Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
At Tupelo Honey, we create breakfasts, lunches and suppers that invite you to put on your Sunday’s best and gather around the table for gracious and delicious Southern food. This original, flagship location boasts almost 20 years of delighting diners and providing a high energy environment that is synonymous the Asheville community. Reservations recommended.


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 1590 People Are Saying
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RH
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The ‘original’, as we were informed, was what we have come to expect for Tupelo Honey. Good food, interesting offerings & friendly service. Breakfast isn’t always my favorite meal, but I could make exception if I lived closer!

S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I definitely recommend Tupelo Honey to visitors to Asheville. They have great service and good brunch. Make a reservation for brunch the wait gets really long (like most places in Asheville).

TM
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Warm atmosphere. Good time had by all.

RM
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Great service and very good food. Fun place.

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

We had a reservation and were seated right away. Service was very friendly and attentive. The fried chicken, shrimp and grits, fried okra, and beet salad were outstanding. The mashed potatoes, collard greens and banana pudding were just OK.

ML
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was just ok.

AM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit to Asheville includes a visit to Tupelo. Wonderful and creative traditional Southern food. And, use "Open Table". Don't just show up, or you'll wait.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a girls weekend with my daughter-in-law’s and their moms and my sister-in-law and a few of them have never been to Tupelo Honey so it was a very enjoyable treat and I think part of the Asheville experience!

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Most amazing dining in Asheville!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, food, and coffee. Our server, Darrell, was fantastic. He had excellent recommendations and was very attentive. We sat outside in a relatively small patio. No heaters, but it was still comfortable in the 50 degree weather with jackets. The food was flavorful- would definitely recommend.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience with incredible food with exceptional service!

l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp and Grits amazing! We loved sitting outside on Friday evening so we could hear the drum line.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and knowledgeable server. Yummy chicken.

AO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! My husband and I both had shrimp and grits and pimento cheese dip and would highly recommend both! The grits were absolutely amazing and so creamy!

PH
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I wish I had ordered more food to take to go when I left. The food was great.

CM
Indiana
101 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Brussel sprouts starter amply sized and tasty. Server suggested adding chorizo to the Tupelo Honey shrimp & grits—good tout. Lively, busy place with good food and fun atmosphere.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only waited 15 minutes for our table . Food great

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling from out of town. Exceptional service and quick, delicious, fresh food. Definitely coming back for another visit!

BO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We visited Asheville for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Up to this point, we had been pretty disappointed with the food Asheville had to offer but then we came to Tupelo Honey and it changed everything. our service was great, the food was even better, and the drinks were amazing. We would definitely eat here again.

NP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were lucky enough to be able to sit outside on a beautiful day. Food was wonderful, make sure to get the chicken!

DC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tupelo Honey was highly recommended by a friend of mine before our trip to Asheville. I made reservations for a Tuesday night with no issues, but it was still quite busy. The fried Brussels sprouts were delicious, and we devoured the complimentary biscuits. My husband very much enjoyed the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and the goat cheese grits. I had the shoo mercy shrimp and grits, which was so full flavor and comfort. This was overall definitely southern comfort food; and being from Louisiana, this meal was as close to home as we could get in Asheville. We also enjoyed eating on the cozy outdoor patio even though it was slightly chilly outside. Great experience, and I would definitely go back and recommend.

y
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my goodness! This was our first dining experience in Asheville and it was a resounding win. The food, the service and atmosphere was exactly what we expected from a southern restaurant. The craft cocktails, the appetizers, and the main courses were fabulous. Try the fried Brussels sprouts, their version of shrimp and grits, peppered meatloaf and the pork were as good as one would image. Add a homemade biscuit and you are in heaven. Generous portions were gratefully packed up to take home. We had no room for dessert but maybe next time! This should be in everyone’s must do list in Asheville. They are open for breakfast too!!!

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was ”old world Southern” with a kick. Really enjoyed it all. We ate family style to be able to get the flavor of it all & loved it!

TK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best fried chicken I’ve had. Love the okra.
Trout was fabulous.

R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and service.

MB
Western NC
43 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

They have done a great job reworking the menu Ate at both thier Asheville locations in recent days. Food and service excellent at both. Downtown needs a redecorating boost and could do with some noise abatement, but overall a solid, fun, reliable place. A couple of years ago, I felt they were resting oil thier laurels and not worthy of revisits. No longer the case. They have it going well.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner !

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good southern food. Excellent selection

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious but surpassed by the attention & competence of our server,Michael! It was so good, our party ate at Tupelo Honey 3 out of 4 nights we were in Asheville! Don’t miss this terrific restaurant while in Asheville.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Very accommodating and kind. Food is exactly what you want when you are going to brunch, but better quality than anywhere else.

p
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always outstanding...the food is excellent as is the service.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the southern fare-fried green tomatoes,collard greens, biscuits were great. The grits with goat cheese were some of the best I’ve had. The meatloaf and fried chicken were also winners.Enjoyed the lovely fall evening sitting out on the porch.Would recommend Tupelo Honey to anyone who would like southern cooking with a twist.

LS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We wanted to get a drink while waiting, but we were told we couldn’t so we had to go next door. Food wasn’t as good as last time. Waitress was awesome.

L
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dinner but we were very disappointed with the size of our cocktails. My husband is accustomed to a 2 finger pour of scotch & he received 1 finger (with ice!) & my martini glass showed up 3/4 full.. for what they charge, the expectation would be adequate sized cocktails.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and interesting drinks in the heart of town

MM
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best restaurant in Asheville. Went for both breakfast and lunch! Enjoy

VM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

my biggest flaw at the Tupelo was the seating arrangements our table was right out there where all the traffic was and the kitchen was right there (that was my view) so there was a lot of congestion at this particular table and the table were so close you could hear everything being said at the table next to you.

JS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

While the restaurant was in incredible demand, we found the service to be unimpressive and the food, while good, not as special as we had expected.

In a night generating long lines to get in, we were told our table was not ready when we got there and we would just need to wait. A message that could have been delivered more politely, was terse. At dinner, many of the items were fried, and were more basic than expected. I had the hanger steak, which was good but not great.

Also frustrating was the suggestion that the banana pudding would be a good item to celebrate a birthday. It was not comped, nor was it all that great compared to others I have had. Wine selection was also not that impressive.

Overall it was an ok to good experience, not the special experience I had hoped for.

D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the server and his suggestions about the menu. Food was delicious and plentiful!

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

Wonderful food! Get the fried green tomatoes.