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On the Veranda Restaurant

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1536 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741 (US 64 West)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Plano, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dined at On the Veranda during our recent stay in Highlands. It was a wonderful experience with outstanding service, beautiful presentation and fantastic courses. We had a range of courses, from salad to dessert. The Spinach with maple dressing was extremely unique, while the heirloom tomato salad was fantastic, but could do with a hint more balsamic. The main... More 

Thank 262genec
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On arrival we were welcomed by good staff and live piano music. Immediately there is a feeling of fine quality. This experience continued in the restaurant where we were seated in the verandah. Whilst enjoying a Kir Royale [on the house] we made our order and in good time were enjoying a delicious brunch, though like no other I've experienced.... More 

Thank Anthony M
Hilton Head
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

understatedly upscale this was our favorite restaurant during our stay at Old Edwards. The setting overlooking the river is lovely. Our food was a culinary delight: my husband had coq au vin, and it had a wonderful smoky reduction sauce. I had the seared scallops with ginger thai sauce. Wonderful!! I would recommend lingering at the bar and listening to... More 

Thank Ellen W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed each and every visit to On The Veranda. The setting is ideal. We loved the food and had great service. The wine and beverage list are great and top it off with a piano player in the background - a perfect evening!

Thank Anne C
Highlands, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

On The Veranda is the best in Highlands for dinner. Everything from Halibut to Pork Loin Chop is fabulous. The view of Lake Sequoyah is beautiful from the restaurant.

Thank Vls40atl
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent along with the service. We had 2 Dewars with a splash of water at the bar before dinner and the cost was $9.00 per drink plus a $ 2.00 per drink charge for on the rocks. This seemed a bit much to us since there was no notice of the additional charge when ordered.

Thank Andy C
Highlands, North Carolina
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disregard the quiet exterior of this restaurant and be prepared for a special treat inside. On The Verandah is located on Route 64 West outside of Highlands on the road to Franklin. We ate here on two separate nights, and the high quality of the food was consistent although the service varied greatly. The prices are at the higher end... More 

Thank Rich781948
Orange Beach, Alabama
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed! We sat at our table quite awhile before server came over, and it was down hill from there! He never told us the specials until we ask about them. We had the crab claws which were frozen , and not crispy, and at $11.50 for 8 claws REALLY!!! We ordered more wine, and got it about 20 min... More 

Thank Angelina36561
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sit on the deck and enjoy the view of the lake. I had the lobster piccata as my main course and it was delightful. For desert I had the warm pecan pie w ice cream and it was one of the best deserts I have ever had. The crust was buttery and crisp and the pie filling was choclatey and... More 

Thank Whitepimpin
Birmingham, Alabama
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68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our anniversary here while on vacation in Highlands...We made reservations for a lakeside table on the Verandah! So glad we did. Everything was perfect from the reservation to the service to the food. My husband had the salmon special and I had the chicken..both were great! We had salads and dessert as well. We had the peach cheesecake... More 

Thank elnbryant

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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
American, Gluten Free
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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 Road, Highlands, NC 28741
    (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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?