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

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
4.6
5070 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.


Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 53 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 5,070 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 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

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The fried chicken was not good. We were very disappointed given all the positive reviews.
  2. VF

    VFrank

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Couldn’t ask for any better!
  3. r

    ripper

    Tampa

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kelly was wonderful. Our meal also excellent.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening, good food recommendations from Conrad
  5. MB

    MattB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time overall! Food was excellent, service was warm and helpful. Definitely coming back!
  6. SF

    SteveF

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We did carry out and it was good.
  7. N

    Napagirl

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious fried chicken and biscuits appetizers were yummy.
  8. JR

    JaleasaR

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was AMAZING
  9. KL

    KimL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and totally worth the hype. Food & drinks were incredible and our server took really good care of us. Can’t wait to come back!!
  10. n

    niteonthetown

    Greensboro

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Our server was attentive and helpful. Food was ok……white meat chicken a little dry while dark meat was good. Biscuits excellent.
  11. RS

    RandolphS

    Cincinnati

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good chicken…nothing outstanding.
  12. MC

    MelindaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    We were a bachelorette party of 8 and the service and timing of the food was great considering the large party. The only issue I personally had was that my brunch entree made me sick an hour after eating, but everyone else’s was delicious and perfect. This is my favorite restaurant in Asheville and so it’s always a MUST to visit whenever I have the pleasure of being in town.
  13. PK

    PatrickK

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Our server Jacob was very pleasant, knowledgeable and provide just the right amount of table service. Would recommend!
  14. E

    Elda

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Casual. Not fine dining but we enjoyed the shrimp and grits and the fried chicken. Good service.
  15. PB

    PamB

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Cobb salad
  16. J

    garyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Graciella, was fantastic. Great recommendations, fantastic food, beer, service! Spicy fried chicken, mac&cheese waffles! Yummy!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    40th Birthday celebration
  18. SD

    SheilaD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    There were a lot of bridal parties that made the restaurant to loud to hold a conversation. The food was greasy.
  19. p

    perryp

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ate at bar. Overall great restaurant. Very good food. Enjoyed it a lot
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food, drinks and vibe. The lights were a hair too bright for my taste, but overall the energy, flavors and details were all attended too really perfectly. Smothered chicken was incredible, biscuits, sprouts, the works. Every dish was awesome.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Extremely poor quality food. Their special fried chicken was dry to a fault and inadequate portions. Very much a tourist trap restaurant so they can get away with mediocre!!
  22. EB

    EvanB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hot chicken Mac and cheese waffle was amazing!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    The starters we ordered didn’t arrive until after the main courses. My wife ordered a lemon drop martini because the first one she ever had was at this location and it was amazing. This lemon drop was terrible and the waitress charged us for a double Tito’s with lemon drop! A freaking double! The table behind us was loaded with kids screaming. We were sat beside the kitchen even though we made reservations and asked to sit on the bar side so we wouldn’t have to listen to the kitchen staff drop multiple plates and pots. Then we had to listen to the wait staff openly discuss their life problems along with cussing. It was only my wife and daughter but they put us at a table for six. The food was great but everything else was terrible. I am afraid this will be our last trip to this location. It is a shame. Oh and our bill was $135 at 3:30 pm for 3 people. The terrible lemon drop was over charged at $20! A complete rip off.
  24. RG

    RobG

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We sat at the bar for dinner (that was all that was available on Open Table). The bartender was really great. The bar is nice, but the rest of the restaurant is basic. The food was decent but nothing memorable. We had the Cobb salad and fried chicken.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    My friend and I had lunch there on Tuesday and it was nothing short of amazing. We had the fried green tomatoes and the fried Brussels which were both delicious. We ordered the pork because we were told that they have replaced sriracha with Thai chili sauce since sriracha will not be available until next year. It was so delicious that we insisted on going back with 6 more of our friends for dinner a few days later. We ordered some apps, which did not disappoint, and we ordered our entrees according to what we had been told only 2 short days earlier, sriracha had been replaced by Thai chili sauce. Everything we had was over the top spicy. The pork did not have the incredible sear that it had at lunch and was frankly, a little dry. It was very disappointing, I expected a restaurant like this to be more consistent.
  26. CJ

    CherryJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast with my husband and 11-year-old daughter (during our back to school getaway) was wonderful! The food and service was fantastic. We love the aesthetics and ambiance of the restaurant. Will definitely go back on future trips to Asheville!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Server who really can multitask!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service!!!
  29. SB

    SierraB

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food but understandably busy. Worth eating at if youre in town
  30. MD

    MichaelD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The biscuits are a must! Had the chicken BLT, and-my goodness!-it was delicious. Can’t wait to come back soon
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good! Kind service and great way to see Asheville go by. Parking is super hard but overall good experience.
  32. M

    Mamaoflittles

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was truly delicious. We had breakfast food after church, and it was a hit for the whole family! Our server was kind, but with how busy the time of day was, the waits were long, and in our interactions, she seemed overwhelmed (understandably so perhaps, especially given the number of young families seated in the outdoor area). A point not attributable to the restaurant but to Asheville is that the surrounding area was not as nice as I anticipated. Asheville is surprisingly unkempt. The city would do well to encourage volunteering to clean up downtown or put forth more effort in its sanitation efforts.
  33. K

    Kb2017

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent
  34. I

    Iza9

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tory the bartender is awesome!
  35. M

    Matt

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Not great experience this time...drink was just half full ("that's just the way we make them"), and they got my order wrong three times (not something off menu, they brought me the WRONG DISH!), with no apologies, accommodations, or anything. The rest of my party was almost done before I just gave up and ate what they brought on the third try. All that noted, the biscuits and fried green tomatoes we had as appetizers were great!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal. Make reservations in advance. Darren our server was great.
  37. MI

    MICHAELM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First review on open table, have been using it a while now. But felt motivated to rate our experience here because it was outstanding. The food, drink, service, value.. all were outstanding.
  38. DB

    DerekB

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Spencer, the server was fantastic. What a wonderful experience. This is the best Tupelo Honey experience we have had. We had family over from Sctland and they were blown away. Thanks.
  39. GF

    GreatFoods

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful service!
  40. c

    comet

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food at the bar, service was professional and courteous

FAQs

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 5070 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 53 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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