Tupelo Honey - Grand Rapids

4.5
1289 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-soured, and always Southern.

Parties of 6 or fewer have a 2 hour allotted time frame for their reservation.
Parties of 7-10 will have an allocation of 2 and 1/2 hours.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1289 people are saying
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BrandiH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always good and I enjoy the music while I eat.I always enjoy eating here its a good place if your lookin for a place to dine.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MAKE RESERVATIONS!!!! This is a popular spot! We loved our spot at the bar. Servers were quick and very friendly and helpful. Food was hot and yummy. Chicken and waffles—yum!!! Drinks were great—the glasses gave us a giggle. Loved my mimosa. Restrooms were very clean. A little noisier than we thought it would be but it was BUSY. Totally going back.

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Brianne
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

amazing good and cocktails! I love going here for special occasions or just date night

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ChristinaE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, the fried chicken, grits, and collard greens were amazing! Great place to eat and close to DeVos for those going to a show! Plus the drinks were on point!

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vipNicholeD
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was really good.

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SuzanneK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server with helpful info, amazing food and drinks. Too may things to choose from. I have to come back to try more. Best fried pickles I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, food was amazing.

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey was great! The service was awesome, the environment was beautiful and peaceful. We sat at a high top table. We wish the tables were a bit farther apart but didn’t bother us much. Salads were delicious. We didn’t add chicken because it was a pretty pricey add on for an already pricey salad. But, it was great! Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and the staff treated us well and took care of us and my friends for my birthday and the food was very good definitely and drinks were good. Definitely a good place and we be back 😊🙏🏽

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had brunch there for the first time. We had a great time and service was wonderful!

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JoshuaH
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing every single time..............

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tupelo Honey, right now they’re the only restaurant serving brunch so late, which is amazing because all others have been closing early. Their food is amazing and so are their drinks. Their drinks are pricey but well worth it. I highly recommend.

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Sheridan
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and easy to set up a reservation through their website. Staff were very friendly.

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Manda
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love tupelo honey! The best food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was awesome. Hot
Chicken and waffles were amazing.

JK
JaniceK
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

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AngelicC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining everything was perfect. It was my birthday we sat in a booth it was very intimate! I absolutely recommend Tupelo Honey!

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SaveYourMoney
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The tables were tiny and packed together. I was only a couple feet from the person at another table. We struggled to fit our food and drinks on the table it was so small. It also took 15 minutes for the waitress to first stop by our table. After we ordered, we waited 45 minutes for our food, only to be informed there was a "computer mishap" and our food was never made. Overall a disaster and a waste of a night out.

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TJC123
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first experience, definitely will not be our last. Our sitting fell through last minute so our 2 top became a 3 top, they were very accommodating. Lonnie, our server, was great. He made some wonderful recommendations, and checked on us regularly without seeming smothered. The sweet&spicy chicken was AMAZING!

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Hotmom45
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and good comfort food , friendly service

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EliC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being told you would like to keep dining to an hour and a half could be delivered a bit softer. Perhaps a table notification versus verbalization?

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LindseyV
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, highly recommend dining here!

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Melissa
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, drinks were really good. Loved our server Eli! The only down fall was that the drinks were a pricey.

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RayV
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was very busy, and that is a good sign. Not sure the kitchen was ready for a heavy influx of people, but it was great to see people out and about.

Food was very good--but a bit slow in delivery as some of us had to leave by 7:45 to get to DeVos Hall.

Might be a good idea to ask customers, on a weekend, if they have time constraints, and adjust for those who must leave early.

All in all--good wait staff and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Kitchen was backed up, and one meal was cold in our party of four. The management did not charge for that meal.

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Snackattack
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Food is average at best, overdone at worst. Brussel sprouts were soggy and not at all crisp. The server however was lovely.

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vipMikeA
Grand Rapids
29 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noah was our server and he did an awesome job. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable and answered our questions about the menu as this was our first time at your restaurant. The food was prepared perfectly and was delicious. Our compliments to your chefs. The hostess was very welcoming as well. Great experience downtown Grand Rapids. Thanks to you and your staff.

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JulianneB
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super cute inside! Only parking meters in garages so that’s the worst part. I had the shrimp and grits and that was amazing! Get the “biscuits for a cause” although I remember the jam being better last time I was there. I still ate it all. My friends had some kind of breakfast bowl that was cold with cold waffles but they said it was good. They gave us free mini desserts and brought out new waffles so my friends appreciated that. Street parking in that area is $1.75 an hour while the garage was $3 per 30 min. Just because of the location I’d be most likely to go back if I was doing something else downtown already like going to a show

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Music was way too loud. It was hard to hear our conversation. Turn the volume down and our visit would have been perfect!

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vipRachelH
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey is a great spot for any meal! Love coming there to eat.

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MorganK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service impeccable. The place was beautiful and it was a great setting to have a birthday brunch. I very much will come again!

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LynnB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was really cold inside the restaurant. It was a cold, windy winter day and it was hard to get warm inside the restaurant.

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vipBarbaraW
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was okay. We have had better experiences there and would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Honestly me and my wife were underwhelmed enough that I felt like actually leaving a review for the 1st time in years. I understand that staffing has been hell for most in the pandemic but 15 minutes for someone to walk by and say hi or grab a water is excessive with 3-4 people standing around the hostess stand talking. Me and my wife were incredibly excited to try out Tupelo based on all the hype it’s been getting in town and wanted to try out brunch. We started with Brussels sprouts that were quite oily/greasy. My wife ordered a Benedict where one of the 2 poached eggs was so over cooked it was past hard boiled. The chicken and waffles were decent but nothing worth raving over. The waffle itself was solid, and the sriracha honey glaze on the chicken was honestly top notch and a spicy/sweet combo I’ll find myself using more and more in the kitchen. But the 2 small pieces of chicken itself were overly crisped pieces of breading with a small,beaten to hell, sliver of overcooked chicken through the center. I don’t have a problem paying $70 for a brunch for 2 with drinks, and there are multiple amazing brunch locations that are worth every penny of a $70 brunch in GR. Sad to say Tupelo Honey wouldn’t be one of them.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & atmosphere was amazing! The perfect spot to catch up with a friend I haven’t seen in a while! I’m still thinking about the peach sangria! Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us ate on New Years day for an early dinner. Three had a version of chicken and waffles and one shrimp and grits. The food was delicious. Great atmosphere.

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lpzt
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Our server was very distracted and would walk by our table several times without stopping by and checking in at all. Another server had to actually refill our water. I tried to flag her down to let her know part of my order was missing but she never stopped by to check in. At the end I didn’t even bother mentioning anything because we were done with our dinner and it was just a side dish. Food was good, ambiance was good too, but service was really disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was delicious! Lost of yummy things to try! The Brussels sprouts were amazing! Not one thing we tried was bad! Must try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service from when we walked in & were greeted by the hostess to our server, were both welcoming & did a great job. The food was phenomenal, was very delicious. The only minus, if I had to be nit picky, would be that it took about half an hour for our food to come out. Other than that, everything else was wonderful & l look forward to dining there again.

FAQs

Tupelo Honey - Grand Rapids offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 239-7158.

Tupelo Honey - Grand Rapids is rated 4.5 stars by 1289 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.