Tupelo Honey - Arlington

4.4
1429 reviews
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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 1429 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the biscuits and honey. The menu is creative and has something for everyone, including special diets and vegetarians/vegans. We have dined here a number of times and always have a good experience.

RF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

very very noisy, food over cooked, service was good and friendly. Would not return.

JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The good: flatiron steak, biscuits, draft beer.
The bad: mac-n-cheese, collard greens
The truly abysmal: fried okra, the plate presentation, and the service

I should not be surprised by their poor performance. Tupelo Honey appears to be staffed by children.

All of the dishes I ate could be prepared easily at home. Why pay extravagant prices for poor substitutes at exhorbitant prices?

Take your money and eat somewhere else.

h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but took almost 45 min to arrive at our table.

OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My first time dining at Tupelo Honey and the food was excellent, the waiter was friendly and attentive. My only minor complaint, we had a reservation via Open Table but still had to wait. The restaurant should contact Open Table customers if there will be a delay.

KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Had a reservation but was not seated until 20 minutes after the reserved time.

MF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Place was lively and crowded for brunch; a bit too loud for my liking though. Service was mildly slow but probably because it was busy. We were seated right by where the food is brought out from the kitchen and I like how they enlist whoever is available to deliver food to the table. It was not a great look though when someone brought my food to the table and couldn't tell me what it was. That's just a minor nit however. I look forward to going back and am excited to try it for dinner.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, good drinks

SM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience celebrating our holiday ( Eid Ul Adha). Forrest was fantastic! we are so appreciative!

G
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service, as always! One of our favorite spots!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time at Tupelo Honey. The food and service were both quicker than I expected! The food was delicious. However, I was disappointed in both my drinks. I was expecting a flush of flavors with the Queen Mary, but it tasted very watered down and I dare say there didn't seem to be any alcohol. I had high expectations after having visited the location in North Carolina. On the contrary, the Mimosa was all champagne and a dash of orange juice. If the bartender could kindly adjust flavors so that you have that perfect balance between alcohol and the mix, it would make a world of difference.

D
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The fried chicken is very good. I wish we had red wine sangria instead of white wine sangria. The mac & cheese is good

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The waitress felt like she was rushing us

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service. Good was average.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Horrible food. Hot dining area. Average service.

M
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Met a girlfriend at 4 pm on a Tuesday afternoon so things were quiet. We sat in the bar area and although the service wasn't terrible it wasn't great. . . I had been with another friend a few weeks before, our first time, and the energy and service were all top notch.

S
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I checked in about 10 minutes early to let them know we would be on time, and waited outside for the rest of my party to arrive. The restaurant did not seem crowded. When my party arrived, it was about 5 minutes after our reservation time, and yet we still had to wait for the table to be cleared! Overall, the food was good. The wait staff was friendly, and offered suggestions, but the food was slow to come out. We asked for tarter sauce for the fish (the restaurant had none), and then asked for cocktail sauce, but it took quite some time for that to arrive. The server did not come back to check on us until late in the meal.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious brunch. Great ambiance.

t
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Lindsey, was amazing and worked with us on menu recommendations as well as dish and drink modifications to suit our needs! She was warm and very pleasant!

The management team checked on us several times to make sure we were enjoying our experience. Kudos to a great team!

NR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service! Those sweet potato pancakes where awesome!

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

Great food, great outdoor patio seating, great service! My friend, dog, and I had a lovely time at brunch there.

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

I booked this for a birthday dinner for myself. To my surprise, the chef came out with small plates a birthday card! He checked on us frequently and was very nice!

FP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe, the food, the service and the chef were AMAZING!!! Will 1000% recommend

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They forgot the sauce and salt on a couple of dishes and sat us outside in the middle of a hot summer day with no fans or umbrellas. Could have been better :/ the free biscuits were great though

AK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

For such a highly touted place, we found the food extremely average and unremarkable. The fried chicken was dry and chewy. The steak and eggs was mostly potatoes. The biscuits were flavorless. Nothing terrible, just nothing we'd want to go back for. Service was very friendly though.

t
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and impeccable service

A
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Good for drinks and appetizers. Entrees were very disappointing, but sides were tasty.

KG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Food was decent, service was exceptionally poor. The outside terrace is a lovely place for a few drinks. Would give it another chance.

S
Washington DC
202 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lunch specials are a great deal! Andrew provided superb service.

PR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and nice booth seating for a group of 6. Everyone enjoyed their apps, entrees, and Happy Hour drinks. Service was polite, efficient, helpful and attentive. Will return!

BA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

The waiter was not in top of his game

BB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Love the Tupelo Honey in Tennessee. Arlington's location is missing something. The banana pudding and jelly seemed not fresh. Ran out of coffee and was never asked if I wanted more. Not bad, just not good.

T
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tupelo Honey is a great place to go for brunch. There is a nice selection of food to choose from on the menu.

S
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

My husband and I always enjoy Tupelo for brunch! (Been for all meals, but especially love brunch here). Meals are hearty without being overwhelmingly heavy, and the mimosas are fantastic! We also love that they now have iced coffee available for those warmer, outside brunches during the summer months :)

P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

In the past I have really great experiences. This sunday I was very disappointed. Our waitress was very slow, on multiple occasions she asked us if we wanted coffee but we had to wait over 10 minutes the shortest wait for her to bring our coffee. We did not ever get our complimentary biscuits until after we received our food, and they did not come with the butter, I had to specifically ask her for the butter that has always arrived with the biscuits. The food itself, I ordered the blueberry compote french toast, was disappointing. It was supposed to be on brioche toast, but the bread the french toast was made from was thin and had crust and did not look or taste like brioche at all. The compote was very delicious, but because the french toast was dry and did not taste like brioche at all the compote was not enough to make it worth finishing. Overall I would say my experiences in the past were really great but the service and disappointing french toast was so disappointing I may stay in the district for brunch in the future.

DH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch menu, great drinks menu, nice waitress and overall waitstaff

J
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered a fried chicken sandwich, and at the time of ordering was at one of only a handful of tables shortly after the restaurant opening for brunch, but the sandwich still came out at a lukewarm temperature.

BW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was so cute and the service was great! My reservation was for inside, but when we saw how nice it was out, the hostess switched us to outside seating no problem. The food was wonderful - I couldn’t decide what to try and will need to go back for more!

P
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great chicken!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food sat for a while- cold fried chicken and wilted salad

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