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Honey Dusted Fried Chicken - Tupelo Honey - South Asheville, Asheville, NC

Tupelo Honey - South Asheville

4.5
4.5
2838 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern Comfort 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-sourced, and always Southern.
Although our patio is available for dining year round, please note we do not have heaters.

**THIS IS OUR SOUTH ASHEVILLE LOCATION. TO MAKE A RESERVATION DOWNTOWN, PLEASE VISIT THAT LOCATION. THANK YOU.**

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 505-7676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eric Gabrynowicz

  • Catering

    Yes, we provide off-site catering. Please contact us for details. 828-505-7676

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Valerie at v.kopshina@tupelohoneycafe.com to begin making plans for your special occasion or business venture.

  • Private party contact

    828-505-7676: (828) 505-7676

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Gerber village/ Meridan Place/ South Asheville

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of parking on site directly in front of our location. Just look for the Meridian Plaza off Hendersonville road across from Publix Behind Farm Burger

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,838 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for Groups

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Outdoor Dining

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Good for Groups

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    Outdoor Dining

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All of the food was excellent, our server was a bit rushed as she was also the bartender.
  2. f

    fooddude

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food is very good at reasonable prices. Drinks are expensive - $8.50 for local draft and 9.50 for small glass of wine. Food is served quickly which can be a good thing but maybe too fast. In and out in an hour. Usually able to get reservations on short notice.
  3. JB

    JohnB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Biscuits were fantastic, I would highly recommend them!!! At our table we had overdone brussel sprouts, pretty flavorless tortilla soup, and “meh” meatloaf
  4. J

    Janet

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was incredibly extensive, so many choices! The 3 of us each chose a different entree and everyone was very happy. The food was delicious and came quickly. Never pass up the catfish biscuits! Service was pleasant as was the decor. We will return.
  5. LD

    LovetoDine

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    They should fry shellfish in another fryer. For people with shellfish allergies they are unable to eat half the menu there. Not even Brussels sprouts or potato’s because they use the same oil.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my birthday and it was fantastic. Not crowded, sat at the bar, and the bartender was amazing! Great drinks, great food!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blake was amazing and took care of our small intimate wedding party. Thank you so much !
  8. SH

    StacieH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Very family friendly. Highly recommend the fried chicken.
  9. MC

    MicheleC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was fine. We were expecting more based on the recommendations we’d received. Food was a okay, but one portion was too small and one too big. The server seemed confused by our questions.
  10. NC

    NonnieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All food items were excellent. Service was also excellent. Dining on the patio was comfortable and pleasant.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything meal is fire.
  12. AE

    AEB3

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and an absolutely wonderful patio—quiet, cool, bright. Could've sat for hours if we didn't have a plane to catch!
  13. TH

    TimH

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of food and drinks. Our waiter had great recommendations with shrimp & grits and pork.
  14. LP

    LisaP

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious southern cuisine. We had cathead biscuits- definitely a must! I had the fried green tomatoes on grits. Yummy and very filling!
  15. SM

    SMoore

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience! We had a party of 11 (9 were Tupelo "first-timers") and there was another party of 20, not to mention the restaurant was full of other patrons. Our service was impeccable, food was delicious and delivered in a timely manner, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be returning!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Just not that impressed…see no need to return. So sorry to write this review but it was accurate as far as I am concerned.
  17. B

    Billymo

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Portions have gotten smaller. Food is good but not at their post-covid prices.
  18. SM

    StephenM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. We had chicken and waffles, a chicken bit sandwich and a sweet and spicy chicken sandwich. All were on point. Service was a little slow, but restaurant was full. Staff is always pleasant and as helpful as they can be. Highly recommend this place.
  19. SB

    ScottB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Inefficient and unfriendly service by the Host and Server, probably due to short staffing. Disappointing food with many of the items seriously overcooked including the fried chicken which was tough and dry. The mac-n-cheese was inedible due to oversalting.
  20. MW

    MichaelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Murray, was amazing!! The atmosphere was great for our business meeting, drinks were served promptly and the food was prepared perfectly. Everyone loved what they ordered.
  21. LJ

    LarryJ474

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tupelo Honey's South Asheville location is one of our favorite restaurants to visit whenever we find ourselves in Asheville. The food is always delicious, and the ambience is perfect. The staff are always kind and friendly, and they're attentive to any need. They even make sure our pup, Maddie, has a wonderful experience while she's dining with us on the patio.
  22. A

    Alyssa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! 10/10 recommend and would eat there again.
  23. JB

    JoBra

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the food!!!!!
  24. NL

    NolanL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Jamie (the greeter) was really nice, friendly, and gave us the background on why she loves this establishment. They really care for and take care of their employees in their time of need. The sale of each biscuit order goes towards a fund that helps employees financially (they have away $400k last year alone). I had to get that out of the way first. My wife and I really respect that about this company! So of course we placed an order for the biscuits to support their efforts. They are 2 HUGE biscuits for $4, and they come with butter and a blueberry jam. They were warm and fluffy, and were pretty good. Honestly, they're not the BEST biscuits I've had, but based on what they stand for, I'd get them again. I ordered the honey dusted chicken (dark meat) with the sweet sriracha sauce on the side to drizzle on; my wife had the meatloaf. Both were good, but if i were to order again, I'd go for the meatloaf. I tasted some of hers and it was very flavorful. The chicken was good, but again, not the BEST fried chicken I've had. I also had the banana pudding for dessert, which was also good. And our server, Sam, was very nice, energetic, and very attentive. If you go to this location, ask to be seated in her section, if possible. (Note that we went before the dinner rush, so it was quiet with very few customers and we had a choice of seating. Otherwise, Jamie told us they are usually packed with a 2-3 hour wait if you have no reservation). Overall, a good 4 out of 5 star experience!
  25. CW

    CWMerck

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. The food was excellent but the service was even more so. Our server Jack made our visit one to remember. He was not only attentive with the service itself, but his engaging personality had us and other patrons around us enjoying lively conversation though out our meal. We will definitely be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Service was lackluster. Not timely or efficient. Five employees stood around chatting 8 feet from us, and no one took our drink order. Slow to get the food out. Slow to get the check. Etc. Food and crowd and mood/ambience was excellent.
  27. FT

    FredT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were promptly seated. The service was outstanding and the food delicious. Tupelo Honey never disappoints.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parents meeting for the first time
  29. C

    Cath198

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful service and great outdoor dining.
  30. A

    Ashevillians

    Western NC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Really good Southern food, including mac and cheese waffles with fried chicken. Service is cheerful and prompt. We ate outside so the only noise was from an occasional enthusiastic dog. Shrimp and grits are really good. A reservation is absolutely necessary for weekend brunch or any busy hours. The downtown version has been an Asheville staple for decades and the south location is great, with lots of outdoor seating.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner here for our anniversary weekend getaway!! Highly recommend!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  33. BS

    BrendaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service great location We eat here every time we come to Asheville We love the food and delicious desserts and the catnip biscuits are to die for with the blueberry jam and honey
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re visiting from out of town and heard about Tupelo Honey so we came in. The food was delicious! I have some issues with spices and the chef grilled my fish instead of blackening it! Everyone here is so friendly. We will be back!
  35. JP

    JennyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I planned dinner with my daughter. She had her first date at this location. Last night she was proposed to and the staff was absolutely amazing! The guest applauded and my daughter was overwhelmed with love. Thank you for the delicious food and making us feel welcomed. We love eating there and will continue.
  36. MB

    MelissaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time there. The food was delicious and the service was great. We will return!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We appreciated that they were able to accommodate us indoors after a rainstorm closed their patio. However, we felt extremely rushed toward the end of our dinner.
  38. DH

    DianeH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I had a reservation but we had to Ames it about 45 minutes for a table. It was extremely noisy, which made it uncomfortable for our guests.
  39. PH

    PHILW

    Western NC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    I love this restaurant but this visit was mediocre unfortunately. Blueberry waffles arrived barely warm after a very long wait. And when I say blueberry waffles I should say plain, dense, soggy waffles with a compote and a few fresh berries on top. They could do better. Blueberry waffles should be fluffy on inside with blueberries cooked inside and crunchy on the outside. I’ll stick to their fried chicken next time.
  40. F

    Forester

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Get wait staff and prompt service. Very pet friendly

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - South Asheville using the Order Online button. Tupelo Honey - South Asheville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 505-7676.

Tupelo Honey - South Asheville is rated 4.5 stars by 2838 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tupelo Honey - South Asheville

1829 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gerber village/ Meridan Place/ South Asheville

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of parking on site directly in front of our location. Just look for the Meridian Plaza off Hendersonville road across from Publix Behind Farm Burger

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Gabrynowicz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 505-7676

  • Catering

    Yes, we provide off-site catering. Please contact us for details. 828-505-7676

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Valerie at v.kopshina@tupelohoneycafe.com to begin making plans for your special occasion or business venture.

  • Private party contact

    828-505-7676: (828) 505-7676

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