Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.7
3059 Reviews
$30 and under
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.


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
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 3059 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting salad, unusual tasty combination of veges, avocados, beets and greens. I added a fried chicken thigh rather dry and overcooked. Service fast and efficient
Overall good.

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AustinS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Had a reservation and had to wait a while to get a table. Way overpriced. Decent food but not worth it.

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We went because we had read an article listing Tupelo Honey as one of the best restaurants in Asheville, but were quite disappointed. The fried chicken was dry. The Mac and cheese was bland. The brussel sprouts were flavorless and charred. Additionally, we had read they had wonderful fried okra, but found that it is no longer on the menu or available. The service was great, however. Too bad we found the food to be overrated.

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5Peacocks
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, as always. Our server could not have been more friendly and attentive. We had a lovely time.

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Pooh
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Shaun our waiter, was excellent. The food was good . Ordering to getting to table was less than 10 minutes. Only request was this place should open before 10

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AmieG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Tupelo Honey after a friend recommended it and OMG! Was outstanding!!! Wish we had one close to us in Ohio!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great !

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vipWahoo
Richmond
102 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've been to Tupelo Honey several times previously & always include it on our dining schedule when visiting Asheville. Pandemic precautions are in place & observed by the staff. Our waitress was also the bartender: she was helpful, efficient & mixed excellent drinks. My wife's honey dusted fried chicken was excellent & my bourbon glazed "meat loaf" (more a large meatball) was equally good. We recommend TH for either lunch or dinner.

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FabrizioC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice time. Pleasant atmosphere, Good Service, food-served timely and all four Entrees perfectly delicious. All staff members in strict accordance to the Pandemic Health Code regulations.
Only one thing........all being seniors........the print size on the menus is too small. We all needed magnifying eyeglasses to see the menu!

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TomG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. Try the fried green tomatoes

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Traveler21
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a great place to dine. The food is amazing. I loved the banana pudding.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The Bloody Mary and beer selections was delish and paired perfectly with the cheeseburger, the pork and the fries! We shared our meals and walked away replenished to continue exploring Asheville !

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TomS
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken and peach cole slaw was so money! Highly recommend.

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BillB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Seated immediately with reservations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful and friendly. The food was fantastic!

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Lene
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bone in fried chicken was incredible!!

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JeriB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but not outstanding. Chicken was dry. Biscuits were really good.

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AlfredoB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried green tomatoes was tasty and cooked to perfection. Fried cauliflower had good texture and tasted really good. Our entrees of hamburger with cheese and ground harvest bowl was delicious. There can be a bit of a wait so I recommend making a reservation

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, server was excellent.

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HelenaS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. Prices have gone up and the jar of honey is 16.00. I wanted to bring some home for friends and family but just bought one.

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Gabrasetee
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wife’s birthday. Wife was very pleased with her 4 vegetable plate. My fried chicken was very dry and over cooked and had minimal southern fried chicken flavor. Perhaps it was and off day for this menu item. Green beans with basil was very good.

My experience usually if I indicate a special occasion through Open Table reservations is that the special occasion is acknowledged by restaurant staff. Not that it is a big issue I thought with this restaurant’s reputation something might have been said.

Overall experience was good and Tyler, our server, gave us great service.

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StuartS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

good experience. good value and food. excellent service

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AmyC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I had been to been to this restaurant a few years ago & was really excited to be returning. Food was boring, service was terrible. Spent way too money for this experience. My husband & I were both disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the bar. Pulled pork was best ever!

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Giuli
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a perfectly nice place to have lunch or dinner, but nothing over the top, in my view. The food is very tasty, but what put me off was our inability to find out what beers they had on offer. We had to scan the selection, which for some reason our phone would not do - even with the waitress's help. WELL, they have no paper list of their beers! I couldn't believe it. We had to wind up settling for suggestions. I found that very poor planning - in the extreme. I wouldn't go back for that reason, but would not tell someone else not to.

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WandaJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased with everything about our experience at Tupelo Honey! I had the Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf and it was by far the best I’ve ever eaten! My husband enjoyed the fried chicken with Siracha Honey dipping sauce, but wished he had also ordered the meatloaf! We had the house beer and it was very smooth and pleasant for us two light beer drinkers. They also were able to fulfill our request to move from bar seating to a table, as we had requested. We will definitely be coming back!

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vipFirstTimeReviewer
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food just wasn’t very good. The staff crowed about the biscuits but they were just meh. I was one of a party of six and two of us found their food inedible. Two of us had the special that the waiter suggested, meatloaf. That was outstanding but the sides were awful. The Brussels sprouts were charred to beyond recognition and the green beans were raw. I had the shrimp and grits which was fantastic but quite a small portion.

We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible meal at Tupelo Honey! The shrimp and grits, pork shoulder, and brussel sprouts were the best things we ate in Asheville by far. The sangria was delicious as well, not too sweet but super flavorful. Taylor was our waitress and gave great recommendations, her upbeat attitude added to our wonderful experience!!

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Pennie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing!!! The spicy cauliflower bites and the roasted brussel sprouts are a must have!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This came recommended and it did not disappoint. Brunch was fabulous and their Twisted Hen is a must for a delicious glass of wine. Definitely would come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Restaurant is much better with Covid-19 distancing. I hope they will not go back to the super crowded seating they used to have.

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STEPHENN
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous brunch fare. Everything we had was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food. If you are a true foody toy will appreciate this place. And fried pickles are on point

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BeccaJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall experience was great, but did feel like our waitress was pushing us out to seat the next group as soon as possible. We would have enjoyed our experience more if we felt like we were welcome for more than 35 minutes.

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vipveazierx
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Probably would skip next time!

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KellyE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was a rainy day and we made a reservation at 2:30 - all that was left. They put us outside with heater, even though I requested to sit inside - we were cold! Our server, Jacob, was the highlight of our dining experience! He was fantastic and made the whole experience. Food was not that special in my opinion. Not sure what the hubbub is all about.

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Snjr
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fun place for awesome biscuits and fried chicken.

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KyleG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for brunch -- had the avocado toast to start and then both had a fried chicken dish. Mine w/sweet potato pancakes. The food was well-prepared and indulgent but a little one-note/underseasoned. Service was nothing over-the-top but definitely appreciated that the server was able to turn a cold A/C fan overhead off when asked. Definitely worth going back!

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ChristinaD
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit & it was exceptional! The food, service & atmosphere were spot on. Kid friendly. Highly recommend!

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Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville is rated 4.7 stars by 3059 OpenTable diners.

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.