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On the Veranda Restaurant

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1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557 (US 64 West)
+1 828-526-2338
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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308 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for dinner and we're seated on the back screened in patio overlooking the water. It is a nice serene pretty view. They had oysters on special, I had them raw. They were fresh and very good. I had the porkchop with mashed potatoes and vegetables and the meal was excellent. I had apple raspberry pie for dessert... More 

Thank Tonypose
Macon, Georgia
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231 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance was excellent, the service was excellent, and the food was excellent. It doesn't get any better than excellent all the way around. Dinner on the veranda with a waterfront view - excellent! The wedge salad was great and since I'm not a blue cheese fan I had the maple dressing instead and it was AMAZING! I know maple... More 

Thank GlynnCountian
Highlands, North Carolina
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122 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has long been one our favorites in the area but for some reason we had not been here in a long time. So tonight we made a point to take advantage of their being open this time of year. Aside from being chilly on the verandah it was an outstanding dinner. My wife and I each had a... More 

Thank James R
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We got last minute reservations when everywhere else was booked. When we pulled up the sign read, Asian cuisine, something we have never had before. The waiter, Dan, was awesome, very friendly. The filet was one of the best we have ever had...get it cooked medium, even if you usually like medium well. It was so tender! The sides with... More 

Thank nikizjo
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate dinner at On the Veranda for our anniversary trip. The ambiance of the restaurant was very nice with live piano music and twinkle lights for Christmas. Unfortunately, we arrived after the sun went down so we did not get to see the lake, but I'm sure it is lovely during the day as the restaurant sits right on... More 

Thank lulumoody
Grayson, Georgia
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our family of 18 - nine children and nine adults - dined here during the Christmas holidays. Food and service outstanding. Would recommend lunch so you can sit on the veranda over the lake.

Thank 791989
Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

So glad we made it back to On The Verandah once again. My wife and I brought her Dad to Highlands for the Food and Wine Festival and started our week off with this dinner. The appetizers, dinner and desserts were all excellent. Martinis, bottles of wine just as excellent. Finished with port wine and coffee with Baileys. Wow, just... More 

Thank Jim_and_Gail_Wilbur
Summerville, South Carolina
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82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It had been three years since we last visited OTV--the last time we were in the Highlands area. We wondered if it still knocked the ball out of the park? No worry--it exceeded expectations. Generous and hearty cocktails. Lovely apps--I had the oysters. And delectable main dishes. As a coujple, we had fish and steak--both delightful. And don't miss dessert.;... More 

Thank James N
Tampa, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Our first few visits to Highlands, NC and meals at On the Veranda were positive and great meals. Our last visit a week or so ago was an experience of a distraught Bar Tender who quickly left during mid-service and did not look happy. Our prior visits and interactions with the Lexi the Bar Tender was outstanding. To see this... More 

Thank Joseph W G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Friend and I went to OTV Nov. 1 looking forward to the Lobster Picatta, which we both have enjoyed before.. she is a local, I am a part time resident in Highlands. We also ordered the Beet Salad special. When it arrived, there were 6-7 extremely thin slices of yellow beet about the size of a nickel! We later learned... More 

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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
US$24 - US$35
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
    (US 64 West)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-2338
Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC

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