Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

4.5
1800 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 1800 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSarahH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat at Tupelo honey for 30 minutes without getting any service or acknowledgement from staff before we gave up and left.

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ScottR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was super. Friendly and attentive. Recommendations for the food were excellent. The fried chicken was juicy on the inside and crispy and tasty on the outside. The dessert sampler was the perfect ending.

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded 3 days ago

Hello scottr! We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience. We take pride in serving our customers and hope to see you again soon!

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Donald
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend. Would return in near future

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Can’t wait to go back everything was amazing!

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded 5 days ago

we cant wait to see yall!! <3 team tupelo

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CaitLopez
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey exceeded our expectations. Had a rather large group with Adults & children and the service (management, wait staff, hostess') was incredible, quick, kind, efficient. The food (we are brunch) was superb. Making a reservation beforehand seemed to be really worthwhile as well. Our family will certainly be returning often. As hard as it is to choose our favorite dish was the fried chicken!

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our scratch-made Southern dishes and hospitality. Please come see us again soon!

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SnyderWife
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always, excellent service too

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very tasty! I recommend the pickle chips if that’s your thing. The food did come out a little cold so that is where the 4 out of 5 comes from. Also they had ran out of mashed potato’s before the end of the night. The server was not extremely happy but she did an ok job. We will definitely go back!

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vipKaciW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey is always a good choice! Service and food is always amazing!

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thanks kaciw!! we appreciate your buisness!!! <3 team tupelo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! Definitely try them out!

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OpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great host, amazing food, and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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JeanneB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been coming to Tupelo Honey on New Years Day for the past few years so I can start the year off right with a 'Queen Mary' Bloody Mary! Great breakfast, and I also had the brussel sprouts which are one of my favorites here. The service is also excellent. Always a great experience and a nice way to start off the new year!

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on January 2, 2021

Hello jeanne! We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience. We take pride in serving our customers and hope to see you again soon!

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ElizabethF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The music was way too load and we had to ask for it to be turned down. We could not even hold a quiet conversation because of the level. The food and service and awesome as always.

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on January 2, 2021

elizabeth,thank you so much for taking the time to show our rockstars in the kitchen some love! Likewise if we can do anything to enhance your future visits with us, please don't hesitate to let us know. Happy Hour is m-f 3-6, see you then? Cheers, Team Tupelo raleigh

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DorisF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful decor, great music, and the food was delicious

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thanks, doris! We really appreciate the review. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we hope to see you again soon!

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GaryK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great. One dish was delayed, but they did not charge us for it.

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on January 2, 2021

gary,thank you so much for taking the time to show our rockstars in the kitchen some love! Likewise if we can do anything to enhance your future visits with us, please don't hesitate to let us know. Happy Hour is m-f 3-6, see you then? Cheers, Team Tupelo Denver

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WilliamN
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and Service are consistently great!

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Cmonte
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!

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DanyelleR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've had the pleasure of eating at Tupelo Honey many times and have never had a bad experience or an unpleasant meal. The meatloaf is delicious, the pulled pork grilled cheese is out of this world, the fried chicken BLT is amazing-you need to unhinge the jaw as it is a mile high sandwich! For sides you must try the the potato cracklins and if you do not finish them, have them with eggs for breakfast! The mac and cheese, fried green tomatoes, and crispy brussels...mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm!

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on January 2, 2021

Hi danyelle! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our scratch-made Southern dishes and hospitality. Please come see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and wait staff.

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would recommend eating here! My family and I came on a day they were opening back up after the holidays, so unfortunately the bone in chicken was unavailable. There were also a few dirty dishes that were served to us, but the server took care of it immediately. The food tastes great, but I will say the appetizers come in small portions. Four of us split two appetizers and there was barely enough for us four out of the two dishes. The only last complaint I have is it did take about 30 minutes for our food to come out. There were six of us and it was 2pm and we were very hungry. I believe if we had came on another day that was less crowded then some of our issues would have been resolved. I would like to try the Denver location next since that is where I live!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, wonderful service. COVID had the place thinned out w people. So not much atmosphere.

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We hope to see you again soon! Maybe for Happy Hour, Broncos or Avalanche pre-game? #BrunchSoHard Team Tupelo raleigh

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LeeT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

First time visit. I came down from Virginia to meet family and made a reservation for Sunday brunch. Really cool ambience and the restaurant has done a good job with COVID protocols. Server was friendly and helpful. Food came and we were missing one plate (an omelet). Ok with it until about 10 minutes later when we had to remind our server that one person didn’t have food. It came about 10 minutes after that.

Had heard rave reviews about the chicken, so I went with chicken and biscuits. Biscuits and gravy were great, but the chicken was not good. It was dark brown on the outside, and stringy, dry on the inside. Way overcooked, and it was disappointing that someone felt it was ok to serve.

On the other hand, the rest of my party’s dishes were great, especially the avocado toast and the grilled chicken sandwich.

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Muaath
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The front seemed a little packed. I was a bit concerned about the number of people and what I felt was a kind of small area but my party was seated in the back where it appeared to be more spread out. The food was delicious and the service was phenomenal overall I really enjoyed myself and will definitely come back!

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JustyceH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Not sure if it was just a bad day or what by took forever to get food. When my meal was brought it it was incorrect. So imagine waiting an excess amount of time and when it does eventually come it’s wrong. THEN when the correct meal comes, it’s cold. It was a mess..a pretty costly one at that.

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LaKishaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great waitstaff (Nathan), who was very attentive. Second visit to this location, and both times the Kitchen still moves rather slow. Overall good experience. Food was tasty.

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HeatherO
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks plus the dog menu was amazing!!

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PatrickB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour experience with Chloe, bartender. Excellent service for my wife and I

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AshleyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best of the best experience! Management to the food and our waiter Malik was amazing! High key recommend

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on December 9, 2020

Hello, Ashley! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Tupelo, and are thrilled you took the time to show us some love! We can't wait to host you again soon! Biscuits & Bloodys, Team Tupelo Raleigh

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holi
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Went for the Bloody Mary’s and fried chicken with French toast. Outstanding meal.

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thanks, holi! We really appreciate the review. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we hope to see you again soon! Your friends at Tupelo Honey Cafe Raleigh

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PatrickB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday brunch with the family. Service and food were outstanding

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Patrick! We hope to see you again soon! Maybe for Happy Hour? #BrunchSoHard Team Tupelo Raleigh

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

i keep going back, hoping the food improves. Hasnt happened yet 🤷🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

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vipNickR
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was prepared to perfection. Wait staff is knowledgeable and professional.

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on December 9, 2020

Hello Nick! We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience. We take pride in serving our customers and hope to see you again soon! Tupelo Honey in Raleigh

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Dopey
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Apps great
My sons meal great
My meal great

Awesome customer service

My wife's catfish....was super subpar....
Thawed wrong


Just avoid the catfish

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on December 9, 2020

Hi Dopey! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Tupelo Honey @ Raleigh

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ValerieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loved the cathead buttermilk biscuits!

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on December 9, 2020

Hi Valerie! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our scratch-made Southern dishes and hospitality. Please come see us again soon!

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CarlB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We went to Tupelo Honey for my wife's birthday based on a recommendation from our daughter. Two of us had fried chicken that was supposed to be great. The chicken was overcooked, dry, and had no special flavor. The third meal was a hamburger that was alright. We do not plan to eat at Tupelo's again.

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meredithg
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were very good. Definitely coming back because it's a restaurant I want to support and keep open.

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JamieR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the better brunches in Raleigh. I would recommend it to anyone

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AlexiaM
Adelaide
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had quick and attentive service. The food and drinks were good

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SAMFogg
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The biscuits and our server was outstanding!! The only small issue I had was that the macaroni and mashed potatoes were not as hot and freshly cooked as I would have liked. However, my family and I do have plans to return in the near future.

Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Responded on December 4, 2020

Hi Sam, thanks for the review! We're glad you had a good time. I'm sorry to hear about the freshness of the mac and mashed potatoes, that's on us. Please don't hesitate to let us know next time, we are happy to fix little problems like that! You and your family are welcome back anytime! -Evan

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JDaley
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, food and atmosphere! Highly recommend this restaurant wanting really good food at a great price. The staff is all very friendly and attentive.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When my daughter came home from the Air Force for Thanksgiving, one of her requests was to please go to Tupelo Honey. They did not disappoint!! The food was delicious!! The three of us all got something different and all of it was great. Alana was our server - she did a great job!

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Tupelo Honey - Raleigh is rated 4.5 stars by 1800 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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