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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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Naples, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Late evening dinner after concert a Shaffer Hall at Appalachian State University. Not very clean, food mediocre. Service mediocre. Not worth the price.

Thank tgbmd123
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing, top to bottom, start to finish, everything was incredible. My husband and I met another couple here for lunch a few weekends ago. Everything was delicious! We started with the nachos. The freshly made tortilla chips are what elevated them from good to great. My husband and I shared a cup of the soup of the... More 

Thank Corey C
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here during a day trip to Boone. Great location. Directly across from ASU resident halls. We were not impressed with the artichoke dip and it wasn't very "dippy", but the Reuben and the French dip was good. The pimento cheese dip was a treat. The best thing was the dessert. We would come back.

Thank JodieBC
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again, because of tripadvisor I ended up finding a great place for dinner. The food, service and surroundings were great. The nachos were very good and the wedge salad with sliced rib-eye steak was also great. So glad we decided to give the Red Onion a try--would definitely go there again.

Thank Ellen P
Louisburg, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food and service. The turkey burger was delicious. Ask to sit on the left side versus right....every time I have been and sat on the right, it has been very noisy. Not sure why but I enjoy the quiet side best. Outdoor seating available as well.

Thank WB_NC
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with family for dinner. Was an interesting evening. ..a big storm rolled through and several business lost power except Red Onion so there were A LOT of people coming in to eat. The staff never lost their cool and handled the situation very well. Even with the busyness the food was still very good and the staff never... More 

1 Thank jetfxr76
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Boone, NC for a baseball tournament at App State and ate at this place when we got into town. We had a salad special, a pasta, a flatbread and lasagna. The best item was the pasta, everything else didn't have much flavor. Service was just ok. Place looks much nicer from the outside than it was inside.

Thank mstopera
Kabul, Afghanistan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and the service was great. The food was fresh and tasty, the best I have had in Boone. We had the chicken wrap which was great!!

Thank lucey00000
Johnson City, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a nice dinner at the Red Onion for our anniversary. Being a Sat night, we called to make a reservation - and were promptly seated on the patio upon arriving 10 min early. Waitress was at the table in a flash. We started with the fried zucchini and it arrived in a short time. Very... More 

1 Thank Mary L
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive menu and everything is fresh and delicious. Salmon was wonderful as were the dinner salads. It's conveniently located right near Appalachian State College and they have wonderful shows and art programs. It's a casual restaurant with outdoor seating available. Service was excellent too.

1 Thank Linda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $23
American, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?