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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 - 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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Tampa, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank highlandstraveler
Canton, Georgia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Thomas D
Gainesville Florida
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here around 4pm on a weekday. The place was almost empty. We were greeted by the hostess with a ".....do you have a reservation?" We just wanted to go to the bar, grab a drink and sit lakeside for one round. We were already at the bar when the hostess got the clearance from management to allow us the... More 

Thank GvilleTraveler_9
Sarasota, Florida
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173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first experience at Veranda and I almost did not go based on the mixed TA reviews I read beforehand. However, our experience was absolutely superb--from start to finish! We were a party of five. Our server was friendly, knowledgable, and attentive throughout our meal. We were on the veranda which is very pleasant, although the atmosphere is... More 

Thank VaBeneSRQ
Easley, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very expensive restaurant for what they offer. Extremely small portions, for the $30+ entrees. The accuracy of their recipes for their entrees are questionable.

Thank backyardgardenspot
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

As a Highlands local, I was a little disappointed with the food here at the Veranda. The service was good, the wine was nice, but the food was okay. I had the sea scallops with angel hair pasta, which tasted fine but was lacking due to portion sizes compared to other Highlands restaurants. The experience was good, but I don't... More 

Thank Turner A
Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Verandah holds a special place for my husband and me, as this was the location of our first date in Highlands. We sat by the window overlooking the lake and there were wonderful hummingbirds coming and going to the feeders. For that reason, we go back from time to time. The specials are usually very good, but overall, the menu... 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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?