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The Red Onion Cafe

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227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boone, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate here a couple years ago. We were able to return this weekend and our first meal was at this restaurant. Both times we ordered the wild mushroom lasagna. It was great and was served quickly and hot. I mean the cheese was still bubbling hot. This is a great dish and I would highly recommend... More 

Thank k94max
Conway, South Carolina
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean restaurant, quiet atmosphere. Food was amazing and portion sizes were perfect. Pomegranate martini was well worth the visit!!!!

1 Thank ConwayGirlSC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always enjoy going to local restaurants. The food was very good. We love having a large variety in menu so that there is something for everyone. Both the service and size of the portions were great.

2 Thank Jennifer M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here over the holidays. Very good, and HOT French Onion Soup, paired with a half sandwich of your choice (a little on the small side but tasty). Good service and convenient and cozy.

Thank Pierre1999
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 into town (a 30 min. Drive). On the way I got a call from the... More 

2 Thank Nealou812
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 was just a really bad hamburger. I got the lasagna which was Ok but not... More 

Thank Ariel0320
Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

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

Thank joscow39
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
Tallahassee, Florida
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, 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

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