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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” (68 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Best onion soup ever! You won't be disappointed in anything you order there I especially love the BlackBerry barbecue sauce on the scrumptious ribs and the crème brûlée is awesome 😊 Bon appétit

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great place to eat always consistently good food. I LOVE their crab cakes and fried okra is amazing. Its fun to even sit at the bar and eat. My husband loves the meatloaf! Never a bad experience and we are locals that go there...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a large group of 10 so we made a reservation. We were sat within about 10 minutes after arrival. I asked the server what she would recommend, because the salmon that I really wanted they were out of. She said the trout is...More

Thank Kerry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m happy to say that The Sweet Onion is a very good restaurant with cooks that know their business well. I can truthfully say that I’ve NEVER had a bad meal come from their kitchen and I’ve been enjoying their creations for years. I highly...More

Thank NitaPitaPo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can i just say...blackberry bbq short rib...that is all! Cocktails are perfection, service was superb. I could write a novel, but lets keep this simple. A must if you are visiting the area! You will not be disappointed!

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend getting a reservation for this popular restaurant. I've dined here often and enjoyed every dish. My husband's favorite is the meatloaf as he is a meat and potatoes man. My favorites are the salmon, the country-fried steak, and the crab cakes. The garlic...More

Thank Joni M F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the barbecue sandwich and my husband had the pot roast. Both were delicious. We sat by the big, floor to ceiling windows which was nice.

Thank Tonya S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While on vacation in Waynesville, my husband and I decided on this restaurant because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. Reservations is recommended and going before 6pm is a good idea too to beat the crowds. Service was average but food was excellent. Portions are big....More

Thank Jaye Anna H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although many dishes were excellent with an onion flair ( onion soup and onion vinaigrette dressing ), this restaurant is simply elegant. The trout was flavorful and the ribeye special with crabmeat was unique and fabulous. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Locals recommended this...More

Thank Marsha3312
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the sashimi ahi tuna appetizer and the crabcakes..both were fantastic and JesseLeigh was a terrific server! We will be back soon!

Thank GeorgiaPhotographer
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Nan C
15 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 |
3 December 2016|
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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