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Honey Dusted Fried Chicken - Tupelo Honey - Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI

Tupelo Honey - Grand Rapids

4.5
4.5
1786 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.

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Booked 106 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (616) 239-7158

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Rhoads

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Cross street

    Ottawa and Pearl Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,786 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Brunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Lunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Grand Rapids

    Hot Spot

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for Lunch

  • Grand Rapids

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had a great meal. This was his first time dining at Tupelo Honey. The noise level was a bit much but I only was bothered because the server’s had trouble hearing the order.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jewel was such a great server. Very attentive and kind! She made my Godmothers birthday such a great experience 💖Will definitely ask for her next time!!

  3. SH

    SueH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    1st timer…nice experience. Good service from AJ. Good salad,

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was a very busy night for a Tuesday, and we were told the restaurant was short staffed. However, our server John/Jon (sp?) was incredibly accommodating and attentive. He was funny, had a smile on his face, was apologetic, and got all of our orders perfect. We loved the cauliflower bites - incredibly delicious! Kudos to the staff for being overwhelmed, but still offering excellent service and kindness. Can’t wait to go back!

  5. P

    Pereza

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Good Food , Amazing Staff ! Great convenience location.

  6. CJ

    CourtneyJ

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant! They were out of Fried Green tomatoes which was a bummer. Service was really good despite being super busy. Definitely will go back!

  7. JH

    JanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice not to "over the top" menu and nice staff, food was delish. We'll be back.

  8. C

    Chris

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was great. The service was a little slow, although they were very busy.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food came out one hour later. It would of been nice if we were told food was going to take 45 mins to an hour. That way we can expect that amount of time to wait. My chicken was burnt and meat was hard. I ordered the chicken and waffles.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  11. MB

    MelissaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had reservations for 11am and was told that they were out of biscuits and fried green tomatoes. Definitely disappointing. Also, we each had 1 drink, shared an app, and each had a meal. Our bill was over $60 for 2 people. I thought that was pricey. The food was good though and the service was good too. The place is really cute inside but very noisy. I will say the place was full but I suspect it usually is. I would go again for a special occasion but not for a regular night out.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The food had awesome flavors. The one thing that was disappointing was that it was served cold to the touch. I will definitely go back again though and give it another shot.

  13. CB

    CarrieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing drinks and food. The service was above and beyond! Thanks Abby!

  14. NS

    NancyS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our meal with our pups while watching folks head to/from Pride.

  15. EM

    EricaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, nicely decorated, well staffed and our waitress (Lilly i believe was their name) was attentive, super friendly, and made the experience that much better.

  16. SG

    SherryG

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Before the Van Gogh exhibit early dinner. I’m from the south and I appreciate the menu items. They food was good, not great. Would I come back? Probably if I didn’t want to fry green tomatoes at home or have the Bees Knees drink, that was very good. Our server was in training and made several mistakes. Not her fault. No one was shadowing nor supervising her so she had no help. A server came by after we were finished and asked for a review of the new server which was odd. Risk your customers not having a good experience over proper training? Outdoor seating was nice. Fake, faded, artificial greenery in the outdoor planters was a miss. Overall, it was good, not great.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated Father’s Day ! We loved the food. Dad had the meat loaf and my son had chicken and waffles. Will be coming back!

  18. S

    cS76

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Food is not great, over priced and over hyped, inside is cute but not worth it.

  19. SK

    SandraK

    Grand Rapids

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    This was my second time at Tupelo Honey - the first was great. This time, our order (lunch) was "dropped" and we waited almost an hour for our food - which was dried out and not particularly hot (clearly was sitting somewhere for a while). We did get a discount but honestly I would have dug into my pockets a little deeper. I doubt we will go back - but I did have one (of two) good experiences there.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Maybe not our best choice for a lunch hour meal. Arrived with reservation shortly after a big group so food was a bit slow arriving, but all in all a wonderful place if you have plenty of time!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Drinks were incredible and food was good. Our entrees took over an hour to get to us though, which was very unlike their usual service.

  22. SP

    SaraP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3

    Very long wait for our food to arrive. Over an hour. Good food. Very loud. Not relaxing. Could not hear people across the table very well. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing dinner goes elsewhere. Will not return.

  23. BN

    BrandiN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The service and food was great but if you are wanting somewhere to sit and talk with someone, go somewhere else. The noise level was extremely high. Patrons were loud but I think that was because they were trying to drown out the music. Everything else was good.

  24. SO

    SusanO

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sriracha Chicken and waffles-perfect with a wonderful balance of savory and sweet. Shrimp and grits-my husband deemed it the best he’s had! Pecan pie and banana pudding dessert sampler delicious and perfect for 2.

  25. LW

    LindaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have visited the Tupelo Honey location in Asheville, NC and was excited to find a location in Grand Rapids. It did not disappoint. Our brunch was delicious and our server, Grace, was so attentive and kind.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and great service. My go to spot anytime I’m in GR.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Birthday Meal. I had an email from Tupelo Honey for my birthday special. It was clear it was my birthday- family, grandkids, lots of cards and gifts. Server never asked if we wanted to order dessert. I love Tupelo Honeys dark meat fried chicken which is why I picked this restaurant for my birthday. They had no dark meat chicken available and it was only 5:00 pm. I was disappointed. I have the app that allows points to accumulate. Our server was not able to help update my points. Not sure when we will go back.

  28. c

    cdcd

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Our server was not friendly and it took close to an hour to get our food .. and it was FREEZING in there. We've been here before, the food was good, but we were disappointed with this particular overall experience. The manager did take some money off our bill due to the wait, so that was a nice gesture.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I heard about this restaurant from a few clients at work. I asked my husband take me out and he did. We really liked the biscuits they were DELICOUS, however the blueberry and butter mix was hard to eat due to the butter being frozen solid but still great! Nice to see some of the money goes to a cause as well. I ordered a dish I have never seen anywhere else which was the biscuit/chicken/ham dish and I would go back for that alone! The vibe was relaxed and beautiful day outside. Liked the outdoor seating option. Would go back and recommend to a friend or family!

  30. KB

    KayleyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Food was bland and service was not great. We even ordered the spicy chicken and did not find it very flavorful. Certainly did not meet out expectations. Atmosphere was really good though.

  31. B

    Bess

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1

    The restaurant is very loud, and the music playlist is not for me. You cannot converse with your dining partners without yelling. In fact our server informed us that management's directive is that if they can hear customers talking, that the music isn't loud enough. If it was a nice Southern rock vibe played at moderate volume, I'd enjoy it. The 80's type of pounding disco beat is not a vibe I want to dine to. I will not be returning other than to eat outdoors.

  32. NY

    NYAB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    When placing the reservation we specifically asked for a booth or a table on the perimeter. We asked specifically not to be placed at a table in the center of the room. And yet, that's exactly what we got despite numerous empty tables on the perimeter and at least one empty booth. The food here is always tastes amazing. However, I ordered the cast iron pork and the portion size was laughably small. I would say 4oz of meat at most. I left hungry and disappointed. I understand restaurants are struggling in the wake of the pandemic paired with ballooning food costs... and yet I can't justify spending $100 dollars on a dinner for two and leaving hungry.

  33. VA

    VanessaA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to Tupelo Honey on a recommendation from a family member and I was highly impressed! The fried green tomatoes and biscuits were excellent appetizers. We had the fried chicken and shrimp po boy as entrees and both were delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I can’t wait to return to try more things.

  34. CS

    CS1221

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Didn't live up to the hype. Loved the atmosphere and great options if you're looking for Southern style food. The crispy brussel sprouts & fresh biscuits were our favorites. However we went there for a birthday brunch for two people and service was not great & server was not very friendly. It was a fun place for a special occasion but it didn't live up to the hype and I feel as if its a little overrated.

  35. EY

    ErinY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Wonderful food and service and would love to visit for dinner. The music was a little too loud.

  36. T

    Tina

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Our waitress was kind and nice. My food was cold after waiting 45 minutes. The fried chicken taste as if it was fried or stored near seafood. The waffles were okay but cold. I liked the decor but the cold air made the long wait unbearable and uncomfortable. The prices do not reflect the quality and taste of the food. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

  37. DC

    DrCC

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the menu, everything is good...sorry to see the corn and vegan corn chowder go...they were great on Mother's Day...

  38. J

    Julia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food with good happy hour options and outdoor seating.

  39. N

    Naji

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Our server was so wonderful, and I do not recall her name! She had this wonderful pink hair & made our experience amazing. She was personable, energetic, and easy to speak with! The food was ok, but the spicy cauliflower was the absolute best. The drinks were ok but…peach don’t kill my vibe was phenomenal. Incredibly smooth and sweet.

  40. E

    Emily

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The food was just okay, I got the chicken and waffles

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1786 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 106 times today
Google Map for Tupelo Honey - Grand Rapids

140 Ottawa Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ottawa and Pearl Street

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Rhoads

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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