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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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  • 340
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 18
    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
Marvelous

Waynesville it was a wonderful town. The Sweet Onion is a wonderful restaurant. The food is always top notch, the service is pleasant, and the surroundings are wonderful. We have had dinner with The Sweet Onion for as many as four consecutive days. And, that was not enough. Wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Joseph B
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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583 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Waynesville it was a wonderful town. The Sweet Onion is a wonderful restaurant. The food is always top notch, the service is pleasant, and the surroundings are wonderful. We have had dinner with The Sweet Onion for as many as four consecutive days. And, that was not enough. Wonderful.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

After a LONG day of hiking, we had a late Saturday night dinner at the Sweet Onion. Everything was delicious and the service was wonderful. A delightful experience.

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Canton, Ga
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We both ordered the grilled chicken salad sandwich for lunch. It contained a good amount of chicken and was delicious. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. The only negative was another waitress having a loud conversation with customers she knew right behind our table. Other than that, a very good experience. We do plan to visit for dinner.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

this was the first time my husband and i had went to sweet onion. we have been to waynesville many times but have never eaten there so we decided to try it. the service was great they made sure we were seated in a timely manner and kept our drinks full. i had a chicken salad sandwich which was excellent... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were passing through the Waynesville area coming off the Blue Ridge Parkway and wanted to stop at this restaurant again. We ate here last year and loved the place. Good food and service - what more can you ask??

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was a nice little restaurant in Waynesville North Carolina. The prices were great, the atmosphere was awesome with views overlooking the mountains, and the food was scrumptious. we got to eat here at sunset, and the views were beautiful. my wife tried the trout which was a bit sweet but tasty all the same. we will definitely go back... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We love Waynesville, and on most visits we have lunch at The Sweet Onion which we enjoy very much. The service is always top notch and the food generally very good, though often prepared in a slightly unorthodox manner. At peak tourist seasons it can be difficult to get seated near noontime. Evening dinners can be somewhat pricey, so it's... More 

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Augusta, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Came in Tuesday night with my boyfriend. The cheddar biscuits were delicious. Great price for the size of the entrees. Boyfriend had the chicken tenders with fries and sautéed vegetables. Tenders and fries were great. Would skip the vegetables next time. They were on the undercooked side. I had the trout which was also delicious though the sauce did not... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great food. Great staff. Great presentation. We're staying about an hour away and I must go back before we leave. Some of the best food I've ever had.

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Blowing Rock, NC
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Based on reviews on Trip Advisor, we opted to have dinner here while we are staying in Waynesville. Parking was no problem. We were able to park directly in front of the restaurant. We were promptly greeted and seated in the quieter section of the restaurant and were very well taken care of by Susan. She was friendly, helpful, and... 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?