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“Great experience”

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, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just came back from a week in Highlands, where we dined at On the Veranda our last night. It was a great way to end our week. We were seated on the Veranda, overlooking the lake. Our food and service were both excellent. Trout from the menu was outstanding, as well as a grouper special they had that night. We will definitely return when we are next in Highlands.

  • Visited August 2014
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service; a Special Evening”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Our waiter Joe made the evening special! Based on reviews (here and on Open Table) we requested a table on the veranda with a view of the lake. Andrew and his staff provided us the perfect table. Every bite was succulent; from the small plate (calamari), the warm spinach salad (to die for), and the dinner plates (lobster picante and braised short ribs) to desert (Mississippi mud pie). Joe attended to our every need with perfect timing and five star service. OTV made this special evening perfect! By the way, the piano bar and drinks were awesome. I especially enjoyed "The New Fasioned" and my wife loved the "Lemon Basil" martini.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Mike M
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Longboat Key, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Not as good as past experiences.”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Love the views. Have had some wonderful past experiences. Not so great this time.
We had a server that seemed to be very nervous. Could not remember the specials. Spilled wine twice. Didn't know the questions we asked about the menu.
Everyone's meal was very basic. Okay, not special. Our guests, from Chicago, thought the view was lovely, but were also not impressed with their meals.
Hope the food quality and staff training won't start falling off.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank shelbee67
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Dinner on the Veranda outside”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at "On the Veranda" Saturday night. The service was excellent, the food suburb and the atmosphere refreshing. My strip steak was perfectly prepared and my wife's Scallops on Angel hair pasta had a unique and delightful flavor. Our server was Allan and we will ask for him again on our next visit.

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had heard wonderful things about On the Veranda and our experience last week met all of our expectations - and more! We decided to eat at the bar and the bartender, Lexi, made it a night to remember. The wine selection was excellent and Lexi had some great suggestions. Although the nightly specials looked wonderful, we could not resist all of the tempting appetizers and bar food specials. Everything was delicious and the service was exceptional. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Adam G
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