Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.7
2790 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. As of 01/02/20 we will be restricted to 30% capacity. We are fortunate to house two Tupelo locations in our Asheville area. If reservations are not available at our downtown location, please try our South Asheville location to get your Tupelo fill!


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 2790 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This breakfast way PHENOMENAL!
We will for sure be back to visit.

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AmeliaC
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie, our server, was fantastic and so was John the manager! We were able to meet the Chef, Cary, and he was great as well! They made our visit amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast we’ve ever eaten. Katie made amazing recommendations. Service was friendly, timely, & accurate. We will definitely be back ASAP!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Took a little time to get our food but it was well worth it! Great staff and bar tenders. Beautiful dinning area with a great atmosphere

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MelissaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner and wonderful service!

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MeganC
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar, and Sara waited on us. We had sangrias that were delicious! The dusted honey fried chicken with macaroni and cheese and collards was finger licking good! And the pecan pie....don't even get me started! We left with an entire pie!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DeShawn was AMAZING, and made my grandmother's 75th birthday a hit! We had the best time. The atmosphere was great and so was the food!

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BoM19
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our server was great and food was served in a timely manner. Food was not very tasty, we had much better meals at other locations in Asheville. I would be willing to go back and try different items.

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MonicaP
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presentation was very appealing! Food was the right temperature and the taste was excellent! The service was consistent and pleasant!

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johns
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food seems to have declined since last time I was there. Surprised how crowded it was during Covid restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent experience. Recommend.

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BruceS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Creative variations on traditional comfort food! We will return!

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PattyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. We were able to be outside which is nice option. Every one wears masks and it feels very safe yet is still welcoming and comfortable.

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vipBeetleB
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We love the restaurant. Today's meal was not up to par but we'll be back.

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DennisO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved restaurant. However felt very uncomfortable with panhandlers in Downtown Asheville. There was even someone harassing us as we were checking out at the Wall Street garage. Not a good way to encourage visitors.

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Amy2021
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The avocado egg sandwich which amazing. The our server was also attentive and kind. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was great. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. My chicken and avocado sandwich was really good. The fried pickles tasted fishy like they'd been fried in fish grease and the banana pudding didn't have bananas in it. Overall it was a mediocre experience.

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LishaB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cauliflower taco was amazing!! Enjoyed the fried green tomatoes and the goat cheese girts!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for brunch. Party of 6 and everyone of us enjoyed what they ordered.

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kaitlyny
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely excellent! Very tasty, upscale versions of Southern classics. Cocktails were a light pour, but pretty tasty. Price point seemed on-par with those in the area, but a little expensive for the amount of food served. Certainly indicative of a "tourist town" hotspot. Overall, would certainly recommend and will go ahead if ever I am in Asheville.

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GabrielaL
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, kind staff, fun environment!!!!!!!

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JimP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Our server was great. My only issue was that I made a reservation for indoor dining. We arrived at our reservation time and we had to wait. Eventually they placed us in the outdoor covered dining area. That area wasn’t bad but it was a bit cold.

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Lynniemb
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place over delivered and I’ll be a returning customer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, phenomenal beverages, phenomenal service!!!
Very enjoyable experience!!......as always!!!!

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LoriM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect brunch after a weekend exploring Asheville. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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vipbritishb
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to go in a great city the food and the drinks are perfect for a great evening in Asheville

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erinw
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was OK, the server was nice and friendly, but they let a table of seven guys destroy the ambiance. They were loud and cursing and no one said a thing. If the food was good I could release it.

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vipChrisR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Our waitress was amazing; everything was delivered promptly and her recommendations for the biscuits. The meatloaf and catfish were full of flavor. The main issue that needs resolved is the waiting area which is not available on the inside. I understand that COVID has made things difficult. We checked in 10 mins early and the receptionist asked us to wait outside in the pouring rain. I asked if we could remain inside and we were asked again to stand outside. We waited the 10 mins for the text to arrive as our shoes and pants were soaked by this point. I did not let this ruin our evening. As another note, the extended rooms that were tented in were completely open with no thought to the receptionist to use.

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CaitlinS
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, fun energy, excellent food and service! Definitely recommend!

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SCMountaineer
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Original table on front patio; too cold for us; server and Mgr moved us inside near bar; food was awesome!

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Dinn
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We order an appetizer and two entrees. The potato skins were amazing. We also had the boneless fried chicken. You get two large chicken breasts. Breading is great. I would get the gravy on the side as I like don’t want the breading to get soft. Good experience, and great service.

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vipEdwardsH
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Wednesday night dinner, our first at Tupelo. The food was as described, service attentive and professional, and price point was reasonable.

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vipCatherineK
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner, cocktails and service. Went back for breakfast the next day! Definitely recommend!

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Jeff
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tupelo Shrimp and Sweet and Spicy Chicken Sandwich were very good. Service was also quick.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met for brunch to celebrate my daughter’s 22nd birthday with her college roommates, best friend, and cousin. The menu offered a variety of choices for all the girls. Our server was nice and attentive. Great time with good food, good service, and good friends.

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JulieY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were sat right but the door and it was very cold. Our waiter was attentive at first but didn’t check back after we received our meals to see if all was well. Food was good.

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TaylorD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this place, my waiter was AMAZING!!!!!!!

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StephanieS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food with decent prices!!! I will be coming back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food, but not very socially distanced. We also thought it was quite overpriced compared to other similar nearby Asheville restaurants.

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 4.7 stars by 2790 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.