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On the Veranda Restaurant

1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
+1 828-526-2338
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate dinner here and sat out on the porch that overlooks the river . Wonderful , quiet atmosphere . Service was very good . The food was great, a bit pricey , but most of the restaurants in this area are.

Thank cathycu2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy On the Veranda when we're in Highlands. It's one of the top five restaurants in Highlands. Decor of the restaurant is very nice, with great food and wines to choose from.

Thank JSFend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our night started out when we arrived for our reservations and were told all of the water side tables were reserved. When my wife made reservations the week before, she was told that specific tables could not be reserved..Oh well, it was my 65th birthday...More

Thank branchbubba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must stop here to experience fine dining in Highlands. Delicious dishes, variety of desserts and wine selection superb. Very nice setting for special celebrations. Love it!

Thank Roxanne F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Not to missed if visiting Highlands. A little pricey but not too bad. Definitely upscale so dress a little nicer. The fish is fantastic, portions are generous. Nothing bad to say. The view is wonderful - ask to sit by the window. Reservations are a...More

Thank Lloyd S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Love their NC trout with Pecan Butter-delightful. During last visit, bartender recommended a Cookie Butter dessert style beverage-So delicious and fun to have after dinner.

Thank 18tammyd
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Sitting on the back porch of this restaurant overlooking Lake Sequoyah is the perfect setting for a relaxing yet elegant dining experience. The food was excellent as was the service and the view.

Thank Edie R
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner and we're seated on the back screened in patio overlooking the water. It is a nice serene pretty view. They had oysters on special, I had them raw. They were fresh and very good. I had the porkchop with mashed...More

Thank Tonypose
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The ambiance was excellent, the service was excellent, and the food was excellent. It doesn't get any better than excellent all the way around. Dinner on the veranda with a waterfront view - excellent! The wedge salad was great and since I'm not a blue...More

Thank GlynnCountian
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This place has long been one our favorites in the area but for some reason we had not been here in a long time. So tonight we made a point to take advantage of their being open this time of year. Aside from being chilly...More

Thank James R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 35
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
    (US 64 West)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-2338
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Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC