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

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
4.6
5281 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

7:30 PM


Booked 132 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 9:00 am–9:00 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, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $65 Rendezvous for Two

    $65.00 per person

    Feb 10 - Feb 19, 2023
    Join us for a three-course scratch-made meal for two featuring our newest and most popular dishes! Choose two snacks, two entrees, and two mini desserts for just $65.

Popular dishes

What 5,281 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville

    Hot spot

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Southern food and great service!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Delicious food and bloody Mary’s!
  3. F

    Foodies

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    My husband had the Cast iron pork dish, which was great. I also tasted it; spicy and delicious. The fried green tomatoes were wonderful. My fried chicken and mac n cheese waffle was underwhelming. I was truly disappointed. It was lacking in seasoning and tasteless. The service was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always enjoy coming here but we are overly annoyed they pulled one of the best things off the menu. Their sweet potato pancakes. Could careless about waffles…those pancakes were amazing. Maybe one day they’ll bring them back
  5. KA

    KandiceA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We were there on Saturday night & it took a long time for our main course to be prepared & when we were served apparently some of the dishes were sitting so they were cold.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a beautiful downtown location!
  7. KC

    KateC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation and we’re seated on time. The food was great and the cocktails were amazing!
  8. T

    Trailblazer

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was ok. Roast beef debris was room temperature. Waitress seemed disinterested.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends 25th Birthday. Food was great, drinks were even better, and the wait was short.
  11. WW

    WendyW

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and table service was excellent. We both got the filet and it was wonderful. The only complaint we have is the greeting at the host stand. There were 3 ladies there and when we walked up they looked at us and said 2? One was crocheting the whole time. No one said hello or how are you or nothing. They took menus and walked away. We followed and they never said a word. I do feel like they could do a bit upgrade on their customer greetings.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Florida people. Second time back here in a couple years and were lucky enough to get our same server, Jacob. Such a stand up guy and super friendly. If you’re lucky enough to visit this place, ask for him to take care of you. We’ll be back. Brandon and Amanda
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! Best spicy cauliflower bites we have ever had! Also enjoyed the brussel spouts and biscuits. Highly recommend!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The hostess staff was some of the rudest people I’ve ever encountered. My son is 2. He was in front of the hostess stand when we were told there wasn’t a waiting area for us while we waited for our table. We were told we could wait at the shop next door. My son was then shooed by the hostess away from the hostess stand. And when i say shooed she actually said it as she “guided him” away from the stand. First of all don’t touch my child nor should you shoo him like he’s an animal. This was our first encounter. Then being told there isn’t a waiting area and to wait next door. It is insane to me you don’t have an area for your guests to wait while you wait for their table to be ready (we had reservations). Our waitress made up for the bad taste of service. She was excellent. But I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food was so salty and average.
  16. MS

    MichelleS

    St. Louis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure. Great food. The biscuits and chicken are just absolutely amazing
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooo yummy!!! Bigger dessert variety but still spectacular! Little crowded, cramped seating. Charge more per plate and lose a table.
  19. YA

    YvonneA

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! I can't recommend this enough! From making reservations, to changing reservations to adding people and deleting people... very accommodating and responsive. Service 10 Food 10+ Atmosphere 10 Boneless chicken and waffles - amazing Bone in chicken - amazing Smothered chicken - amazing Very convenient from our VRBO as well. They are also open for breakfast which is a nice added plus.
  20. JF

    JanetF

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tupelo honey had wonderful food and great service. Would definitely go again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service at the bar. Food was outstanding.
  22. I

    Italianlovr

    Naples

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Appetizers were good but the chicken tasted boiled and fried. Didn’t care for the sauce on the chicken. Waiter claimed it was spicy hot but it was sweet.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was really good. It’s a very efficient operation, almost too efficient. We both felt a bit rushed throughout the meal. To Go boxes were offered before we were done eating…It was a Friday night. Being January I was disappointed there were no NA beers available. I’d still go again!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious! We didn’t wait long for our food which is always a plus and the honey margaritas I had were just perfect!! Service was good .
  25. MK

    MichaelK

    Wilmington

    149 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was great, most dishes were good except the fried chicken which they are supposedly known for. Three of our party got it and it was very dry, Bojangles is probably better.
  26. B

    Bobby

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious chicken and breakfast foods
  27. KJ

    KerryJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chicken and waffles were exceptional. I recommend the Bloody Mary!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was incredible. Older woman (perhaps michelle) that was an absolute pleasure. Food was also great.
  29. R

    Ryayoun

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Party of 9 with half party stuck in traffic when we arrived. Explained to the hostess who told me no worries. Hostess was very courteous. Waiter was rude from the get go. There was an appetizer that we didn’t order that was delivered to our table. We didn’t touch it but we were waiting til he returned to tell him. He saw it snatched it off the table and didn’t even say anything. Unknown where he took this wrong appetizer…His next comment was “when is the rest of your party cause there is is table Coming behind you and if you’re not done we can’t sit them by 845.” This happened after I explained to the hostess and was told no worries. He was utterly the most rude server I have experienced in Asheville. By this time the whole table was put off by his attitude. We went to get a manager to switch servers because of the way he was treating the table. Something I have never done before. Mind you the table had ordered 3 cocktails and an app at this point. Matt the manager came and his service recovery needs some work- he at one point told the table he “could see it both ways” when we repeated some things the server said to us. At this point I would have paid the bill and gone to Bears BBQ and had a much better meal but we had family in from town (one who serves at Fords Garage in Fl who thought the server was awful) and they had been looking forward to this meal. Matt did switch out servers. Matts poor service recovery further worsened the experience. Jeremy came to the table and took our order and was attentive to the drink refills. I will not be back nor will I recommend this restaurant to anyone.
  30. RH

    RichH

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites in Asheville. The menu has something for everyone. The food always tastes great and the service is always good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. We were visiting from out of town and the amazing reviews were very truthful. Great restaurant!
  32. l

    lorie

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual! Always are on time with seating reservations on time.
  33. l

    lsss

    New England

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since this is on everyone’s ‘best of’ lists, we had to make a stop. Breakfast was delicious - we loved the ‘Old skool’ breakfast bowl and the chicken and waffles - need I say more? Don’t miss it . . .
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service! I bring all of my out of town guests here!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service! I was in heaven. Atmosphere was wonderful and waiter was very talented at recommending different dishes or additions to dishes that made our experience lovely!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks and service were all awesome!!
  38. J

    Jennifer

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was not as good as it used to be when we came last time.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spot on and delicious.
  40. SS

    SteveS

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great chicken!

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You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville using the Order Online button.

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville is rated 4.6 stars by 5281 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 132 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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–Thu 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 9:00 am–9:00 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, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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