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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” (70 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 via mobile

The design and ambiance of the restaurant is elegant casual and is very attractive. Freshly baked biscuits and herb butter are served to you before dinner. They were great. I had the fish special of the night which was parmesan encrusted trout on mushroom risotto....More

Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had business meeting / lunch at the Sweet Onion today. I was very impressed from start to finish. We were seated promptly. Wait staff very friendly and informative. Menu is very vast. I chose the Backend Catfish. It was the best I have ever had....More

Thank davidsA8330ST
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a side street in lovely Waynesville, this highly recommended restaurant was a great lunch stop on a recent visit from out of state. Blackened Catfish entree was superb .. Most notable for me though was the special side dish, mac & cheese with lobster...More

Thank EscapeArtistsOnBikes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably one of the best meals I have had in a long time. I tend to order too much food so I got 1 crab cake and mac and cheese. It was just enough. My husband had the special of a ribeye with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been there several times ad have decided not to go back. The food can be good one time and bad the next time. the restaurant is very busy and you usually have to wait. The owners are very nice and the service very...More

Thank Connie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were coming back from a day at the Biltmore and were looking for something beside chain places to eat. We found this place. Found an open spot to park right in front and walked in. Were greeted and when we said we had 5...More

Thank Unlucky-itseemz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the special - grouper with lobster sauce and cheddar mashed potatoes. It was excellent with such large portions that we both took half our dinner home for a "reminder" meal. The salads were fresh and delicious. It was recommended to us by a...More

Thank Karen_and_Rand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steak was great. Broccoli casserole, sweet onion soup all delish. Service quick and friendly. Decor rustic and comfortable.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of six with reservations at 5:30 pm on a busy Friday evening at the beginning of tourist season. We were promptly seated, although two of our party had not yet arrived. Our server for the evening, Allison, quickly greeted us and...More

1  Thank wmljr2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I traveled to Waynesville to meet friends at one of their favorite restaurants for dinner. It was my first visit to Sweet Onion and although I knew the restaurant was good, I was shocked by just how good it was. The staff were friendly, efficient...More

Thank mjo633
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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