Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

4.6
2005 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
Reservations recommended for weekends.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2005 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere for a business lunch! Thank you!

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JulieT
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey was clearly following all of the Covid protocol. It was clean, everyone had a mask on, and you had lots of distance for the tables. The service was friendly and good - efficient, but not rushed - and the food was excellent.

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NiaLawson
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Friend and I enjoyed our frequent visit to Tupelo for our lunch/early dinner dates.. 😊

The food was great however I did feel that the Shrimp and Grits plate/bowl portion was small for the price of 18.95

I also had to ask for our table to be cleaned before we sat down, but otherwise it was great per usual!

Thanks!

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Great service - I had the blueberry waffles + sriracha chicken - yum

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happydiner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and great service. I don't think you can go wrong.

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Mario
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious. A little pricey for what it is, but tasty. The iced coffee wasn't to our liking, however. We also wish the outside patio was larger. Took a while to receive the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all the way around!

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Ashley
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This hit the spot, it was great southern food with a modern twist. Service was outstanding. Waitress recommended the shrimp and grits how she likes them and they were divine.

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cher
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great choice for a ladies lunch. The menu has a good variety and the quality of the entrees was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was really good. Service wasn’t the best.. 3 out of 5.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Tupelo Honey is a great place to try something different. The Mountain Harvest bowl that I had was excellent, and one of the few dishes that I can eat all of the ingredients (most restaurants do not offer such a great option for people with my specific diet)!

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AngelaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service. I will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch with family. It was a good experience, but a little too expensive for what we got.

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KimB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Our entire family enjoyed their meal.

JH
JasonH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Mimosa and Bloody Mary with our delicious breakfast! ❤️

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AmyM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and hot. Our server was new but did an excellent job. Even with a slight hiccup in losing power the staff did a great job.

JH
JoshuaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was bland, flavorless, overpriced, cold, service was subpar and wait was too long.

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Tess
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I know places are short staffed and having a harder time during COVID, but sadly I still just don’t think it was a great experience. Our waiter got busy during the time and never came back to check on us till the end, kept having to flag people down to help, our food was wrong and burned. The worst part however was I ordered cocktails and when I ordered one drink a second time I was served something different than the first time and when I asked no one seemed to be able to tell me what the mix up was or what I had even been drinking!!! When the waiter rang up my order he put in three of the same drinks none of which I’d actually ordered so I have no idea what was going on. I was supposed to have had a Spiked lemonade cocktail and the Moscow mule. Not sure what I ended up drinking!

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vipJoshW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server either had too many tables to serve or she was just genuinely unconcerned with us. The bathroom was also poorly maintained.

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MorganR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely place! We’ll definitely come back when we’re in town again!

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vipBrad
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was not great or hot just mediocre explains why it was dead on a Friday night.

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ECTeats
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely dinner! Loved the fried green tomatoes and the cauliflower bites. The service was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

This was my second time dining at this location. When I arrived, I noticed a staff person (female) preparing the serving utensils in the napkins. She was seated in the front booth, without gloves on, and grabbing the (upright) forks and knives with her bare fingers. Groosss! My party would be seated in the booth next to her. As I watched her continue to touch each utensil with her hands, i stopped her to address the method she’s using. I told her I was not going to inform a manager but being we are in the middle of a pandemic it’s unsanitary to prepare them that way. I would’ve been disgusted regardless. She tells a manager who comes over to ask what happened. I informed him, and was thanked that it would be corrected. Next thing I see is another female person come over and do the exact same thing before she too is stopped. (IT’s A TRAINING ISSUE) They would leave the large pile the first woman did until I left. I wonder did they take them all apart and wash them? Also, did they change their process on preparation?

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Busy beautiful day. A Sunday brunch. Food was phenomenal. The foods arrival was a bit slow probably due to Covid slowdown in kitchen, but that was fine by us as we had plenty to catch up on. Every drink and every meal was on point, and worth the price and wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time. Our server, Patrick, just really set the bar so high. He was attentive, funny, and just really made our girls brunch that much better. The food was amazing! We had a vegetarian in the mix and Patrick made sure her food was exactly what she ordered, and did a double check on the soy breakfast option. The manager on duty was attentive and did a couple of rounds to check on tables. Staff was friendly and always greeted you along the way.

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Jesscurvz
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the server was very attentive and full of personality. It was packed because we went on a Sunday for brunch. My only complaint is lack of parking. The food was so good we ordered a second stack of pancakes.

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AllisynnV
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waitress was pleasant and professional but forgot my pancakes then forgot my syrup

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RandolphM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, waiter, service was great! Will go back! Celebrating my daughter’s birthday with her god parents! Thanks 😊

JM
JustinM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great place to eat! Ambience was great! Service was superb!

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ShawnaA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was delicious! You can’t go wrong with fried chicken😊

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Long wait for food, nice servers though

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was great! The only downside was it took 1 hour to get our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

I ordered the avocado toast (which is already expensive) and the avocado was basically a thin layer of butter spread across the bread. It basically was avocado purée that was spread on the toast. The worst avocado toast I’ve ever had, and one of the most expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall the restaurant is worth going to. Early on my friend and I were trying to decide on a wine to have, the server asked if we wished for a tasting. We tried and decided on which to order. We enjoyed the truffle bread with house and ricotta (this is a must), a nightly special, and the short rib cavatelli. At the end of the night we saw a charge for the tasting and were shocked. Not once did the server state that there was a charge. It was awkward. It wouldn’t have been a big deal if she would’ve stated the fee when she offered us the tasting.

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PaulaD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my Dad and sister out as we hadn’t seen each other in about 4 months. Service and food is ALWAYS great. Recommend meatloaf, fried Brussels and tarot cracklings. AND try the sampler dessert, banana pudding AND pecan pie. Yum yum. Our favorite place!!!!

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BrittneyNH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guy, my waiter, was phenomenal! I also observed a hostess carefully and compassionately assist a blind man. The good food is also a plus, but the excellent, selfless service of Tupelo Honey is stellar.

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Laura
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were both excellent! Perfect place for brunch.

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keishlaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!! Love it! Nice employees!........................

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You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - Raleigh using the Order Online button. Tupelo Honey - Raleigh also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tupelo Honey - Raleigh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 723-9353.

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh is rated 4.6 stars by 2005 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.

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