Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
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1848 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern

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About

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.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm
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Phone number
(828) 255-4863
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adam Jones
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Private party facilities
Visit our South Asheville location for the best environment for groups over 12 guest. The contact for further details; SouthAVLEvents@tupelohoneycafe.com
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Catering
No off premise catering is available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
​Patton Ave. / College Street
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Parking details
Rankin and Wall Street garages are the closest. Uber and Lyft are highly recommended!*WE DO NOT HAVE SPACE THAT PERMITS DOGS TO DINE AT THE TABLE. *OUT OF RESPECT FOR THOSE THAT ARE WAITING, WE ASK THAT ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR PARTY ARE PRESENT AT YOUR RESERVATION TIME BEFORE TAKING A SEAT AT THE TABLE. RESERVATIONS ARE CANCELLED AFTER 15 MINUTES.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1848 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good brunch menu! They were about to close for a few months for a remodel

TR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As usual the food was great and loved the biscuits and jam. I think if you wanted to, you could scale down the portions some. I don't think anyone at my table could finish their order and ultimately it went to waste.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Food was outstanding, and we really enjoyed it. Wasn’t a huge fan of the old fashioned, but that is a personal taste thing. It was made well. Ribs were great. They did run out of dessert though.

RC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second year I,ve been to Asheville and tupelo Honey never disappoints. Love this place.

D
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I was able to make a reservation so we were seated immediately. Our server was excellent as well as the food and beverages. Looking forward to going again.

K
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service by Darrell. Food was fresh and amazing and oh so much. Tomato soup so yummy. Betty’s egg toast to die for. Biscuits are crazy good. Great mimosas. Get the large!

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. The server would act differently at each table. He was short with us, extremely polite with the table beside us who kept making special requests and kept having to be flagged down to help the table behind us. The restaurant seats a decent amount of people however considering the size, it’s cramped in areas. The price was somewhat higher than desired however the food quality offset that. Would definitely go back, and ask for another server.

VC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service but value comes down a star due to over priced drinks - would still give it a high recommendation but it loses a star on overall value.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, great service. The tables are quite close together though.

OT
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Our food was amazing! My husband had the fried chicken and I had the sweet potato pancakes with chicken. I would recommend anything on the menu. Good service too. We will definitely eat here again.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Brunch on vacation!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Tupelo Honey! An Asheville classic

A
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We sat in a plastic enclosed very cold porch, we made reservations over 2 weeks out and should have been given the option of sitting inside. When asked to be moved inside, the waitress seemed annoyed and Saud we would have to wait.

WK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Back door banging was insufferable. Overall noise level unacceptable.
Food quite good.

R
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was great. Gave it 4 stars just due to the fact that there were 3 menu items not available for a 3:45 pm reservation. But it was an altogether enjoyable experience.

CA
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biscuits and the chicken are a must... As well as the chorizo sausage patty

L
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service.

A
Sacramento
39 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Service was great—attentive and friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious.

W
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast with generous portions. Biscuits are amazing.

SE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Service, food and setting. It was a fitting part of our New Year’s Eve celebration.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! Micheal, our server, was fantastic and very helpful. Overall experience was top-notch. We will absolutely return. Highly recommend.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and fantastic service!

BF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very worth the visit, friendly staff even on a busy day. Good food and creative drinks.

SA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server who went to UCF (our hometown college). While a little on the pricey side, food was excellent!

E
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was fantastic!! Everyone at our table had something different and nothing disappointed. Chocolate cake was to die for!! Get there soon! It’s a really special place. Kudos to the chef!!

GP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience at TH. The big standout was the staff working so hard to accommodate my food-allergic son. They went above and beyond to make sure we were all taken care of. Appetizers were all fantastic, and fried chicken & shrimp and grits were great. Skip the Caesar salad. Our family evening was full of good food, warm atmosphere, and great service!

OT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Made a reservation but were told they needed to “clean our table”. Waited almost 15 minutes and were then seated at one of about 6 tables which were clean when we arrived. Not seating people when there are clean tables available creates a perceived high demand when there is not really one. There is no area to wait in and we didn’t want to wait outside in the cold. We were seated next to the open kitchen at a table for two that was basically on the “server highway”. Wasn’t a pleasant experience. Cobb salad was average but not special. How about spicing it up with pickled onions or fried okra to make it unique. Grilled chicken sandwich was good. Biscuits were not baked long enough and tasted doughy. Would have liked to stay for an after dinner drink but it was so loud we left. As long time patrons of Tupelo, we were disappointed.

M
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We thoroughly enjoyed our grilled cheese sandwiches filled with yummy condiments inside. So rich I could only eat half! Took the other half home. Delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the wait!

DR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! The avocado toast is amazing! Loved every bite!!!

p
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found my new favorite spot in Asheville! The biscuits were amazing, the coffee was perfect, the avocado eggs Betty were my dream breakfast come true and the service was wonderful. What else could you ask for?

s
Louisville
7 reviews