Tupelo Honey - Grand Rapids

4.6
933 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Michigan is under a new Covid-19 emergency order which limits us to a party size of 6 people or less, no exceptions. Please keep in mind that no congregating in our lobby is allowed. Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes for your reservation time slot. Please keep in mind that there will be times where we might need to ask you to wait outside until your table is ready. Order take out online at https://orders.tupelohoneycafe.com/ for pick up or delivery.

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. Please arrive on time with all members in your party present. We will cancel reservations 15 minutes after the scheduled time. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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 933 people are saying
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AmandaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful set up. Cool menu, but the drinks were definitely better than the food.

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tenaciousspirit
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bought this as a gift for my kids date night. They recently moved to Grand Rapids. They said it was wonderful and the food was awesome… was the perfect date night mid week!

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KellyG
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating our daughter's birthday. Our server was outstanding, and the food and drinks were fantastic! We will definitely come back often.

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vipLisaVee
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was our first visit, and we’re already planning our next one! The restaurant is light and airy feeling with gabled “pergolas” and plants-kind of like eating outside. Menu is on smallish side but there is something for everyone. The food was great-portions were large and very flavorful! Our server, Bree was awesome! Quick with suggestions and very friendly! Very cute place!

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RebeccaJ
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations to eat before a concert. The waitstaff was very friendly and the food was amazing. Perfect portion sizes.

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DianeS
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a chain - but not bad. Decent vegetarian options which was nice.

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BruceM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fried pickles were subpar. Country chicken and wàffles were fine, collared greens were good as was service.

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Dale
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not an extensive menu, but excellent food. Service was welcoming.

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DebraJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is My second time eating there really enjoyed the service and the food was
Tasty will come back when in the area

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SusanC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was just very average. It was so loud you couldn't even hold a conversation.

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JudyP
Northern MI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was server Tre. Will definitely be back!

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CraigL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First visit! Terrific service, smart surroundings; outdoor seating if that's your preference. Our server, Aaron, was knowledgeable of the menu. Made recommendations that drove our lunch choices. Food was terrific. Southern cuisine the theme, but option to avoid fried everything as well! Will return!

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent good and environment. We had a reservation, but still had to wait in a line that was out the door upon arrival.

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CarolK
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every morsel was scrumptious!! Lovely downtown atmosphere. Love the decor, although they could lose the fake plants, lol!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Very average to disappointing food. Service was great as was the ambiance itself.

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Megans
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, waitress was great. Drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fried pickles were delicious. Moscow mules we’re good. Chicken avocado sandwich fell apart after the first bite or two but tasted great! Fried chicken was a little dry but we did like the honey dusted flavor. Our server was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff, and service!

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KeishaB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food! Very nice representation of southern cuisine!

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TerriM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Tupelo Honey. The only reasons I gave 4 instead of 5 stars were the fried chicken and the lemonade. The fried chicken was crazy expensive. It was about $13 fir a sm/med breast and a tiny wing. No sides were included. I ordered 2 (delicious) but that made for a very expensive meal for what I got. My friend ordered the lavender lemonade but it was so tart she couldn’t even drink it. She didn’t choose to say anything but I suspect they had forgotten the sugar. Our waiter was nice but we didn’t see him much. Everyone enjoyed their food and it was super cute restaurant. We would go again, I would just make a different meal choice. We loved that they took reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent! Brought food quickly. They just forgot the chicken in my wife’s salad and took a while for them to grill it and get it to her. Overall, great food, we’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this spot! Atmosphere was our favorite part, but the food, prices and service were all wonderful as well. We went for brunch on a Saturday and everything was quick despite how busy they were. Highly recommend - super chill environment, just what we love!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was slow and they forgot one of our apps. Food was cold when served but it tasted good. Inside of restaurant is very cute and there’s a nice selection of wine, beer and cocktails.

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vipGolfer18
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are outside and enjoyed both the food and the weather.
Meka - hope I spelled it correctly - was our server and she was the best! Helpful and so personable.
Love the chicken and the best biscuits!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server offered great suggestions, was super helpful and kind.

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VictoriaZ
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful staff. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My son is back from the military and he and I are both back in school to finish degrees after taking years off…. his bachelor’s degree and my masters.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and a little different than what we were used to. Which is what we were looking for. Waiter was helpful. Fun place.

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MyronB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great food good energy customer was a cool nice place to visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great…service with Trey was even better! We got a mish mosh of 7 different items on the menu along with some cocktails. Would recommend

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Auston
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Different offerings than a lot of restaurants in the area. We ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes, Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffles, and Shrimp & Grits for food items. I tried a Tupeloma and an Old Fashioned. My wife tried a house Margarita. We were pleased with the staff. Only reservation open was a high top. I'm a big dude, 6'4" 290lbs and the high tops are on the smaller side. No one was sitting next to us and our server pulled the table over when I was probably looking a little cramped. haha Little things like this can set a place apart. Can't remember her name, but she was blonde and very pleasant. We enjoyed our first time here and will surely be back.

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RhondaT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My party loved the chicken, biscuits, potatoes and mac & cheese. A member of my group is vegetarian and ordered a combination platter of veggies which was fantastic. Another member ordered the pork chop and stated it was very tender. Can't wait to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was good, we sat in the patio and it had a weird smell but was likely from something downtown. Service was extremely slow to the point we had to go up to the bar and ask other servers for silverware ect.

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EmilyBrophy
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quickly becoming one of our go-to spots! Dionta was an incredible server-he brought out birthday desserts for my husband and best friend after he overheard us chatting about getting together to celebrate them. From drinks to dessert, everything was delicious! We will be back soon.

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CaTe
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious southern comfort food and excellent cocktails. Would highly recommend!

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Hoffy
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fried pickles and the chicken and waffles were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on Saturday and had to come back on Sunday because it was so good! Our bartender Rami and server Noah toke great care of us! Definitely a must when you are in the area.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved tupelo

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Luvwineandgoodfood
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful brunch we had recently here . Service was very good , well staffed . Food was delicious .

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Thank you for serving us. We sat outside and the bees were horrendous. The server was fine, but she wasnt overly friendly or attentive. The fried green tomatoes were tasteless and the biscuits were dry. The chicken was fine, but not outstanding. Overall, i wouldnt say i would never go back, but we wont sit outside and it is definitely on the middle of our list of restaurant choices. I did love that there are reservation options and the prices were definitely fair. Thanks!

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 4.6 stars by 933 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.