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Purple Onion

16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-1179
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (98 reviews)
“salad” (43 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a return visit. My husband built his own vegan pizza which he said was delicious. I had a purple Onion burger which the meat was a little on the dry side. Would recommend to our friends! Love the outdoor seating when weather is...More

Thank Bcbc1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating here for several years. I have never been disappointed. They always have fresh, seasonal selections. Everything is made to order. I love sitting out on the outdoor porch. In the winter, they enclose it and put on the heaters, so we...More

Thank pam181
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch after a long hike. We ordered a small pizza to share, salads and burgers...did I mention it was a long hike?? We loved every bite. The pizza was light, with fresh veggies and a delicious crust. The...More

Thank Hwc88
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Food and service were excellent. Trout and other entrees were very delicious. Very good wine selection.. We come here regularly. We will be back

Thank onemichael
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Popping in without a reservation, we were seated on the patio, covered due to winter season. Heating such is always a challenge. We were placed at a table for two directly under a blowing heater that felt like a hair dryer. Our request to be...More

Thank UVAsoccerdude
Reviewed 29 December 2017

After reading a billion reviews of restaurants in the Tryon area, we settled on the Purple Onion in Saluda. We were not disappointed. My daughter warmed up with some hot chocolate and my husband and I had the pimento cheese app. It wasn't amazing, but...More

Thank sciteach07
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My family with two kids has eaten at Purple Onion several times. Each time has been good food...ultimately. It tends to take a while to get food. Sometimes its even a challenge to get seated. There's a good variety of food. Kids love the pizza....More

Thank belowitzer
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to take your "best friend!" Food is very good, service a tad slow, but the staff is super friendly. Definitely worth a short trip off of I-26. Town of Saluda is great also.

Thank Dow C
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

This is a quaint little place in the heart of downtown Saluda, NC. We enjoyed their pimento cheese with pita chips and then had a pizza. Both dishes were good. You get a large portion of chips with the cheese. The pizza had a thin...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Though we live in Hendersonville this place is just a short drive down the Saluda Grade and not to be missed! They have a beautiful menu with something for everyone whether you want just an appetizer or salad, pizza or one of their delicious entrees....More

Thank Phylpot
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19 November 2017|
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Response from Fred A | Reviewed this property |
Located in Historic Saluda, with outdoor dining available and live music on Thursday and Saturday night, The Purple Onion features a variety of ethnically inspired dishes with an emphasis on the Mediterranean’s simple and... More
Erwin M
6 May 2017|
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Response from PastorJG | Reviewed this property |
medium prices... and they are open on Sunday eve...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-1179
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