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The Red Onion Cafe

227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went there for an early dinner on a Sunday. There was no wait because there was hardly anyone there. They have an excellent priced kids meal. I recommend the champagne chicken Florentine. Great menu selection.

Thank jenniferslocum19
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am really glad we chose the Red Onion for dinner. The outside patio looked nice, but we had a table inside. The artichoke dip was amazing. A lot of restaurants will serve something that is basically cheese dip with a little artichoke somewhere in...More

Thank coaster8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in after traveling to the Land of Oz because we wanted a lighter dinner of just soup and salad. The chicken ceasar salad was delicious and included a very generous portion of chicken. The salad paired with cup of soup was a perfect...More

Thank Oaktravels1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch with friends here and it was great. The chicken salad melt was moist and delicious, and the Tuna melt was good Loved the homemade pimento cheese was delicious. Service was outstsnding Sign RCW

Thank Passenger650533
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on Friday of Labor Day weekend. I called and made a reservation but I don't think it was needed at 6 pm. We were seated immediately and had excellent service from Sarah, our waitress. The restaurant is right across the highway from...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to try something new in Boone and since I had never tried the Red Onion that was my choice. Now I don't know why I waited so long. I was seated on the patio right away and had my sweet tea and menu...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had wanted to visit the Red Onion and this time we managed. It was the very end of the day and we had a delicious meal; it's a trifle spendy, but the food is excellent and the staff is friendly. One small criticism: the...More

Thank Eklutna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at The Red Onion on a Sunday afternoon. I ordered a red pepper with Gouda soup. It was excellent. I also ordered onion rings, they were cold. My husband was underwhelmed by the Rueben sandwich. The place was slightly grimy, and service was...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice meal here, however the music was pretty loud and the other patrons were having to talk so loudly that we could not carry on a conversation. Understand that this is a college town restaurant, but the ambiance left something to be...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just rolled into the town for upcoming week of vacation. As per our usual habit we go out immediately after unpacking and this was no exception. Fast check of the area restaurants (and there are plenty to chose from) we settled...More

Thank CWBuff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $23
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
Red Onion is a local restaurant that has been serving the High Country across from Appalachian State for over 30 years. Our menu ranges from lunch time favorites to local delicacies and exquisite entrees. With a wonderful waitstaff customer satisfaction is always our top priority and we promise you a meal you will feel good about.
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