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Pack's Tavern
Pack's Tavern

Pack's Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.packstavern.com
  • Phone: (828) 225-6944
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Part of a perfect outdoor Asheville evening. They even arranged for good weather!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great pre shindig in the green spot. The food was great and our server was fantastic. This is a fun spot in Asheville."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great tavern atmosphere in the heart of Asheville. Loved this restaurant, and will definitely be returning. Highly recommend the Carolina Burger & Fried Pickles"
    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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Good food, great variety on the menu, service for a large group was a little slow"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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. ;)"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Good fish and chips, good spinach artichoke dip, excellent strawberry pecan chicken salad, great Mac and cheese, quick efficient service"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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 ."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Solid Southern cuisine and a very large bar area with plenty of TV's. Great sports bar with some historical flavor."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Dined at packs before a trolley tour. Very pleased with menu and great service. Beer sampling nice feature. Highly recommend. Will return next time in town."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were on vacation and visited this restaurant the décor was beautiful. Our party of seven has very different taste and the menu had something for each of us. The food was excellent and as was the service. The overall astrosphere was splendid we thoroughly enjoyed our experience here and if in the area will definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food here is always good. It took a little while for the waiter to get to us but once he did everything was okay. Always an enjoyable place for dinner."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our server seemed a bit unsure of himself and somewhat rushed our order."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great menu. The fish and chips are always good. The only drawback is that parking is difficult during the say.I l"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Food was very good and quite unique. The fire burger was exceptional. Cream cheese with the jalapeno's made for a very diffreent and wonderful burger. Might have been a little easier to eat if served on a bigger bun. My wife's chicken was very good. as was the nacho sampler. However. the best part of the whole meal was our server. Riley. If anyone is interested in learning how to master the (almost) lost art of service - friendliness. effiecency. presenting a cheerful and positive attitude etc., come get waited on by Riley. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was great; eating out on the patio was very relaxing - wonderful scenery and people watching in Pack Square. A good time was had by all. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A good place when you want reliable food quickly. We chose Packs because we were heading out to the theater. The service was very efficient and the food, well, it was bar food. Good bar food, but bar food nonetheless."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "First visit to Pack's Tavern...will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great scallop taco. Loved our meal and the prices. Live music. Great beer tasting till we found the right one."
    Dined on 4/14/2014