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Blue Onion

925 Dove Ave., McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 682-9884
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Ranked #7 of 379 Restaurants in McAllen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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90% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Was craving a great salad for dinner after heavy Mexican lunch. We pulled in the parking lot of one of many shopping centers and thought... blah.... when we arrived the greeting was quick and the staff super friendly. The ice tea was dark and strong (unlike our lunch iced tea weak). We all ordered salads and found that the grilled... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Was in the area for business and went to dinner here with our clients. This location had a really good bottled beer selection. The food was amazing. I order a Calzone and was a little worried that there would be too much sauce or dough. When I got my food I was really surprised. Very Little sauce on the inside... More

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Edinburg, TX
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Blue Onion is a quaint spot with super fresh salads, amazing dips to enjoy with their homemade flatbread, sandwiches, and pizzas. Everything is made with high-quality ingredients. Prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly and helpful. Great place for a date or couple's night out. Small but well-chosen beer and wine list.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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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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16 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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 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
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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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