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The Sweet Onion

39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
+1 828-456-5559
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion soup” (66 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I eat here more often than all other places combined. Their entire menu is great from crab cakes to pasta and steaks. Super service, reasonable prices and warm atmosphere. Never disappointed here.

Thank John D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A friend had recommended this restaurant so we had high expectations. I had the BBQ Pork sandwich with blackberry BBQ sauce, and it was very good. My wife had the turkey meatloaf, and found it very salty. The accompanying green beans were undercooked. Our server...More

Thank Roadwarrior1000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Smaller, local restaurants that do everything well at reasonable prices have a special place in my heart and stomach. Sweet Onion is such a place. On this our second visit, I ordered exactly what I’d had during our first meal there, tomato garlic shrimp and...More

1  Thank Linda Denton H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed in Waynesville 5 days and ate there twice. Everything we had was good and reasonably priced. My wife and I both loved the grits. They were served as kind of a cake and seemingly baked.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both really enjoyed our food and the service was excellent. The biscuits were to die for and my catfish sandwich was spot on. My wife enjoyed her Thai chicken pasta and even had leftovers for later. We will return soon.

Thank Joanthomp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have been here twice before and had an enjoyable experience both times. We had an excellent experience tonight! We had a little bit of a wait but it was worth it. I recommend calling for a reservation. Our waiter, Aaron, was...More

1  Thank mtnlovinfamily W
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a search on TripAdvisor, we ended up here after a 10 hour drive to Asheville. Wow! We loved it so much, we came back two days later! Great location, wait staff, and food. We had pulled pork, crab cakes (incredible), biscuits, trout, blackberry BBQ...More

1  Thank Becky-Bill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere and their sandwiches and salads are great. It can be a little hard to get into, is if you're in a hurry that can be a problem. The service is good once you are seated. I would definitely recommend.

Thank nwithner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and artsy decor. Food was very good. The only downside was waitstaff constantly rushing us through our dinner. Unsure why. Slow evening with many tables available.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here with friends. We all enjoyed the food. Quite an eclectic menu, food was well prepared and delightfully presented. Would return

Thank Pat L
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Nan C
14 April 2017|
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Response from Ronald F | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of day you arrive reservations are usually not necessary. We've been twice. Both times were less than a five or so minute wait. Enjoy!
17 December 2016|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
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Response from MamajanLL | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant. I'm just a customer. I'm sorry I can't answer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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