Tupelo Honey - Denver

4.5
2182 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. Steps from historic Denver Union Station, we craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-soured, and always Southern.

Reservations are strongly recommended, and we will accommodate walk-ins where possible.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2182 people are saying
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LenayaM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I got seated towards the front of the restaurant and forgotten about in a matter of 20 minutes. nobody came to ask if we wanted drinks or had any questions about the menu. the restaurant wasn't that busy and waiters had been passing by our table multiple times without speaking to us. we got up and walked out. horrible service, or lack thereof.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the vibe of the restaurant was very inviting! Would eat here often!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was very good, except I feel like the fried chicken was a bit over cooked, so it was a bit dry. We go our fix on yummy biscuits and excellent mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for Sunday brunch. Really liked being able to make a reservation. Food was delish!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and waiter was handsome!

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itstherawburgerforme
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My burger was raw when it came to the table. I understand that sending food back is cumbersome, but the way our waitress almost refused to take the food back, acted like it was our fault the burger was raw, and then treated us poorly for the rest of our visit wasn’t ok. It was even confirmed by another waitstaff that the burger was completely uncooked and they were in shock that the kitchen staff even allowed it to come out of the kitchen. Worst service we have had, and we do not plan on going back any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Long wait to be seated (even though it was a slow night and we had reservations), and the table service was even slower. The cocktails were small for the price. But the food was the real letdown - very bland, and our orders came with the wrong sides. Unfortunately service was too slow to bother checking on us.

We have been to 2 other Tupelo Honey locations (Chattanooga & Asheville) and this one is not even a comparison. I do not recommend it.

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SuzzieM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Alyssa was great!

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KevinM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both above and beyond my expectations. The drinks were on point and delicious. And you do not want to miss their banana cream pudding, it’s the best I’ve ever tasted. Go online to make a reservation prior to going to avoid any waiting is recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great southern menu, great service a must eat at in Denver

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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Chritinanotonthecoast
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jeff our server was awesome! My sweet potato bisque was extra yummy. My chicken was a bit fatty, however overall a great dining out experience. Thank you!

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BaileyR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place from lunch, waited about 15 mins for service. Table was dirty, waitress was nice. Great Food

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vipChristopherO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

LOVED the food and the drinks were well made as well!

Tupelo Honey - Denver
Responded 4 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your experience, Christopher. We take pride in our scratch Southern fare; so we're elated you loved it! We look forward to hosting you again. Cheers! Stefano Pindo Service Captain

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BartC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were a little short staffed, and out of a few menu items, but we would definitely go back.

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Bren
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the biscuits, brussel sprouts, and two different fried chicken sandwiches with the intention of taking half home for dinner…we finished it all. The food was absolutely amazing, our waiter was so attentive and social, and we hardly noticed the train station immediately outside. I take everyone here for lunch before they catch the train to the airport.

Tupelo Honey - Denver
Responded 4 days ago

Heck yes, Bren! We love that! Keep 'em coming and we'll keep feeding 'em! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us; it's always an added bonus when a guest is as fun to serve as you we're. Can't wait to host you again soon. Cheers, Stefano

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AlisonQ
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Good biscuits and cocktails, but the rest of the food was not great (we ordered a benny and a bowl). And then, when we were done with brunch we thought we'd just move over to the bar to watch the Bronco's game, but we were told we couldn't sit there with our eight-month-old ... so we moved to a high top in the bar area, where we were directed by their staff, and were completely ignored. So we left.

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auagman
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fried Chicken was dry. Service was slow, but friendly. We know that staffing is tough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and friendly staff.

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StephanieLaFrancofille
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a bit of a struggle getting to Tupelo: it was Sunday morning, but there was nowhere to park, and the nearest parking garage was not open. We finally found a space and arrived for our 9 am reservation -- to find that the restaurant does not open until 9. Good thing I didn't take the 8 or 8:30 am spots that were available! (I just checked this, looks like they fixed it.) The music was BLARING. We asked for it to be turned down, and it was - briefly. Went back up to 8/10 but bearable. Next, I asked for cold brew coffee. Cold brew coffee is NOT iced coffee. It is brewed at room temperature, and then chilled. So why serve it over a glass full of ice like a Coke?? Ice will just melt and water it down. I fished all the cubes out and was left with half a serving of coffee. Finally, the food was delicious, perfect serving sizes, good service. I recommend the sweet potato pancakes with blueberry topping. The pancakes were tender, not too dense or tough, as sweet potato cakes can sometimes be. Overall a nice way to treat yourself, but leave early if you need to park.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food (everything all of us had was delicious and blew us away), our waiter Jamie was hilarious, attentive and made great recommendations, oh and the cocktails were top notch. So much value for money here! Will definitely be back soon.

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Channs
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was great but our server Shania was horrible. We were very neglected and she had a horrible attitude when we asked for help.

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ErikaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Overall I would say Tupelo is a shaky three star restaurant. The food was pretty good, but the cocktails were overly sweet and even with an extra shot of tequil, the Paloma was very weak. But the real problem the restaurant has is its staffing. I'm trying to be fair with the lack of staffing due to Covid, but this was bad. We walked in at the same time as three other parties. We all stood in line and waited to be checked in by the hostess that was bussing table between each new guest. As my turn came up she informed me I was lucky I was there at that time as she was just about to cancel my reservation. Note, I'd been standing in line to check in for about 10 minutes. Then after being seated, we waited over 20 minutes to have water brought to us. As each server whisked by us, over and over again, they all avoided eye contact. Finally, someone came to take our drink order. We waited another 15 minutes for our first round of drinks. The rest of the night proved more of the same. Unfortunately, I should have read the previous reviews before making a reservation. But I was dying to give them a try. We won't go back.

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ShirleyP
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great location to enjoy a comfort food meal with a top line of spirits!

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JennaS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was outstanding. From the appetizers, to the entrees, to the main course, to the drinks, I was completely impressed. The best part by far was the the service. Jamie was very welcoming and super attentive. This is not a place to be missed.

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DebraL
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food and wonderful experience. We were seated outside. Jamie, our server, was great. Very personable and friendly. Made us feel special. Can’t wait to come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun place! The food was delicious-sweet potato pancakes with blueberry compote, busquits, gravy and chicken-all so yummy. Our server was so kind and friendly. Great theme and decor.

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Bad service - cold food and wrong dinners - grits had plastic in them and the server asked "oh what do you want me to do about it"

Ordered an appetizer which came after our dinner was over and they charged us for it !

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LindsayT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was awesome… until they got too busy. But the food was worth it!!!

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MelanieW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great waiter, we really enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely go again

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vipjsinner
Omaha
92 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were good. Service was excellent. Great people watching out the windows.

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Quinn
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks. Tried 2 flavors of the chicken and waffles and they were both amazing.

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Foodeats
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed fast, attentive server, food quality excellent. Only downside was when the sweet potatoe casserole was too spicy to eat, another option was not suggested. My friend was only given the one side and not two that came with the dinner.

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Alihay
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. The cocktails are also good but have dumb names

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NievesGPrados
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena comida y excelente servicio.

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was very good. However the service was poor. We waited almost an hour to get our drinks. The server seemed to not quite comprehend when we would ask her something. It seemed to go in one ear and out the other. When re-filling our water cups, she wasn't paying attention and poured water into one of our friends beer cup... Overall unimpressed with the service. Bummed because I have gone there before and never experienced service this terrible.

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vipKellyE
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey is always a great go-to for brunch! They were very accommodating, even when I needed to add two more seats.

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AJKeglovits
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! We sat outside and enjoyed brunch!

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vipTai75
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The hostess was rude. Assumed all the black people were in the same party.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very friendly and laid back. Great cocktails, great food (the macaroni and cheese waffle omg!!) and a nice but unpretentious atmosphere.

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You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - Denver using the Order Online button. Tupelo Honey - Denver also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tupelo Honey - Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 274-0650.

Tupelo Honey - Denver is rated 4.5 stars by 2182 OpenTable diners.

Tupelo Honey - Denver does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://tupelohoneycafe.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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