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The Sweet Onion

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39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
+1 828-456-5559
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter decided to get married while we were visiting the Smokey Mountians over Thanksgiving. Excellent restaurant, and very accommodating for our large party! Being from Louisiana we were pleasantly surprised by the crab filled cakes. DELICIOUS! Between our party we probably tried everything on the menu and everyone loved their meal! Steaks were perfect, my trout was fresh and... More 

Thank LSGlynn
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was excellent. We had the blackberry glazed short ribs and pan seared salmon. Delicious!!! Jessie our server was attentive and ever so polite. Awesome experience. Definitely going back.

Thank Michaela A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Get the trout. It is absolutely amazing. My wife had the chimichurri pasta and loved it too. The staff is informed and attentive. The location on Waynesville offers a nice Ing area to walk off the indulgences.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very good service, sat at the bar and enjoyed a great conversation with the bartender! Food was good!

Thank Mary R
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food is consistently good. Service is always good. It's a comfortable restaurant - seating is away from the entrance so temperature is comfortable. Reservations can help during heavy tourist season.

Thank Dana B
Mississauga, Canada
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129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends took us to this super restaurant. The menu offered a wide variety of food - quality was excellent as well a portion sizes. Service was super, friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back again.

Thank Rockend86
Columbia, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had a great experience at The Sweet Onion in Waynesville, NC. I had a chicken salad melt sandwich and it was fantastic! The service was great too!

Thank Teresa Dalton S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had trout for dinner and it was so delicious! The salad with lemongrass dressing I highly recommend. Very nice I could eat here every day! Please make time for at least one meal here. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Rosie R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a guest here six times or so. The food is good and service was fine. My only issue. Is the seating. The semi open kitchen area is loud and makes conversation difficult.

Thank Lisa C
Statesboro, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, service, atmosphere and location! We eat here every time we're in the area. Better get a reservation because they are busy!

Thank suthenbel2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-5559

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?