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Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville

4.7
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2157 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
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 2157 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience! They had good safety measures in place and the food was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Delicious food!! Definitely request to sit inside, it’s very noisy outside with cars driving past and people walking around etc. you need a reservation for brunch on Sunday, it’s extremely busy/popular ! We got the breakfast bowl with fried chicken and it was so yummy! The servings are pretty large. I loved my peach pineapple mimosa, and our waitress was lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great choice! Drinks were fantastic as was the fried chicken & meatloaf. We will be back soon!

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vipSteveH
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day in downtown Asheville!!

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Was visiting Asheville for the weekend and saw it online. I had made reservations the night before. They were very quick with seating us and the service was pretty good. I was not impress with the food. Was quite pricey also. Breakfast for three was around $100. Don't mind paying if the food was good, but it was not that good.

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JimmyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Service was excellent. We will be back. We came from down in the flat lands to experience this food.

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Toree
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Sweet potato pancakes were a treat! Omelets were delicious! Chicken was fried to perfection! Our server Irish was delightful! Our entire party enjoyed the food and service. We thought it was the best place we had eaten during our trip to Asheville. I recommend the shoo mercy omelet dish as well as the shoo mercy pancake dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Family dinner out in Asheville. Great service and food was yummy.

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JenniferR
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious down home fried chicken! Nice atmosphere outdoors, fast service

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, drinks, and cleanliness were superb!

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foodfan
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always try to enjoy a meal here when we visit Asheville, we have always had a great experience with the staff and the food is amazing. This visit did not disappoint!

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vipNityaK
Austin
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch! Fried tomatoes and fried chicken for the win. We came twice in 3 days because we enjoyed it so much. Great service and drinks too!

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville
Responded 5 days ago

Wow, a rave review and you visited twice in three days? Our entire staff is blushing! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, and I hope you think of us again next time you are in town. You rock!

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ToddM
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was super friendly and efficient. Ambiance was great. Sat outside- great people watching.

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bmorefoodie
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fried green tomatoes were very good. Fried chicken was disappointing- chicken was dry. Service was great and good COVID practices.

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vipAmyD
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , service

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thelaw
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this unprecedented time, we are appreciative of Tupelo Honey in requiring masks and social distancing of diners. The staff was fabulous and food good!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Brunch! Huge portions!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic and great with our kids. The food was good, but not amazing. The Mac n cheese is great and the fried chicken too, mashed potatoes and collard greens were nothing exciting. I wanted to love this place and give it 5 stars. Maybe my expectations were just too high.

We sat on the patio and the weather was perfect! I wouldn’t discourage anyone from eating here, but I probably wouldn’t eat here again.

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KimS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service.
Would highly recommend!

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StephanieC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we had two servers because one was in training. They both were very attentive!

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SamanthaD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the portion size was small but food taste was good.

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AmyR
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, good service. Menu has a wide variety, everything we saw coming out looked good. Also very good safety precautions re COVID

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The restaurant was nice, our server thou was making us very uncomfortable. The minute we sat down she was stressing us to order. Every question we had regarding the menu she was annoyed by. She was just very rude. I asked her about the wines and that she did not like at all, she huffed under her mask while I was asking. I asked if the rose was on the lighter or darker side she responded what do you mean all rose is light!!! Seriously that not how you speak to guests!!!
She mentioned that it was her second day which is ok to make mistakes but you can’t be rude and have such an attitude.
Some good items came out wrong, which was fixed, the food was ok but not spectacular.
The bill was wrong too she overcharged is when I told her about it she tried to argue.
Would definitely not go back here. It’s unfortunate because the restaurant is nice and the overall ambiance as well.

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vipMichaelM
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tupelo Honey was great. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the entire staff was very conscientious. Highly recommended.

It is sad to see how many homeless and unkept people are loitering all around the streets and parks in downtown.

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and social distancing policies!!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always extremely friendly and kind. The food is incredible. Highly recommend the sweet potato pancakes and chicken with the Siracha syrup. Mimosas are wonderful too- we had the blueberry pomegranate. Their biscuits for a cause are a must!

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KennethP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The overall food quality was lacking in seasonings. Our order of Brussel sprouts were overcooked as was our chicken. The fried green tomatoes lacked any taste.

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SteveG
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch in downtown Asheville! They have the indoor and outdoor seating very well organized for social distancing. Great menu and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly & fast service & everything we ordered tasted amazing!

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Mommaofthree
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service; immediate table; will be back when we visit

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vetgirl
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tupelo Honey is very popular in Asheville, and a must stop for brunch. They were very busy when our group arrived, but we were seated immediately with our reservation. The tables inside and outside were spaced appropriately for COVID-19 mandates, and all staff wore masks at all times. They even included a QR code at each table to scan for an online menu for extra precaution.

The food came out quickly from the kitchen, and was delicious! Our group would definitely eat here again.

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TamiS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We recently visited Asheville and made a reservation for dinner upon the suggestion of friends. The only available seating was a high top in the bar area. The atmosphere and comfort of the bar area was disappointing. I ordered the shrimp and grits, and it was good but a little soupy. Furthermore, the food runner quickly delivered our dinner by plopping it down on our table. Our waitress was new and overall did a fine job. Unfortunately, the waitress who was training her appeared annoyed/inconvenienced with helping her take care of our table. Overall, the experience was fine, but not enough to give this review top ratings or make it worthy of a future visit.

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TiaB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reserved seating outside and the covid precautions were very good. The inside was a bit crowded for my comfort.
Good food. Good service. We did not have to touch a menu as it was virtual. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is amazing!

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BreeH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Made reservation but had to sit at bar due to amount of people/covid but we had an excellent bar tender. A yummy must in Asheville :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The service is always fantastic, as is the food. Everything was extra clean and spaced out due to Covid. I can’t say enough good things about Tupelo Honey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Masks and sanitizer available. Great food. Would recommend.

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AM1091
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Tupelo Honey after our wedding for brunch. It was DELICIOUS! It was so good that we didn't need to eat the rest of the day. The service was great, and they gave us a little wedding gift, which was such a nice touch. Only downside is that it felt a little crowded in the era of COVID. Will definitely go again next time we are in Asheville.

FAQs

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 255-4863.

Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville is rated 4.7 stars by 2157 OpenTable diners.

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