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Purple Onion

16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-1179
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (98 reviews)
“salad” (47 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic, had a salad was yummy Service was fabulous, very attentive, always wanted to makes sure all was good and happy Highly recommend

Thank lizstevesam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just happened upon this place when I got hungry mid-afternoon. They only offered pizza between 2 and 5pm, but that was fine with me. Excellent wine selection and lots of outdoor seating. The town is as cute as can be, with shops and hiking trails...More

Thank ChrisH05
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a good menu with many tasty items using fresh ingredients. Reasonably priced for the quality and service is friendly and efficient. They even have live entertainment and a lovely outdoor eating area. Best choice in Saluda.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always got to the Purple Onion when we visit to Saluda. They pride themselves on supporting local farmers, bakers and breweries and the food is delicious!

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu, not what you would expect in small town NC. My duck salad and crab dip appetizer were excellent, and the beverage choices extensive. The dishes are unique and well prepared. Be sure to try it!

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Saluda today. Cute little town. We had lunch outside at the Purple Onion. Nice, fresh, generous servings. We will return.

Thank larryg425
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wild mushroom and argula pizza was really like a salad and pizza in one.Was perfect for me.Delicious combo. We started with crab dip and the dipping bread was so perfect,I almost forgot to try the crab! Bread was crispy on edges,soft in middle with cheese...More

Thank hellp842
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for dessert while driving through town. I wish we had been hungry as there were many interesting choices on the menu. But my wife had a blackberry cobbler with ice cream and I had peach pie. Very tasty. Worth the stop. Nice outdoor seating...More

Thank WadeandLori
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had another delicious dinner at Purple Onion. We sat on the patio and I brought my dog, Max. He was a perfect gentleman. My guest and I shared salads and pizza and wonderful wine. The night was beautiful, the service was good and I...More

Thank pam181
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have the freshest of fresh food. Everything is so tasty and Saluda is a fun place to stroll after dinner or lunch.

Thank F7283AXvickib
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Questions & Answers
November 18, 2017|
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Response from Margaret M | Reviewed this property |
Vegetarian definitely. Vegan, not sure.
Erwin M
May 5, 2017|
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Response from PastorJG | Reviewed this property |
medium prices... and they are open on Sunday eve...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-1179
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Popular as a relaxed live music venue since 1998, The Purple Onion offers outdoor dining, a Mediterranean inspired menu featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, a wide selection of micro brews, fresh roasted coffee and a wine list featuring over sixty price friendly, sustainably produced wines.
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