Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

4.5
2261 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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lchels711
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took myself on a date today. This was my second visit to Tupelo Honey, so I wanted to try some new things. My server, Cheryl, was awesome! The creole shrimp linguine was amazing. The poblano peppers really set it apart from other shrimp pastas. The “Pink is The Mimosa” is delicious! The basil in the green beans is definitely noticeable, and I love it. I’ll definitely be back! 😍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic breakfast, superb service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were sat and then never had anyone come to our table after 20 minutes. We left.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The meal was excellent. The only concern I have was the high price of my single drink. I believe that $23.00 for a 12 year old single malt scotch is exorbitant. I chose not to complain at the time the check was presented, but when I return to this restaurant, which I will do, I will no longer order any liquor.

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JazTasha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful! I recommend the “pink is the new mimosa” and the sweet and sour chicken and biscuits! Yum!

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AshleyJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Loved the biscuits and fried great tomatoes. Had Fried Chicken Sandwich and the chicken as just ok.

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VictoriaH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated shortly after arriving. Service was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious!

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JasonB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch around. Food and service were great. Queen Mary was amazing!

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OrlandoL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Fri. 8 pm reservation was good
Noise level for that time was good
FOOD
Meatloaf, green beans, and salad was good
Regular Chicken and Waffles was good
Sriracha Pork was super spicy... could not eat it. They did gives us fried chicken instead. That was good.
SERVICE
First rounds of drinks was good. 1st cup of coffee was very good.
After that first round, we had to keep asking for refills 3 times
The 2nd cup of coffee was Cold
The 3rd cup of coffee was luke warm and did not taste good.
After they served us our food, the waitress never returned to ask us if our food was good.
Will not return here and instead just order for carryout.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have ordered takeout from here before so we had an idea of the quality (HIGH) of the food but were blown away by the kindness and attentiveness of our server, the draft selection was great, and the food was obviously AMAZING!

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ChristopherC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great local spot for southern inspired dining. Super casual vibe, good service and home of my favorite Sriracha Honey Chicken and Waffles.

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LindaB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friends and all the good was delicious. Service was excellent!

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vipDeniseT
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Book club meeting and the place was perfect for our first in person meeting. Staff was attentive and the food was absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Yummy drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We arrived just as they opened on a Tuesday and were promptly seated and brought waters and menus. Ordered drinks and food. After that our waiter never came back and we had to ask the food runner where our drinks were. After we ate, our drinks never got refilled and we had to track down the waiter to get the check after being finished over 20 minutes ago. I expect this is not regular service at Tupelo, just a singular bad experience.

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CatherineS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the chicken and waffles and the meat loaf, they were out of this world. Our server was great as well, so attentive and helpful with menu recommendations!

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state628
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They were out of white meat chicken that is the only reason I did not give 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The bartender refused to serve me in the bar area.

I was called earlier in the day to say my 8pm reservation would not work as they closed at 8 so I rescheduled for 7:30 and arrived early. I was greeted at the door by a lovely host and seated in the bar area. After 10 minutes I asked a server to get my server then was greet by a server who made it clear was only bringing me a water and the bartender would be with me before she left I put in a turmeric ginger tonic order in hopes I’d be able to order food when it came. I waited another 15 minutes with no tonic and still had not put in food. Although the bar was fairly empty and the bartender did not look very busy I couldn’t get the bartenders attention so I left. I left a voicemail for management to call me back to rectify this situation.

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RebekahL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

I was very disappointed in my recent visit. The food is always so good but this time it was just ok and the service was terrible. We sat down and waited for 20 minutes before our server or any server even came to our table. We then waited forever for our drinks to come and when I wanted to order another drink she didn’t even ask what I wanted but just brought the same drink I had already order (which is not what I wanted). We also had to remind her multiple times to bring us dipping sauces and she never once refilled our waters. The restaurant wasn’t even very busy while we were there. They had a ton of servers so I know that our service could have been much better. By the end I didn’t even want to correct her on my drink I just wanted to get my check and get out. This trip was definitely not worth the money we paid for our food and drinks. The service really caused the overall experience to suffer extremely. I also noticed as did my boyfriend that our server seemed more interested in the table beside us that arrived after we did. She would frequent their table and provide them with quicker and better service than us and we were sitting right there. I love Tupelo honey but this experience has caused me to decide not to go back for a long time. Something needs to change.

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CarolinaGirl
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, cocktails, ambiance, and service. I ordered the chicken biscuit with peach coleslaw but asked them to put the gravy on the side!

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SherryK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We were so disappointed! We came for our adult twin daughters’ birthday celebration (which I indicated in the reservation). The hostess mentioned it when we came in, then no other observance. Our server was excellent, I must say. However, our food came out in four different waves, with my husband’s meal coming out when the rest of us were well over halfway completed. He says he will not return, which is so disappointing since Tupelo Honey has been a favorite go-to for our family for special occasions.

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SubmarineDoc
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Seated right on time with no waiting. The server was Katie, never made us feel rushed. Never had to wait around for anything either. Coffee was kept hot, food all arrived at the right times. Excellent drinks, appetizers, and main dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance of this place. Eggs were a bit overdone but everything was delish!!! Staff extremely friendly

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lchels711
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Tupelo Honey.
The hostess was warm and welcoming, and was very personable. The bartenders were great— quick service and always checking on me to make sure I was alright.
The food was great! The sweet & spicy chicken lived up to its name, and was juicy inside. The collards were AMAZING. I took a bite and texted a friend immediately to tell them they’ve got to come give this place a try. The “Peach Don’t Kill My Vibe” was delicious, but that Carolina Mai Tai is the TRUTH!!!! 😍
Overall, I was beyond pleased and I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall it was a good experience, and good food. But it was definitely very warm in the building. The fans or temperature could have been adjusted to accommodate so many people.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Inside was dirty, biscuits were crunchy instead of fluffy, food took a long time.

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MichaelB
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was pretty good but service was terrible. Our waiter kept disappearing even though the place was half empty, asked a bunch for water refills and never got one. Took 20 minutes after sitting down before we could order

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waiting staff did not seemed excited to be at work. We had to ask several times to run our check so we could leave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food2service1ambience5

Poor customer service waitress wasn't pleasant at all.

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JacquelynF
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I went for the chicken and waffles. The chicken was tender but had no flavor (I didn’t want hot sauce). Dusting of honey flavor was basically nothing. I had one regular waffle and one sad looking waffle. For $15 they could do better. I would not go back. To be fair my friend enjoyed her brussel sprouts and bacon and avocado sandwich.

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TarynF
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great! They have awesome customer service. I love that you can make a reservation and the food is amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and the food was delicious! Patrick was such a upbeat and kind waitress! Definitely will be back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great and the service by Chloe was exceptional. We will definitely be back the next time we visit Raleigh!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The high top seats in the bar area are a great seating option. The tables are round which lets you face everyone in the group and the bartender serves those tables. Chloe is a great bartender, and made great drink and menu suggestions. She’s super attentive and took great care of everyone in the area. The high top seats are cushioned and have seat backs so they are a very comfortable option.

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PeepsPicks
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason was a terrific waiter.

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PitMaster
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cast iron pork and fried chicken were excellent. Good craft beer select. Could’ve used more wait staff for the business. Our waitress was very good considering how many tables she had.

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Tami
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good food and overall good time. The service is good but our waitress seemed annoyed and barely spoke to us. It was not horrible service but off putting. Still I would go again because the other service staff was wonderful and we had great food.

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Tupelo Honey - Raleigh is rated 4.5 stars by 2261 OpenTable diners.

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