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Purple Onion

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16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-1179
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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115 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby had burger. Tiny burger for $10, served with a few taco chips on the side iso potato chips. Odd that. I had GF pizza, 10' for $13. No GF beers, only a couple ciders. also odd. BUT the town is so cute, it was work the drive and ambiance to sample.

Thank Janice G
Rainsville, Alabama
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I both had the ribeye steak. As wonderful as it was, the vegetables were even more amazing. What a special dish. Very generous portions

Thank pollyp65
Matthews, North Carolina
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Decor is nice with good artistic ambiance. Fabulous, friendly service. Varied menu with a local flair. I had a special blackened shrimp tacos with red cabbage cilantro slaw. Food temperature wasn't real warm for any of us at the table. My sister's jalapeño pimento was too spicy. Her lip burned for a very long time. My mom's special flank steak... More 

Thank kimbecknellwilliams
Yankee in the South
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209 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We've eaten here a few times as friends have a home in Saluda. The four of us planned to have lunch here but being a Saturday, it was crowded. My friend gave her name and the number of us requesting a table to the young hostess. She told us it would be 20 minutes. We returned 20 minutes later expecting... More 

2 Thank divezuzu
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I ate here today with my mom. We were looking forward to a good meal that was not prepared by us and did not resemble the plethora of Thanksgiving leftovers we gave been eating. We really enjoyed our appetizer of the Mediterranean plate, each of the three spreads were delicious. My daughter and I both had the... More 

Thank Jessica C
Montgomery, Alabama
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Lunch in this small eatery was perfect for my group. We had the soup and salad - soup was cauliflower and sandwich was turkey/avocado on some wonderful locally made bread. Didn't have room for dessert but saw a beautiful slice of chocolate cake with a raspberry icing go by on a tray. Looked really good. There is also a small... More 

Thank Ebelle66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to come for desert and music... live entertainment is always good... prices are great... food is great also... we love spending the eve here...

Thank PastorJG
Greenville, South Carolina
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495 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We enjoy this place. Anytime we are up this way we stop here for delicious foods. They have gluten free options as well. Food is always excellent and they have live music on certain nights. Worth the trip. Enjoy

Thank onemichael
Flat rock, NC
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161 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We never get tired of going to the Purple Onion. They are located on Main St. in Saluda, NC. The food is good and they normally have good entertainment. We normally go when GiGi Dover is playing. The Purple Onion is worth the drive.

Thank Joseph C
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great find in downtown Saluda. Right on Main St - great patio too. Nice variety on lunch menu. Enjoyed a flat bread special and homemade soup and 1/2 sandwich. Won't be our last trip there!

1 Thank GoTigerz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-1179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?