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The Purple Onion Cafe

4647 Main St, Suite 1, Shallotte, NC 28470-1905
+1 910-755-6071
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (133 reviews)
“cakes” (41 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (8 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4647 Main St, Suite 1, Shallotte, NC 28470-1905
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm allergic to ice burg lettuce and they serve this with spinach, prove cheese and horseradish sauce. My choice of bread was the multi- grain. Served with homemade chips, the portion was so generous, I had enough left over for an evening snack. Took home...More

Thank BenzJones
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best breakfast around. Helpings are huge but size of restaurant is small. Arrive early to beat all the late sleepers!

Thank firegirl0512
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 of us all had great lunch. great hamburgers/ham and cheese wrap/crabcake sandwich. Homemade desserts aftewards. this is a local favorite. Now i see why. small restaraunt with great service. Not far from Holden Beach. Not open for dinner. closes at 3:00

Thank Fritz B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch selections. Fish Wrap was very good with wonderful homemade chips. I also had the Roasted Corn and Black Bean salad...WOW! The service was excellent. They also have a large selection of baked goodies!

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast! Even for lunch... portions are big - could share - but it was so good!! Will be back!

Thank C S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sandwiches that are a cut above, try the Purple Onion Club. Great sides including the best Sweet Potato Frys, I have ever eaten. I like them with catsup. The deserts are super...try the coconut cake, the salads are fresh and the service is good. And,...More

Thank Dmonday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I go out for breakfast at least once a week, and this one of our favorite spots. The Purple Onion omelet is the best we've ever had anywhere in Brunswick county. Breakfast potatoes and pancakes are also very good, but coffee could...More

Thank Seatrail2016
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been driving between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington for many years. I usually put off the hunger until I reach my destination, but yesterday my wife and I stopped in to the Purple Onion Cafe and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food...More

1  Thank ILMMCT
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We were on vacation with extended family and heard that this might be a good place for breakfast. Unlike many places in the Holden Beach area, this place actually seats you and has servers to wait on you (I like that!). I had read about...More

1  Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Great Food, Great Service and a Great Price! Enough Said. I do have to add this. Get a goodie and ask for Ranch Dressing with the homemade chips.

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Mostly crab....pretty good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 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
  • E-mail
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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