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The Red Onion Cafe

227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“artichoke dip” (12 reviews)
“salmon” (26 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was just ok. Most folks there when we were complained food was too spicy and hot! I asked them not to pepper and spice my meal, and they must have cut it back a bit as it was still hot, but not unbearably...More

Thank Heartlight73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a motorcycle trip, we had burgers, salads, and tacos, everyone enjoyed the food ! Good wait staff.

Thank alhdrider
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Although we've lived in Boone for over a year, this was my husband's and my first visit. We each had salads; both were overpriced and rather boring. Upon the waiter's recommendation, I had the salmon. The salmon was very good, but the goat cheese, pecans,...More

Thank Kim V
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Enjoyed dinner here. It is in the downtown area with parking in front. Good menu selections. Enjoyed a local beer and some wine.

Thank DeltaSegmentFlyer
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Went here on recommendation from hotel staff. What a mistake. We were seated promptly, but then waited for 15 minutes and our server never came to our table. We got up and left. The restaurant wasn't even crowded, so there was really no excuse for...More

Thank SoxFan_2013
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to Boone, NC and to The Red Onion Café located practically in the shadow of Appalachian State University. This local eating establishment boasts that “An evening at Red Onion Café promises to be an experience to remember!”...More

Thank Ernie and Dora H
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Food and service was awesome Geneva was our server she was fantastic the whole staff was very friendly

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I've patronized the Red Onion Cafe for probably 25 years and have never been disappointed in my meal. The service is excellent and the menu varied. When hosting out-of-town guests, I often take them to the Red Onion where the meal is dependably excellent. A...More

1  Thank Becky H
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting the area and The Red Onion Cafe was recommended to us by our hotel staff... We made a reservation for dinner and were not disappointed! Our food was delicious. Our waiter was extremely helpful, personable and friendly. I would...More

1  Thank April N
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We read the menu on line and we were not disappointed! Although we were there at lunch time (and the Red Onion has some great lunch combos reasonably priced) they politely prepared the mushroom lasagna and spinach with salmon salad from the dinner menu upon...More

1  Thank john and linda h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 23
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-264-5470
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