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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
4:00 pm - 10:00 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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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got last minute reservations when everywhere else was booked. When we pulled up the sign read, Asian cuisine, something we have never had before. The waiter, Dan, was awesome, very friendly. The filet was one of the best we have ever had...get it cooked medium, even if you usually like medium well. It was so tender! The sides with... More 

Thank nikizjo
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

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 

Thank lulumoody
Grayson, Georgia
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

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.

Thank 791989
Miami, Florida
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39 reviews
27 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 

Thank Jim_and_Gail_Wilbur
Summerville, South Carolina
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

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 

Thank Joseph W G
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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.

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 

Thank Scarlotte V
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $35
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC

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