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“Best lunch in Shallotte!”

The Purple Onion Cafe
Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Shallotte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: The Purple Onion Cafe opened on Main Street in Shallotte in 2004. Since then they have become a community favorite serving locals & visitors breakfast and lunch with a delicious menu of pastries, traditional breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts.
Holden Beach, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
“Best lunch in Shallotte!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Excellent food, service, value - best chicken salad ever!!!!!!
Wish the restaurant was open for dinner!

  • Visited September 2013
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SHALLOTTE
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Always a good meal”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

I'm a local that eats here fairly often. This place has very dependable food quality no matter the meal. I had a turkey Reuben & it was very good. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank BSUBigboy
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast - Worth the wait”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Prepare to wait to be seated for breakfast, especially on the weekend. There's always a wait, but there's a reason - this place has really good food at a VERY reasonable price - it's worth the wait. The atmosphere is nothing fancy - simple country kitchen style. Everything was cooked as ordered, the veggies in my omelet were all fresh (I hate canned mushrooms), their choices of items to accompany your order were plenty (breads, meats) and they offer a fruit cup as an alternative to a meat if you're looking for something "healthy" (although it is canned fruit, so it's only partially healthy - better than bacon or sausage, I guess). I didn't order the pancakes, but by observing others around us, I can say if you like your pancakes, this place will make you happy - their pancakes are ENORMOUS! Overall, an excellent breakfast experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank ramja
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harleygirl64
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast at this restaurant. I had a good old southern breakfast with biscuits and gravy which was yummy. Our friends has the omelet and the breakfast burrito which were also very good. I would love to go back and try the incredible looking pastries and desserts they had displayed. The service was excellent!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank harleygirl64
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Winchester, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome Place for Breakfast”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The service is warm and friendly. The food was just plain breakfast food but VERY good. However, the homemade bread they use for toast is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

Visited August 2013
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