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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "My husband and I sat at the bar to watch a sporting event. The service was great and the drinks were reasonably priced. They have lots of TVs, both in the front room and in the back area. The food was well prepared and very tasty. It is more upscale and comfortable than the sports bars in the area. We are going back. "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food took a very, very long time to come out. From time we ordered to getting food was about 75 minutes. They said the kitchen was slow. Hum- guess so. Food was good once we got it. As a local, will not return in the evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had never used "Open Table" before, so when we walked into Pack's and saw all the people waiting....I was a little worried but they took us right to a table! Packs was a fun place filled with a mix of young and old. We had a wonderful and attentive waitress who made great beer recommendations and meal selections! Our food appeared quickly and was wonderful . The restaurant has a "loft " atmosphere with a lot of wood - great atmosphere but do make a reservation with Open Table or you will be sitting and waiting!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a short wait when we arrived, even tho we had a reservation. Once seated, the service was mediocre. We waited for over an hour for our food after we ordered. My two companions liked their dinner. Mine was less than average. I have been here for lunch and enjoyed it but will not go back for dinner, especially on a weekend. night."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food and Service was great. For once my hamburger was actually cooked the way I ordered it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Pack's is a good place to hang with friends. Nice beer selection (although I would like to see more Asheville/NC beers featured), a wide variety of good, not great, food, friendly and helpful staff and lots of energy. A solid choice when you want to get together with friends for a fun meal and/or drinks without breaking the bank. I've been a few times now and it's consistently solid."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This restaurant was a bit of a surprise. It looks like a typical bar and grill but the food was spectacular. We found the items to be original and very well prepared. The crab cake was one of the best I have ever had and the beet salad with goat cheese was again, beyond my expectations. I can not wait to go back. If you get a chance, put this one on your list."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I decided to celebrate my birthday dinner here with a few of my friends. It was great! They have all the local beers and alot of drink specials which were awesome. The food is delicious and the waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great night with girls from work! Food was great,service was great.10 of us ladies went there ,and everyone of us ordered something different to eat ,and it all was great..will be back and will tell everyone about you."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The restaurant was wonderful. Our waitress was good and patient. The food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious. I loved the interior. The atmosphere was great and friendly. This is a place where anyone can dine and eat many different items that fit their mood and budget. I will go again."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We had a party of 18 and they were able to put our tables beside each other. Great food and service....will be back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is above average pub/casual food, a wide range from appetizers and salads, thru great burgers to full entrees, and some of the best sweet potato fries in town. The noise level will depend on where you are seated, we had a booth at the back and it was nice and quiet, although the restaurant was full. Our server was attentive without being pushy or intrusive. Its really nice they have partnered with some of the area theaters to offer a discount if you are seeing a show downtown - a little extra incentive never hurts."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It was very busy but they still took good care of us."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went for valentines dinner and got the specials. Was not impressed with the food as the fish was tasteless. The beef filet was tender and properly cooked but there was not much flavor. Has a great beer selection and as such I would recommend it only for going for beer and perhaps bar grub."
    Dined on 2/14/2014