Tupelo Honey - Arlington

4.3
1371 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
From Fried Chicken To Hot Biscuits With Honey
We serve fresh, scratch-made, Southern comfort food re-imagined.

At Tupelo Honey, when we play with our food (and we think it’s okay), the result is scrumptious.


We Are Mouth-Wateringly Fresh, Southern and Scratch-Made: Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Grits, Fried Chicken BLTs, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Shrimp and Grits, Buttermilk Biscuits – all served with Southern hospitality.

In The South, You Are What You Drink:
We offer the greatest craft beers in the world, from Stone Brews to Founders Brewing. Also, discover our inventive, scratch-made cocktails made with fresh ingredients.

Specials

Happy Hour - $2 Off Craft Beers and $4 Snacks

Join us for happy hour and enjoy $2 off craft beers, $4 snacks, $6 select glasses of wine, and more! Available every day from 3-7PM.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 22, 2019

Ends: January 1, 2020

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-7:00PM

Breakfast Combos - 3 for $11

Join us for weekend brunch and enjoy build-your-own breakfast combos! Choose 3 items for $11 or 4 for $13. Dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 26, 2019

Ends: December 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 9:00AM-4:00PM
Sat 9:00AM-4:00PM

Lunch Combos - 3 for $12

Join us for weekday lunch and enjoy $12 lunch combos! Choose a half sandwich, half salad, and a side. Dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 22, 2019

Ends: January 1, 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-4:00PM

What 1371 People Are Saying
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BM
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Grabbed brunch with my fiancee and we both enjoyed our experience. I got the Shoo Shrimp and Grits which was very good and my fiancée got the fried chicken club, which she really liked. Our favorite part of the meal was the fried green tomatoes appetizer. The place was busy but we had a reservation, which I recommend making if you want to be seated and not wait awhile on a Saturday morning with the brunch crowd.

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EB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was pretty good. The waitstaff were very slow to get to us. They got one of our orders wrong, and another order seemed like it had been under the heatlamps for a while and was only luke warm. We have been there before and been very pleased with the food and service, but this time it was not great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restuarant was quite enjoyable for me and my family. The hospitality of the staff was amazing and we all had a great time. The food was well priced and delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Good menu options and always delicious good. Drinks were also good, recommend the sangria and the margaritas.

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YU
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

It was My first time there, my friend recommend and food is really good. However, your waiter was really out of place, was slow, food was late. I'll come back just for my friend recommendation, and hopefully next time the waiter will be better

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AR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was divine! It was a first time for our double date and the food, ambiance and service was great. Parking was super easy. So glad this is in Arlington. Shrimp and grits, and YES the fried chicken is banging!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Good was not great and service was pretty terrible. We ended up having to get up and get drinks at the bar, honey and other condiments from other tables and ask several people where our waitress was. That’s how little we saw her. Food was ok but not great. They forgot to bring dressing and the pecans for a salad; brought the wrong omelet and the list goes on. Only redeeming quality is their beer list.

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MD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good southern comfort food

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D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for breakfast, good food and great value!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! Delicious food, good service, new favorite brunch in DC

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KE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not as good as I remembered. Service very slow. Menu looks great but then food is not as good as your excitement.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of the customer service was absolutely amazing from all the employees! We were kindly greeted at the door, our server took great care of us, and the manager went above and beyond by giving my boyfriend a card and dessert for his birthday! The food was absolutely AMAZING! 11/10 stars, definitely coming back and recommending to everyone I know!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was just ok and service was awful. Our server messed up one of the entrees and rang up 2 items wrong. The manger was weirdly aggressive and tried to blame us for their mistakes. Will not be back.

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U
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The food at Tupelo was delicious but the service was absolutely awful. The staff gave off a "do not bother me" vibe across the board. We had to ask multiple times if our drinks were coming and then 1 would come but not the other 3. When the drinks did come, we had to ask if they would remove the empty glasses and appetizer dishes so we would have room for our dinner plates. The server was visibly irritated by the request. The kicker was at the end, when the manager came over to ask if we had complained to our waiter about the service. We said yes, and why, and she proceeded to go into a rant on why we were out of line because her staff was swamped. It was a Tuesday night, and they were anything but swamped. As good as the food was, I will never return to this place and advise anyone considering it to think again. I told the story to a few people at my office and every one of them said they had a similar, poor service experience.

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AP
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The appetizers (macaroni and cheese balls and roasted veggies with harissa) were tasty, and the Tupelo specialty, chicken (in particular the roasted version) was a delicious surprise—they only had white meat the night were there, and it was extremely moist and tender. The fried Brussels sprouts were among the best I’ve ever tasted, and the portion was very generous. One person in our party ordered the fried chicken and reported that it was equally delicious, and another person chose the meatloaf. Everyone was very pleased. We were replete but not stuffed, so a dessert of various mousses presented in mason jars was happily shared. The peanut butter mousse and the chocolate budino were incredibly flavorful and light. All in all, a lovely experience.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

None of my food was hot when it arrived at the table and my friend’s dish, the salted caramel and chocolate pancakes wasn’t very good. I heard really good things about the restaurant and was disappointed by the food and the cocktails. Our waiter was pleasant and the music was great. I think with a few variables, this could have been a solid meal. But alas, the lukewarm food (even the appetizer), slippery floor and tasteless cocktails left me wishing founding farmers had an open table today.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing short of outstanding! From the food to the ambiance, Tupelo Honey offered everything you could want in a ding location...

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KO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Had been looking forward to a visit, but found the experience mediocre. Food was pretty good...not spectacular. Service was mediocre. Sound level wasn't bad, which was a big PLUS on my end. And then the restrooms---don't go there. Not good.

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DO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Little bit too loud - large groups celebrating means lots of noise. Otherwise great.

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RT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was cold, and very salty. Very different southern style restaurant.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

This is our favorite restaurant. We did not have a good experience. I’ve given this place multiple five star reviews on Yelp and Google. We go here about once a month.

With this particular visit our service was below standard. Our glasses were always empty. Multiple times I got up to try and find our server for refills. There were people sitting next to us that arrived several minutes after us. They received their food/orders before our server returned to take our orders. We had to ask twice for our first order of delicious rolls.

When our food did arrive our server did follow up and asked how everything was I did let him know the Shoo Mercy grits was on point and I was extremely satisfied, but I informed him the children’s burgers and fries were soggy and cold, my wife’s dish was also cold and the gravy was hardened. . After informing him of the dissatisfaction he said “oh okay” and the next time we saw him was when I had to track him down again and ask him for our bill.

We will he returning because we love this place, but we will just ask for a different server if placed in his section.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner w out of town guests before the fireworks! Great sampling of Southern favs... craft beer, nice wine. A very relaxed, delicious meal! Hostess, servers all happy and helpful- def will return!

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r
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just OK. Overpriced.

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LE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Four stars instead of five because the friend chicken in my meal was dry and not very flavorful, certainly didn’t seem like freshly fried chicken.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was superb service was slow. Great location and easy to find.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food here wasn't bad, but it also wasn't very good. Everything was really salty. Our waiter was also a little slow. They got 2 of the dishes mixed up, 2 people ordered different grits and when they brought it out they said it was tupelo shrimp and grits when it was actually shoo mercy shrimp and grits. They didn't realize it was mixed up until they started eating.

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EL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and specialty drinks. Friendly service!

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, but food not amazing....

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JV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always feel like we are home. Staff and Management are all so Friendly and very attentive to all tables... LOVE TUPELO HONEY!!

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VA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing and so helpful! Will definitely return.

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B
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Eggs in my Bennie was overdone. Biscuits were on the dry side. Great blueberry jam tho! Was disappointed this time. Rosemary peach lemonade was also delicious

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KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very loud but everything else was great!

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J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

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D
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great selection of both Southern and American cooking, wide variety of items including vegetarian options.
Fried chicken is awesome. Also maple roasted vegetables, mac & cheese, rosemary potatoes, tacos, and a good happy hour.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Read some positive reviews that convinced me to give this place a try. I was completely disappointed. While our waiter provided decent service, the food was not up to par for the overall rating this restaurant received. We had the roasted chicken which was one of their popular items and it was dry. The dinner portion was small for the price paid, so IMO it wasn’t worth it. Will not be returning nor will I be recommending this place.

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FP
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff. Consistently great food! Celebrated my daughters 15th with a brunch and were treated like!family. I love this place.

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r
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! Food was about average. Chicken was dry but tasted good. Reminded me of a grocery store rotisserie chicken. Salad was very good. I was expecting the food to be better. Disappointing.

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NL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience. Food was high quality. Service and manager interaction was great!

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G
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

6 family members had a delicious lunch at Tupelo Honey. We live in Greenville, SC & dine at the TH in our hometown fairly often.

The food was great but service a little slow. We had to ask twice for our biscuits. Restaurant is a little noisy.

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BA
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We love this place! However, this time the overall experience was bland. From the reception, service, food, however the manager did come and ask how our meal was. So I applaud his efforts. Maybe next time will be better.

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