Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

4.5
2162 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.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTFlo
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Quality of food is decreasing. Staple dish chicken and biscuit entree tasted day-old.

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SherriW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Waited 15 minutes for a server. Had to go inside and request some attention. Then had to wait another 15 minutes for our cocktails. The appetizer was cold- we ate it anyway because we were so hungry. Had to go back in and ask about the cocktails. They finally came out and mine was wrong- they took it back and fixed it. Entrees came out, food was good. No one checked on us for 20 minutes, had to go back in and ask for a box and the check and a to-go dessert. Dessert came out, not to go. They gave us a discount- still not worth it. It was brutal. Asheville location is always good- this one was not. Oh well.

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LynneS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pork shoulder annd the meatloaf, 2 dishes that could have been ordinary. Rather, each was distinctive and nicely presented. The potato cracklings were deliciously different too. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, making our time at Tupelo Honey a wonderful dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with amazing food and drinks. Will be back with friends. Thanks

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CarlosS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Server very knowledgeable and polite. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a god dining experience.

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SamanthaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for Father’s Day and we ended up getting there a little early and they were super accommodating and got us in a little earlier than our scheduled time. Food came out super quick and it was very good! Only thing se did not like was that the bar was closed. It would have been nice to grab a few drinks and relax a bit and hang out but that option wasn’t available to us.

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TyneeshaJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food but the kids meals portions were huge. My kids burgers looked like mondo burgers lol but very flavorful

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day with family.

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PatC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey is a comfortable place to go for couples, friends and families. The food is amazing and my blooding Mary was very good.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for special occasion. Interesting take on southern cooking with a twist.
My Bloody Mary was excellent if a bit on smallish size for all the extra stuff they put in it--pickled okra, olive, and a strip of bacon. A little overdone but good.

Only negative is they have but two desserts. That said, the banana pudding was as good as I have ever had anywhere including my Mother's, Mother-in-law's, and any other great home cooked pudding. It is just to rave over. Every ingredient was done perfectly--lots of bananas, creamy smooth custard, thick and sugar crunchy whipped cream and of course just enough vanilla wafers.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Service was good, food was fabulous and quick! We really enjoyed ourselves!

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PatriciaS
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and the host was great :) Wonderful Fathers day and it was my husbands first time there.

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KSim
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun take on southern food, family friendly place, nice atmosphere. Parking fills up fast might have to park at a shopping center and walk 2 mins.

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Kristen
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate Father's Day! Will definitely be back.

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Yumm
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wait staff was great. EXTREMELY SLOW SERVICE FROM THE BAR AND KITCHEN. The restaurant want not very busy. The food was mediocre.

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GageF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I would highly recommend this to anyone for pretty much any occasion. Is a very nice place in a great area. Parking relatively close(within a 1/4 mile). Food was great(best fried chicken I have ever had). It is upscale fried chicken(they’re specialty). Very great vibe and great service.

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td405
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was expecting better ambiance, it was a bit too casual but the food made up for it. Everything was delicious - drinks, apps, entres. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great! Thought the food was going to take awhile because the place was packed but it came at a good pace

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vipNityaK
Austin
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here! The manager and service is top notch as is the food and drinks. Couldn’t have been any better!

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LisaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to Tupelo Honey!!! The absolute best chicken & waffles!!! Great atmosphere & excellent service!!!!

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vipNancyG
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice place, good food and very attentive friendly staff
will go again

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AmandaT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service.Came with a small child and was very accommodating.

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leec
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The food was delicious! Cannot wait to go back again.

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vipLoPeep
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, drinks, food, service… one of our fave places to eat! Pepper Bloody Mary, fried green tomato app & biscuits a must! My top meanie item is the avocado rainbow bow - yum! Just yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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SandyC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Tupelo Honey. The lone server was also the bartender who was amazing!

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SohamM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Add more vegetarian food options, something without eggs and meat.

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MealsWithFriends
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This restaurant --like so many others right now --- is suffering from not enough staff. It took a long time to take our order, and to deliver the food. That's because one poor waiter was assigned to multiple tables plus the bar! When the food came though, it did not disappoint. My veggie plate was amazing: Brussels sprouts, peach slaw, cheesy grits, and a side salad (with an amazing white balsamic dressing)! I look forward to going back soon, I love this food. I must say I was disappointed to see the fried green tomatoes are ONLY available as a large plate -- I could not have it as one of my four veggies - that's a boo-hoo.

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jweed
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We have been to 3 different Tupelo Honey's and this was our first bad experience. After being seated waited quite a while for our drinks to be served which one was forgotten.(glass of wine). Waited at least 20-25 minutes for apps to make it to the table which one didn't arrive ( biscuits). No more than 1 minute after apps got to the table they brought our entrees. Then finally the biscuits. I ordered half a fried chicken and the breast piece was extremely dry, almost inedible. When ordering our dinner waitress informed us they were already out of fish, so no fish options at all, and out of the shrimp and grits. We were seated at 6:30 pm so awful early to run out of items!? Seems they are more like a chain now, rather than a neighborhood restaurant. Many other good restaurants in Raleigh to go other than here. On a positive note the meatloaf and biscuits were good.

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JasmineM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch. The cocktails and mimosas were great and well worth the money. Reservation highly recommended on a Sunday. The reservation process was smooth. 10/10 would recommend.

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MicheleB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing brunch! The food was amazing!!! It was so good and a great amount of food for the price. The drinks were great- we tried two different types of mimosas. The server was so friendly and prompt. It was the best experience I’ve had in a restaurant in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Our server was excellent! Very personable and attentive to our needs. Unfortunately, the food was below mediocre. I got the southern style brunch plate and only ate the eggs. The chicken lacked flavor completely which was unfortunate, and the waffle was also mediocre.

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a nice atmosphere! Remember to make a reservation, because its a popular spot.

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Bryan
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Sat outside on a beautiful June Sunday for Brunch, the food was really good and not too much!

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dannyboy
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service

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ChristiT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Out of most draft beers and food was cafeteria style. Definitely precooked and not fresh.

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Beekeeper
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I remember biscuits and honey on the table...a draw since the Cafe is called Tupelo HONEY... NOW it's an appetizer for$4.00. Menu is not as exciting as I seem to recall 2 or more years ago...bring back the pre- covid menus please. The server was lovely and got everything right. The table surface was a bit tacky to the touch probably from all the disinfectant sprays. Maybe change cleaning agent? Anyway, I was there with friends, we all had a nice time, food was okay but not what I'd return for until some additions are made. Pecan pie was delicious and light, not heavy and gloppy...cheers to the dessert chef.
I hope I have provided helpful insight...it was not my intention to insult anyone...

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Luv2dine
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sat at the bar. Bartender was great- very friendly and accommodating. Ordered the sweet heat chicken sandwich , southwest omelet, turmeric ginger tonic (amazing!) the dessert duo (pecan pie better than banana pudding)., and biscuits (superb!). Both entrees were barely l lukewarm. The Chicken sandwich tasted great but was the toughest chicken breast I’ve ever tried to chew. Honestly almost choked trying to get it down. Disappointing. But overall enjoyed the experience.

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Shantael
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The Service was amazing! Th food left a lot to be desired... It has been hyped up so much , I was expecting fireworks! The biscuit and waffles were flavorless and dry, even with butter and honey on them. The banana pudding is next level though.... I'd go just for that!

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Tupelo Honey - Raleigh is rated 4.5 stars by 2162 OpenTable diners.

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