Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.7
2888 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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2888 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a reservation, we received a text 2 minutes after our 5.30pm seating time. The food was amazing...literally everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we coming to Asheville, I stop at Tupelo Honey, their food is so good, so tasty, and they really put a southern style on it. Service was great, place was clean, we had an awesome time and can’t wait to go back. Michelle

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious everything , very friendly staff

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JohnC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make reservations! This is a must stop for any visit to Asheville. We went for brunch and everything was great. My wife even love the Hibiscus Tea spritzer. The sweet and Spivey chicken and biscuit was incredible. Definitely order some biscuits on the side. They come with blueberry butter spread!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was amazing!

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LoriA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and potatoe pancakes were so good that I had ordered them a few days earlier when we visited.

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TAMMYM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food,

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ChelseaZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Best brunch I’ve had in a long time!! Delicious cocktails and the best biscuits/ grits! You won’t regret going to brunch there...it’s worth the wait!

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BrianD
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo was a great chose at breakfast for my family of 5. The kids had banana pudding waffles and my wife and I both had the breakfast bowl. The Old Skool breakfast bowl was one of the best meals we have had in a while! I would highly recommend it. The kids loved their waffles as well. Over all an excellent experience.

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vipMaxmitchell4
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience4

Overall enjoyed the experience after being sat. However, our reservation was cancelled after we were 5 minutes late by the hostess despite a 10 minute grace period. We then had to wait 30 minutes for a table. The hostess did not offer any resolution. If we were truly outside the grace period, I would have been wholly understanding.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the shrimp and grits drizzled with the siracha sauce. Wonderful!!! Great fried chicken. My son loved the biscuit.

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MeleahF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It really wasn’t worth the time or money. The tables around us (also tables of 4) arrived after us and got their food before us. We seemed to have an “Ignore us” sign on our foreheads. The food was good, but I got their “famous” fried chicken and it was okay. Pretty much like any other chicken I’ve had. We left disappointed and probably won’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time being in Asheville and heard so many great things about Tupelo. Food was delicious and service was great. Restaurant took all the Covid precautions so felt safe eating indoors.

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NotjustRIC
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect- fried chicken was super, had the Brussels sprout app- spot on- gotta do the banana pudding!

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RicardoR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Customer Service was great!
Food was tasty!
Staff was very friendly made you feel at home.

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NievesGPrados
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maravilloso, de la mejor comida que hemos probado en todo el sur de EEUU.

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jlail1972
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing! I was truly surprised at the quality given the affordability. We were on vacation in North Carolina, but will definitely be back through just to hit this spot again. (Get the cast iron pork seared in duck fat...I have no words except “You won’t regret it!”)

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Dissappointed
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Limited menu
Seated in hot sun on cheap table
Butter melted
Drinks got warm
Fried green tomatoes too hard
Chicken barely adequate
Biscuits great...
Beer small glass
Service spotty...had to ask again for my beer, the biscuits and some ice for the warm ice tea

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KimberlyK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Great service and food! Had a nice relaxing dinner.

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Catbaer
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Tupelo Honey! We ate on the enclosed patio which only had 3 tables so very quiet. Our waiter was fantastic and helped us choose the right lunch options as i am lactose intolerant. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and highly recommend it!

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vipKbow
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Delicious food. Ask for the pimento dip and chips. One of our favorite places to dine.

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KelleyT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Service and food top notch. We had the avocados toast - huge portion and delicious. The fried chicken was outstanding. The grits were the best I’ve ever had (and I’m from the south). Also - the sweet potato pancakes were really good. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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MaryK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful and creative food plus great service. Love the energy here.

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vipSooz
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening at Tupelo Honey. We made reservations for bar seating and I was a little worried about how that would be....but it was GREAT! The seating was well spaced. The servers were great. And the food was well prepared and tasty. Thanks!

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AmyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first experience in south Avl was poor. Poor value, poor service and less than stellar food. Gave this downtown location a chance because locals rave and was very pleased this time.

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Karenw
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Great cup of coffee. Attentive staff. Seated early.

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MaureenB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent and our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about their offerings!

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AlexR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pork shoulder, grits, and fried green tomatoes I’ve ever had!!! Food was incredible, cocktails were excellent, and the staff was wonderful and welcoming! Will definitely visit again when we are in Asheville!

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JimS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second trip to Ashville and Tupelo Honey has already become a highlight of each of our visits. What a greta place to eat!

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CherylR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and fantastic service!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was especially great. She was just SO welcoming, friendly and made us feel like part of the family. Food, atmosphere and overall vibe was all fantastic

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NicoleF
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Such great food! The fried chicken and sweet potato pancakes are a favorite. Don’t miss the fried green tomatoes!
Favorite place in Asheville!

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ATLGeekGirl
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ridiculously great food, especially if you love indulgent southern deliciousness. Highly recommend! Be sure to make reservations - wait times for walk-ins are no joke. Sweet potato pancakes, fried chicken, goat cheese grits and potato cracklins made for my best meal in Asheville birthday weekend. Bravo!

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CarolineC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greatest menu I’ve ever seen. I want to go back 20 times. The food was delicious. We loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service!

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NancyM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a bit cold to wait outside. Great service by our waiter.. very friendly and attentive.

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ChristieJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding! We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience! We encourage others to dine here if they’re in the area!

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MarkT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This place is a well oiled machine. That can be a good thing, but sometimes its a bad thing. I this case, I think service was simply too fast. We ordered an appetizer and then it was there so fast, I didn't even know our table had ordered something yet. We were asked for drink orders and I hadn't even had a chance to look at the list, so I just said to bring me a local IPA. I get a tiny 10oz juice cup of beer. So, I decided to look it up in the beer list and it was $7 for a 10oz pour of a 5.8% beer. Usually a small glass is saved for strong beers; this just seemed silly. We ordered and food arrived in five minutes. Chicken was kind of dry and not all that interesting for being the start of the show. I had the shrimp and grits which were so,so and I already had a sneak peek of what it was going to be since the grits were also a part of the fried green tomato app we had. Maybe I expected too much since we heard good things from friends, but I would much prefer to try something truly an original local spot next time.

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BrittanyP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent! I’m not a grits person but their grits are amazing! I can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Pennsylvania and almost every person I spoke to about our trip, said we had to try Tupelo Honey! So glad we were able to get in for a reservation. The restaurant was adorable, service was great, and every appetizer/meal we ordered was fantastic. Highly recommend!

Best fried green tomatoes👌🏽

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Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville is rated 4.7 stars by 2888 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.