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The Sweet Onion

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39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
+1 828-456-5559
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in for a late lunch. The food was excellent and the service was very good. My biddy had the pulled pork sandwich and I had the daily special sandwich. Both were excellent and the fried Okra side was really good. The restaurant is located downtown and is around the corner from where my GPS took us. It's worth the... More 

Thank Mr_Canoehead_Calgary
The Villages, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Late to arrive, almost closing! But the staff was happy and very pleasant! Had that nights special. Presentation, service, and relaxed feeling was wonderful. Oh yes. Wonderful meal with wine.

Thank Ken W
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped by for dinner on a busy Saturday night. The wait was 45 minutes, but well worth it. I had the turkey meatloaf with portobello mushrooms. For my sides I choose mashed potatoes and collard greens. My wife chose a schnitzel with collard greens and roasted veggies. We both loved our meals.The meatloaf was probably the best I have... More 

Thank buckeyefanz1957
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best all around restaurant in Waynesville. Diverse menu to attract every palette. The crab cakes are to die for. Their chef specials are very well put together and well worth the price. The service is great and very attentive. Order the tri-tip roast beef dinner. It's fabulously tender and delicious.

Thank Bruce Y
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really like the menu, the staff, the consistently good food. Getting reservations for a larger than four party group is relatively easy. The staff are attentive and eager to please and the food is fresh an we'll prepared and presented. If only I could hear myself think. The noise of diners conversing, staff delivering or taking orders and the... More 

Thank Penny W
Franklin, North Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If ever you are fortunate to be in Waynesville, NC go to 39 Miller st., that's where the Sweet Onion is located. The food is WONDERFUL and the service was friendly. I thought I knew what I wanted on the menu then we heard what the specials of the day were. I chose the chicken, portabella mushroom, blue cheese and... More 

Thank Jean W
Franklin, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic, a menu to cover most tastes. Upscale without being stifling, wonderful friendly staff. The food cooked perfectly. A place where you can eat gourmet for a reasonable price. With an array of options I will be back to sample more of their fare.

Thank Rusty w
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285 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food in downtown Waynesville. Beautifully decorated, this restaurant serves Southern food, Mama used to make! Collard greens, country fried steak, potato salad are a few of the great Southern choices, however; this restaurant also serves elegant fine dining choices as well. Trout, steaks, shrimp are also on the menu. Country fried steak, pot roast, and fried chicken dinners are... More 

Thank Phyliss B
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told by a couple people that this was one of the two best places to eat in Waynesville (Chef's Table was the other). It was very nice. Most of the tables along the windows above the sidewalks, so they are great for people watching. The food was well-presented and tasty. I can recommend the blackened catfish!

Thank Jim W
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the food to be very tasty My meal had a blueberry bbq Glase which I never had before. Really enjoyed. My wife was also very satisfied with her food and the service

Thank fall3000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-5559

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