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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Miller St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3776
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch there on our trip to Maggie Valley. The open faced Roast Beef sandwich we had was huge and very tasty. My friends had the gumbo and thought it was very good but needed more gumbo and less rice. We would definitely come...More

Thank kmik1110
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently returned to one of our favorite restaurants in downtown Waynesville, the Sweet Onion. For a Thursday night the restaurant was unusually crowed and we accepted an invitation to sit at the small bar. The bar mistress was prompt and courteous in taking our...More

1  Thank wmljr2002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The interior of this restaurant has seen better times. We still liked our trout and blackened catfish dishes, loved the parmesan fries and crunchy sautéed vegetables but were pretty disappointed with the tasteless gumbo (side of the day when we visited). Nice service.

Thank phyll13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here twice and have been pleased with the food and service. Definitely put on your list of eatery. The onion soup is a bid different than usual however very good.

Thank rchoffm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at the bar on a Friday night so did not have to wait and was very pleased. Good portions and great quality. Bar tender (Jen) was fantastic even with a a full bar. Seems a lot of locals eat there, so that is a...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started at the bar serviced by Jen. So friendly and efficient. Then we moved to dining room and greeted by a smiling Windy. I started with their version of fresh onion soup. Delicious!! Then she recommended Sage rubbed ribeye. Cooked perfect and tasty. We really...More

Thank Go4theGreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent and came in large size servings. The server we had was friendly and efficient. The restaurant was very clean and inviting.

Thank Darlene V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fine - average food. We each had different dishes, but neither was outstanding. It's good for lunch while shopping in Waynesville.

Thank Rose B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and had an enjoyable time, good service and decent food. Having never been here before I ordered something everyone can usually make pretty well - the Low Country shrimp Mac & Cheese, which was good but not great. (probably should...More

Thank babsyaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and visit Waynesville every year and for a number of years this has been our go to place for good food, great service at reasonable prices. Our most recent visit was quite different in that the food quality had dropped from what we...More

Thank DOSatterfield
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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 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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