
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been there a few times and am never disappointed. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Wide variety of items on the menu. Don't miss the crabcakes.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Honestly we felt it was a bit pricey for our tastes. The food was great. Maybe we are just not the upscale dining types so honestly I have no complaints!

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Franklin, NC
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194 reviews 194 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

As you may have seen, I've written several reviews of The Sweet Onion, and all of them have been glowingly positive. Food has always been fantastic and service has always been attentive and efficient. That is why, with great disappointment, I hate to write this review. I took my grandmother to lunch last weekend and immediately thought of treating her... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here on Wed., February 11. The food was great and the service was great. My wife had a pasta dish that was the special of the day. I had the short rib with blackberry barbecue sauce. Both were very good. The sauce on the short rib was the best I've ever tasted. We had more food than... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stopped in on the way back home. Had the French onion soup a little salty for my taste as I do not use salt had lots of cheese and creamy. Steve had the open face roast beef sandwich and I had the burger and Mac and cheese. All very good. Great service!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I frequently lunch at The Sweet Onion in downtown Waynesville. This is a wonderful restaurant that I'd call upscale casual. The servers are always excellent and the food is very, very good. And, don't get me started on the biscuits they give you at the beginning... YUM! They have a good selection of beers and wine along... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was another wonderful and serendipitous "find" as we were walking along the main street. This restaurant is on a side street, just steps from Main Street. We went there for dinner. The server was really friendly and helpful with choosing dishes, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxing, but nice. The ingredient combinations of the dishes are... More 

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?