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The Red Onion Cafe

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227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best hamburger I've had in a long time. Everything our party had was good. Will go back again when Boone, North Carolina

Thank Mom-Pop S
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had lunch here. Nothing special that I could really tell. I'd have to come back at another time to see what's so great about it.

Thank jagzfan128
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't like this place the first time we went there but said I would give it another chance. Wow, was that a good idea! Since the bad pizza the first time we went - everything has been superb! We have had the lunch combo (the quiche is fantastic!) with half sandwiches, and also salads, burgers, soups, and one dinner... More 

Thank Wyndswept8
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled on The Red Onion on a busy Saturday after Thanksgiving. We were treated to a cozy environment and yummy food. The service was great. The Horace's Cookie was the perfect dessert to follow the signature French Onion Soup and interesting sandwich choices.

Thank Tuthfairy5
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try based on reviews. Food was delicious and good portions. Good prices. Staff was super! There was a singing group dining there as well and would randomly sing Christmas songs which was lovely. However during times they weren't singing they were extremely loud showing no courtesy to fellow dinners. I do feel the manager should have addressed this.... More 

1 Thank LorraineCasto
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by some people who run a shop in Boone. When we arrived, we realized we had eaten here before and had enjoyed it last time, too. Lunch was filling and very tasty (the quiche was superb!) and very reasonable.

1 Thank MagMB76
Cary, North Carolina
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here in October. We were seated promptly and our server was very efficient and friendly. I had the white pizza and my husband had the Mediterranean tilapia. Both meals were excellent. It had been a while since we were there last, but the experience was still the same. We look forward to dining there again when we are... More 

1 Thank olfolks
Browns Summit, North Carolina, United States
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148 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a game day Saturday night, so it was packed! I know why. A diverse menu offers something for every taste bud. We enjoyed onion rings and zucchini appetizers YUM! The pimento cheese appetizer looked amazing, but we didn't have enough room to try them all. Baked pasta dish with meatballs was huge, plenty of leftovers. You can... More 

1 Thank Randall M
Sevierville, Tennessee
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this while visiting Boone for a day trip. The name is what brought us in, the food and service will bring us back. My meal was the lunch fish taco, with fresh made coleslaw. The tacos as well as the coleslaw was great! would recommend this. 3 in my party, we were seated quickly, brisk service and excellent... More 

1 Thank MJR987
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We went on a Monday evening, wasn't too crowded and we were seated right away. Service was very good and the food even better. The waitstaff was extremely friendly and everyone was very attentive. They all looked like they were helping anywhere needed and truly cared to make the experience a nice one.

1 Thank Lance F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $23
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-264-5470

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