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

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
4.6
5660 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 124 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 5,660 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for groups

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Lively

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville

    Good for groups

  • Asheville

    Hot spot

  • Asheville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Asheville

    Lively

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

5,660 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  4. KimG

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. SoCharlotte

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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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  9. LeslieH

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was excellent! The manager welcomed us and was so hospitable. Made us feel like family! Great food. Best biscuits EVER with that incredible jam…yum!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It exceeded expectations! It was more than we expected, the food was so fresh and came out quick. Highly recommend

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best! Outstanding service and our meal was second to none! Job well done

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  12. jessica

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our early dinner for Valenyines day. We chose the special menu and enjoyed everything we chose. Our waiter was amazing and attentive. They seated us on the patio and we enjoyed being alone out there for most of our meal. Other than a few loud vehicles it was quiet. A great meal and overall great experience!

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  13. DouglasW

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great place. We enjoyed our meal. Waitress was very cool.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing!! The staff is wonderful. The chefs are outstanding! I will always eat here when I go to Asheville.

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  15. Showbizchik

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Table was not ready when we arrived & we were told to wait outside. Table was by the restroom so not ideal. Server handled our group of 9 well. Everyone was mostly happy with their food. Not our best experience with Tupelo but not terrible either.

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  16. Lindsay

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots to bring our friends from out of town. Food & service are always 10/10. Tonight we had Hannah, she was lovely!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, service was great. My only 👎🏽 was that we made a reservation for 8pm (weeks ago) and when we got there, they were closing the door, they stated that the kitchen closed at 8. Despite, they took really good care of us and everyone was really nice, the atmosphere was great, quite and chill. EVERYTHING WE ORDERED WAS VERY TASTEFUL.

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  18. Love2Eat

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great, but some of the menu items ordered were too salty. The fried green tomatoes were delicious and our waitress was nice and attentive.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Server was knowledgeable about the menu/ingredients and made some great recommendations. Would definitely recommend.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Spicy Bloody Mary was yummy! Not a long wait after ordering food/drinks!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Waiter knew menu and drinks and food was very good. Southern flair.

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  22. Debra

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was extremely slow. Food wasn’t hot really barely warm. Salads were served 5 minutes after we got our meal. Needless to say our first and last visit.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There’s a ton of awesome choices in downtown AVL… but if you are looking for southern food- this is decent. Not sure why there’s always such a huge line though- chicken is always a bit too over fried with more batter than actual meat- but the grits and FGT’s are off the chain!!!!! Overall a fun relaxed atmosphere once you actually get to sit down.

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  24. JoannR

    New York City

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This tired location needs some sprucing up. A disappointment. We had New Year’s Day brunch here. Potatoes accompanying eggs were inedible they were so salty.

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  25. RayP

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tupelo Honey is always wonderful. The location in downtown Asheville is my favorite!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Yes, it was New Year’s Eve but it was early. Unfortunately with years that have passed since I was there last it turned into an overpriced chain restaurant. It wasn’t terrible but our table and a few others around the food was incorrect-wrong meal, under or over cooked. Just disappointing. We had reservations but there was not a lot of need since there were many tables empty. Staff was nice but clearly not on top of their game. Sorry to write this but I think it’s good for the establishment to know. Thank you.

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  27. LaurenH

    Greensboro

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and reasonably priced. Our server was in such a hurry every time he came to the table was a stressful experience. You felt like you had ten seconds to communicate before he had to leave the table. I realize it's busy, but can we please be able to complete a sentence for our order? He also kept pushing certain menu items, almost aggressively. We always visit here when we are in town, but this experience just wasn't enjoyable.

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  28. rebeccag

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our stead so much we went back the next day for lunch! This location so much better than the other locations we have been to

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service

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  30. MaggieB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wonderful! House made drinks. Amazing food! Can’t wait to go back!

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  31. Eboni

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time here. I was a bit nervous about sitting “outside” in the winter, but the outdoor patio was fully enclosed and warm. Our waitress, Ashley, was great and checked on us often. The food (Shrimp Po’ Boy, Fried Pickles) and drinks were veryyyy good. I definitely plan to come back on our next trip to Asheville.

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  32. CatherineM

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It took over an hour to receive our lunch and when we did, my daughter’s eggs had a hair in them and my chorizo was completely burned.

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  33. Em2022

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great gluten free options and the mimosa flight was perfect!

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  34. MichaelZ

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for breakfast, brunch. lunch and dinner with attentive service and wonderful food

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Made a reservation over a month ago. Got to restaurant 15 minutes early. Was told “someone is still at your table.” Meanwhile, several couples with parties the same size and no reservation were sat before us. Ended up having to sit on a heated porch. They were busy, and waitress and food were great, but I’m not sure why I planned ahead when it actually ended up causing us a to wait longer.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere and the food was delicious! I must say, all the dishes have a little spice to them so we kept reminding our server to refill our drinks!

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  37. KaseyS

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was so good. We shared a plate of food and appetizer and it was more than enough food. The only issue we had was with our waiter. We sat without drinks refills for well over 30 minutes. I couldn’t finish my meal without a drink and it took an extremely long time for the waiter to return to be able to ask for a refill. Then we sat waiting on the check for quite awhile. It was busy, but he checked on all of the surrounding tables of his multiple times, just not our table. The baked Mac and cheese was awful, extremely dry.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious and wait staff are great. One of our favorites in Asheville.

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  39. ScottD

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best pork dishes I’ve ever had. Definitely a great experience.

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  40. JessicaC

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but nothing really out of the ordinary. Just wasn’t a fan of their bee (sweet/spicy) seasoning.

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Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville is rated 4.6 stars by 5660 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 124 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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