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Red Onion Cafe, Boone, NC
Red Onion Cafe, Boone, NC
Red Onion Cafe, Boone, NC
Red Onion Cafe, Boone, NC
Red Onion Cafe, Boone, NC

Red Onion Cafe

4.1
4.1
531 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A Boone Restaurant Offering Food to Feel Good About. One of the classic restaurants in Boone NC, the Red Onion Café opens daily at 11am and serves continuously into the evening. Across from Appalachian State University on Highway 321 near downtown Boone, the restaurant offers convenient dining for Appalachian football and basketball games and other campus events. The Red Onion Café is unique among Boone restaurants, offering a menu stocked with one-of-a-kind items such as the Artichoke Dip appetizer, our famous blond brownie - the Horace Cookie, weekly dinner specials, vegetarian meals, lunch specials, pasta, pizza, salads, a large children's menu and homemade desserts.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 264-5470
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Boone
  • Parking details
    Appalcart (local bus, free of charge)<br />Boone Taxi (828-266-3860
  • Additional
    Takeout

What 531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for business meals

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for groups

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

531 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We’ve been to this restaurant before, about a year ago, and had a good experience. However, it seems like things have changed since then. Overall the restaurant looks dingy and unkept, dirty and sticky floors and sticky tables. Server was friendly and greeted us promptly. We ordered 4 dishes: pesto pasta, meat lasagna, mushroom lasagna and kids cheese pizza. After we ordered the server came back and told us they were out of the meat lasagna, so my husband chose the Italian pizza. No bread or salad served with any of the dishes except the kids meal that got a salad. Lettuce wasn’t well cut, almost like it was a whole leaf in there. Food was mediocre at best, except for the mushroom lasagna that was very good. Pesto pasta was way overcooked and didn’t hardly have any sauce on it, it was tasteless. We had got this dish last year and it was much better. Pizza was horrendous. Undercooked and tasteless. Pretty sure at the least the crust was pre-made or frozen, if not the whole thing. My child ate one piece and didn’t even want to take the rest with us. She said even school pizza has more taste. My husband ate a couple of pieces because he was hungry, but also didn’t wanna take the rest. Server was great and very prompt. He gave us a small discount he said because they didn’t have the meat lasagna. Overall terrible experience, would not visit again.

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  2. PUpton

    Naples

    99 reviews

    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal and great service. Had a lunch special. French onion soup is delicious, not salty as you fine in some places.

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  3. RayanneB

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We were surprised that we didn't need the reservation! after reading reviews and the menu, we figured it would be a pretty popular place, Although clean and well-preserved (it is located in an old home), it was glaringly bright with no atmosphere Our server was bright and cheery and very helpful. My salad was amazing - the "Scottish" salmon was tender and mild and the greens were fresh and also tender, a very well put together salad My husband said that his Asian salad was very good but that the peanuts they added (by request) to the salad were unfortunately stale. A really unique plus is the add-ons they offer-free, for your salad! I would definitely go back

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  4. CathyO

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Red Onion Cafe is a quaint cafe just off of the campus of Appalachian State. The staff was very friendly and helpful, with a strong knowledge of the menu items. The food was delicious and the atmosphere relaxing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  5. MarionC

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food here and the wait staff is excellent!

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  6. Keito

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous casual dining restaurant. Wide variety of food which was delicious. Love that you accept reservations. Will definitely return!

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  7. MorganJ

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails were unique and tasty. Portion sizes were very generous. Ingredients were fresh and combined beautifully for a pleasant culinary experience. Service was delightful and energetic.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Guanajuato

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location, the service fenomenal The food, outstanding, really amazing Thanks to all the staff for such a lovely evening

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  9. kevinp

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Their menu on Open Table has several wonderful vegan options, including a home-made veggie/vegan burger and hummus platter. Their actual menu, however, offers neither. It gets better. Even though the actual menu says “Ask about our vegan options”, the server’s response was, “Only salad.” Please do better.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. RaymondW

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there for my wifes birthday and wanted to have the entrees listed on the website but was told the don't offer it until after 4:00. We left and went somewhere else. Very disappointed.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Red Onion Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 264-5470.

Red Onion Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Red Onion Cafe

227 Hardin St., Boone, NC 28607

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Boone
  • Hours of operation
    Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Appalcart (local bus, free of charge)<br />Boone Taxi (828-266-3860
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Takeout
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