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The Red Onion Cafe

227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Modest menu. Tried the steak. 8oz. portion 4oz fat and grizzle. Service was prompt. Plenty of choices in town.

Thank Ask4me2
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by for a couple of burgers and really enjoyed our lunch. Service was prompt. Restaurant felt clean and the quality seemed spot on for the price.

Thank organicfoodlover
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never had a bad meal here. Not super special, but really well prepared food with some interesting options.

Thank WBWT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best fish tacos I ever had, and also enjoyed a locally brewed beer from Booneshine called Tropicale. Dinner companion had a veggie burger he really liked.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is an institution in Boone but somehow, sadly, we only happened upon it recently. No matter. We have made up for lost time by eating there about 20 times this summer. The food is just THAT good. The service is terrific and fun....More

Thank powel6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both got specials of the day. The wife got a curried Apple and beet salad. And I got the chicken with honey barbecue on flat bread. Both were very good. And the service was outstanding.

Thank nickison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so good, my husband & visited the Red Onion twice on a recent week-long visit to the area. The first night, I enjoyed a very tasty bowl of French Onion Soup & a Red Onion Salad. My husband was blown away by the...More

Thank DMFla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for dinner. The place looks to cater to the ASU college faculty and students. It's comfortable and evidently has been a community staple for quite some time. We had the coffee-rubbed filet mignon which was done to perfection. The veggies were over-cooked....More

Thank gatorgal1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for light lunch and we were not disappointed. We were seated quickly at a requested outside table. Our server was very attentive and checked on us several times. A plus for us was that several different half sandwiches with kettle chip were on...More

Thank Travis R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch, just trying someplace new. Excellent Roasted Red Pepper soup with Gouda cheese; paired it will a half chicken salad sandwich. The soup was excellent, the chicken salad was perfectly seasoned and the portion was huge. Excellent service that was quick and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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
Red Onion is a local restaurant that has been serving the High Country across from Appalachian State for over 30 years. Our menu ranges from lunch time favorites to local delicacies and exquisite entrees. With a wonderful waitstaff customer satisfaction is always our top priority and we promise you a meal you will feel good about.
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