Tupelo Honey Cafe - Charlotte
Tupelo Honey Cafe - Charlotte

Tupelo Honey Cafe - Charlotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://tupelohoneycafe.com/
  • Phone: 9802259167x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm


    Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm*


    Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm*


    Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm


    *Our bar will be open until 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Tupelo Honey Cafe - Charlotte
While we revere the time-honored traditions of the Southern cook, you will find our take on the Southern plate a little different. Because Tupelo Honey Cafe is a little different. Our transformation of just about everything Southern – from fried chicken to sweet potatoes to catfish – is decidedly spirited, independent, and frequently unscripted.

Creativity rules in our kitchen where our larder is filled with scratch-made, inventive goodness. We ratchet up our flavors so they’re on par with the farm-fresh produce we love. And we serve it all with a healthy measure of fun – with our heartfelt promise of delivering an experience worthy of the memories that tend to be made around our table.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Tupelo Honey Cafe - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (27)great for brunch (25)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (18)kid-friendly (14)great for outdoor dining (13)special occasion (10)hot spot (7)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    Trese67
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We chose Tupelo Honey Cafe for an office birthday lunch celebration. We do this once a quarter and will surely be back at this location in the future. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the food. Our server and hostess were very attentive and informative, the food was delicious and our table was ready and waiting for us when we arrived. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place to go with friends!
    Food4fun
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food is great and atmosphere is nice and relaxing! Love the sandwiches with fried green tomatoes and red peppers!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tupelo Honey Charlotte
    SportsNut
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Some of my high school classmates (Albemarle High School Class of '58) and I had lunch at Tupelo Honey. All seven of us loved our lunch. My friends came to Charlotte for the lunch. They were very complimentary about my selection of the site. They loved the decor. Several of them tried the veggie melt. I had the veggie plate(salsa verde black-eyed peas, fried green tomatoes, and mac 'n cheese). Another friend had the chicken sandwich. One of the ladies had the asparagus as a side and raved about it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday breakfast
    BirthdayBoy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I took my boyfriend and his kids there for a birthday breakfast. We sat outside, the weather was perfect. Our waitress was so wonderful and she made our visit special. It was a first time for all of us and we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Graduation Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I booked a table for 20 to celebrate my graduation and my guests and I were very pleased with the service, ambience, and the table location. The food was fresh and DELICIOUS and everyone enjoyed their meal!! I will definitely eat there when I'm in town again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • staff lunch
    CltDio
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had reservations for fifteen and were seated at the high-tops in the bar side. It was perfect, it felt like our own private room. Same staff lunch last month, we were seated in the general dining area and the noise was a little too much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What'd you say ......
    FastEddie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great food, even better service, BUT it was extremely difficult carrying a conversation at our table of four on a Thursday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Use A Little Improvement
    Trish
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Just had my third trip to Tupelo Honey's in Charlotte and same issues. Waiters rush to get you out. With spoon still in dessert, waiter is bringing check and give the bill an eagle eye every time they pass by if your cc isn't showing. No offer for more iced tea. Food is good, not exceptional and if they are going for true Southern food, they missed the boat. Southerners do not eat, as a rule, Swiss Chard for greens. Stringy and have to be cut with a knife. Biscuits and jam are delicious, however. Banana pudding tastes like Jello pudding mix, not authentic. Perhaps I am being too critical as I am a born and bred true Southerner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Patty
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We went with a party of 8 for a birthday celebration. The food and the service were great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well worth trying
    Bounty
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Had a group of 13 co-workers and we were accommodated by Tupelo Honey with no problem. The honey biscuits with the boisenberry jam is something to definitely right home about. Each table got a pretty hefty serving of biscuits before our entrees came out and service was pretty decent given outer large group size. It took approximately 35 minutes from ordering to eating (again given our large party size). The group tried a variety of menu items. One of my co-workers tried the Southern Fried Chicken BLT and another co-worker had the Venerated Veggie Bowl. I would highly recommend both dishes and I would also recommend getting a side of beet salad. Overall, I would give our experiences and the food a 4 out of 5.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Hat gathering
    SportsNut
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The Charlotte Scarlets met at Tupelo Honey for our June gathering. The ladies thought the food was outstanding. Our waiter, Brandon, was exceptional. There were no complaints from any of the ladies. I highly recommend Tupelo Honey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience!
    gradsfamily
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We love Tupelo Honey in Asheville and drove from Raleigh to have a graduation celebration. The staff was great and very accommodating. The food was excellent. Lots of variety, which appealed to our large group. The biscuits did taste a bit different from the ones we were used to in Asheville, our only disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    catpals14
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    While the portions for the breakfast were slightly smaller than the price would indicate, the food was delicious. It was pertinent to our party to make a reservation so that was very helpful, although some of our party were "no shows" the restaurant quickly accommodated with out any problem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the same as Asheville
    Kingray
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Our group of seniors like to split our meals and were dissappointed to be served our meals and an extra plate. Almost all the restaurants we have visited during this year, have split the meals in the kitchen. Food was good and the salads were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    KiminNC
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Delicious food and wonderful service, and we were a party of 16!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Tupelo Honey Cafe - Charlotte reviews archive.
  • Great meal
    GLThompVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    There were 8 of us having dinner before heading uptown to a play. I can say that everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food as there was not a plate there with any food left. I had a vegetable plate which was wonderful. We also ordered meatloaf, catfish and grilled chicken. I had mashed cauliflower, sautéed greens, fried green tomatoes and fried okra. All were perfect and tasty. I tasted the meatloaf and the macaroni and cheese and both were great. Service could not have been better. We were finished with our meal and checks paid with plenty of time to get uptown to the theater. We all agreed that we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to celebrate
    Lsantos1102
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Celebrated my nursing school graduation here and it was the perfect location!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation
    Allof30
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We picked tupelo honey to celebrate our sons graduation and it was a great restaurant . Service was good ,friendly waitress. Menu accomadated everyone's likes. And the food was good . I will go back there again when I'm in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We reserved a table for eight people for a graduation party. Server's shift must have ended after our food order was taken. No one was assigned to follow up with our dinner party, we flagged other servers as they walked past. Basic condiment requests were forgotten, drinks were not refilled, food plates were left sitting in front of us until we stacked our own plates at the end of our table. Food was mediocre at best. I went up to the service bar to ask if a server had been assigned to us and was asked "where I was sitting" (our table was right in front of the bar). Management removed the appetizers from our bill but it was too little/too late. Not sure how you forget a table of eight when your restaurant isn't full.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Graduation surprise
    onetwobeccaboo
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I graduated from college this week and made a reservation with Tupelo Honey for my family of 11. This was hands-down the most perfect place to enjoy the time we had in celebration together. From the Porch Swing drink, to the Southern Popcorn (fried okra), to the home fries and burgers, the food was exceptional. In addition, the service was so friendly and understanding. The atmosphere of happiness and relaxation is infectious, and led to a great time with my family on this special day. Thank you, Tupelo Honey!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bridal Brunch
    MaidofHonorApproved
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great place overall. General noise level is pretty loud, even during the day. Service is consistently on the slow side, so don't try to get in and out in a hurry. Making a reservation online is your best bet to get your group in quickly. The staff is super friendly and the food is great, making it well worth the wait in my opinion. Delicious free biscuits with jam and honey tide you over while you wait for your order. Very happy with our groups overall experience, everyone had a great time and a great meal!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bridal Celebration
    partyplanner
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We came with a group of Ladies from the office to celebrate a co-worker that is getting married. We always go out for appetizers and drinks. To our surprise, appetizers were half price and we ordered a lot and enjoyed every bite!!! We will certainly choose this place again for any kind of celebrations we can find! Thanks for having our table ready and for such a nice and clean restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love, Love, Love!
    sheabay15
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    This was my first time dining at Tupelo Hone Cafe and it was amazing. The only problem I ran into was trying to figure out what to order. ALl the dishes sounded amazing. I went with the sweet potato pancakes with granola and it was a little piece of heaven. The biscuits melted in your mouth! Next time I want to try the nutty chicken! Cant wait to go back. Tupelo Rocks!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to gather with friends
    Eatup123
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We had 9 in our party & Our waiter was good. Just don't like the fact that he called me & several others honey & sweety. If you don't know me , don't call me by those names. That might be just him, but it doesn't st good with me. Food was really good. Been twice now
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    queenbee1154
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The food was awesome and the waiter was so nice checked onus a couple of times made sure we were well taken care of. The floor was very slippery nervous to walk in there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Yummm
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Everything was great. Glad that they accept reservations for groups since they don't accept otherwise! Was happy Charlotte finally got a Tupelo since it's such a favorite on Asheville trips. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    Girlsout
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had several family members come with us to enjoy Tupelo and they all enjoyed their choices! Every single dish was well prepared and hit the spot! We have reservations made again for a family gathering!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Souhern Cooking
    DeeJay
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Took a party of 8 out-of-towners here to get a taste of the South. Very casual ambiance, but waitress very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was excellent-- kind of new South if you will-- goat cheese grits, etc. Crab cakes were excellent. Prices a little steep, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Perfect Send Off!
    Mellojazz
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We had a farewell luncheon at THC for one of our teammates who received a promotion. We had a table of 13 and EVERYONE loved what they ordered for lunch. From fried chicken sandwiches to overstuffed veggie melts to perfectly fried okra to those incredible mind-blowing grilled cheese sandwiches, the food was fantastic! Perhaps the biggest hit was the biscuits! The biscuits are really good but when you add the honey, they're really something special! The servers were great and the manager came by to check on us twice. The entire team said they would definitely dine here again. What a great way to celebrate our teammate: surrounded by good friends and great food. Tupelo Honey Cafe is definitely a winner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went with a group and ....
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I went with a group of 16 ladies, we arrived at early with all of our ladies getting there on time for our reservations. We were seated in a timely manner and the food was great, our service was better after we switched our waitress. I don't want to write a bad review based on 1 waitstaff's bad attitude & neglect, however the waitstaff is part of a restaurant ambiance. We got the managers attention & had her replaced. Our ambiance was back in balance. Our meals were great aside from the black bean burger, which was a bit dried out. The waitress quickly had that remedied. The biscuits got rave reviews, along with the pumpkin pancakes, the meatloaf & all the other dishes our guests enjoyed...every dish was delicious! We will come back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Complaint
    JaniceVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    It was 11 of us for my birthday. My first time there. I chose the place bec I heard it was awesome and my whole party was compalining about services. Bec it was my birthday I tried hard not to say anything. We sat there for 15 min before a waiter came and got drink orders. We had to ask a waitress, wasn't ours, to take our order bec no one did and that was 35 min after we got there and then we got our food after being there an hour and a half. 10am sat. 1015 drink orders 1030 places our order 1120 or so got our food. We were there from 10-12. Food was amazing! Three of the guests didn't enjoy their meals. Manager did give me free dessert bec of the troubles but something should have beenndonenfor the party not just me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    Jolo
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The food was great and I was especially happy to see a gluten free menu with many gluten free options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday lunch!
    TBird
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    I went to THC with 3 co-workers to celebrate a birthday over lunch. We LOVED it! Between us, we had the burger, black bean burger, sweet potato pancake, and the fried egg BLT. We all enjoyed our food very much. Fantastic dishes with a nice southern twist. And our waiter, Brandon, was super. So fun and friendly. We will definitely be back!!!! So many other things on the menu we want to try.THC is a great addition to the Charlotte restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tupelo Honey
    Girlsout
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Honey of a spot to dine! Fun items with a southern base! Loved every morsel!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love love love tupelo honey
    BigDee
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    What an awesome place. Great atmosphere, incredible food, and superb service. There are unique dishes on the menu and there is something for the vegetarian and the carnivore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tupelo Honey is a must to go to!
    JackieA
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    It was my first visit to the restaurant, and I will definitely be back. The food was all delicious and you could really tell that it was all "scratch made" like they advertised. We had a group of 11, so we made a reservation and I am glad we did. It was a packed house, which definitely means that everyone agrees that is is a place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, Efficient and Vibrant
    FoodieDebby
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We had a party of 20 (with a reservation) which might normally lead to long waits and gaps between diner's entree's. But Tupelo kept the flow from appetizers smoothly into entree's. Entrees for every diner came out within minutes of each other. And everything was well executed & flavorful! It was a treat and everyone agreed that they'd be back (90% of our group was there for the first time).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return!
    AquariusFoodie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great food and service! Chose this place for my birth art dinner without ever eating there and I don't regret it! Found a new great spot to visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies night out - 11 of us
    LNOLKN
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Ladies night out - 11 of us - great service and food - everyone's first time to the Charlotte location. We all loved our dishes. Our waiter was great explaning and suggesting dishes. A lot of us got the cheese sandwich & tomato soup - TDF!!!! We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very excited to see them join
    Lynnie
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Very excited to see them join the Charlotte food scene. Parking is limited, but enjoyed the food! Service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate