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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went the other day with our whole family including young son. The food was great, especially the Mediterranean tilipia.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Saw reviews on here so decided to book a table for dinner with my family of 4. We reserved our table on TripAdvisor thru open table for 6pm on Wed. Night. The open table system offered 6 or 6:15 so we chose 6 & headed...More

2  Thank Nealou812
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Have been to the Red Onion twice for lunch and once for dinner. Lunch was fine, average food but the dinner was not good at all. Husband ordered the hamburger medium rare and it came out well done but that's not the worst part. It...More

Thank Ariel0320
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had a group of 8 here and had a wonderful experience. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

Thank joscow39
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Best hamburger I've had in a long time. Everything our party had was good. Will go back again when Boone, North Carolina

Thank Mom-Pop S
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I had lunch here. Nothing special that I could really tell. I'd have to come back at another time to see what's so great about it.

Thank jagzfan128
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I didn't like this place the first time we went there but said I would give it another chance. Wow, was that a good idea! Since the bad pizza the first time we went - everything has been superb! We have had the lunch combo...More

Thank Wyndswept8
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on The Red Onion on a busy Saturday after Thanksgiving. We were treated to a cozy environment and yummy food. The service was great. The Horace's Cookie was the perfect dessert to follow the signature French Onion Soup and interesting sandwich choices.

Thank Tuthfairy5
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to try based on reviews. Food was delicious and good portions. Good prices. Staff was super! There was a singing group dining there as well and would randomly sing Christmas songs which was lovely. However during times they weren't singing they were extremely loud...More

1  Thank LorraineCasto
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This place was recommended to us by some people who run a shop in Boone. When we arrived, we realized we had eaten here before and had enjoyed it last time, too. Lunch was filling and very tasty (the quiche was superb!) and very reasonable.

1  Thank MagMB76
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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