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16 Main St, Saluda NC 28773 (828)749-1179

Located in historical Saluda with live music and outdoor dining available, The Purple Onion features a variety of ethnically and regionally inspired dishes with an emphasis on the Mediterranean's simple, healthful cuisines and a focus on freshness. The music happens on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but the kitchen performs to rave reviews five days a week. The menu offers pizza, pasta, vegetarian, seafood, and meat dishes, utilizing locally raised trout and organic locally grown produce when available as well as fine wine and beers, including biodynamic and organic selections.

Summer Hours

Open 7 Days a Week
Beginning May 1

Monday – Saturday
11:00 – 2:30 Full Lunch Menu
2:30 – 5 Pizza & Beverages
on the Patio
5:00 – 9 Full Dinner Menu

Sunday Brunch
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


We accept reservations Monday through Saturday lunch. Saturday is first come first serve but we do encourage parties of 8 or more to call ahead.

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