Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
1395 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. 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-sourced, and always Southern. Join us before your reservation in our new cocktail bar serving up the craft beverages, snacks & our famous fried chicken.

Specials

All Day Happy Hour!

Enjoy $3 Tupelo Honey Rye Ales, all day on Wednesdays!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 23, 2019

Ends: January 2, 2020

Availability: Wed 9:00AM-9:00PM

What 1395 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My group was in town for a bachelorette party. We planned everything very carefully, including visiting the Tupelo Honey in Raleigh prior to reserving a table at the one in Asheville because we wanted to make sure it was the place for us. We were surprised that the food in Asheville was not as good as in Raleigh. The bride was bummed.

P
Greensboro
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately, while dining outside meal was disturbed by rather unpleasant street incident from apparently mentally deranged man.

DE
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Just our luck...we visit on a night with a loudmouth on his phone is dropping f-bombs and there are tables with young kids around. We mention this to our waitress and she knows, he has been drinking...then she says, “there’s not much we can do about it.” We’ll, you could ask him to leave if he insists on behaving this way. And if he refuses, call the police in that are 50 feet away. Amazing, one fool ruins 4-5 tables night out. Never again...

y
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, local and delicious! I had trout, grits and green beans and enjoyed every bite! Prices were reasonable for the high quality of food. In the heart of downtown Asheville, I would definitely recommend it.

RP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent!

TB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful example of a local and regional diamond. Great food and service, reflecting its region.

SP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was incredibly overpriced. Service was great but not a good value.

S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Natalie was amazing and really made our first anniversary special!!

BR
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Like most Asheville restaurants, TH is pretty pricey. The food is pretty good, but not exceptional. We sat on the "kitchen side" and found it to be very noisy. Would have rather sat elsewhere. The wait staff was very good, efficient and friendly. Value for what we paid is questionable, however, we would probably go back for a special occasion.

OT
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious brussel sprouts, proper bourbon old fashioned, tupelo shrimp n grits, & mountain trout! Excellent service, & addressed our kid's allergy issue really well. Would go back. Note didn't look as pictured on open table, maybe those are from a different location.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, the food is truly exceptional. wonderful staff and Mishelle, the manager is fabulous!

IH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the wildest drink I ever saw.

GP
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Decided on Tupelo for lunch as I've had good experiences at the other locations. This wasn't much different. Biscuits were delicious, and the fried chicken is VERY good. We both had fried chicken sandwiches (Southern and Avocado). Service was good, not great. My water was empty for half of the meal and remained that way until we left. My wife had to request more coffee as well. I would return.

CM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Chicken sandwich was awesome. Beer choice minimal and extremely overpriced

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food! Little tight in bar booth seating.

LB
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent dining experience .... love sitting outside , people watching and eating incredible food

OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

JM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very noisy and crowded walkways. No place inside the restaurant to wait for a table. Meatloaf was very salty; fried chicken was good; biscuits were good.

TS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place for scrumptious food! Large portions so be ready for a a takeout box! Awesome homemade biscuits served with Tupelo Honey! Great location to walk around and hear impromptu musicians and scheduled acts!

K
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, breakfast is so predictable but not here!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was not that good. My salad cam on a plate and kept falling off. My husband and I got two beers and they were both lukewarm. Not a favorite.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent.
I was surprised at how good the spare ribs were there.

C
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy reservations, especially for a Sat eve. Sampled a variety of items from the menu at our table of 4....wonderful food all-round and great service. Perfect location convenient to all of Asheville. Highly recommend

OT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Okra as good ( or better) than mom’s

OT
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a delicious lunch and great environment.

J
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tupelo is a must visit while in Asheville.

Great southern homeyness on a plate.

Fried chicken and biscuit is a standard.

Everything tastes fresh and home cooked.

Go there!

Mmmm

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and EXCELLENT service!

L
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, and creative brunch drinks!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zoe was a fabulous server, and the food was outstanding. What stood out to my husband and me the most, though, was the teamwork that was evident among the staff. We work in the restaurant industry ourselves and we know how hard it is to create a family atmosphere where a team works together for the better good. We had several people stop by our table tonight: our lovely server Zoe, the gentleman who delivered our appetizer to us didn’t just drop it off but asked us if he could get anything for us before he left, another server stopped by on her way to the kitchen and took our empty plate from our appetizer to the kitchen with the dishes she already had in her hands (rather than leaving it there for our own server to take), and another lady delivered our dessert to us and asked if we needed anything else before she walked away. I just wanted someone to know that this teamwork did not go unnoticed tonight. Keep up the good work!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. The wings, ribs, and fried green tomatoes were Delosh, as the fried chicken was as well, of course.

T
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic. My wife loved the complementary biscuits and her BBQ burger. My veggie burger was tasty, as well.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend to me and worth it. Staff were friendly and service was prompt. Ribs were amazing. The sides choices were great. If back in Asheville, I would go again.

JV
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, exceptional food. From the time we arrived to the time we left, it was flawless.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great breakfast! Disappointed to see extra $2 charge for maple syrup that wasn’t included with add-on charge for pancakes.

F
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a vibrant atmosphere and location. Creative blend of seasonings and spices made these classic southern dishes special. Include in your meal one of the craft cocktails....the special Strawberry-Rhubarb Margarita was one of the best cocktails we have ever enjoyed....

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The most strawberry rhubarb margaritas and fried green tomatoes hands down.

s
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had heard from friends of the outstanding food and fun atmosphere. We were not disappointed.

ST
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had several conversations with our server about staying dairy free. The sandwich took so long to come we had to flag our server down and asked for him to check on it. When the sandwich arrived it was grilled in butter. It took a while for us to get his attention, again, so we started eating the middle of the sandwich. The fix... he left the sandwich with us to finish and went to go get toast. 1 piece of toast was brought. It was comped but still left a never again feeling about the place.

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

We were in Asheville for a long weekend and Tupelo Honey did not disappoint!

K
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The fried chicken was so big 2 people could most definitely share. We left so full and satisfied! Thanks so much!

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