Always a treat. Fresh local vegetables Lovely outside seating all year around. Have been there for both lunch and dinner. A great local spot in Saluda NC
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If you come to North or South Carolina and don't check out the small towns you are missing the history and much of the beauty of this place. The Purple Onion sits in downtown Saluda and has amazing food and ambiance. Some of the best food I have had in quite awhile. It is a cafe style place, not fancy... More
Nice town was fun to walk around. Stopped here for a beer or three... Sat at an outside table waiting for service until giving up and finding a place at the bar. Service was fine there... Just seems disorganized... Wasn't my best experience.
Saluda is one of those special places in the western part of North Carolina, full of history (especially for railway buffs),with local arts and crafts plus down-home eateries. The Purple Onion is one of the best I have been to. Love the old screen door leading into a rustic looking dining room and bar with exposed brick and wooden floors.... More
My husband, my son and I stopped for a late lunch. Only pizza and apps available because turning over for dinner service. We order a baconzola pizza and we did not think it was as good as it use to be. I had the tiarmisu for dessert. It still is the best anywhere. Sponge cake instead of ladyfingers. Love shopping... More
This gem is one of my fav destination restaurants for out of town guests. Lovely service and interesting menu in an adorable location. Enjoy ordering several appetizers and sharing. Unfortunately this last time one of our favorites was disappointing: Smoked trout was dry and tough and the portions were skimpier than before. Uh Oh!
We were held up on I 26 so diverted through Saluda and discovered this quaint cafe. We were between hours but were offered a pizza menu plus extras etc. We had coffee (excellent ) and their home made tomato basil soup. The soup was probably the best we've had of that type. It was loaded with fresh herbs. The pizzas... More
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