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

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
4.6
5128 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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 199 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 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

    Rankin and Wall Street garages are the closest. Uber and Lyft are highly recommended! *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, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,128 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. JD

    JayD

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner! Chicken and waffles were awesome and the shrimp and grits on a cool evening were outstanding! Thanks Lela for tremendous service.
  2. JC

    JenniferC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food along with attentive service and a good value. This restaurant checked all of the boxes. I would definitely recommend if in the area.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very delicious anniversary dinner :-)
  4. D

    Diner1234

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pretty good place. Service was great, the food just didn’t seem all that special.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my girlfriend for a nice dinner at Tupelo Honey for our first dinner in Asheville and was absolutely blown away by the friendliness of the staff they greeted us as soon as we walked in and sat us down for our reservation at 9pm. Our server Chase was incredible! We ordered the fried cauliflower with green beans and French fries, along with the pork shoulder glazed with honey sriracha, salt/pepper Parmesan potato crisp and collards w bacon. Everything was fantastic definitely coming back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Service and food were great. Mac and cheese waffles were awesome! Everyone loved their meals.
  7. c

    christinek

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and location !
  8. SK

    ScottK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good Food for brunch. We will be back
  9. SF

    SoFlagirl

    Jacksonville

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Good shrimp & grits and classic chicken & waffles, but small portion of chicken. Pretty bar with tile, floating shelves and mountainscape. Furniture was cheap and uncomfortable, server a bit odd and we felt rushed.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Good food and service, portions a bit small. Nabe little sketchy with homelessness.
  11. JM

    JeanneM

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great location, professional and attentive staff
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great Food!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I have dined at Tupelo Honey before and always enjoyed it. Tonight may have been an off night but we received the wrong app, then our app came out cold. Dinner was cold also, fried chicken was dry, bone dry. Server wasn’t around enough to provide feedback or to see if we could correct things.
  14. K

    Kate

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic brunch here! We started with the biscuits, which were heavenly. For the main course, we split the pork and the fried chicken. The service was great and the prices were very fair. Would definitely recommend this spot for brunch if you’re in Ashville!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Banging!!!
  16. LS

    LeahS0415

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls Trip Brunch was delicious and the drinks were wonderful!
  17. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding service, food & ambiance—we will be returning to dine numerously.
  18. B

    Belleairfoodie

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and were served by Sam one of the most competent efficient servers/bartenders I’ve ever seen. The bar was busy but not packed and we were gratified that we were not packed in. Dinner was delicious and oh so southern. We will be back
  19. g

    gajaybird

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent variety on the menu. Food was excellent albeit a little slow coming out. Ate on the covered patio—always something to see in downtown Asheville!
  20. C

    Chuck

    Naples

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for brunch while visiting Asheville. Waffles were great as was side of sunny side up eggs.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was not as expected. Something was floating in my water. Service was great and the seating area outside was nice. The food was just not what I expected.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch with friends. Food and service were both fantastic!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our waiter Ryan was awesome. His service was perfect. The food unfortunately was not great! Our chicken and waffles were very disappointing. Barely any real chicken. Alot of over cooked breading. Waffles were dry and small. After reading so many amazing reviews from the past our visit was very disappointing unfortunately.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  26. b

    britishb

    Western NC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as usual
  27. s

    stevew

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The place was nice, but the food was mediocre at best.
  28. f

    foodlvr

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp and grits awesome. Everyone enjoyed food. However, lemonade did not taste homemade at all and had a peculiar taste so sent it back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for a quick brunch. The atmosphere was good, the food was great and our waiter was awesome!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    I’ve been to a couple but this one needs some major updating. The food was just ok - not like the other locations
  31. JI

    JoshI

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of (8) and the service was wonderful, friendly and attentive. Our food was timely and delicious, including both the appetizers and entrees. Would highly recommend
  32. BP

    BonnieP

    Naples

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The greeter was a bit curt upon our arrival. We were about 15 minutes early. The bench seating was a bit awkward for my friends. The food was awesome!
  33. K

    Kippersnaps

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Anniversary Dinner here. Loved the Frickles to start. Didn’t like the sweet and sour in Margarita but Paloma was excellent. I had their signature dusted fried chicken and my wife the shrimp and grits. Both were served fast and hot. We sat on front patio and it was delicious and delightful, we highly recommend! Our server a young girl from SC via Minnesota was amazing!
  34. MS

    MarvinS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    $16. for a fried bone in chicken breast and wing over fried With some macaroni. Had better at a Bojangles or a Popeyes for 6.99 with a drink. Simply living off its old reputation name .
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweet 16 Birthday weekend celebration.
  36. VO

    VOLE

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    One of us had the Caesar salad and really liked it. The ginger beer was good. Honey sited chicken dark meat was certainly good just not extraordinary. Perfectly fine meal. Ambiance is as expected, pretty basic.
  37. B

    Bunny123

    Atlantic City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Downtown Asheville and wanted to find some good local food. Had no idea how great the food and overall experience would be! Went there two days for the 4 days we were in town. Had the shrimp and grits with fried chicken the first day. It was incredible! Our server Jake was totally awesome. He gave us pointers about the menu and what to order. Also had the tupelo honey margaritas! So good! We went back a second time, where we met friends of ours. This time I went for the pork shoulder with collard greens. So delicious! We again had Jake as our server who was friendly, knowledgeable (did I mention easy on the eyes?!-lol). I give the overall experience 5 stars. Will go back the next time Im in Asheville! ;)
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Overall the food was great. Server did the bare minimum but there was another server who came to check on us frequently. Still would recommend
  39. SK

    StephenK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good location, excellent food, perfect vibe. We had a reservation for lunch on a Friday, and were glad we did.
  40. a

    aieakaren

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Tupelo Honey for Brunch - the Day after our Daughter’s Wedding - 12 of us, all from out of town. Kaley our server was Fantastic! Food was Delicious and we all enjoyed a Wonderful Farewell Brunch! Great central location!

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You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville using the Order Online button. Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 255-4863.

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville is rated 4.6 stars by 5128 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 199 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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–Fri 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Rankin and Wall Street garages are the closest. Uber and Lyft are highly recommended! *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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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