Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
1040 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

$3 Mimosas & Monday Brunch

Join us on Memorial Day for $3 mimosas and a special Monday brunch!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 27, 2019

Ends: May 28, 2019

Availability: Mon 9:00AM-4:00PM

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

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us on Father's Day for all of Dad's scratch-made Southern favorites, plus hand-crafted cocktails!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 1040 People Are Saying
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Columbus
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, the shrimp and grits are killer!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Hostess & wait staff were very helpful and friendly. Food was great!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Not worth the wait. Major hassle just to get seated. We were eventually seated at a counter beside the open kitchen where customers should not be seated. Food is very fatty, salty, and greasy. Maybe some folks like it that way, but the food was so heavy over half of it was not consumed.

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LK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was fast and friendly.

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

Great food and service, was a little hot inside.

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

Very good food and service

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

Food was excellent! The sweet potato pancakes are a must. Very good food

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Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was spot on. Server was fantastic. Southern Shakshuka was tasty - cheesy grits, tomatoes, perfectly cooked eggs. Biscuits, jam, and of course Tupelo Honey were wonderful. Trout was delicious - perfectly cooked and mildly seasoned allowing the fish to shine. Great from start to finish.

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JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good....that’s about all I can say. The biscuits were hard and cold we were served. The honey and jam were fantastic, just wish the biscuits were good. I got the half chicken fried with Mac n cheese, fried okra. Chicken was good, but not great. Okra was fantastic, Mac n cheese was so so, tasted old and cold. My wife got the collards, they were good too.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Very yummy...calories well spent. Hubs and I shared the 1/2 fried chicken...so damn tasty!! The biscuits are a must. My only negative comment...and probably will sound strange, but service was a little too good. Would have liked a little more time to enjoy my drink before the meal came. But enjoyed the casual atmosphere, drinks, food and general ambience...will recommend to friends!

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Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fried green tomatoes were an awesome app, mojito was the best I had while in Asheville. Yummy mashed potatoes and fried chicken. Took two pieces home and had lunch the next day.

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JS
Key West
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, great atmosphere. Enjoyed sitting on the patio and people watching. Best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten. Collards were delicious. Biscuits and honey were epic. Yum!

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

The food was amazing and the service was great. I would go back again.

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

Our waiter was the best! He gives biscuits to the homeless. Nothing better than that in our town full of needy.

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KC
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It seems that the menu has changed from traditional southern cuisine to hot and spicy quasi-southern. I am not a fan of jalapenos or similar spices so I had few choices.

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

enjoyed the food, already have recommended this to friends, need reservations in the middle of a week day is a good sign

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling with my mother on a tour of the Southeast. Tupelo Honey left a memorable dining experience. I mixed up my reservation time but was still seated immediately. The server Justin was fantastic. The food was incredible. We loved the complimentary biscuits with honey and blueberry. I’ve been thinking of them ever since.

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JK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, love the Tupelo Honey, blueberry jam and biscuits....so good! All the servers were awesome, so fun!

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ND
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, we had a perfect experience. Friendly hostess, our waitress was Andrea and she could not have been better. We loved everything! Definitely try the potato cracklin’s, I’ll be trying to recreate them at home!!

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EN
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! We have been to the one in Charlotte multiple times, but ashville is the original. The staff is so kind, the service is amazing, and the food is out of this world. 10/10 recommend

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were late for our reservation and were seated at the bar. The bartender was helpful, friendly, and attentive. I had shrimp and grits- delish. My husband had the meatloaf which he felt the sauce was a little too sweet for his preference. Both dishes were very salty.
Over all it was a good experience and we’d go back to try other dishes.

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is a very popular dining location for Asheville. We ordered the NC trout and the fried chicken. The trout portion was very small, probably 3 oz or so, which really was not enough for my husband. The fried chicken was ok, but to be honest our local Publix has fried chicken that's just as good if not better. The biscuits were good, but nothing especially noteworthy or out of this world delish. The service was ok, but the server kept saying he would get us things but didn't. Also he wasn't very attentive and while other tables had their server check on them at least 2 or 3 times, ours didn't come back once during the same time period. Overall it was ok - honestly I just don't expect much anymore from anyone...it's a place to go to say you went, but not because the food was completely amazing.

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SG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So glad we visited. We sat next to the spot where the food was coming up and everything looked amazing. Ours was excellent and the free biscuits are beyond.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table online, got seated on time, had a professional and enthusiastic server, delicious food, a wonderful breakfast for sure! It’s at least our third, maybe fourth time visiting, and it won’t be our last!

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to take my in-laws and kids while they were visiting. Good food but seemed
Overpriced to me for adult and kids meals. We sat on the outside patio and had a very enjoyable dinner. The Tupelo Margaritas were great, too.

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e
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went twice in one weekend. It was that good. The food was great, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was fun,. Biscuits are to die for.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

As out of towners we were excited to dine at Tupelo Honey in Downtown Asheville because of the "hype". Our reservations were for lunch. A sign informed us that waiting inside is not allowed. I understand as there is no room to wait. Waiting outside probably builds the restaurant's reputation as an "it". Once inside, our table was cramped and we had to squeeze by other patrons. The noise level was a bit high. I heard big things about the mac and cheese so I ordered a side. I felt it was bland and ended up eating only half. Same with the biscuit, in my opinion.
However, the fried green tomatoes served over grits were excellent. The coating was crisp and crunchy and the grits were creamy and well-seasoned. I would recommend those to anyone.
Perhaps I was disappointed BECAUSE of the hype. I expected more ambience, more southern charm and more flavorful dishes. The food and service were okay but not amazing. The prices were slightly high but that may be the area standard. All in all, I can't say it was bad or poor. Again, it was "okay". But I wouldn't say you HAVE TO go there.

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RD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with superb service.

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MC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best fried chicken we have ever had! The restaurant was in a fun location and the building itself makes for a great atmosphere!! Add it to your list of must dos!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Asheville!! Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, the staff is fantastic and the ambiance is great!

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The green fried tomatoes were the best I've ever had. Their fried chicken and meatloaf are both exceptional. Their mojito, not so much. Definitely not the best I've ever had. It's super loud, so hard to visit, but good, friendly atmosphere. The checkin process could be improved with better instruction and making sure that those who made the effort to make a reservation come first. We waited 20 minutes to be seated, as walkins were seated before us. Overall a good meal and not bad service. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. The biscuits were divine. The service was great. Very friendly and helpful. Will definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and we enjoyed being able to sit in the outdoor seating on such a nice day!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Overrated bad Caesar salad dressing no refills on lemonade Mac n cheese was not special. Chicken was fine but not anything special. Disappointing was hoping for more

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was amazing. I had the trout, and I think it was the best trout I’ve ever had. Their homemade biscuits and blackberry jam were delicious!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great!! Only complaint is the noise was so loud I couldn’t hear anyone at my table.

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b
Charlotte
48 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tupelo Honey is always a treat. Great food and excellent service.

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GG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother’s day

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

We had a great Mother’s Day lunch.

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