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On the Veranda Restaurant

1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
+1 828-526-2338
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
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Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Anniversary dinner while on a weekend trip to Highlands. Entrees were wonderful, great bottle of wine and nice ambiance. Recommended to friends. Would definitely go again. Need to make reservations during peak leaf season.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lynne p
Reviewed November 25, 2018

I did enjoy this restaurant as far as food and service. Ambiance is very comforting. I hear the view is beautiful, but we were there for dinner when it is pitch black outside... can't see anything. There is nothing else around this restaurant, it IS...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dylaur
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery matched with excellent food. What more can you ask for. A relaxed ambiance perfect for chilling and enjoying great dishes. Hope that others will experience them soon.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kerwyn C
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This popular local favorite had no lake views available the night we dined here. While nice, the views lack the “WOW” factor of other places in the area. Parking is limited and VERY tight. Service was friendly, but lacking at times for beverage refills and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dubnerw
Reviewed November 10, 2018

During our stay at the Old Edwards Inn, in Highlands, North Carolina, I had requested that the Concierge book three nights for dining off-property, and she booked us into On the Veranda, which is a few miles out of town. The architecture is a bit...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This restaurant has been consistently good throughout the years. The service is attentive and the setting serene. I always have a good meal.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank C B
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Took some friends to On the Veranda for Sunday brunch. Reservations are recommended. To start we had Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. They used to have a Bloody Mary “make your own bar”... they no longer do that but they certainly did not disappoint. The Mimosa...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pjvantravel
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We reserved this restaurant for an after wedding brunch for 100 out of town guests. We spoke with the owner by telephone. We communicated by email. We drove 4 hours each way two weekends prior to the wedding to confirm in person the menu and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Vacationer84448
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Great setting. Great service. Great food. Visited with friends and had an early dinner before driving back to our residence. I would recommend to anyone. I would definitely go back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ambassador775061
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We went for a birthday meal last night. Our server seemed distracted and didn't listen to our requests. The crowning insult was when he was told he picked up one or our drinks before it was empty, he seemed unconcerned (and they are expensive as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ancientroad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, 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: +1 828-526-2338
  • E-mail
Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC
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