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The Purple Onion Cafe

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4647 Main St, Suite 1, Shallotte, NC 28470-1905
+1 910-755-6071
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Winchester, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Incredible food, but expect to wait a bit. They make all of their food fresh. Save room for dessert. I hope they expand, they are wonderful!!!

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Thank Terri H
Shallotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals and tourist love this place for everything from the best breakfast burritos to their build your own sandwiches for lunch. Salads are also a specialty. Purple Onion has it all. Then after you eat see if you can leave without trying the insane variety of fresh baked cakes cookies and pastries. At least take some to go. You will... More 

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Thank 1kosmodog
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite places to eat. When we have family or friends visit, this is a must on our list to bring them for breakfast or lunch. Locally owned and operated, we love that too. Clean, bright and the wait staff is awesome in their service when we are there. Whether it is the two of us... More 

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Thank Jim G
Daleville, Virginia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love having breakfast at the Purple Onion! The food is well above average at a much cheaper price! The make all kinds of great pastries! I would def. recommend stopping in for a great meal!

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Thank Randy S
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been eating at the Purple Onion for years. Breakfast and lunch. Dine in and to-go. Always great food at a decent price. Servers are excellent. Kitchen staff is terrific. We've noticed for awhile now that the check-in and check-out is more and more frustrating. It's very busy so, you need to put yourself on a wait list. There's no... More 

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Thank Javahouse999
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating here on business trips for many years. This is the first time I stopped by for breakfast with a family on the way to Myrtle Beach. Waited 30 minutes for food and to be seated. Food was good but service and wait was too long. A suggestion -- if people are going to wait so long... More 

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Thank James L
Supply, North Carolina
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love their mushroom quesadilla & black bean & corn salsa. Pastries are wonderful. Too bad they no longer make the eclairs. They were a favorite of my husband's & I always bought them for special occasions. Wish they'd bring them back!

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Thank Robin M
Franklin, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value, generous portions and prepared to order! Excellent menu options for both breakfast and lunch. This particular visit was breakfast, which is my favorite meal at The Purple Onion, but lunch is great too! Service is prompt, friendly and very attentive. Wonderful bakery items available while you are there or to go.

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Thank Barbara H
Terry B, Owner at The Purple Onion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us! We will pass your compliments along to the staff. :) Make sure you follow us on Facebook to see daily posts on our homemade desserts and freshly made meals. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Andrew & Terry Bland, Owners More 

Philadelphia, PA
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming to Purple Onion- so many delicious sandwiches. My favorite is the mushroom Swiss burger-yumm!! Pleasant atmosphere, sweet waitstaff. We go there often.

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Thank ibmlb
Terry B, Owner at The Purple Onion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! Make sure you follow us on Facebook to see daily posts on our homemade desserts and freshly made meals. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Andrew & Terry Bland, Owners More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Had a chicken salad for lunch. The place had a nice islandy vibe and the decor was trendy. They had a bakery in there. The food was great and very fresh.

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Thank Julie E
Terry B, Owner at The Purple Onion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us! Love the description :) Make sure you follow us on Facebook to see daily posts on our homemade desserts and freshly made meals. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Andrew & Terry Bland, Owners More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4647 Main St, Suite 1, Shallotte, NC 28470-1905
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Shallotte
  • Phone Number: +1 910-755-6071
Description
The Purple Onion Cafe opened on Main Street in Shallotte in 2004. Since then they have become a community favorite serving locals & visitors breakfast and lunch with a delicious menu of pastries, traditional breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?