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The Red Onion Cafe

227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salmon salad” (12 reviews)
“french dip” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
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1 - 10 of 446 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

My two favorite things in this little Mom and Pop restaurant in Boone are the blonde brownie desert and anything with their grilled chicken. I don't know what they do to make it so good, but it is wonderful. I often get it cut up...More

Thank MtnGrandmaof5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a bit of a wait...overall the food and service was worth it. Had a good time and never felt rushed.

Thank cissie85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Red Onion. The salmon salad was great with fresh green spinach and salmon was fresh and cooked to perfection. My husband got the filet with baked potato and it was just as great and cooked to order. Service was...More

Thank WilmersWallis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Onion rings were crispy and lightly seasoned, Romaine wedge salad was fresh and the meatball sub was saucy and cheesy. Ample portions allowed us to share each item. Waitress was cheerful and attentive without being intrusive. We'll be back to try other items next time...More

Thank thumper552015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Red Onion has been at the same location in Boone for many years and for a good reason. The menu is varied and the food is great. I especially enjoy lunches and their salads.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

A great local place with terrific food. We had some of the specials including the shrimp and corn chowder and the fall beet and crispy goat cheese salad with sirloin tips. They had a good beer and wine selection and attentive and helpful wait staff....More

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We tried Red Onion based on online reviews, and I’m so glad we did. The food is very fresh and well executed. I highly recommend the Scottish salmon with orange glaze and their cheese grits. I also tried their meatballs and would definitely order my...More

Thank Alyson B
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We got there after hiking so we were very hungry. We had the pimento cheese appetizer. I'm not a big fan but that was delicious. I had a chicken sandwich and my husband had a salad. The food was excellent and fresh. We would go...More

Thank 328Bella
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Traveled to Boone for an errand. Arrived at this restaurant at 8:40 pm (closing time 9:00 pm). Hostess was polite and sat us promptly. Waitperson (Caroline) was efficient, friendly, and so much fun to talk to. Never felt rushed. We ordered chicken sandwich with pimiento...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Good food, good service, nice atmosphere. I had the french onion soup. It was great. Our party all enjoyed their meals.

Thank gregmackay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
Description
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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