Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
1022 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-sourced, and always Southern. Join us before your reservation in our new cocktail bar serving up the craft beverages, snacks & our famous fried chicken.

Specials

$3 Mimosas & Monday Brunch

Join us on Memorial Day for $3 mimosas and a special Monday brunch!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 27, 2019

Ends: May 28, 2019

Availability: Mon 9:00AM-4:00PM

All Day Happy Hour!

Enjoy $3 Tupelo Honey Rye Ales, all day on Wednesdays!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 23, 2019

Ends: January 2, 2020

Availability: Wed 9:00AM-9:00PM

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us on Father's Day for all of Dad's scratch-made Southern favorites, plus hand-crafted cocktails!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 1022 People Are Saying
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JK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, love the Tupelo Honey, blueberry jam and biscuits....so good! All the servers were awesome, so fun!

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ND
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, we had a perfect experience. Friendly hostess, our waitress was Andrea and she could not have been better. We loved everything! Definitely try the potato cracklin’s, I’ll be trying to recreate them at home!!

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EN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! We have been to the one in Charlotte multiple times, but ashville is the original. The staff is so kind, the service is amazing, and the food is out of this world. 10/10 recommend

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A
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were late for our reservation and were seated at the bar. The bartender was helpful, friendly, and attentive. I had shrimp and grits- delish. My husband had the meatloaf which he felt the sauce was a little too sweet for his preference. Both dishes were very salty.
Over all it was a good experience and we’d go back to try other dishes.

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JP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is a very popular dining location for Asheville. We ordered the NC trout and the fried chicken. The trout portion was very small, probably 3 oz or so, which really was not enough for my husband. The fried chicken was ok, but to be honest our local Publix has fried chicken that's just as good if not better. The biscuits were good, but nothing especially noteworthy or out of this world delish. The service was ok, but the server kept saying he would get us things but didn't. Also he wasn't very attentive and while other tables had their server check on them at least 2 or 3 times, ours didn't come back once during the same time period. Overall it was ok - honestly I just don't expect much anymore from anyone...it's a place to go to say you went, but not because the food was completely amazing.

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SG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So glad we visited. We sat next to the spot where the food was coming up and everything looked amazing. Ours was excellent and the free biscuits are beyond.

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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table online, got seated on time, had a professional and enthusiastic server, delicious food, a wonderful breakfast for sure! It’s at least our third, maybe fourth time visiting, and it won’t be our last!

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N
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to take my in-laws and kids while they were visiting. Good food but seemed
Overpriced to me for adult and kids meals. We sat on the outside patio and had a very enjoyable dinner. The Tupelo Margaritas were great, too.

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e
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went twice in one weekend. It was that good. The food was great, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was fun,. Biscuits are to die for.

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MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

As out of towners we were excited to dine at Tupelo Honey in Downtown Asheville because of the "hype". Our reservations were for lunch. A sign informed us that waiting inside is not allowed. I understand as there is no room to wait. Waiting outside probably builds the restaurant's reputation as an "it". Once inside, our table was cramped and we had to squeeze by other patrons. The noise level was a bit high. I heard big things about the mac and cheese so I ordered a side. I felt it was bland and ended up eating only half. Same with the biscuit, in my opinion.
However, the fried green tomatoes served over grits were excellent. The coating was crisp and crunchy and the grits were creamy and well-seasoned. I would recommend those to anyone.
Perhaps I was disappointed BECAUSE of the hype. I expected more ambience, more southern charm and more flavorful dishes. The food and service were okay but not amazing. The prices were slightly high but that may be the area standard. All in all, I can't say it was bad or poor. Again, it was "okay". But I wouldn't say you HAVE TO go there.

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RD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

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MC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best fried chicken we have ever had! The restaurant was in a fun location and the building itself makes for a great atmosphere!! Add it to your list of must dos!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Asheville!! Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, the staff is fantastic and the ambiance is great!

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KW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The green fried tomatoes were the best I've ever had. Their fried chicken and meatloaf are both exceptional. Their mojito, not so much. Definitely not the best I've ever had. It's super loud, so hard to visit, but good, friendly atmosphere. The checkin process could be improved with better instruction and making sure that those who made the effort to make a reservation come first. We waited 20 minutes to be seated, as walkins were seated before us. Overall a good meal and not bad service. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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SS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. The biscuits were divine. The service was great. Very friendly and helpful. Will definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and we enjoyed being able to sit in the outdoor seating on such a nice day!

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J
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Overrated bad Caesar salad dressing no refills on lemonade Mac n cheese was not special. Chicken was fine but not anything special. Disappointing was hoping for more

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was amazing. I had the trout, and I think it was the best trout I’ve ever had. Their homemade biscuits and blackberry jam were delicious!

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great!! Only complaint is the noise was so loud I couldn’t hear anyone at my table.

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b
Charlotte
48 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tupelo Honey is always a treat. Great food and excellent service.

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GG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother’s day

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CA
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and exceptional service!! Visiting from Oklahoma, our party of 8 tried many different items on the food and drink menus and loved everything!!

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. We will be back when we are back in Asheville.

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B
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Make reservations!

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RF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here for Mother’s Day brunch and we had such a great time! The food was sooo good (we got fried okra, Old skool bowl, and Chicken and biscuits), and the service was amazing!

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JH
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first trip to Asheville and I happened to choose Tupelo Honey for brunch. What an excellent choice! Hot biscuits with honey to start, followed by Eggs Betty. So so good! Service was excellent.

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AK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing. I think it was Elaine. Great food and great experience.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for my graduation dinner with family from out of town. The server was super helpful explaining the honey dusted fried chicken and was very attentive. Everyone loved it and wants to come back next time they are in town! It was an excellent experience, thank you to our server especially!

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BR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Busy as usual, but even with a party of 9 our server was quick and the food excellent.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we have eaten there the food and service has been stellar. We would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great dining experience. The wait can be long but it is worth it!!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buzzing place....pun intended! Probably the best breakfast in all time...no kidding! Had pleasant reception from the host stand to the fabulous and accommodating server Lindsey! She recommended the Avocado Eggs Betty...an incredible dish that I am writing about now of course! Nothing like it. Simply beyond delicious. Lavender & Honeysuckle Lemondrop cocktail was ridiculous tasty, and our to-go Nitro Dry Hopped Sweet Tea was out of this world! Basically, you would be hard pressed to beat this place. Amazing!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing... goat cheese grits and fried green tomatoes were outstanding!

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b
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great just don’t recommend sitting at the counter

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfecto! Todo era buenísimo, recomendó a todos que prueban esta restaurante.

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MH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We sat in the new section for the first time. Lots of energy, but loud. The food was good as usual. The service was lacking. I don’t know if there were not enough servers for a busy night or if the server was having a bad day.

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m
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, generous portions. Biscuits were perfect!

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JC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The environment is a bit claustrophobic, the service was inattentive but the food was good. It does not live up to the hype, but it is a decent meal when the company is good.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Tupelo on the recommendation of a local friend. We also read the Tripadvisor reviews and were impressed with the menu with a Southern flair. They had a wide variety of beer, wine and hard cider choices plus some creative mixed drinks. The waitress was very knowledgeable of the food and beverages. I learned all about the local hard cider and the variety of flavors. We actually recommended Tupelo to a group of three visiting ladies who were perusing the menu outside. They were impressed with our evaluation and planned to dine there. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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KC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visiting Asheville and Tupelo Honey was on the list ... again! Great menu, food and service. Prices are moderate for this area and a good value. We’ll be back when we return to Asheville again.

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e
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We were told by a few friends while we were down south to visit Asheville and eat at Tupelo Honey. We made a reservation in advance. We started with a round of appetizers. Pimento and cheese dish with chips, luke warm dip, which the waitstaff said it was meant to be. Couldn't taste the cheese and the chips tasted on the stale side. Deviled Eggs, served ice cold, flavorless and needed salt. Fried Green Tomatoes, which were so hard we could barely cut through them. As soon as we realized that the food was awful, we finished out Bloody Mary's and headed out. Absolutely lackluster!

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