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Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.7
2457 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2457 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great water. Good social distancing inside restaurant. Great food! Good value!

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vipalexag
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must have brunch in Asheville! Loved every moment of it.

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Lulu
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great selection and atmosphere. Salty food and had a difficult time using a gift charge

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Jaymo
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

1St time there. Chicken was great. Cocktails were great. And out Server was awesome. Wish all servers were like him and I'm kicking myself for not remembering his name for this post.
One improvement needed though. Put some cushions on your bench and chairs in your bar area.

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DanaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Excellent service as well. It lives up to the hype!

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Heisi
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both loved our food. The banana pudding is the best I've had! Our server was kind and helpful. The restaurant was cute. Overall a great experience, and I would highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious sangria, Brussels sprouts appetizer, and banana pudding!

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KerryH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have decreased space for tables with trying to allow for social distancing so you need a reservation several days ahead of when you want to eat there. They were very hospitable and conscientious. The waitress was also the bar tender and did a good job of tending to our needs. The pork dish was amazing and so tender. The brussel sprouts and okra were a little too salty for our taste but still very good. The fried green tomatoes were excellent. Too much dinner to do dessert but I can imagine they were also top notch. Plan ahead it's a place you want to be able to experience.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is great but drinks were a weird size and terribly overpriced for what you actually received.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and best fried chicken and fried green tomatoes!

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JoanneD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was able to reserve a table for our group of 4 outside on the patio. I felt as safe as one can feel while outdoors at a restaurant during the pandemic. Our server was very friendly and efficient. The food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific! Best fried pickles in the land! Great service too.

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AdamD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant for amazing southern cuisine and drinks. The fried chicken was by far the best I have ever had, I highly recommend it. The house rye ale was also incredibly good.

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JudyD
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great drinks and southern style comfort food. It is a good place for a casual meal.

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JBPA23
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was very good! We were seated outside on the patio. The only downside was a bunch of bees were flying around our table at the end, which was not very pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner - enjoyed the outdoor seating. Was disappointed the meatloaf wasn’t available but had the amazing shrimp and grits instead. Highly recommend - they did a great job with the Covid measures

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great as was the food and for a very good price point. Very happy we made reservations! Would definitely go back!

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April
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was delicious from the pork and meatloaf to the salt and pepper brussels, potatoes, and collards.

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TraciV
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Stopped here on our way back to Florida, gets pretty busy so had to take the 4pm dinner slot. Sat at the bar and Sarah was great! Had fried green tomatoes-nice touch with the grits, honey dusted chicken was moist (got the white meat), and the Mac n cheese was fantastic! I highly recommend if you are into southern comfort food!

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TarvorshaeJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was average, cold, and overpriced

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Deena
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Had an 1145 reservation, checked on early, table not ready and they forgot about us...20 minutes later I asked again and we were seated after they had seated at least 10 other parties.
Food was good. Wait staff attentive.

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DONNAJ
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here and it was awesome!!! The Brussel sprouts were delicious. Loved everything about my meal. Will definitely come back.

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NicholleB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The biscuits were amazing

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vipDonO
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food selection and quality along with great service. This restaurant will be added to our list of regular Asheville stops.

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karah
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sweet & spicy fried chicken was extraordinary. I added baked Mac $ cheese for a truly southern experience and tried the Wildflower Mule which was so light and refreshing. My reservation for 1 was at the bar and the 2 female bartenders that served me were so friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The hostesses were also very kind too, especially when I rushed in a few min late due to a blocked road. The ambience, cleanliness and incredible food was unforgettable and something I will try to repeat as soon as possible!

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AlexisG
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tori was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining here and it was just as good as the first time. Every single item we ordered was outstanding.

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DickD
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and fun. The food is delicious. Cheers!

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AmyP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were good. We sat outside and the nearby construction noise was very unpleasant.

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vipTomH
Memphis/West TN
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Walking up would have been faster than reservations.
They hold more tables for walk-in than reservations.
At 8:30 the only reservation available was 12:30. No one after 10:30 waited more than 45 minutes .

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PennyA
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

815 reservation, seated at 830. had to wait outside. then seated outside and it was uncomfortably cool out, we werent prepared for outdoor seating. we had reserved "bar seating" Jessica, the waitress was friendly. the biscuits were dry, the butter was too cold to spread. the brussel sprouts were burnt and the fried okra was old where the breading had hardened and tasted stale. Jessica offered to replace them but I lost my confidence in their skills. The pork shoulder was ok. My husband had fried chicken with gravy, with mashed potatoes and green beans. The gravy was not even warm. The green beans were parcooked. Nothing here was worth the price. Coffee and sodas were never refilled or offered to be refilled. Declined dessert b/c I didnt want to be more disappointed.

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Joey
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and service was excellent! Our cauliflower appetizer was delicious and spicy as promised. We both had the shrimp and grits. Wow, best we ever had!!

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Badgergirl88
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey was recommended to us and our dinner exceeded our expectations. Best friend chicken ever and the banana pudding was off the charts. Great food, great value and our waitress was warm, friendly and efficient!

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RachelL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Social distancing in the restaurant was not very well done at all. But the food and service were great! If it weren’t in the middle of a pandemic I would definitely return.

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JamesS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, so was service! We all enjoyed everything.

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vipAdrie
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal while visiting Asheville

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AmandaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey lived up to the hype! So glad we made reservations! It was fun & delish!!

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KatV
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This is my very first review of anything publicly. My husband and two teenagers went for breakfast on a Tuesday around 11:00 a.m. It was our first time at the establishment. We used OpenTable to reserve in advance (otherwise it's often a 1-2 hour wait). My order was received and was incorrect. No big deal. Waited and waited and waited for server to reappear, but she did not. Approached who appeared to be a manager overseeing the food coming out of the kitchen, and he was clearly irritated at me for bothering him. When I stated my order was incorrect, he snidely remarked that I ordered the french toast plain. I did not and tried to tell him so. He proceeded to show irritation with huffing and puffing, and when the food was returned, it was without butter or powdered sugar, which was asked for again, and those were delivered with another negative comment or sound (I don't remember other than it wasn't nice). When food returned, the french toast was cold; not lukewarm, not cool - cold. I was in no way going to re-approach anyone. On top of it, I do believe the french toast was $15. It was two slices of thin bread, not the thick brioche you'd expect. My husband's omelet was "fair" in his opinion, and both teenagers had fries and fried chicken, which they said was good. $64 not including tip.

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Carla
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is AMAZING! The menu is extensive and there is something for everyone. Be ready to eat, the portions are good! Only negative is that we were brought 2 tea cups that were dirty. Our waiter did not apologize or seem concerned, he just replaced them. I would still highly recommend this place, it so worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience all around. Little pricey but for downtown you have to expect that

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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 2457 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.