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

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.6
4.6
5220 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.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 143 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • 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, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,220 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

    Hot spot

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. KM

    KristyM

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, we will visit again:)
  2. HA

    HANKG

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food very average. Service below average. Menu selection average. Would not go back.
  3. AT

    AllenT

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. The service is outstanding especially Owen the bartender. She is fantastic
  4. FF

    FooFooSo

    Naples

    172 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    172 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food exceptional.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic once again!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Great service and the food was top notch!
  7. P

    Peggy

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you want consistently great food and service go to Tupelo Honey. I had the shrimp and grits which is so amazing. My friend had the cob salad. She loved it but had some difficulty finishing it. The patio was nicely heated so we could eat at a regular table instead of the bar as they were pretty booked when I made the reservation.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I ordered the roast beef debris and it came cold in the middle, as if frozen and just put on the plate. There were also spicy peppers in it that were not listed. The manager was happy to swap it for something else - the bacon avocado melt I ordered was also not cooked right as the cheese wasn’t melted. One of the chefs was talking (and cursing) extremely loudly to other staff members the entire time we were there. The restaurant was shabby and tables were left dirty when people left. We really liked the location in DC but this was a completely different and awful experience.
  9. ES

    EStartzman

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and an amazing experience. Especially with a difficult food allergy. The general manager was great, they looked up everything and created a wonderful experience. We will be back!
  10. J

    Jenn

    Atlanta

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We’ve been a few times visiting Asheville and our experience was not great this time. We took a minute deciding on food and our server said he’d give us a minute. He didn’t come back for 15 minutes. He wasn’t busy as I could see him moving around the dining room - I tried to get his attention but he didn’t make eye contact and just really didn’t come back to the table. We finally were able to order and our food came shortly after. It was ok - but the biscuits were really dry this time and very salty….not the norm. They were also lukewarm. The roast debris benne was cold, but our server never checked on us so it was impossible to return. The rest of our orders were ok, but for the money you spend on breakfast here I feel this should be a stellar experience…it was just OK. Similar average or bad experiences have happened to us in Chattanooga and ATL locations too - I think we might be done with this chain.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT also the way around. Our service was outstanding! And the food was delicious!!'
  12. T

    Test

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Kaury was a great server/waitress. She was pleasant, knowledgeable, and friendly. She made some great recommendations on many items to try.
  13. CM

    CaitlynM

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything we ordered: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, grits, BLT, chicken tortilla soup, potato cracklings and green fried tomatoes.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Good menus ideas with poor execution. Service bad too. No need to go in depth as I’d rather not waste my time.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We came here hoping for some really good fried chicken. The regular fired chicken lacked some flavor . It would of been nice to include 2 sides and a biscuit with the order and either gravy or a hot honey sauce. We weren’t offered any if they had it . It was good because we were starving, but not great.
  16. LR

    LaRicky

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Server was fantastic! Soup was lukewarm but tasty. Cobb salad was great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Place is way overrated. Will not return.
  18. JB

    JamesB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Too many other great places in Asheville. Pick another place.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Tupelo Honey! I first visited this place with my Sister in 2021 for Thanksgiving. I loved the ambiance and the food especially the Fried Okra (they had it then on their menu). I later came back to Asheville with my boyfriend and he loved the restaurant too. This became our go to place in Asheville. So now when we plan to go Asheville, all our plans are centered around Tupelo Honey 😀
  20. AT

    AlissaT

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks! We’ll definitely be coming back!
  21. A

    Ashland1303

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat next to the kitchen, so we had front row seats to watch each order filled - Wow! Everything looked & smelled amazing. The biscuits with blueberry jam … yum. The pimento cheese sandwich with fried green tomatoes … double yum. Before our food arrived, we decided we will be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Service was good. Food was not good. We were very disappointed
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The skillet pork is excellent!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server and great food as always. Visit from winston and always make sure we eat here.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was great, cool atmosphere! It was highly recommended to my wife and I and we both think it was just average. Definitely thought it was going to blow us away.
  26. g

    goodeats

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, service at the Bar seemed a bit rushed at first. Noise level was refreshingly low. The wine selection was limited but good. A good choice and one I’d make again.
  27. D

    Dave

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great experience and had a phenomenal server and the food was freaking awesome!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing and staff very friendly
  30. T

    Tlb023

    Atlanta

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken portion size was a little small on half of our orders of chicken and waffles but the flavor was amazing! Service was great.
  31. LF

    LaurenF

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tupelo Honey is always our first stop when we come to Asheville. The food is excellent, and the drinks are fabulous.
  32. TA

    TomA

    Pinehurst

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Very loud and crowed
  33. KT

    KathyT

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Outstanding meatloaf, green beans were much too spicy for my taste, delicious mac n cheese. Banana pudding is over rated based on my own experience with homemade banana pudding.
  34. HP

    HelenP

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Best fried chicken ever!
  35. CM

    CindyM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the atmosphere and food!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meals were fantastic.
  38. MM

    MegM

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun place for a large group brunch. Excellent service, great drinks and delicious food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We were surprised at how Blah the food was, ordered the fried chicken which was supposed to be the best southern fried chicken ever well it wasn't I've had better fried chicken from Publix markets!
  40. FD

    FDrake

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was good, we were even a little early and they sat us right away. We’ve eaten there before but made bad food choices this go round. Spicy chicken was just ok, disappointed in the fried cauliflower entree and chicken tortilla soup was poor. We will, however, try again.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 5220 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 143 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other 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, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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