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About 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.

20 South Spruce Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Pizzeria, Dining Bar

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am - until
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - until

Cross Street:
Marjorie St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 225-6944

Website:
http://www.packstavern.com/

Entertainment:
We have live music or a DJ every Thursday through Saturday.

Catering:
Please call 828-225-6944 for Catering - large or small!

Parking Details:
Public Parking lot next to building after 5PM and all weekend.

Public Transit:
Bus stop 50 yards from building

Executive Chef:
Edwin French

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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).

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Pack's Thanksgiving Buffet! Turkey, dressing , the works! $34.99 - Adults; $17.99 - children.

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Private Dining

Wedding rehearsal dinner or reception, luncheon event, business conference, birthday party, retirement party, fundraiser, class reunion, dance party, or whatever the occasion, you’ll find that our friendly, expert staff can help you create a successful event of the highest quality.

Pack's Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fun (10)
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Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great Beer (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Music (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Cozy (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined 2 days ago

The chicken tenders were the best I have ever had (and I eat a lot of them)

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Jake our server was excellent! He was attentive and prompt.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent service. Adaquate food in a town filled with outstanding and unusual food. Probably fine a burger and watching tv sports broadcasts.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was awesome and service was phenomenal!! The atmosphere was causal and enjoyable!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great atmosphere. Food was okay. Shrimp & Grits was solid but nothing extraordinary. Nice selection of local, regional and national draft beers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Pack's Tavern was a pleasant surprise. We wanted a simple meal after being "on the go" for about a week. Pack's was perfect. We shared some warm tortilla chips with guacamole and pica over drinks followed by both of us having the noted meatloaf dinner. Terrific!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Nothing fancy,it’s just a sports bar. We were seated on the patio but not told the band would be playing there. They were incredibly loud to the point where we could not hear outselves.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great burger and Southern Fried Chicken sandwich! Good variety of local microbrews. Great service!

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This was a large tavern with lots of tables and a patio. We had six people but probably would have not needed a reservation on a weeknight. Food was good for a tavern and lots of beer options. Service was OK but not too speedy. It is a fun place and I would recommend.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food, quick service, reasonable prices. Try the cheesy bread and oven brick pizza, delicious!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Pack's was a great option for our first night in Asheville. The location was an easy walk from our downtown hotel, service was quick, and we had a great table near the window. The beer list was extensive, my pizza was delicious (love the wood fired oven!), & I definitely recommend the wood-fired cauliflower side. My wife enjoyed the fish tacos & my daughter gobbled up the burger. Overall - a very decent meal at a reasonable price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We loved the vibe at Pack's Tavern and the food was very good, but we had a major problem with food delivery which should not have happened. As it turns out, the pizza (which was excellent) arrived 30 minutes before my husband's dinner because "it was made in another building." Therefore we each ate alone which put a damper on the evening.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was great, favorite was the nachos!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We've been to Pack's Tavern many times, but our most recent visit was one of our best. We were treated to a tasty dinner and truly superb service. Pack's is a very comfortable place to enjoy a meal. Highly recommended.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This was our second visit and it's been great both times. While very much a tavern the food is high quality.
My wife had the trout, I had the Bison meatloaf and we cleaned our plates
Plus their beer list is fantastic with many North Carolina brews.
Pricing is reasonable. We don't live in Asheville and wish we had one at home.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 30, 2017

First time to Ashville.....picked off Open Table app....excellent food and a grest menu!! I highly recommend ....

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Had the Chicken Sandwich with Sriracha mayo. It was great!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food and service was outstanding. Lively, fun place with great menu and bar choices

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I am truly amazed and disapointed in the level of service and the fact that we had recommended this establishment to a supplier -- I was so embarressed ! We visited here based on recommendation of the food.


We had a party of 6 and we waited over 15 min just for the waitress to come to the table after being seated with reservations. This should have been our first sign. Then once the server did come to the table she asked " do you need a few minutes? " We ordered drinks and once she did make it back with them she poured one of the drinks over on the table.. never apologizing ,,, just stating "well I have never done that before" -- she did rake the ice from the table and left to get a towel ... we ended up using our napkins to clean up the running liquid! she does replace the drink and then after another wait we had to ask for refills, and if we could order our dinner..... once again another person brings the food out and it is done perfectly, as she came by to see if all was well we asked for some drink refills and horseradish (that was never brought) our waitress did not return for an extended period. The manager comes to the table and asks if all is okay? We replied that the food was great, to his reply that the "waitress had not returned because she was fearful that because someone in our party was disatisfied because they had not eaten their steak. "Strange, thought that would be a great reason to check on one of my serving tables" amazing !!! So very dissapointed in both the server and the managment !

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Excellent without question!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The lunch salad is a deal and when you put protein on it, it's perfect.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Delish! Best fried green tomatoes we have ever had!

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Kitchen needs a leader or a reader. Jake was our waiter and he did a great job even tho it was his first day on his own. He knew the food and the drinks. He did a great job.
I ordered a mushroom and swiss burger, NO ONION, MEDIUM WELL.
What i got was medium rare in most restaurants, and onion hidden under the cheese and mushrooms.
I had so much confidence in Jake that I knew he wrote it down correct. I never said a thing
to Jake because I just didn't want him to be the new guy going back in the kitchen, telling them they didin't prepare my food correctly. They didn't get the burger right at all. They should have pictures showing the centers of burgers then giving them each a number as to the level of doneness. It really didn't matter to me but if it happens again I will send it back. No onions really means no onions I can't explain that any more.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Always a terrific dining experience! We love to bop into Pack's for a great week night meal. It's also a favorite spot to bring our out-of-town friends. Everyone always enjoys the food, the local beers and the nostalgic atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Live Music, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Very good selection of food and drink. We had flat breads, burgers and apps and mixed drinks and local beers and all were very good. Staff very friendly and the bathrooms were very clean.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great staff and food. We will definitely return if in Asheville again.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our waiter Wes was great!! Super friendly and prompt with service! He came by several times to make sure that we were all happy and we were!! Would definitely recommend Pack's!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Not only did all 4 at our table get food at different times, first 2 almost done as finally started as good was getting cold-when other 2 got their fish without the fries-by time got fries fish almost gone. Not a pleasant way to eat!!!

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We dine out ALOT and we encountered the best server ever at Packs this past Tuesday evening. She was attentive,kind,understanding(we had 2 young children dining with us, she was awesome. Food was delish too!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Was very pleased with everything including our waiter.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We happened upon Pack's while visiting Asheville. The service was great, the food was good, and we enjoyed the overall experience. Would definitely visit again when we are in that area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Food was delicious. Server brought out meals at different times. Had to wait 10 minutes between his meal and mine coming out. Nice environment. Nice bar. Would go back

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Whenever we are in Asheville, and now we go often, I stop in for the stellar pecan crusted trout, and to die for peanut butter pie. My husband always has something different as he can't decide among so many delicious options at good prices and he has never been disappointed. My girlfriends are in rut with me snapping up the pecan crusted trout with butter sauce, fresh asparagus spears and the mom never made crushed mashed potatoes. We garnish this with gallons of unsweet iced tea as we groan, yum, and roll our eyes over the fabulous fare. The peanut butter pie could easily be used for espionage purposes. I'd wax your car to crawl across the street for a piece.

On weekends, the owner and son are nearby and never miss a chance to give you a welcome handshake, a memorizing smile starting deep in the eyes--like farther like son, and a thank you for stopping. If you foolishly haven't eaten at Pack's Tavern when in Asheville, you need to elevate your game.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, People Watching, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Pack's is one of our favorite restaurants. We take guests there as our first choice for entertaining. Food is excellent, lots of variety. Staff is friendly. Covered patio is perfect for outdoor dining.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

It was superb--we sat outside and enjoyed it all!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Mediocre food, especially for the price. Overall nothing to really recommend to new diners. Probably won't return. Had the burger and didn't taste any better than something I could get at a mid level burger shop

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great location, good food and nice patio for a light summer lunch with friends. Excellent service

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We actually booked our reservations at the restaurant because we had seen Jason Okrend perform at another venue earlier in the week and hoped to catch him again before retiring to Chicago. He's an exceptional vocalist, songwriter and performer and we were delighted to have discovered him during our trip in Asheville. It was really good to see him again, but didn't anticipate the noise level at your restaurant. In any case, it was really great to see him perform again and the food was superb!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Pack's Tavern is conveniently located in downtown Asheville. We had the excellent Fried Green Tomatoes. My husband really enjoyed the Shepherd's Pie, and I could not wrap myself around the Cobb Salad. Some of our party loved the very rick chocolate cake. Sangria was the special of the evening - two of us had it and ordered a couple more! Local beers were featured and I am told they were excellent. Fun place to be with friends and watch sports on multiple screens>

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Fun, Great Beer, Casual, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Food took an hour to arrive. Fries were cold. Food wasn't any better than I could get from a low end chain restaurant but twice as $. Very disappointed

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