Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.7
3547 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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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was average. Mimosa was delicious. I'd go again if someone else suggested it, but it likely wouldn't be my first choice.

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AngelG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was excellent! Will definitely be back.

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LeonieW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably the best meal we ever had! Great service, reasonable prices and cool ambiance. The only negative were;
1) our table was near the restroom, having people lined up for the bathroom in front of us :(
2) all the homeless folks laying in the square in front of the restaurant. Gave us a guilt -trip while eating fine food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place. The food and drinks were excellent. Staff were very friendly and attentive. It was a relaxed atmosphere even though it was pretty busy

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JohnettaF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal and the live music outside! The appetizers are the best!

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PixieNikki
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Tupelo Honey downtown Asheville!

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Trop1
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Unfortunately we were seated next to a table of 12+ with about 8 out of control children that absolutely ruined our dinner. Couldn’t have enjoyed our food if we tried over the noise. Waiter didn’t seem to notice, so I assume this is normal for this restaurant-definitely needs some training-he acted like we were on a time limit to eat after waiting 45 minutes for food offered dessert as we are still eating entrees

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waitress was pretty clueless and could not explain the menu. Charged extra for boneless breasts which was not explained. One diner ordered a burger. Several minutes After everyone’s food was served the waitress said there had been an “accident” and they messed up the burger. Second burger came much later. It was prepared with wrong cheese.

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NiMe
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready on time. Food came quickly and was delicious! Our server was great. He recommended several things for us that ended up being amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Typical busy and noisy downtown location but still a lot of fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Overrated and low quality food…. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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ChristineH
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Arrived 15min early & had to wait until our exact time to be seated, which was kind of annoying since they sat some other people ahead of us. The (girl) server at the bar seating was excellent, even if she snuck some biscuits that we said we didn’t want, they were good & for a good cause, sooo….oh well, only $4…We did have to wait a bit for our food, but the green tomatoes appetizer & biscuits held us over just fine. Sangria drink is way overpriced, but good. Chicken & waffles were spot on. Shrimp & grits were the best we’ve ever had. Would recommend.

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RebekahM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food! Visiting from out of town and couldn't be happier with this food choice. Meal had excellent flavors and fabulous drinks. We got the classic chicken and waffles with the country gravy.

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MatthewK
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Got order wrong. Didn’t keep our drinks full, had to ask him to give refills. Shrimp were not fully cook. In the past had much better service and food. Seems like it’s going down hill.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Good wine and cocktail selection.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our entire experience here. The ability to reserve bar seating was nice. I had the fried chicken salad and my boyfriend had the meatloaf with collard greens. Both were prepared well and very flavorful. If we come back to the area we would definitely return here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking forward taste of southern food, this place is highly recommended. From our fried green tomato appetizer to the mac and cheese waffles with hot chicken, you can’t go wrong. This place was recommended by a friend and we are so glad we tried it!

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SandraC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic server, great food. Especially the fried green tomatoes!

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ThelmaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food! Tak en on time - worth the wait.

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AllenL
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brian our server was outstanding !

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MicheleD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch...great stop! Highly recommended!

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EIleenF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous southern style food. Wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. Had dinner there my first night in Asheville and then breakfast the morning I left.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food!

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DanaH
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our experience at Tupelo Honey and will definitely be back!

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was great. Service, food and drink selection was on point

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PamB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Order the biscuits- they’re huge and delicious. And what you pay for them becomes a charitable donation!! Also excellent prices. Go, go, go!!!

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vipbritishb
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience really enjoyable meal makes Asheville a great time

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DaveD
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a rainy night and the screens kept the water out. Outstanding service and food

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Kelsey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! This is my absolute favorite place to go for lunch when in Asheville. We went to celebrate my girlfriends birthday on Saturday and had Zoe for a server who was very nice and helped achieve my dreams of getting an extra to go side of their ranch dressing which I love (store bought ranch just never does the trick, it has to be homemade!). We ordered the fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and mahi-mahi tacos with a side of their amazing mac n cheese and as per usual, the food was delicious! They brought a mini banana pudding with a candle at the end for my girlfriend which put a smile on her face. I cannot wait for the next trip!! Also, love the margs!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch on the patio. Made reservations well in advance to avoid a wait. Service was spectacular and portions were large. Our server was able to recommend a hike to a waterfall that we did after our lunch. Perfect day.

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BobbyR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a big fan, it's not just breakfast, it's always part of our vacation.

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TaylorC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

DeShawn was amazing! He had answers for all of our questions and made our night! His recommendations for food and drink were on point. His duck t shirts was awesome.

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vipIanH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Servers were great, friendly. Food was outstanding. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening.

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JackF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Expected a little more for the reviews we read and for what you pay for a meal here.

KC
vipKarenC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Food was eclectic and yummy.

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BradB
West Virginia
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Nice portions and friendly staff. Brad B

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vipjames64
Orlando
43 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed my experience. Reservations at the bar and the service was great. Enjoyed the freshness of the food and cocktail quality. Must try the spicy honey sauce on the side with the fried chicken. Collards were delicious; Mac & Cheese could use a bit more seasoning. If you like more pudding with your banana pudding you will enjoy theirs. If you desire more wafers then pass.

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Stacy
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Not suitable for vegans at all, wait staff seemed harried at less than full capacity.

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DR22
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal and the waiter was great! The noise level was high because we sat outside and there was construction on the street - not a factor if the resturaunt. Highly recommend it!

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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 3547 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.