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On the Veranda Restaurant

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1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557 (US 64 West)
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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Stuart, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful table on the patio with excellent view of the lake and the sunset. We had the horseradish halibut special and it was great. The service was unhurried allowing us to enjoy our view and the developing sunset.

1 Thank bylallen
Atlanta, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch at this delightful restaurant on a Sunday and from start to finish we enjoyed the people/servers, place/location on the lake and food...which was so fresh and delicious! The trout was served simply...pan fried & finished with lemon butter...because the quality of the fish and its freshness didn't need to be fancied and the chef knew it! Now,... More 

1 Thank Shane K
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the BEST food and BEST views of any restaurant in town, at On the Veranda. Our entrees were so well-done and flavorful...they beat any other food in town, and we ate at all the top-rated places. Our only complaint was the waiter...He was very pretentious, overly formal, and treated us like he was very important. It got so... More 

1 Thank GASooners
Tampa, Florida
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dined on the outside porch this evening. The setting was beautiful, overlooking a lovely lake. The food was awesome. My wife had the North Carolina Pork Chop with chutney and loved it. I had the fresh rainbow trout, prepared with lemon butter. It was delicious. Our server, Daniel, was very attentive and professional. If you are... More 

1 Thank Robert I
Tampa, Florida, United States
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner tonight at " on the Veranda"! Cool temp for outside table at 6PM to view the lake, hummingbirds flying by! Daniel is an excellent waiter! We enjoyed the lemon trout & NC pork chops! Don't miss this dining experience when in Highlands, NC!

Thank Margie I
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location, overlooking a small lake. Had a party of seven for Sunday brunch. The food was generally good, but the portions generally small, for a fairly high price. For example, four of us got the prime rib, which was tasty, but quite small in portion. Desserts were good. Make sure you know what is included in the brunch price,... More 

Thank Jrpsl
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in Western North Carolina, with a great evening view. Try to get reservations in advance. Each course is excellent, from the starters, salads, entrees and desserts. Even the wine and beer selection is just as good as the menu. This is a must visit if you are in Highlands. Even better if you are recovering... More 

Thank Bruce D
Emory, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I celebrated my birthday with husband and friends on the 27th at this restaurant, as it was highly recommended by our innkeeper. We were seated on the verandah, which is a plus to experience the showers that popped up over the water, creating a magical atmosphere. The halibut, salmon, and salads were excellent. Since we had already had before dinner... More 

Thank Brenda B
Ormond Beach, Florida
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314 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another couple went with my wife and I to celebrate her birthday on a Friday night, July 29. I highly recommend reservations and the view from a table by the windows was excellent. Prices are slightly high but it was well worth it. For appetizers two of us had a special, chantrel mushrooms in phyllo dough and my wife had... More 

Thank norme-ormond
Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely setting, excellent service and food! Very laid back, nice piano music, relaxing and not stuffy like some places around. Our entrees--coq au vin and short ribs were fantastic! Mouth-watering sauces and perfectly done meat. Excellent service as well!

Thank djansen1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $35
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, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?