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The Red Onion Cafe

227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 via mobile

We stopped in without a reservation but got lucky to get seated outside dining and the entire staff is aware of celiac needs and gluten free which isn't just a cool thing to do but life threatening and making them very ill to celiacs ....More

Thank LostinChina55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch our first day. Enjoyed the meal and good very friendly service. Even accommodated my elderly Dad with meal only on the kids menu. Veggie burger was very good. Also nice offering of wines by the glass

Thank Kjtravelor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why not a 5 or a/k/a Excellent? It was not rated excellent because there were not many appetizers to choose from and the desserts also did not have a good selection. Other than that, look you have quite a few options in this town but...More

2  Thank BocaEla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was excellent, food was great and the atmosphere was awesome. The view of the mountains and Appalachian University made for a picturesque evening.

1  Thank Crystal A
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here several time and it has always been amazing food and great service. This time however it took 3 times to get my steak cooked right. A rare steak should not be that hard to prepare. We never got any bread, had to...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Recently had dinner at RED ONION AND THE FOOD WAS EXCELLANT.! Small restaurant so seating is a little limited but nice atmosphere. Service was good but not over the top. Good variety on menu with something for everyone. Very limited parking, especially for larger vehicles.

Thank chfd1dj
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Unfortunately we decided to go to Red Onion for a special event. Our server was probably the worst we have had in many years of eating out. We asked to speak to a manager and nobody ever came over. Seriously disappointed.

Thank marysmith77
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My husband, youngest son and I had dinner at the Red Onion. We only had to wait 5-10 minutes. Got two tasty craft beers from the bar. Change took awhile to get from bartender. (Maybe everyone uses cards). We had the poblano soup yum! One...More

1  Thank Kate J
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We took our visiting family from Florida here! Everyone was in love with this restaurant ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Pesto Pizza, lasagna, trout and steak were all favorites of ours!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Visited The Red Onion while touring ASU. We were told it was a great restaurant to visit in town and it was excellent! I did make a reservation for dinner for I was told they do get busy. We choose to sit outside which I'm...More

Thank Jen S
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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