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The Sweet Onion

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39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
+1 828-456-5559
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We read a few of the reviews and decided to try it. It was not disappointing, the tomato lobster bisque soup, crab cakes, and the spring rolls were all excellent. We decided to try the creme brulee for dessert and it was good but I have made better. Overall the atmosphere, the dishes, the servers, was all very good! Would... More 

Thank deanacly1
Waynesville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always enjoy the Sweet Onion. The food is unfussy, reasonably priced, and delicious. My favorite is the pork schnitzel. The bartender can make a decent martini. We always ask the server to go easy on the salt after we had some over-salted dishes a couple of years ago -- no problems since.

Thank mlodico2015
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Waynesville. Always a treat and reasonably priced for the type of food. It can be hard to get a table for dinner without a reservation.

Thank Lissa P
Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a 7:30 Saturday night reservation, called for our table after a 5 minute wait at the bar, just the right time to get a beer & glass of wine. The service & food were both excellent. We had the Ahi Tuna appetizer and the seafood shepherd's pie & sunburst trout as our entries. All 3 were excellent, sorry no... More 

Thank Chilaxin6984
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85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met friends here for dinner and was generally pleased. Service was friendly and prompt. We loved the ahi tuna appetizer , crab cakes and complimentary biscuits. The ahi tuna nachos, however, were completely void of ahi tuna and had fake crab? instead. Pretty disappointing and misleading. Stick with the seared tuna instead.

Thank Jwhgranite
Sylva, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wild mushroom bruschetta is delicious. We have eaten here several times and the food has been great every time. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Service is excellent.

Thank willikri28779
Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I lived in Waynesville, I would be at this restaurant every day that I could. The onion soup would be my lunch every single day. The complimentary cheddar biscuits are delicious, the tri tip roast is buttery and satisfying, and my husband thinks the meatloaf here might be the best he's ever had. They carry local beers, of which... More 

Thank Octavia B
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on the recommendation of a local. We were pleased. My husband got the pasta special, and I chose the trout. Both were prepared well, with excellent complementary flavors. My fish was fresh tasting and the sauce was not overwhelming. The bacon cheese grits were hearty and full of flavor. The seating and room shape of the restaurant... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came back here after 5 years - I used to always get the tri-tip roast, but it was not near as good as it used to be. It seemed fatty and the cheese grits were bland. I would give a lower score, but they used to be great. Maybe I came back on an off day...

Thank blackyceqwerty
Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Wife and I ate here for a nice dinner after nice day of just walking around Waynesville. The atmosphere was nice. We were seated over looking the street and it was nice to be able to look out and see the surroundings. The food was good. I had the special which was a rip-eye and it was tasty and... More 

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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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