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On the Veranda Restaurant

1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
+1 828-526-2338
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The location is lovely overlooking the lake and mountains. The service as good and the food was okay but not fantastic. Great atmosphere with live music.

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To look at the outside of the restaurant you have to wonder if you're in the right place but once you step inside all fears are gone. We ate dinner and sat out on the porch that overlooks the river . Vey nice, quiet atmosphere...More

Thank btrott32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant last year with my husband and parents while in the Highlands and never reviewed it. Now that I'm planning my next trip to the area I fully intend to return! The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was relaxed and lovely....More

Thank Mary Ellen G
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here and sat out on the porch that overlooks the river . Wonderful , quiet atmosphere . Service was very good . The food was great, a bit pricey , but most of the restaurants in this area are.

Thank cathycu2015
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We always enjoy On the Veranda when we're in Highlands. It's one of the top five restaurants in Highlands. Decor of the restaurant is very nice, with great food and wines to choose from.

Thank JSFend
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Our night started out when we arrived for our reservations and were told all of the water side tables were reserved. When my wife made reservations the week before, she was told that specific tables could not be reserved..Oh well, it was my 65th birthday...More

Thank branchbubba
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Must stop here to experience fine dining in Highlands. Delicious dishes, variety of desserts and wine selection superb. Very nice setting for special celebrations. Love it!

Thank Roxanne F
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Not to missed if visiting Highlands. A little pricey but not too bad. Definitely upscale so dress a little nicer. The fish is fantastic, portions are generous. Nothing bad to say. The view is wonderful - ask to sit by the window. Reservations are a...More

Thank Lloyd S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Love their NC trout with Pecan Butter-delightful. During last visit, bartender recommended a Cookie Butter dessert style beverage-So delicious and fun to have after dinner.

Thank 18tammyd
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Sitting on the back porch of this restaurant overlooking Lake Sequoyah is the perfect setting for a relaxing yet elegant dining experience. The food was excellent as was the service and the view.

Thank Edie R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$35
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
    (US 64 West)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-2338
  • E-mail
Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC
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