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On the Veranda Restaurant

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1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557 (US 64 West)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Orlando, Florida
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently went to this restaurant and were very happy with our dinner. I had the chicken and it was delicious! Very tender and cooked well. I liked the sauce and sides too. My husband had the trout and enjoyed it. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. The atmosphere in this restaurant was a plus. They had someone singing... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family to dine. Had the lobster and it was delicious. Even tried my aunt's duck which was surprisingly good. The wine selection was good and although they had a children's menu, the food was not that good for the kids. Over cooked chicken. Overall, yes I'd love to go back but I'd fill up the kids on something... More 

Thank Heatherlyt71
Charlotte, NC
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard about this place from friends so I made reservations in advance before making our trip to the Highlands from Charlotte NC. We asked for a outdoor table with a view of the lake. It had been raining off and on that day so we were glad to see it was on a screened in porch. No biting... More 

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Sylva, North Carolina
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Primed by recommendations, reviews, and a beautiful setting, I really wanted to like our Sunday brunch. It was beautiful mid-October day, a bit of chill, but comfortable, the dining room was full of the expected after church Highland's crowd, the piano created a pleasant ambiance...we were accompanied by out of town guests. The host was pleasant and our waiter friendly... More 

Thank Steve S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the Verandah came highly recommended by my sister. We made a reservation the day before with no problem getting the time we wanted. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess who seated us on the porch overlooking the lake. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the pianist who played during dinner. The view was lovely and the... More 

Thank Anne C
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123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just happened upon this place one Sunday when they were serving Sunday Brunch. Oh my! Soup, salad, entrée and a mimosa for such a reasonable price!! And the food was great!!! We were lucky we got in without a reservation and YES, we will be returning! Service was great, food was great, atmosphere (we were outside) was perfect! Love... More 

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Darby, Montana
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks were very good, all four were different and each of us was very pleased with our choice and its preparation ( Cosmo, Dirty Martini, Brandy Manhattan and Bloody Mary). Server was attentive but didn't hover over us. Salads were all delicious and fresh! The wedge was delicious, but the spinach was very tasty looking too. The chicken (coq au... More 

Thank 705MM
Ocala, Florida
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food, exquisitely prepared, served as the sun sets over the mountain across the lake. Pure romance. A delight for the palate and the soul.

Thank Larry C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the Veranda sits on a small lake so it has a beautiful view. There is outside seating and our evening was beautiful on the deck. The food, however, was just OK. My husband ordered the cowboy ribeye medium rare. It arrived well done and he sent it back. Out came another and it was very rare. When I think... More 

Thank mountaincove
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We ate here while visiting Highlands on our 33 wedding anniversary. My wife had the coconut shrimp, which was excellent. I had the filet, which was a bit dry and tough. The sides and sauce for my steak were excellent, but I would not order the steak again. We enjoyed our window seat on the screened porch, but the blind... More 

Thank Steve S

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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
Lunch, 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
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 18285262338
Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?