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The Red Onion Cafe

227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
+1 828-264-5470
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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227 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607-4156
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81 - 90 of 408 reviews

Reviewed 18 September 2016

Slow employees mostly because they are understaffed. One waitress for what appeared to be ten employees. Gluten free buns are disgusting. The waitress taste tested the drink behind the bar before serving it. The blackened chicken was too black and too spicy.

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped in on a visit and TA review recommendations. No wait at 5pm, very nice breathe of menu selections; attentive staff, and good food. I put it on my list of return to places after we run through the try list.

Reviewed 11 September 2016

The service was really some of the worst I've ever experienced. This is really strange because the food was excellent. I did see one server who seemed to really have it going on, but our server, and the managers we saw, were very unprofessional. We...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Was okay definitely not great. Steaks were good but over sauced. Fried zucchini app definitely frozen. Decent beer selection. Wine and cocktail list were absolute garbage.

Reviewed 8 September 2016

We made a reservation for a group of 9 and were seated immediately. It was a very pleasant atmosphere, not too loud but also not toooo fancy. Every menu item that we ordered was excellent... Pizzas, salads, sandwiches, soup. Great kids menu too!

Reviewed 4 September 2016

Enjoyed eating there many times...They have a variety of options including some gourmet style pizzas, salads and burgers, etc...

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The quiche was amazing (bacon and cheese), rueben was full of good quality corn beef (not the string fatty kind you find on them sometimes), sunrise burger (good burger but nothing crazy unique about it), and the veggie bugger with an egg and instead of...More

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch. Got there around 3:30 p.m....no waiting...ask to set outside...patio area was nice. Large tables with arm chairs were comfortable. Placed drink and appetizer order. Drinks came quickly...the beer selection were limited and all beers were bottled with no draft...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

What a let down after seeing some promising reviews. The service was not very good at all, drinks were incorrect and late, food when it finally came was OK.

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This will now be our go to place when we are in Boone. The kids meal is awesome and just $5.95. My daughter chose the cheese pizza, side salad, fruit cup and a drink. Great value. It was enough food for me. I had the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 23
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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