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Little D's, Asheville, NC

Little D's

4.7
4.7
304 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Executive Chef Owen McGlynn
Chef de Cuisine Faith Hall

COOK WITH INTENTION
We’re all about cooking with intention and purposeful ingredients to deliver a depth of flavor. Slowing down to do something well makes the enjoyment of great food and good conversation that much better.
EAT WITH THE SEASONS
Our food is straightforward and authentic. Our sharable plates change seasonally as we celebrate locally‐sourced produce at its prime. Seasonal eating is a delicious and sustainable way to support your local food purveyors and enjoy both recognizable flavors, as well as the unexpected.
YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS
We hope to be that third place for you to gather and catch up over a delicious meal and craft cocktails.
Owned and operated by the friendly and energetic couple, Owen and Mindi McGlynn of Asheville Proper, they wanted to create an inviting and easygoing space just for locals, located in North Asheville, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown life.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 412-3472
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Owen Mcglynn
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 304 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Neighborhood gem

  • Asheville

    Best Overall

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Innovative

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Asheville

    American

304 Reviews
  1. David

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First time eating at the restaurant. Service, including knowledgeable waiter, and food was very good, and we certainly plan on dining at Little D's in the future. The only negative was the noise level which should be addressed to allow for better one-on-one conversations, especially if we were to take another couple to enjoy the restaurant.

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  2. JoyceA

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was terrific and the service was exceptional - hats off to Rachel!

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  3. LisaD

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 4th visit. Every visit exceeds our expectations. Please support this awesome local restaurant. The food is outstanding. The service and friendliness of the staff is off the chart.

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  4. JoanHC

    Western NC

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our second time at little Ds. We like the atmosphere and the food options. We decided to sit at the bar as our reserved table was near the door and it was a chilly night. Service was fine... not great. Food was just not as good as we had hoped. Last time the beets were much more flavorful and the short rib was fatty and potatoes just not as good. Not sure why. Also, my seat at the end of the bar felt uncomfortable as it was right next the the kitchen and just behind me were plates and cutlery and waitstaff kept coming and adding things and talking and I found it uncomfortable and disconcerting and felt a little bit hemmed in. We will try again however as it is a nice ambience and less touristy.

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  5. BillL

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just put a curtain entryway to keep the cold out as guests come and go

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  6. KellyB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we’ve had in Asheville in a while. We were a group of four that shared 10 shareables that All were amazing.

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  7. Edward

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I have eaten several times at Little D's. Each time a dining and social pleasure. We HIGHLY recommend!

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  8. DianeF

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a wonderful meal at Little D’s. The staff is always professional and so personable. I like that they change their menu regularly. My only negative and it’s not their fault is that as a local, I don’t always make dinner reservations a week or two ahead of time and Little D’s is so good that they are always booked up if you’re trying for a reservation with only a two or three day lead.

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  9. Fairviewfoodie

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, innovation upscale dining, cozy environment!

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  10. SEinQueenCity

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dined here twice so far. The food and cocktail menus are creative and delicious. The small, intimate design of the space is a plus. We love having a restaurant of this caliber in N. Asheville.

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  11. TraceyB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Evening out with friends, great food will defunct come back

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  12. robh

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible local restaurant. Great atmosphere. Food and service were excellent.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great unassuming spot for tapas style tasty veg and delicious manhattans.

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  14. Scooter

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible, service was wonderful and we will definitely be back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and have made us repeat customers. The food was EXCELLENT and the service fantastic!

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  16. MichaelH

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third time at Little D'S and each time has been fantastic.

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  17. Skiwalker

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were so so delicious. Service was fair and the atmosphere was cozy.

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  18. Candiceb

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Little D’s gets a big YES for us! We ordered a few sharables and both got mains too. The cocktails were delicious as well. Service was on point and made sure our steaks were cooked properly 😉 . Only thing that could’ve been better was the potato with my meal(dry), but I loved the purée potato my husband had with his. It’s a fun and casual place! Loved everything but wish I ordered the focaccia bread because the next table had it and I was jealous . Oh.. chai crème brûlée was the best ever!

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  19. brookej

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious, especially the scallops!

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  20. Lavinia

    Western NC

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was delightful as always. They do scallops like nobody else!

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  21. BillJ

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy little restaurant in North Asheville where it's needed. Food is always good, service is friendly and efficient. The only thing I'd suggest is to perhaps have additional fish entrees on the menu.

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  22. StevenJ

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    an absolutely fabulous meal and wonderful service from Andrew.  will definitely be back and spread the word about how great little D's is.

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  23. Marlaw

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food and service, intimate atmosphere

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved our experience last night! We had Katie assist us with our meal and they provided a wonderful experience alongside the delicious food. We had both specials they had going on (duck confit salad and wagyu beef) and they were so good! We will definitely be making this a regular spot for date night !

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  25. HollyJ

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a lively night with friends. We enjoyed delicious cocktails, six shareable plates and the apple tart for dessert. All were outstanding. My favorites were the gnocchi and the shrimp.

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  26. ChelseaH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Little D’s is an absolute must if you love fresh, interesting, and thoughtfully prepared food. Everything I have tried both visits has been outstanding. Rachel provided absolutely perfect service! I love that you don’t have to worry about looking for or paying for parking. The menu seems to switch it up often which I find very exciting. Will love to return!

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  27. CatC

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend Little D's. They exceeded all expectations!

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  28. ItsmeLocal

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and priced well. Potatoe was dry, however. Negative is that we could hear the conversation of the tables right next to us. Wish people were more cognizant of others.

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  29. PaulE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! What a gastronomic delight! Everything we ordered tasted just superb! Prices were reasonable, wine selection was very good and the desserts were delectable! It is a small place and noise may be loud for some, but my date and I could talk comfortably and hear each other just fine. The outstanding food distracted us from everything else! Highly recommend.

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  30. Weavefam

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak was good. Ambience great but music too loud. Convenient location but couldn’t find parking which must be a good sign! Server seemed to be having a bad night. Too much cauliflower on all the plates and our steak had something on the plate that looked like a mushroom but had gluten in it which was an unlikely surprise.

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  31. CCook

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite dining experience in Asheville:) I am looking forward to trying everything on their menu.

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  32. KlausH

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service, would recommend to anyone for a nice dinner out.

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  33. SusanG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal of sharables. Don't miss the focaccia ~ most delicious we've had. Great service.

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  34. KatieN

    Western NC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about our evening at Little D's. Service was perfect and our food was amazing!

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  35. rbinnc

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Little D’s did not disappoint. We shared several small plates and the MahiMahi main. All were wonderful! Service was great in this cozy restaurant. Highly recommend!!

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  36. ObiF

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    it's a small place. it can get noisy. food was good.

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  37. KelseyR

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good as usual. My scallops were a little under done but it was fine. Dessert always is perfect

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  38. HarryB

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    While the taste of the food was excellent, the portions were incredibly small for the price of the meal. This is the second time we have eaten there & I question if we will return. The ambience was excellent & Rachel was an excellent server.

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  39. BetsyG

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was outstanding. Y companion and I both thought the tables were too close together but I think that is just a personal preference. The noise level was too high for our taste. But that won’t keep us from going back.

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  40. Jillian

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great date night at Little D's! We especially enjoyed the small plates, they were all outsanding! Upscale decor and warm and lively atmosphere. Great Drink selection!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Little D's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 412-3472.

Little D's is rated 4.7 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Little D's

952 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Owen Mcglynn
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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