Tupelo Honey - Arlington

4.3
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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

Breakfast Combos - 3 for $11

Build-your-own breakfast combos - choose 3 items for $11 or 4 for $13.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 6, 2020

Ends: March 7, 2119

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

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

Enjoy $2 off craft beers, $6 glasses of wine, $4 snacks & more!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 29, 2020

Ends: March 1, 2119

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

Lunch Combos - 3 for $12

$12 lunch combos - choose a half sandwich, half salad, and a side.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 2, 2020

Ends: March 3, 2119

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

What 1722 People Are Saying
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tmonroe
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Food was amazing

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NamS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great last meal before quarantine! The spicy fried cauliflower was delicious as were the complimentary biscuits! I got a breakfast combo which was a great deal, and I especially recommend the sweet potato pancakes. The lavender limeade fizz was also a refreshing and non-alcoholic alternative to a mimosa. Our server was pleasant and very clean given the health situation, I'm glad we could provide some business at this time. Will be returning, particularly for happy hour deals!

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dwightd
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate the manager accommodating my seating needs without missing a beat. AND we had THE BEST SERVER EVER! Shay was absolutely a pleasure to have serve us. I was so impressed I remembered her name, that's how excellent she was! We'll be asking for her again when we come back. Tupelo is one of our new favorite places.

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JeffI
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. Food was delicious--chicken, fried green tomatoes, carrots/cauliflower, etc. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Biscuits and jam are amazing! The menu had a variety of different combinations. I was surprised by our service. We had to ask her for many things that should have just been on our table. If we are in the area we would try again.

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JessicaL320
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and tasty food! The hostess and employees were very friendly.

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vipMing
Washington DC
186 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for brunch. We both had the combo 3 items for $11. Their sweet potato pancakes are outstanding, as are the bacon and eggs. Biscuit with homemade blueberry compote. This place is wonderful. Nicely decorated too.

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ColleenV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food and drinks were quite good but the service was slow

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vipMMGibbons
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Service is always poor at TH. Reservation was made with Open Table and I requested a booth but was given a table at the front door by the host. Lots of booths available as were other tables.

After being sat at our table, and waiting 15-20 minutes with no waiter, I got up and asked the hostess if she would ask someone to wait on us. 15-20 minutes later our drinks arrived and another 15-20 minutes the $35 special for 4 arrived. 2 wings with nothing but breading, 2 thighs and 2 breasts. Very little meat. The mashed potatoes, Brussel Sprouts and salad were ok. I suppose for $35 you get what you pay for.

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JazzS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! My server was Alexis and she was pleasant, very knowledgeable about the menu items and kept us informed when she felt like we had been waiting for awhile. Food was delivered cold but Alexis returned cold plateand had fresh food brought back to the table. Manager and other staff were very lively and fun as they passed our table. I'll be back again ;)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Service was also very good. The only complaint is that the noise level is much too high. Otherwise myself and my guests enjoyed it very much and will most likely come back again. Thank you.

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vipBlacLab
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

First of all had to wait 10 minutes and then get up to go ask someone to serve us water and drinks.

Appetizers ok.
Grilled oysters: bland,
fried green tomatoes and grits: MEH,
fried pickles: yummy.

Cocktail, fancy lemon drop:good.

Sweet potato pancakes: yummy, fried chicken on top: very dry ruined the dish.
Beef ribs: over cooked and sauce slapped on top to cover.
Pork shoulder too spicy or not good spicy,even for guest who enjoys spicy
Salmon: fine

They phone in their southern cooking. Not consistent. No care at all or commitment to the ingredients the seem to take care to procure.

Really wanted to like this place. Will never go back.

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vipDineD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The restaurant was severely understaffed. Despite making a reservation, we waited nearly thirty minutes past our reservation time. The service was very slow because there simply were not enough servers and were observed how slowly tables were turned over due to lingering guests and the hostesses serving as busters. Our food was room temperature, which was also a disappointment. We live in Arlington and we’re really looking forward to finally making it to Tupelo Honey, but it was a lackluster experience overall.

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BillyG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch with out of town friends. Great ambience and lighting. Food and drinks were delicious! Would go again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server seemed to forget about us after the food was served

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NikG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The biscuits are incredible and if you add the honey you are in for a real treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was nice but slow.

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AlissaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey is always an awesome experience. The food and service never disappoint.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great waiter. Would definitely recommend to a friend!

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vipHC77
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food has gone downhill here.

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timpresley
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

I have been here several times. The food seems to not be as high a quality as when it first opened. However it was still pretty good. My biggest issue was that I had been sick earlier in the week so sharing with my dinner partner was not an option. The food runner dropped the wrong food and I told her I had the catfish. I got the trout and started eating it. I did not realize I had the wrong dish until I tasted the potatoes and realized they were not the grits. We told our server and she brought a fresh side of potatoes. My dinner partner was a little embarrassed and just wanted to swap plates. The server let us swap but what she should have done since I had started eating the trout was to remove both plates no questions asked and bring us new dishes so that germs would be be spread. Also a discount would have been nice to be offered but it was not. I know you guys are there to make money but this really was disappointing because I told the food runner what I had ordered and she asked who had what. I always bring my out of town visitors here but not sure I will continue to do so.

Best Regards,
Tim Presley

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KatieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was slow, was served a dirty coffee glass and a dirty silverware set. Food and drinks are a little pricey (I.e. $5 for a side of cheese grits) but overall it was a good spot for breakfast/brunch. Would not recommend if you wanted to drink a lot, because the mimosas are $9 for a regular and $13 for a larger one, which will get pricey if you’re looking to catch a buzz.

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ValerieS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let's see. Where do I start. Food was absolutely delicious. Love the variations on the menu. Went for brunch on Sunday. Glad I made a reservation. Chef came over to the table a couple times after waitress told him it was our first time there. Nice touch! Will definitely be back. Pricing was very reasonable. We ordered a little of everything and it was all good!

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twoTined
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was fresh and delicious. My friend and I both ordered the 3 for $11 breakfast platters and enjoyed everything we had on our plates. However, the service was seriously lacking, as we were left to sit at the table for about ten minutes before the server came around to take our order. This was around 3 PM on a Saturday when the place was not very busy.

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ChrisM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Waiter was new and did not know menu very well. He also proved inattentive as the visit wore on. Reservation was for 1:00 PM, but we were seated closer to 1:25. That is unacceptable. It was uncomfortably loud near the front of the restaurant, but I'll give that a pass. Manager checked on us an another waiter provided more coffee and water near the end of the meal so teamwork was good. The large booth was perfect, as was all of the food, especially the biscuits! Love this restaurant, but they sometimes struggle when the place is really busy.

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Kayl
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Okra was hard...grits runny, white sauce with everything which is not a southern thing, but tasty chicken and overall worth a visit...not typically southern, but enjoyable

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JBLR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food here was awful. We have been to Tupelo Honey in Greenville SC and absolutely loved it. We were extremely disappointed with everything our party of 7 ate. The food was cold and extremely bland and flavorless. The shrimp and grits were AWFUL. I highly recommend finding somewhere else to eat.

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Bizzle30
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I loved the food here! This is the second time I have come and it's always super busy, a reservation is definitely recommended so you do not have to wait long. I loved the food but since the place is so busy the service is not the best, it's not bad but nothing special.

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MariF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic, fun, busy atmosphere with great food and service to match. I’ve been here about a dozen times and never once been disappointed. A MUST for Sunday Brunch.

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vipantonioh
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The chicken was extremely bland. The Honey Bee Dust chicken had few hints of honey. The sauce for the sriracha chicken was poured over parts of the chicken rather that the chicken being completely spun in the sauce. The mojito lacked the correct amounts of soda water, sugar, and lime juice. We were extremely disappointed in the quality of the food. The service was just okay. I will need Tupelo to improve the flavor of the food before I return.

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EricH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I was there for Saturday brunch. I was really looking forward to this experience but it turned out to be very disappointing. Coffee was lukewarm. I ordered the banana pudding topping on the sweet potato pancakes at the server’s recommendation. The pancakes were flat and tough, not fluffy that I expected. I also ordered fried chicken and scrambled eggs. The chicken tasted like it had been reheated and not freshly fried. Thank goodness the eggs were pretty good. After my meal arrived, my inattentive server brought a complimentary biscuit with honey and jam - a little late I would say. For a $30 brunch this meal was extremely disappointing!

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LeeAnnP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The Famous Fried chicken was really enjoyable, and the food in general was tasty. Good value for money here.

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LeleG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We had a reservation and arrived on time. We were seated and sat at the table no short of almost 15 mins before ANYONE came over to take our order. During the dining experience, the waiter consistently passed us over and rarely checked in. I was extremely disgusted about the service. Also there seemed to be a complete segregation in where black couples were placed at small two seaters and other couples seated at a four top. None of the staff seemed to notice and all rushed around not doing much of anything. Though the food was really good. I was sorely disappointment!

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vipTimtruman1
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day at Tupelo Honey. Food was very good. Service was a little slow but the manager did give us a coupon for a free small plate on our next visit. We will be back!

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vipArlingtongal
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Server was pleasant and witty but stretched thin: we would have liked for her to come by more frequently. Fried chicken, grits, meatloaf, blueberry compot with the biscuits, and pecan pie were tasty; green beans were only ok. Cocktails were delicious. Glad this restaurant wasn’t too loud. Disappointed that this location didn’t have in stock promotional pint glass

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Valentine's Day, was concerned was going to be overbooked due to recent reviews. However for seated right at reservation time and everything from there was excellent. Food, service and atmosphere.

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LinaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my friends and my boyfriend for valentines’ day. We had so much fun. The food was really good and the server was so nice and accommodating.

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TAMIAD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ive been here 3 times and this past experience was my worst and was embarrassed to have my friend join me. The food was not hot and the chicken was not crispy and did not appear to be done. Although the meat was cooked to its requirement the flavor was blan. My sides were tasty but i also order an appetizer that did not come until after I recieved my main course. The eggs tasted old and appeared to be sitting in the fridge for a while. All concerns were addressed in the restuarant but it was very disappointing.

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steveS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The atmosphere was fun. The food was good for the cost. The service was horrible. We had to continually ask other workers to fetch our waiter. The restaurant wasn’t busy but they were working on redoing the happy hour sign which seemed to occupy almost the entire staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I grew up in South Carolina. The food reminded me of home. The fried okra is absolutely delicious!

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