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The Red Onion Cafe

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227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
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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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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've patronized the Red Onion Cafe for probably 25 years and have never been disappointed in my meal. The service is excellent and the menu varied. When hosting out-of-town guests, I often take them to the Red Onion where the meal is dependably excellent. A local favorite!

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1 Thank Becky H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting the area and The Red Onion Cafe was recommended to us by our hotel staff... We made a reservation for dinner and were not disappointed! Our food was delicious. Our waiter was extremely helpful, personable and friendly. I would definitely visit again and highly recommend it others!

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1 Thank April N
Traverse City, Michigan
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read the menu on line and we were not disappointed! Although we were there at lunch time (and the Red Onion has some great lunch combos reasonably priced) they politely prepared the mushroom lasagna and spinach with salmon salad from the dinner menu upon request. Our waiter...Bruce was very friendly and helpful, also gave a sample of bean soup... More 

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1 Thank john and linda h
West Jefferson, N. Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time at Red Onion. We had a short wait for a seat even though there were several empty tables. The waitress took our order without writing it down. I ordered a club sandwich and my wife ordered something different. After 15 min. or so, the waitress came with my wife's sandwich but said they had made... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were 4 of us. My daughter has a gluten problem. They offered her gluten free options. My son-in-law and my sister order the cheeseburgers. They both said they were one of the best burger they had eaten. My daughter order the gluten free burger. She was also please. I order the French Dip. I would not recommend this. The... More 

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1 Thank Elaine C
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

While on vacation to get in a little skiing we decided on The Red Onion. The service was excellent and the food very tasty. The next time we're in the area will definitely return.

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1 Thank Bfs1957
Boone, North Carolina
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

geat place to eat good variety great prices good hot food friendly atomshere good working peronnel get food pretty fast when order has beer bar

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Thank Jean H
Conyers, Georgia
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Loved the fried zucchini! The bourbon steak was awesome and the creme Brule was to die for. Really liked this place. Our waitress was a pro!

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Thank Cathy L
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

The food was very good and reasonably priced. The service was great and very friendly. I will be back.

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1 Thank Auburn2004
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Never had a bad experience here. Service is very professional and the food is great. Can't say enough good things.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $23
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?