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On the Veranda Restaurant

1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
+1 828-526-2338
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1536 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8557
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were seven of us and friends always make a difference in the experience. We had a mix of cocktails and wine - the waiter did seem to have a little trouble with this. Though we ordered no bottles, they appear to have an extensive...More

Thank 1spoiledgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit I thought I would give them another chance but $300 later I regret I made that choice. I have dined in 4 and 5 star resturants in Europe, Iceland, South America and all over the U.S. and our waiter was one of the...More

Thank ralaws
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our final night of dining in Highlands. Definitely saved the best for last. Perfect service, wonderful ambiance, delicious meal. This is a favorite spot that keeps locals and Highland veterans coming back. No need for fancy advertising. Its reputation precedes it. We chose as appetizers...More

Thank wjeffa10
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My wife and I ate at this establishment tonight. First let me say that i live in Charleston SC, and we are accustomed to really impressive dining experiences. On the Veranda had been recommended to us by a friend. First of all the building is...More

Thank TheNYTripster
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious overpriced dinner at On the Verandah. We started with a small plate of the Shrimp - 3 total shrimp priced at $12.50. We both ordered drinks - a fall flavored mixed drink for $16 and a whiskey on ice for $12....More

Thank Kelli L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

On a recent Friday night, we made a 5:30 pm reservation. We were fortunate to have a table for 2 overlooking Lake Sequoyah. 5:30 pm is the restaurant's opening time, but despite there being a limited number of patrons and many wait staff, it took...More

Thank SHenderson850
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

What a great restaurant! Anniversary dinner of braised short ribs, etc - excellent - served by Debra, wonderful waitress! Very nice wine suggestion to compliment meal. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Thank SchatzieDavidson_NC
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is one of my favorite, go-to places. I have been dining at this restaurant for 23 years and it never disappoints. The lake view ambiance cannot be beaten. The food is consistently very good and creative. The servers are professional and polite but not...More

Thank TerryC0bb
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Nice atmosphere particularly, if you can get a seat overlooking the lake. Service was good and so was the food.

Thank DannyGilliland
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We were riding down the scenic road, (US 64) between Franklin and Highland. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we stopped in for dinner. Nice setting, it is an upscale restaurant with the largest selection of wine I have ever seen. We ask to be...More

Thank Qgriffin
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
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Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC
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