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“Beautiful setting, our server Billy was exceptional.”

On the Veranda Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 54 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, our server Billy was exceptional.”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This was such a pleasant dining experience. Be sure and reserve seating on the screened porch overlooking the lake. Our server, Billy, was so helpful with his expertise with wines, and all of the delicious food choices. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at this lovely restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Lynn M
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Clayton, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Without a doubt On the Verandah serves the best Sunday brunch with a complimentary flute of Champagne or Mimosa. The beef and fish options along with their 2 soups change weekly. A fresh salad bar with unique salads is always a special treat. We have been a number of times and the food is always superb. On this most recent visit, Gregory was our server and he did a great job. We were extremely pleased and look forward to returning.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Elaine G
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Setting, Fine Service, Good Food, if uneven”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We dined there recently. We recommend dining on the side deck if it's in Season. The lake front views are wonderful! In fact, no Highlands restaurant has lake front views like Veranda. Our service was excellent! Janelle was our server. She was prompt, fun and very professional. The food at Veranda has always been good, but it seems to miss the mark just a bit. There were several entrees served at the table, and all were good, but none were great.
The bar however, did a nice job for us with great mixed and creative drinks. One unusual aspect of the meal was that a musician approached the table and wanted to play the flute for us. We were having a nice conversation that was interrupted - and he didn't take the hint..... He plays a mean flute... and he's awesome on the piano, but it was kind of a buzz kill. It was weird. That said, he played the guitar at another guest's table and it was clear that they loved it!
Lovely night. Beautiful setting. We'd go back soon.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Tommytunes
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Highlands, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly staff, beautiful setting”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is our favorite restaurant in Highlands. It's a beautiful setting overlooking Lake Sequoyah. You can dine overlooking the lake or sit in the bar and order off the full menu. Chef Andrew does wonderful things with seafood. We had the sable fish last night and it was fabulous. Very tender and cooked perfectly. It's from Alaska and is similar to sea bass. We also enjoy the soups...had cauliflower soup last night. All the waitstaff are friendly and knowledgeable. They have live music...bands every so often, and a pianist usually on weekends. There's even clogging when the local bluegrass band plays!
I highly recommend!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Jeannie F
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Franklin, North Carolina
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“Amazing Food, Our Server Billy is Great!”
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!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Troy K
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