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“Amazing Food, Our Server Billy is Great!”

On the Veranda Restaurant
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Ranked #13 of 56 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: US 64 West
Description: Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Had a terrific birthday dinner at On The Verandah. My wife tried the grouper special and I had the lobster tail special, both of which were amazing! We had an early reservation at 5:30 PM and were seated immediately at the corner table on the deck overlooking the lake. Our server, Billy, always does a terrific job; he's very knowledgeable about the menu and he always makes us feel like family. We had the calamari for an appetizer and it was delicious; dessert was pecan pie and key lime cheesecake and those were amazing, as well. Basically, this was one of the best meals I've ever had and I can't wait to go back again next year for my birthday!

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1  Thank Troy K
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Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We found this place after visiting bridal veil and dry falls. We weren't in the best attire but we ate out on the deck. The duck and steak were fabulous. My daughter ordered the ribs and they tasted great but were very small portion. We ordered deserts and coffee but never received the coffee so that's why I rated them not five stars. The pace of the meal was overall slow but the desert course took a really long time to cut a piece of cheesecake. The Mosquitos started biting while we waited for desert. The lake view was very pretty. The interior looked well decorated from what I saw.

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1  Thank ctcv
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had 6pm dinner reservations, table was ready right away. Husband requested "on the veranda" and we were against the opposite wall, at least husband had view. Be specific on table reservation if it's a special occasion. Good wine & beer selection. I had Maine lobster w/ scallops and husband had filet mignon. The filet had excellent presentation and was great - the lobster was good as well. The server was very attentive as well as the rest of the staff. Overall - not a knock out of the park but good.

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1  Thank Heatherlyt71
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Wonderful experience this evening. Forgot how vital it was to make reservations in advance as this reataurant on Lake Sequoyah is wonderful. Called at 3:pm. Got the last seating...8:45pm.
We were greeted promptly, and perused the specials on the blackboard. Knew what we would order even before we were seated. The restaurant was full and the piano bar was alive with wonderful music. Billy was our very knowledgeable server. He even knew history of the vintner whose wine we chose....a Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles......wonderfully smooth.

Ordered the specials of Clam Chowder, Caprese Salad with heirloom tomatoes and the Seafood special with smokey grilled scallops, lobster and a lemon risotto!!! Absolutely delicious, Some day we will share an entree so we can enjoy dessert. Billy brought us decaf coffee and provided us a much needed explanation of things to do, places to see, and swim ...and his personal expertise as a native of Highlands. Thanks so much. Made reservations for Sunday Brunch Labor Day weekend with family.

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2  Thank Donna L
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

we've often visited this outstanding restaurant through the years but tonight was the best. the staff went out of their way to make this a special celebration led by our knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly waiter Billy! His service was among the best we've experienced in many years of travel. The food was excellent and as always we enjoyed the view of the lake and surrounding trees. Thanks for helping us celebrate 40 years together. We look forward to returning in the future.

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2  Thank larry b
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