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Blue Onion

925 Dove Ave., McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 682-9884
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Ranked #8 of 377 restaurants in McAllen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Waterville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Not much to look at but the food is great. Staff is wonderful. A nice selection of beers. A must stop if you are tired of eating Mexican food.

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Edinburg, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The calzones are our family favorites but all of the food is delicious. The Tuesday gumbo and Friday stew are a few of the daily specials that keep you coming back. The prices are very reasonable, the service is wonderful, and all of the staff is always friendly.

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Weslaco, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Blue Onion has the best black bean soup I have ever tasted! The sandwiches are filling and healthy. My husband likes to taste the different beers from local brewries. Bar staff very knowledable regarding varieties of beer and other alcohol. Restaurant staff very friendly and the service is exceptional. We frequent this rsstaurant at least 4 times a month....it is... More

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Harlingen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great service, wonderful food with special emphasis on the grilled chicken salad which is our winner for lunch. My wife and I are there almost every Friday for lunch. Reasonable prices and it is A one on our list.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stopped with friends for lunch checked reviews on Trip adviser, First time at Blue Onion,small restaurant just right for lunch. Clean with tables and booths. Ordered sausage and cheese calzone Wife and I split and a cup of chicken and sausage gumbo for me,soup was delicious. Our friends ordered chicken salad for her small sausage pizza for him.both very good.Service... More

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McAllen, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Well, the bouillabase remains on top. Tried the Tuesday night Gumbo, disappointed. All sausage with a few spices added, should not be called gumbo. No shrimp, okra, fish, should be called sausage soup. 9.29 for bowl of sausage pieces, bad, bad. Will not order again. Servers are great, gumbo bad news.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

People were super awesome, food was delicious. We love to try different craft beers so this was a really nice touch to find here in here in McAllen. We will come back when we are in town!

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McAllen, Texas
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Everything is fresh and delicious. Salads are awesome and their house balsamic is fantastic. Weekdays have lunch in a bowl specials that are great, especially when it gets a little cool out (like today)

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Roswell, NM
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Wife and I spent about a week in Valley and ate here twice. Had their daily special, chicken and andouille sausage gumbo first time and texas chili the next. Both were excellent and they've got a huge selection of special beers from which to choose. We were both impressed with service and the food.

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Harlingen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, wonderful place for lunch. Try the grilled chicken salad, the best in town. The wait staff is attentive and will rush your order if you are in a hurry.

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