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On the Veranda Restaurant

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1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557 (US 64 West)
+1 828-526-2338
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner at On the Veranda for our anniversary trip. The ambiance of the restaurant was very nice with live piano music and twinkle lights for Christmas. Unfortunately, we arrived after the sun went down so we did not get to see the lake, but I'm sure it is lovely during the day as the restaurant sits right on... More 

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Thank lulumoody
Grayson, Georgia
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 18 - nine children and nine adults - dined here during the Christmas holidays. Food and service outstanding. Would recommend lunch so you can sit on the veranda over the lake.

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Thank 791989
Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

So glad we made it back to On The Verandah once again. My wife and I brought her Dad to Highlands for the Food and Wine Festival and started our week off with this dinner. The appetizers, dinner and desserts were all excellent. Martinis, bottles of wine just as excellent. Finished with port wine and coffee with Baileys. Wow, just... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

It had been three years since we last visited OTV--the last time we were in the Highlands area. We wondered if it still knocked the ball out of the park? No worry--it exceeded expectations. Generous and hearty cocktails. Lovely apps--I had the oysters. And delectable main dishes. As a coujple, we had fish and steak--both delightful. And don't miss dessert.;... More 

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Thank James N
Tampa, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Our first few visits to Highlands, NC and meals at On the Veranda were positive and great meals. Our last visit a week or so ago was an experience of a distraught Bar Tender who quickly left during mid-service and did not look happy. Our prior visits and interactions with the Lexi the Bar Tender was outstanding. To see this... More 

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Raleigh
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Friend and I went to OTV Nov. 1 looking forward to the Lobster Picatta, which we both have enjoyed before.. she is a local, I am a part time resident in Highlands. We also ordered the Beet Salad special. When it arrived, there were 6-7 extremely thin slices of yellow beet about the size of a nickel! We later learned... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Very nice Thanksgiving buffet meal with fancy side dishes and great prime rib. Had adequate variety of food. Great fish and shrimp and large variety of wines. Beautiful view of Lake Sequoia. A reservation was on a time with great service.

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Thank vivianac1956
Opelika, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

The first time we came to Highlands two years ago, we stumbled upon On the Verandah and were WOW'ed with our experience... so, of course, we wanted to try it again this trip and it was as good (if not better) than we remembered!! Everyone in our party tried something different and we all raved over our dishes! I started... More 

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Thank Scarlotte V
Birmingham
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

The salad bar was very good. Service was poor. Attitude of the less than haute cuisine trained server detracted from the experience as did the cheap, uncomfortable chairs offered here. Overall, the food was good, not great. The menu for brunch failed to explain that champagne beyond the first glass is an extra charge and that dessert is not included... More 

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Thank Thomas D
Gainesville Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Visited here around 4pm on a weekday. The place was almost empty. We were greeted by the hostess with a ".....do you have a reservation?" We just wanted to go to the bar, grab a drink and sit lakeside for one round. We were already at the bar when the hostess got the clearance from management to allow us the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $35
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
    (US 64 West)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-2338
Description
Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC

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