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“Fantastic service and great food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Purple Onion Cafe

The Purple Onion Cafe
4647 Main Street, Suite 1, Shallotte, NC 28470
+1 910-755-6071
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Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Shallotte
Price range: $3 - $12
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: The Purple Onion Cafe opened on Main Street in Shallotte in 2004. Since then they have become a community favorite serving locals & visitors breakfast and lunch with a delicious menu of pastries, traditional breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts.
The beach
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“Fantastic service and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2008

We had The Purple Onion cater our wedding. The food was set up and waiting for us when we arrived. There was plenty of food for everyone. People kept talking about how great the food tasted.

We would pick The Purple Onion again to cater an event. We can't wait to come back to Shallotte to eat at the resturant with our friends and family.

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Julian, Pennsylvania
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“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2008

Our party of nine ate dinner there last week, July 17, 2008, and the food was excellent. Everyone's food was cooked to perfection (we are food snobs too), and the service was great. The owner said they have a new staff, and they are doing a great job. I would recommend this place to anyone. We have eaten at some of the best seafood restaurants in the area and along the Carolina coast, and this one ranks up there with the best and most popular.

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“Purple Onion Restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2007

My wife and I ate dinner at this restaurant because we had stopped for pastries there one morning and found them to be decent. The dinner was not. First, they were out of white wine the night we were there. Come on. There are two grocery stores 30 seconds away where they could have at least gotten box wine! The merlot I had tasted like it was turning. My wife ordered a tuna steak that was supposed to be medium rare. It was overcooked. I ordered scallops in a cream sauce. They were overcooked (tough little things) and the cream sauce was watery. The scalloped potatoes were nicely seasoned but cold and the broccoli side also cold. The service was "Brunswick County professional" meaning slothful. The owner is a nice lady and means well but the execution was lacking. If there was an "Okay minus" category that would be a better rating. Stick to the pastries and go to Betty's Uptown across the street.

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