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Purple Onion

16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-1179
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
2 days ago
“Always excellent!!!”
3 days ago
“A pleasant surprise”
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On my way to Hendersonville N.C.. Have eaten here several times. Every time has been great. Had the roasted pork loin with a spicy slaw; so good; great combination. Ended the meal with chocolate 'pot d'e creme'; the perfect finish to a great entree. If...More

Thank Mahi M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped her one night just before closing but we were not rushed. Great waitstaff. They actually had s gluten free menu which was pretty extensive. I had the lentil soup and a small pear salad. Both were great. The wine flights were very generous. Will...More

Thank Tallgirl42
Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been going to Saluda for years and the Purple Onion is always a must stop for lunch or dinner or both! Which is why when we decided to get married in Saluda, they just had to do our food. We had a large group...More

Thank Paul D
Susan C, Owner at Purple Onion, responded to this review

Thanks Paul! You and all of your family were delightful. So appreciative and a pleasure to serve. Congratulations. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What great, friendly service! Good food as well. Excellent wine and craft beer selections. Highly recommend you stop here for a pleasant, enjoyable lunch.

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here several times and always love the food we order from pizza, GF pizza, specials, all!! Just Delicious food and great service. Great atmosphere. Great place before or after a hike nearby. Cheers!!!

Thank onemichael
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite - enjoyed the charcuterie board, the smoked trout, olives and their fantastic creams brûlée.

Thank simona r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picked up a pizza to go! Walked thru the old vintage screen doors and wished I could visit again to partake of this quaint downtown charm of a restaurant. Until then, the to-go pizza was fabulous and I highly recommend!

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering home west on I40 I stumbled on the exit for Saluda NC looking for a place to take a break. Ended up having dinner at the Purple Onion. Glad fate intervened to make that happen... DELICIOUS FOOD, and very attentive wait staff. Had the...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful artisan restaurant on the main drag in Saluda. Had the Scottish salmon. Great service, excellent food and service and they allowed my friend's puppy to lie on a mat during the al fresco dinner!

Thank prestondyar
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was suggested to us by our guides at The Gorge zipline and we were very happy we tried it! We got there between their lunch and dinner service when they serve from a limited menu but pizza is in that menu and it...More

Thank good2gosc
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Erwin M
Prices of each dish. Is restaurant open on Sundays?
6 May 2017|
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Response from CrackerCat | Reviewed this property |
Check their website for open times. Medium priced menu. Just go, you will enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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