Spruce Street Tap - Pack's Tavern

4.3
368 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

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.
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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Private party facilities
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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Private party contact
Julie Sabo: (828) 774-5235
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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.
Additional
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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4.3based on all time ratings
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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Packs Tavern was very accommodating of my food sensitivities. Not only were they willing to modify menu items to fit my diet, they made sure my meal was still delicious. Great service and great atmosphere too!

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SF
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed had good service with server in training. Food was great. Excellent choice for casual dining. Recommended by friend

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PM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been there before but will definitely go back

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F
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! I will visit again when I'm in the area!

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MT
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty, fresh grinders, wonderful wings. Great pimiento cheese dip! Our server Christian was the best: friendly & efficient.

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BT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Personal attention from waiters far exceeded that found in most restaurants.

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CD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for dinner before taking the Ghost Tour. We were greeted by smiles as if we were old friends even though it was our first visit. The place has a cool history in that it was once a speakeasy and a place where moonshine was made and sold. Our waiter was so much fun! Not only did we get great service but after dinner he gave us a quick tour and showed us the tunnel (now closed off) where a few mason jars still sit on the dusty shelves. He even posed for a couple of photos.
As for the food we had an appetizer of pretzels and beer cheese. Our guests said it was an good as any they’d had in London. Our salads were fresh and when my friend asked for hers to be made a specific way her request was quickly and correctly accomendated. The salmon my husband and I split was moist and delicious and we were offered several good substitute side dishes to accommodate our garlic and onion allergies.
All in all we had an awesome visit and plan to return to Pack’s Tavern next time we visit Asheville.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome server and food! Wonderful atmosphere in a great location!! Will come again on our next visit to Asheville!

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Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic..everything about it. Food is incredible and great presentation for even basic foods.

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JC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were out of towners. The building is historic and awesome. It’s a great location to take a walk after dinner. Food and drink selections were great. There are so many options in downtown Asheville and this is no exception. We ended up eating there a second night because of the overall experience. Both waiters we had were great. Very personable and helpful.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Horace was our server and made it a fun time for all five of celebrating summer in Asheville!!!

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We live in Charlotte. Packs Tavern in Asheville is 2 hours away. It was worth the drive. My husband got the grilled cheese and chili. It was delicious. I got the Fish and Chips and French Onion Soup. It was equally as delicious. The service was wonderful as well. I ordered a beverage that wasn't quite as expected. Our server took it back and made a new one with a few suggestions for the bar tender. It came back perfect.

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m
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing special - average pub fare, but the beer selections were good

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KW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived right as they opened, so there was no wait. We started with the cheese bread which was excellent. Waiter made two great entree recommendations (bison meatloaf and fish/chips). Overall excellent experience.

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MI
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food, service, drinks, overall experience.

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PR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Would definitely return. Nice atmosphere. Pet friendly.

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Cincinnati
160 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fried chicken salad mostly plain lettuce. Fish tacos were not up to Pack standard. Service was average unlike past visits. Overall disappointing visit.

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B
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to Pack's. We like its casual atmosphere, its gluten-free options, and its friendly service. The food is okay, but maybe it's best to stick to the burgers and other stand-bys.

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EN
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The ribs with blackberry Bar B Q sauce were great! The Fish and chips were good and plentiful!

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Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Awesome and very friendly server!

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CK
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch before Biltmore visit.

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JF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lots of good menu options, busy but not a crowded feeling. Helpful attentive staff.

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w
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Just normal tavern food & drink. No biggie.

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VC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great place to take my sister for her birthday, and a good start to our visit in Asheville. She enjoyed the pork chop dinner, and I was very pleased with the chicken.

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WK
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, beer & food, easy reservation, great find!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Friendly service. Timing of different courses where a tad fast.

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Portland
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ribs were amazing . Fried green tomatoes done perfect . Only downside was haddock for fish was not fresh ..frozen...my husband is from England so was disappointed . Waiter great .

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JO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Pepsi instead of Coke! Will never understand why restaurants offer their “valued customers “ the number two choice. Also, they don’t seem to know that chili with beans is NOT chili. Just trying to help you get better.

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JS
Tampa
142 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were warmly greeted and seated at a high top where we could watch the Tampa vs Boston hockey playoff game.
Great selection of craft beer and a menu with something for everyone.
Food was fresh and flavorful.
Service was outstanding!
We'll return again!

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We dined early, with a party of 8. One of us was served chicken that was ice cold. Two in our group ordered salmon cooked through. One piece needed to go back 3 times as it still was not cooked! One person asked for more sauce for her taco twice and was brought salsa twice! I ordered 2 apps as my meal and they were brought out way before the rest of the food, even when I specifically told the server to bring them with everyone’s meals. Not the best night at Pack’s Tavern.

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BC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was delicious and the service was great! The only drawback was the noise level-it
was hard to hear anybody talking!

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Western NC
80 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Good selection of good and Carolina beers.

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BG
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious! Service was slow.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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AB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the price was great too

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h
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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PH
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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