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Purple Onion

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Dinner is served from 11am to 3pm Monday through Saturday
Cup $3.00
Bowl $5.00
Soup Of The Day
Seasonal Salsa
With tortilla chips
Pimento Cheese
Fresh jalapenos & pita chips
Hummus Medley
Mediterranean chick pea & edemame dip w/ pita wedges & raw vegetables
Crab Au Gratin
Fresh lump crab w/ three cheese served w/ garlic parmesan crisps
Champagne Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels
With tomatoes, leeks & grilled focaccia
Artisan Cheese Plate
Artisan cheese or imported cheese paired w/ local honey, nuts & dried fruit
Bowl of Marinated Olives
Black Beans And Chipotles
Layered w/ cheddar, sour cream & salsa served w/ tortilla chips
Entree $9.00
Side $5.00
Garden Salad
Mixed​ greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onion & carrots w/ choice of dressing: greek vinaigrette, ranch, balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese, caesar & ginger soy vinaigrette
Entree $11.00
Side $6.00
Greek Salad
Romaine, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, cucumber, tomato, purple onion & feta w/ greek vinaigrette
Entree $9.00
Side $5.00
Pear Salad
Pear, gorgonzola cheese, mixed baby greens, toasted walnuts & balsamic vinaigrette
Entree $11.00
Side $6.00
Curly Kale & Super Seed Salad
GF soy ginger dressed local kale, Holly Grove chevre, roasted beets & crunchy blend of pepitas, sunflower seeds, chia, hemp & flax seeds for an omega rich super tasty salad
Entree $9.00
Side $5.00
Caesar Salad
romaine hearts, Parmesan, capers, Caesar dressing, croutons
Tabouleh Salad
A refreshing combination of bulgur wheat, mint, garlic, parsley, peppers, lemon, & olive oil served w/ feta, cucumbers, tomatoes, purple onion, kalamata olives & pita
Mediterranean Plate
Tabouleh, hummus, baba ghanouj, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, olives & pita
Ashley Farms Chicken Breast
Sea Scallops
Oven Roasted Sunburst Trout
Almond Crusted Sunburst Mountain Trout
Brown butter sauce, winter squash & arugula quinoa
Moroccan Spice Roasted Springer Mountain Farms Chicken
Cumin roasted potato medley, harissa labneh, charred broccoli (25 minute cook time)
Braised Heritage Farms Pork Shank
Buttermilk mash, roasted seasonal root vegetables, braised greens
Black & Blue $+2.00
Apple Brandy Farms Grilled Rib Eye
*Apple Brandy Farms Grilled Rib Eye sea salt, garlic infused EVO, squeeze of lemon, roasted red skin potatoes, summer vegetable saute
Spicy Seafood Udon Bowl
Shrimp, mussels, calamari, shiitakes, napa cabbage, leeks & udon in a spicy, ginger broth
Tailgate Vegetable Plate
Local seasonal squash, sweet potato wedges, braised greens, grilled onions, roasted shitakes, chimmichurri
Italian Sausage & Vegetable Penne
Sweet pepper, grilled onion, broccoli, squash, asiago, white wine, fresh basil
Add Smoked Trout $9.00
Add Shrinp $9.00
Add Sunburst Mountain Trout $12.00
Add Ashley Farms Chicken $4.00
Puttanesca Alla Linguini
Tomatoes,​ anchovy, kalamata olives, garlic, capers, oregano & parmesan
Pepperoni, italian sausage, mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, & mozzarella on tomato sauce
6" ~ $7
10" ~ $14
16" ~ $22
Spinach, feta, banana pepper, black olives, fresh tomato, purple onion & mozzarella on garlic & olive oil base
6" ~ $9
12" ~ $17
16" ~ $26
Wild Mushroom
With arugula, chevre, parmesan & a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette
6" ~ $7
10" ~ $14
16" ~ $22
The Stoney
Red Pepper, onions, spinach, fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, banana peppers, tomato sauce, feta
6" ~ $7
10" ~ $14
16" ~ $21
Puttanesca 6"
Robust sauce from campania w/ tomatoes, capers, anchovy, garlic, oregano, & kalamata olives, mozzarella, parmesan
6" ~ $7
10" ~ $14
16" ~ $22
Chicken Caesar
Lemon chicken, mozzarella & parmesan, baked; then topped w/ caesar dressed romaine, bacon & sun dried tomatoes
6" ~ $7
10" ~ $14
16" ~ $22
Canadian bacon, onions, gorgonzola, mozzarella, parmesan & fresh rosemary on tomato sauce
6" ~ $7
10" ~ $14
16" ~ $22
Green Goddess
Pesto, spinach, avocado, fresh mozzarella, green goddess dressing
Cheese Pizza 6"
Mozzarella & parmesan on choice of tomato sauce or olive oil & garlic
Cheese Pizza 10"
Mozzarella & parmesan on choice of tomato sauce or olive oil & garlic
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.
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time to the Onion for their delicious mushroom arugula pizza. Add a bit of their house-made balsamic and you have a wonderful taste experience from top to bottom (crust). In fact, the crust can stand on its own. Our server, Amber,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Edwin R B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family and I stopped for lunch before our day of Zip Lining. Service and food we're spot on. Nothing too fancy but just right. Great selection of craft brews. Desserts were awesome as well.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brdavis1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, service and atmosphere. The ribeye was excellent. The dessert was also very good. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank stevenwI1208ML
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am still trying to figure out the recipe to the Tomato Basil Soup! Soooo good. The combo lunches were terrific. There were 10 of us and service and food was superb!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Aufemme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We will not be back. Cold and terrible coffee. Waiter not checking on table, no concern for our issues.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KInsley2U
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had a very nice lunch at the Purple Onion. It’s a delightful place with fine food and friendly service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 706thomase
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here twice while hiking the Dupont State Forest for three days just before Thanksgiving, both times without advance reservations. We were staying at the nearby Orchard Inn (a great place we have reviewed elsewhere on TA). Our first dinner...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Took my wife there for her first visit. She loved everything about the restaurant. The menu, the wait staff and the building. I knew about it from motorcycle rides in the area with friends. It will be a must stop for us when anywhere near...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank motorcyclemanDan
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

What can I say there was a larger than normal group that they had to contend with and the staff were first class really attentive. As for the food it was comfortably one of the best dining experiences in North Carolina, and well worth a...More

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

We had a meeting with friends and the staff were very accommodating. The coffee and food options are great. There is a patio area where you can sit outside in warmer months. It really is a relaxed and lovely place with a diverse menu.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Frkris
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November 18, 2017|
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Response from Margaret M | Reviewed this property |
Vegetarian definitely. Vegan, not sure.
Erwin M
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Response from PastorJG | Reviewed this property |
medium prices... and they are open on Sunday eve...
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