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Pack's Tavern

4.5
336 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
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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.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Pizzeria, Dining Bar
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am - until
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - until
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Phone number
(828) 225-6944
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Edwin French
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Marjorie St
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Parking details
Public Parking lot next to building after 5PM and all weekend.
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Public transit
Bus stop 50 yards from building
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Entertainment
We have live music or a DJ every Thursday through Saturday.
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Pack's has three spaced that may work for your group dining or special event. 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). The Parkside Patio ( may be partially enclosed) is a lovely space for groups of up to 40 seated or 60 for a cocktail party.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great service. Good selection of good and Carolina beers.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

the service was outstanding, the food was really good, not gastronomic, but tasty and fairly priced. I would eat here as often as I could, but the crowds sometimes make that difficult. it is in the middle of the tourist area, and they know a great meal when they see it.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was delicious! Service was slow.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Made reservation and glad we did. Several people waiting. Great atmosphere w lots of different beers on tap. Great variety. Almost to much to choose from. The pot roast was awesome. The ribs were so so. We had the deviled eggs as an appetizer and they were great! Definitely would go back

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I never review. Have to for Packs. It was a busy night and there was a mistake made. It happens. No big deal. The way it was handled is why I will always come to Packs. No BS apology like everywhere else. It was like the world stopped, they corrected the problem, didn’t dwell on it and moved on. 100% professional. The food is awesome also. Great place.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The food was excellent and the price was great too

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good food with a very good craft beer selection. Packs has much more than just pub food fare.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Always a great spot for delicious food. Varied menu has something for everyone.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

In from out of town and wanted a place not to expensive but still was representative of area.
Good choice food was good service was slow but overall a nice place great for having drinks and a nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Loved everything about it! We are locals but it was our first time there and we can't wait to go back! Everything was so yummy! Love the selection of beers on tap. We've found our new go-to date night spot. Service was impeccable also. I manage a restaurant and haven't been that impressed with a server in a long time.

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Unfortunately their oven is not working so several of the menu items were not available. I ordered the Salisbury steak special and did not enjoy it. I only took a couple bites and they did not offer to get me something else or comp me for my meal. The waitress was not very friendly. I've had other great experiences at Packs Tavern. I will return and still recommend it

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

We love this restaurant. It’s our go-to place for a casual reasonably priced meal. Conveniently located in downtown Asheville.

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2.0Dined on January 11, 2018

My wife and I planned a date to Asheville to see a concert at the orange peal and we booked a room at the trendy Aloft in downtown, so, we were very excited to be able to make a reservation and plan our trip to include packs tavern.... upon arrival we were seated promptly and our server was great, we started off with some pretzels and beer cheese, the cheese was gross, it tasted like cheez wiz with some funky bear poured into it. It was very thick and the pretzel was very very tough. We called the manager over and we told him our thoughts on how it tasted... he immediately got defensive and said "first off our cheese is not oUT of a can it is made fresh in house".... if that sir is fresh to you, then you do not deserve to run that place making false claims... so we sent them back. Not trying g to be difficult we order a different appetizer, not that the manager offered a sudjestion or even an option we might like we decided to try the crap cakes... no typo there... they were obviously made by the newly hired person. And the ingredients were so not correct... it tasted like onion mush deep fried in clam oil.... gross.
So we kindly asked for our check and when up to magic mushroom and ate wings...
We were so disappointed in our meal at packs that we had been waiting literally months for that it set at mood of defense for the night of what else could go wrong ....
It will take alot to have us back

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Great find via Openable! Great food, service and location.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Awesome place to eat. Great waitstaff. Will definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Glad we had a reservation, they were packed. Had a great local brew & food was great.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Beer was Cold Food was Hot and the pizza was excellent!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Lunch with a friend. The fish tacos are my favorite and the sweet potato fries are wonderful. More casual than a lot of downtown restaurants which is a good thing. I hear the burgers are great too

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

We had wonderful service and the food was outstanding. I would definitely recommend the Bison Meatloaf. Perfectly seasoned and perfect portions.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Pack's Tavern is one of my favorite places for a casual meal with friends. The food is almost always excellent, although on this visit the roasted Brussels sprouts were disappointing. The El Cubano (Cuban sandwich) was great. Pack's also has a great beer list, including many of Asheville's best brews.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

A delightful surprise as I don't normally seek out pubs for dining. Impressed by the extensive menu of options, many locally sourced ingredients, and seafood that tasted too fresh to be served in the mountains of North Carolina! Serve was exceptional. I will return and highly recommend to anyone traveling to Asheville. Hint-they take reservations too!

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

The service was excellent. Meg was great. She even remembered us from a prior visit. The hot food came out hot, and the cold food was cold. There were five of us and an example of how good the food was, we cleaned all the plates thoroughly. It was delicious.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

My husband and I decided to have dinner here and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The servers were very friendly and efficient. Would definitely come back again if in Asheville.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food and service. Our waiter Cooper did an excellent job taking care of us.

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Our server was very nice and attentive. It was our first time at this restaurant and we enjoyed it. The French onion soup was good, and not too much before the main meal. I had the pot roast, which was delicious, tender and with good veggies over mashed potatoes. Hubby had the bison meatloaf, which he also enjoyed. We were too full for dessert but maybe next time, the chocolate bread pudding sounded good.

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2.0Dined on November 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on October 11, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on September 28, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was great, favorite was the nachos!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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