Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.7
2888 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 2888 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was super friendly and helpful and the food was amazing!

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect way to start are Asheville vacation. The food was delicious and drinks were top notch. Definitely recommend trying the biscuits!

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CodiR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We definitely did not feel the food lived up to the hype. Also, it was expensive for what it was.

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tjhbama
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for lunch/brunch. The expanded space allows for COVID socially distanced tables. The service was excellent, and the food, even more excellent.
Cannot wait to go again, but get your reservations early, or expect to wait!

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Trez
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and staff! Very comfortable place with great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cauliflower tacos were delicious as well as biscuits! Great server

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Cookielady
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best cat head biscuits anywhere! The chicken breast in the sandwich was incredible and the potato cracklins were like nothing I've ever had. Worth the calories. Oh heck, this is not a calorie counting place! Enjoyed every bite!

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JessicaM
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch on a weekday with our four young children. Service was great and the staff was super friendly and kind. They really helped make our 10 year old’s birthday breakfast a success!

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vipElizabethP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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RobinS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food/drinks were delicious! I had the fried green tomatoes on grits and my husband had the cauliflower bites, they were both a perfect balance of flavors! Our waitress was was excellent with food and drink recommendations and gave us wonderful advice on some places to hike and to try good, local beer. They were good at keeping folks separated and strictly following covid safety protocols. The location is very touristy, but worth it.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, never disappointed eating at TH

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must try restaurant in Asheville. A family member recommended we try this restaurant and it did not disappoint. We ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes, Shoo Mercy, and the chicken and waffles with macaroni inside the waffle! It was a great experience.

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RyanH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Asheville 4-5 times a year and we always make a point to visit Tupelo Honey. It’s some of the best food you can find in Asheville and the staff is always incredibly courteous. You can’t go wrong here. The biscuits are next level amazing.

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JenniferP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place, from the food, to the servers, to the decor. We were there for Sunday brunch, and it was great that we had a reservation on OpenTable. Highly recommend!

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GigiG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Tupelo-Asheville Downtown and it did not disappoint. The hosts on both visits have not been the warmest, but the servers and food make up for that. Making a reservation for breakfast/brunch is strongly encouraged. The sweet and spicy (sriracha honey?) fried chicken is our go-to dish. Tupelo is worth the visit.

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AliD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great service, and a great time was had by all. I would make reservations though. We were seated in a part of the restaurant that was not so crowded and there were lots of people waiting who had not made reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here every Sunday. So I'm biased in how much I love Tupelo Honey. 😁

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vipDDMJAP
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We has the best time! The biscuits and potato cracklings were amazing, great way to kick off a laid back meal. We all had fried chicken and said best we have ever had! Would return!

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere and entire waitstaff were friendly and attentive.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good and the farm to table concept is nice. Long wait so get your name in and wander the area...the Woolworth walk had beautiful local arts vendor stalls.

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DeannaL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious experience. Innovative and fun! Usually plant based, I decided I needed to try the shrimp and Grits. So glad I did! My son loved his mac and cheese stuffed waffles with chicken. Glad we found this place during our brief stop in Ashville.

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SarahP
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11/10 best meal of the trip. We were very happy we were sat at our table early due to the rain! Our server was really informative and cheery and shared some delicious drink specials with us (you must try the debutante). Food and service were both great.

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vipElainaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG so good. The fried green tomatoes and the pork bowl were amazing! Don't let the fact they they have a few Tupelo's across the country deter you from going to the one in Asheville because it was to die for. Also we had an awesome friendly server and you can sign up on their site to get a free pint glass or $5 off your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Great food. Lots of options. We had a large group and they were great to accommodate us. We will definitely go again next trip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sriracha chicken and waffles were delicious! Comfort food menu with a great cocktail list as well 👍🏼

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TerriL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would describe Tupelo Honey as just an average restaurant. No complaints about the food but it was nothing special. We ordered the cauliflower bites for an app.
Chicken BLT, Avocado Chicken and a Smokehouse burger for our entrees. Nothing stood out that would make me want to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yummy for y’all’s tummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a reservation, we received a text 2 minutes after our 5.30pm seating time. The food was amazing...literally everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we coming to Asheville, I stop at Tupelo Honey, their food is so good, so tasty, and they really put a southern style on it. Service was great, place was clean, we had an awesome time and can’t wait to go back. Michelle

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious everything , very friendly staff

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JohnC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make reservations! This is a must stop for any visit to Asheville. We went for brunch and everything was great. My wife even love the Hibiscus Tea spritzer. The sweet and Spivey chicken and biscuit was incredible. Definitely order some biscuits on the side. They come with blueberry butter spread!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was amazing!

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal here was amazing! We sat at the bar and Matt was the bartender on duty. He was so kind and helpful. We asked his advice on many of our choices, he was spot on! We had the Brussels for an app, they were delicious! For our meals we had the Shoo Mercy and a Spicy chicken sandwich. They were fabulous. Matt helped my husband build the sandwich with just the right choices to make it amazing. While we waited the he served us one of their custom drinks. The name evades me, but it was like a margarita but with honey and grapefruit and some other things, so yummy! Finally we shared a banana pudding for dessert. The pudding was in point with its creamy sweetness and of course the Nilla wafers tucked into it. Overall our experience was perfect and I would recommend everyone eat here and try to visit Matt at the bar!

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LoriA
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and potatoe pancakes were so good that I had ordered them a few days earlier when we visited.

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TAMMYM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food,

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ChelseaZ
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Best brunch I’ve had in a long time!! Delicious cocktails and the best biscuits/ grits! You won’t regret going to brunch there...it’s worth the wait!

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BrianD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo was a great chose at breakfast for my family of 5. The kids had banana pudding waffles and my wife and I both had the breakfast bowl. The Old Skool breakfast bowl was one of the best meals we have had in a while! I would highly recommend it. The kids loved their waffles as well. Over all an excellent experience.

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vipMaxmitchell4
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience4

Overall enjoyed the experience after being sat. However, our reservation was cancelled after we were 5 minutes late by the hostess despite a 10 minute grace period. We then had to wait 30 minutes for a table. The hostess did not offer any resolution. If we were truly outside the grace period, I would have been wholly understanding.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the shrimp and grits drizzled with the siracha sauce. Wonderful!!! Great fried chicken. My son loved the biscuit.

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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 4.7 stars by 2888 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.