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Honey Dusted Fried Chicken - Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville, Asheville, NC

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
4.6
5689 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
We are in OpenTable's Top 100 Places to Brunch in America!
At Tupelo Honey, we create breakfasts, brunches, 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 over 20 years of delighting diners and providing a high energy environment that is synonymous the Asheville community.
Reservations highly recommended.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 255-4863
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    No off premise catering is available.
  • Private party facilities
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Cross street
    ​Patton Ave. / College Street
  • Parking details
    Coxe Ave and Wall Street garages are the closest, as well as many open lots on Coxe Ave. Uber and Lyft are highly recommended. Out of respect for all our guests, we can only hold a table 10 minutes after the reservation time.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,689 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville

    Hot spot

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

5,689 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate on Patio. Our waiter was amazing. The food was delicious and the recommendations for sites to visit were spot on.

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  2. BuddyC

    Mississippi

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whenever I visits Asheville, I always make it a point to eat at Tupelo Honey. Food and service were great on this visit as they always are. Highly recommend eating at Tupelo Honey!

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  3. Barclay

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shrimp and grits outstanding. Our waiter Pat was very attentive! We sat on the patio which was pleasant except for the bongo player who set up on the sidewalk nearby.

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  4. GregoryS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great experience! Food was excellent. Portions were very good.

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  5. AlexaG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My sisters favorite restaurant and we love to come here every time we visit. Everything is so good and yummy

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  6. WexfordOne

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was ready for us when we got there and the service was very good. The food options are somewhat limited but generally what you’d expect for southern cuisine. Restaurant packs tables in but as a large party they put us in the very back which was great. The biggest complaint around the table was how salty many of the dishes were. I had the chicken which was fine and the Brussel sprouts which were tasty but so salty my mouth was burning from the sodium. Others had the collards which my husband and sister in law took one bite out of and could not eat them because of the salt.

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  7. JaniceS

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were out of a few of the beers listed on the menu. It did take a bit of time to find that out each time the choice was given. Smothered chicken was very good and the sides are generous and tasty. Our server was very nice and very apologetic about the beer situation. I would go there again. Love downtown Asheville.

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  8. AmandaB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. The food was slightly disappointing, drinks were great as was service.

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  9. ArleneP

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent dining experience at Tupelo downtown. Grant was a most attentive waiter. See y’all soon!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for brunch and everything was great! Food came out in a timely manner and the drinks were amazing too.

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  11. ABDM

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu was very limited on choices of food. Just really didn’t enjoy the food. Service was ok

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  12. Steve

    Toledo

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place , local food, nice atmosphere ! Waitress friendly.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fried green tomatoes heaven. But everything is delicious and authentically Southern at its best. Every guest goes home happy.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and fun atmosphere. Salmon and chicken both really good.

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  15. Clux10

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with an upbeat atmosphere. From age 5 to 65 everyone was happy on a rainy day.

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  16. JenniferP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute place for brunch...good location and food was solid. A little of a wait so would definitely make reservations

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  17. Yummy

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The avocado scramble egg dish was amazing! The eggs were fluffy and the portion size was more than I could eat! This place is a definite redo!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here before a concert. We made reservations but they seated us at the bar instead of a table. The food was great but the bartender was our server and she was very busy. She was preoccupied with a busy bar and not overly friendly but the food was good and we enjoyed our dinner.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I wouldn’t say completely kid-friendly, but the food and staff were great.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic. Food was outstanding. The dessert was out of the world. Had an amazing experience.

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  21. Doitagain

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good, but very small portions. We felt rushed along and oversold.

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  22. ElizabethS

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was very fresh and well prepared. The servers were very friendly and personable. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Bar, comfortable bar stools. Seated in the bar for dinner, even with reservations. World have preferred the dining room. Food was excellent. Love the broccolini and best parm roasted potatoes ever!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience , food and drinks came out super fast . The restaurant look’s immaculate and lots of scenery . I will definitely be dining again .

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  25. LizBear

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, fast & friendly service. Fried green tomatoes+grits were *outstanding* as a shared appetizer and the mimosa flight was tasty and inventive. 10/10; would definitely go back.

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  26. MLK914

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A Southern favorite! We love the vibe and the location of this spot. Parking is easy at a garage around the corner. Food is always delicious, and they offer a variety of interesting drinks to make the experience feel special. Our servers are always friendly and professional. And we love that we can make reservations! We’ll be back, for sure!

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  27. Goodeats747

    Greensboro

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were meeting with a friend we hadn’t seen in years so we wanted a slow causal meal. Our waiter Grant picked up on this right away and gave us excellent service. Great food and atmosphere. We were there early in the morning and really enjoyed our visit.

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  28. DawnT

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our brunch was delicious! Eggs were cooked to order and the pancakes were great!

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  29. LizP

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Started out with a spicy Bloody, a mimosa and a biscuit to share. All delicious. Then we had the shrimp and grits which were also delicious and the smothered chicken was good too. Service was great. We will be back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant! Food is great and the service was the best!!!! A gem in Asheville!!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I chose this restaurant for a first date, I have eaten here before that. It was amazing! OpenTable made the reservation easy, and Tupelo Honey is fantastic. Their menu includes four different styles of chicken and waffles, along with plenty other entrees to satisfy anyone’s tastebuds!! We were seated immediately and the server was attentive while also allowing us to have conversation without being interrupted all evening. The food itself was incredible, highly recommend the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. The atmosphere is wonderful, matching the restaurants identity perfectly! As far as noise level, that is personal preference. We had dinner on Saturday night, so of course it’s louder than normal, but it allowed us to have open and honest conversations without feeling like other tables heard us, yet we weren’t struggling to hear each other. 10/10 experience

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, fresh and delicious!! Great service, perfect ambiance.

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  33. JohnR

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great drinks! Would go back again!!!!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our ticket was lost and so we sat for over an hour without our food. No one offered to comp anything, which I didn’t agree with. The waitress was apolgetic, but come on.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waiter was very stone cold. Food average for the price but the cocktails were great!

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  36. KimG

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Restaurant, Food and Service. Definitely Recommend

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and excellent value for the portions in quality

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Drinks were great, too!

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  39. Susan

    Salt Lake City

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress Emily, was very attentive and funny. We were a large group and had a nice table in the way back. It was quieter than other places in the restaurant. Some of the just ok others said it was good.

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  40. SoCharlotte

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation and were seated right away even though it was very busy. Service was so sweet and kind. Food was amazing. Definitely the spot to be on a Saturday morning.

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You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville using the Order Online button.

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville is rated 4.6 stars by 5689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    ​Patton Ave. / College Street
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Coxe Ave and Wall Street garages are the closest, as well as many open lots on Coxe Ave. Uber and Lyft are highly recommended. Out of respect for all our guests, we can only hold a table 10 minutes after the reservation time.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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