Pack's Tavern
Pack's Tavern

Pack's Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.packstavern.com/
  • Phone: 8282256944x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Edwin French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call 828-225-6944 for Catering - large or small!
  • Entertainment: We have live music or a DJ every Thursday through Saturday.
  • Special Events: Our beautiful Century Room is perfect for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate parties and other private functions with a capacity of 50 - 250! Our South Bar is a casual area for large group lunches or dinners that may or may not need to be totally private (maximum capacity 60).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marjorie St
  • Public Transit: Bus stop 50 yards from building
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking lot next to building after 5PM and all weekend.
A word from Pack's Tavern
Located in the heart of downtown Asheville and housed in the historic Hayes Hopson building, Pack’s Tavern offers outstanding service, the best drinks in town, and a large eclectic menu of over 60 items; everything from signature salads to hand-pattied burgers, from wonderful appetizers to fresh cut steaks and seafood in a friendly, hospitable atmosphere. All to be enjoyed in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Asheville’s newly renovated Pack Square Park.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Pack's Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (46)neighborhood gem (38)great for outdoor dining (31)vibrant bar scene (31)kid-friendly (30)great for lunch (30)hot spot (23)fit for foodies (18)special occasion (12)late-night find (11)scenic view (7)great for brunch (5)romantic (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Pack's packs on flavor and service!
    NycdiletantesVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We met a large group of newcomer friends at Pack's on a recent Tuesday night. We could have met even more, as we were set up in a very large room. (We had been told they could accommodate up to 60. I'm not sure what our numbers actually were, but clearly less than that.) Three servers were assigned specifically for our group, and they did a terrific job. Friendly, accurate, personable service. I was a little hesitant to order crab cakes, as we are in a landlocked location, but I wanted to try them. Our server reassured me by saying they're a crowd favorite. They were delicious; I'll have the second one for my lunch today. They were accompanied by a tasty potato salad and brussels sprouts. Yum all around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Woodbox
    Oldoakshome
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Pack's Tavern is a favorite place of ours to dine. It has reasonable prices for great food, fun staff who make us feel welcome and is in the center of activity in Asheville. We can park, dine and walk to everywhere we wish to go. When people ask where a fun, great place to go is in Asheville, we are the first to say Packs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took a chance - glad we did!
    jkay
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our group of 8 had no personal reference for the tavern; however, we were all delighted with our choice. I had crab cakes, mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts and my meal was perfect! Several of us had the crab cakes and all were very pleased with our choice - lots of crabmeat and less of the fillers you often find. Also, the mashed potatoes were very good - a step up from the usual mashed potatoes. When we visit Asheville again, Packs Tavern will be on list of places to visit. Reservations are recommended as this is a busy place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambiance great-food good, bar-great
    justruth
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very cool looking place. Service is excellent. Our food was good but nothing special...we ordered the chicken wings and the salmon dish. We looked at other tables and many people had ordered burgers and they looked fantastic. Parking was easy. Easy walk to town where there is all sorts of things happening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We Love Packs Tavern. We had an exceptional time this visit. Our Server, Stuart, was absolutely fantastic! Stuart really made our experience memorable. If you go anywhere, you MUST visit packs. I'm a local and we go as often as possible. There were 8 of us plus a baby, and Stuart made us all feel right at home! Can't wait to go back for the amazing RIBS! Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good tavern food
    Debster
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had party of 6. We were seated right away, but tried to put us in a booth. Not working. We requested a table and it was not a problem. Service was good. Food is typical pub fare , prepared nicely. Was quite noisy during our visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We ate outside so the noise level was not an issue as it is inside. The waiter was wonderful and the food was delicious, and a good price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love everything about Pack's
    Lorita
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I took my whole family out to lunch (ages ranging 3-70) at Pack's, and everyone LOVED it. It's a gorgeous building with fascinating architecture and history, and a very comfortable, laid-back but still refined vibe. Our server, Jin, was world class. Charming, knowledgeable, and quick, he anticipated our needs and kept us all happy, without ever hovering. Most of us had the burgers -- I'd suggest ordering it medium, as the cooks seemed to lean toward slightly more done. The sweet potato fries are outstanding, as are the pickle chips, the red pepper aioli, and garlic aioli. The fish tacos are a hands-down winner in every way, and the beer selection made me want to hang out all afternoon. Go to Packs. Take your friends/fam. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FlatRockMike
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A great place for relaxing after work with good service and a full plate of food. The only drawback if you're coming from out of town is parking. The restaurant is surrounded by police and fire employee parking. I recommend spending $5 and park in the public garage a block away and right in the middle of the Pack Square activities.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice ambience and good beer
    bwstone
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed a sampler of NC beers. The menu is extensive and the food well prepared. In a city that specializes in specialties, it was good to have a more varied menu. Also, the beer selection was ample, so we were able to sample many different breweries in one stop. Our new waitperson was delightful and worked to please.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great old tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food, great old building ambience, excellent service. No complaints at all from our group of 9. The chicken tenders were raved about from everyone who had them. Our server (can't remember her name but it was Sunday night at 7, 8/24) went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First rate all around
    BenjyCompson
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Part of a perfect outdoor Asheville evening. They even arranged for good weather!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than normal bar food
    JEPEatinoutVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great pre shindig in the green spot. The food was great and our server was fantastic. This is a fun spot in Asheville.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    VikingNC
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We arrived a little early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Server was excellent, food excellent, service fast. Noise level is always a bit high here, it was tolerable but Pack's Tavern is not a quiet place! We recommend it for lunch or evenings.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Country2Concrete
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great tavern atmosphere in the heart of Asheville. Loved this restaurant, and will definitely be returning. Highly recommend the Carolina Burger & Fried Pickles
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The meatloaf
    DinnerHereB4ACT
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Bison meatloaf is excellent. The service is always efficient and friendly. A convenient place to eat prior to attending the Asheville Community Theater (ACT) as it's a short walk to the theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • easy to walk to
    milkshake
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    It was easy to walk to but nothing spectacular. If you are buying beers, its your place. Family dinner its okay. Buying a milkshake, you have to wait, wait, wait.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place, great food
    FromSwitzerland
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We ate there two times. We loved the place for its ambience. It was very vibrant. Service was great. We were there with our 9 year old daughter and she liked it. Try the red wine and the baby back ribs!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Momicus
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great menu selection; something for everyone. Prices very affordable, food is delicious! Outstanding fish and chips, crab cake appetizers should have been warmer. Great French Dip. Creative burgers. Wonderful old building with rich history tastefully decorated. Beer selection outstanding! Love this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So nice. Had to go twice.
    KeyGripWife
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Visiting for a short time. There were so many great options. Packs was the most amazing. The service and great food kept us coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Color-rific
    lowcountrync
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had reservations after the ColorRun2014 - Group of 14, outdoor dining, kids could go out the gate to play in the water area while waiting for food. Beer was cold, food was hot and tasty. Servers were prompt and nice. Definitely would go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pack's was the ticket
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were looking for a casual place for dinner on our first night in Asheville. Picked Pack's off the Yelp web site and was not dissappointed. Varied menu, very good quality food, great service. Only complaint was noise level. There was a solo artist playing guitar. She was good, but WAY too loud. We should not have to shout over the music just to have a conversation. Would recommend to others and go back ourselves next time in town.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Packerbacker
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our food was tasty. Service not so good. The main dish for one of the eight in our party came out before the salads for everyone else. Then when the rest got our meals they were warm - not hot. Our server was not attentive. It took him 10 minutes to come back to our table to get payment after dropping off the bill. On a side note, we started our dinner outside and rain come out of nowhere. They did a good job or re-seating us inside.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large family lunch
    CharlestonBrideVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Good food, great variety on the menu, service for a large group was a little slow
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delighted to have reservations
    Wife2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was worth waiting for, but because we had made reservations, we were seated right away, walking past many people waiting for a table. Their ribs were wonderful, and friend said the salad was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pack's Tavern packs awesomeness
    Ghostactor
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Since moving to Asheville a fortnight ago, my girlfriend and I have yet to have a negative dining experience in our awesome new town, and Pack's was certainly no exception. Great food, excellent and friendly service, tasty local brews, and a great place to pick up the Trolley Ghost Tour and the Pubcycle! We'll be back...you've been warned. ;)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    EatingBear
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Love Pack's! We had a great time dining with friends and the staff made it happen in a snap. Service was fast and friendly and the outdoor patio was perfect with very pleasant views of Pack Square Park. Excellant selection of cocktails, beers and wines. The fried pickle chips were superb and my Beet Salad was great. The entire menu is yummy. We go to Pack's often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Packed on a Monday night!
    NycdiletantesVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We have been to Pack's Tavern many times. This time, we had to ask to be moved from our initial table because of a raucous table game behind us. Then, settled into our booth, we started our meal with a Caprese pesto, an appetizer of fried green tomatoes served with fresh mozzarella and pesto. It was quite tasty. My husband had a perfectly cooked rib eye steak with hot, crisp French fries. His entrée was accompanied by a Caesar salad, also good. My grilled Atlantic salmon was also perfectly cooked, but lacking in flavor. Its accompaniment of jasmine rice had no flavor at all, not even a hint of salt. The sautéed squash and zucchini was much more flavorful than either the rice or the salmon. Our server, Amanda, was prompt and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best drink in Asheville
    AmberVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    In a town known for great food, Packs Tavern has been overlooked! Fried green tomatoes appetizer rivals many others in Asheville!!! But the house coctail-- a frozen orange concoction is not to be missed on a hot afternoon!! Outside tables overlook a beautiful park, sprinkled with fountains, families, and fun. Great place to sit, relax and people watch!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute stop
    DP69
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Good fish and chips, good spinach artichoke dip, excellent strawberry pecan chicken salad, great Mac and cheese, quick efficient service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service decent food
    Julia
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We were seated with no silverware and no one came to even offer us water for at least 10 minutes. Once the server finally arrived and took our drink order, she seemed preoccupied she had to come back to ask us what we had. We get our drinks , place our food order of the Thai salad and the chicken salad. We both asked for dressing on the side. When our food came my husband's dressing was on his salad and I had no dressing at all. Not to mention we had no silverware and had to ask the hostess to bring us water. We got our own silverware from the booth behind us. Overall it was terrible service. Which is sad because this place is in a great location. Perhaps because it is in a great location they feel they don't have to give great service .
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    Yummybits
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Charming, kid friendly spot with lots of elbow room. Food was great, service delightful and love the history behind the location!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect experience by all...
    Sunflowers69
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Our reservations were at 4pm. We were right on time. Seated immediately to our table. Our waiter was right in que. He provided us with professional and courteous service from start to finish. Our food was delicious from the appetizer to dessert. We would definitely make reservations to come again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pack Tavern
    dopete
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a great time at Pack Tavern -excellent food and good service at very reasonable prices. Very popular restaurant in Asheville with great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We typically go to the same restaurant every week for our date night. We had a little extra time so decided to go to Packs after looking at the menu online. The closer for us was also the fact that there were plenty of tvs to watch the world cup. We were seated immediately. Our server was knowledgeable and very gracious. The food was awesome and my husband lived the drink special. Thanks Packs Tavern it was a great night!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food & excellent service
    LUVTOTRYNEWPLACES
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We planned an evening out on the town of Asheville and picked Pack's Tavern to have out dinner. We made a reservation in advance and had no wait time at all. The menu had something for everyone to enjoy and their beer list was outstanding. We had an excellent server and she was very helpful with picking the right beer to go with the food. The food was excellent. The server also took the time to show me a map and told me which craft breweries we should visit. If you enjoy sports they have an amazing bar for viewing the games.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Place with Good Service
    KenCookieVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Pack’s Tavern is in a lovingly restored building in the heart of Asheville, adjacent to Pack Square Park. The food is definitely good, but this is a place where locals and tourists alike come to enjoy the ambiance, good service, and wonderful craft beer choices. We started with both wine and beer from a good list—and priced right. Then we had nachos—with house-made tortilla chips in various hues. For dinner, we had the fish and chips and a barbeque bacon cheddar burger with fries. Everything was delicious, though my husband was sure the fish was frozen, not fresh. My burger was cooked to perfection, something unusual when requesting it be cooked rare. Our service was friendly, very attentive, and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best good we had in Asheville!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Ate at Pack's because it was the meeting place for the Ghost Tour. Was surprised...food was freshly prepared and delicious! Pulled turkey Reuben...turkey right off the bird and not lunch meat! Bison meatloaf was wonderful...real mashed potatoes. Great for a couple and large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large Group
    ahm514
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a group of 10 and they were very accommodating! We had reservations and our table was ready when we got there! Service was great and the food and drinks were too. Everyone in our group was happy with the visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 70 reviews are from the Pack's Tavern reviews archive.
  • Great sports bar
    BBQerVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Solid Southern cuisine and a very large bar area with plenty of TV's. Great sports bar with some historical flavor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic