Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location

4.3
799 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

NOTE, THIS IS OUR SOUTH ASHEVILLE LOCATION ON HENDERSONVILLE ROAD. OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION REQUIRES SEPARATE RESERVATIONS.

Specials

Breakfast Combos - 3 for $10

Join us for weekend brunch and enjoy build-your-own breakfast combos! Choose 3 items for $10 or 4 for $12. Dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 26, 2019

Ends: December 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 9:00AM-4:00PM
Sat 9:00AM-4:00PM

Lunch Combos - 3 for $12

Join us for weekday lunch and enjoy $12 lunch combos! Choose a half sandwich, half salad, and a side. Dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 22, 2019

Ends: January 1, 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-4:00PM

All-Day Happy Hour!

Enjoy $2 domestics, $6 glasses and 1/2 off bottles of wine and more!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 8, 2018

Ends: October 9, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:00AM-9:00PM

What 799 People Are Saying
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PE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by the most gracious General Manager, a real delight to meet and have a conversation with. Melissa our server was, friendly, food was delicious and served very quickly for a Sunday Afternoon. I think this is one of the best restaurant experiences we have had in a long time. Highly recommend Tupelo Honey South. Fried green tomatoes were great over grits. Pancakes a hit as always Newly redecorated , great atmosphere.

DH
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our family meal. Location is well maintained, staff was attentive and helpful, and meal exactly as ordered. Thank you!

RS
Jacksonville
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food quality was below average. Used to enjoy the biscuits served with dinner. They have shrunken to the size of mini-biscuits and for some reason come coated with hot black pepper.

The menu promotes the fried chicken. It had a nice batter coating, but the breast portion was minuscule and grossly over cooked and tough. Both parties who ordered found it this way.

The restaurant could be better.

TC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very overpriced. And inflexible about substitutions. Don't like all the open areas as much as more booths. I only went because the party I was with wanted to go there. I would not go back.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we’ve come to expect - the food and service was great. We had reservations and were seated immediately.

HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Seated where we could talk and visit. Service was wonderful and good was delicious

LH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I enjoyed the lunch very much. Service was great and thoughtful. It's a little too noisy for my normal business lunch. I'll take that in consideration next time I decide on restaurant choices.

Thanks for an overall great experience.

RB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Super comfort food with lots of variations. Very reasonable prices and nice selection of wine and beer.

OT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My wife and I came to the South Asheville location for Sunday brunch. I made a reservation for 1 pm, and we arrived at about 12:50. My “good” rating for the service is based upon the fact that after checking in and being told that we’d soon be seated, we seemed to have been either overlooked or forgotten. While the restaurant was busy there were numerous empty tables that had already been set up, but no one was being seated. Shortly after 1 we again asked the young man at the front desk if we’d be seated soon, and he once again asked our name and checked to see if we had a reservation. Then he walked away. After a moment I spoke to a young woman who came to the front desk. She asked our name, checked the reservations list, then indicated she’d seat us in a moment, and she did.

The young woman who waited on us (Maia) did a very good job of serving us. The food (Eggs Benedict) was well prepared and tasty, and the mimosas were quite good.

The noise level was a bit high, probably due to the nature of the space. The restaurant is located in a commercial shopping area, and while pleasant, doesn’t have the ambiance of the downtown Asheville location. That said, I’m sure we’ll be back, as the South Asheville is more accessible to us because we live in Brevard.

K
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu is great. The Reno is beautiful. The noise level much worse than previously. Even our server couldn't always accurately hear us.

SF
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Hit or miss with both service and food. As a blogger invited to an event here I hyped this place up on social media and to friends. I decided to do my birthday brunch here and wish I hadn’t.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Poached egg was well done, server refused to accommodate a dietary restriction which this location has done for me several times in the past, and food all over the floor and chair from previous guests. I usually love this place, but yesterday's experience was very disappointing for me and my guest from out of town.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was very very salty and greasy. Very little options for a dairy free family.

TE
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If you haven't had "southern" food ever, I might recommend this. We had fried chicken (on the bone) it was "okay", chicken was a tad dry and crust just so so. Collard greens are good and so were the brussel sprouts. It is a nice place, service from our waiter was great. WE had made reservations, were on time and there were lot's of open tables when we arrived and we asked for a booth and they would not give it to us, they never filled the booths, it was odd. We have actually eaten at the downtown one (with friends a year and ago and did not like it as all, very crowded, dark, noisy and they rushed us) the South location is very pretty, open and airy. The menu does have some good sounding southern dishes, but I think southern cooking should be judged on its fried chicken and it was just okay.

CB
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tupelo Honey is such high quality and they think of every detail - even the salt on my Margarita was unique. Service is outstanding. Highly recommend!!

EC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply scrumptious! We arrived around 10am for brunch and were pleasantly surprised at the new layout and decor. The biscuits were heavenly, as usual, with the blueberry preserves. Our server was polite and efficient and didn’t interrupt our conversation (one of my pet peeves). I had the avocado toast and my daughter ordered two of the sides (okra and Brussels sprouts) and we shared. All was simply scrumptious!

KS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The remodel took me by surprise. It was bright. Very open. Went for a date night. Wanted tranquil but the brightness was too much. I prefer the look before. Instead of an upscale restaurant it felt now like a family kitchen.... Cracker Barrel type place to eat. The food was still delicious, smaller portion than before but still very yummy!!!

RR
Western NC
52 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good Food.......Outstanding Service......Very Nice Atmosphere/Ambiance. Conveniently located in South Asheville.
Will Return.

TA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was spotty this night. We overheard the woman at the next table order chicken, and the waitperson informed her they were out of chicken - their signature dish. My husband ordered the trout, and the waitperson came back to tell him they were out of that, too. We shared a plate of oysters as an appetizer, and they were good, not great, and not served ice cold. The meatloaf was good, and the potato crackings were delicious. The southern cobb salad was also excellent. Their biscuits and jam are always outstanding. We've eaten here before and liked it a lot, so it may just have been an off night. We'll give it another try, for sure.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

What’s up with all the fake plants

A
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Had to wait a while, brought wrong food for kid, they ran out of order.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

You get a lot of food in the appetizers, however for the breakfast combos they skimp on the portions for eggs and 1 patty. The eggs Benedict’s could use some work; have them on an actual English muffin and the hollandaise sauce taste a little too much like yoke. But good overall.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitress was relatively new causing a couple of hiccups.

l
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious as always. Only disappointment is the renovation. There is nothing unique or quaint about the place anymore. Opening up the floor plan has made it noisier. But, again, the food and service was great. Our server was new, yet she was charming and attentive. I wouldn't have known she was new if I hadn't happened to ask.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our waiter literally seemed high. He failed to put our order in and as a result we waited on food an extra long time. He did admit that he forgot "so yeah, it'll be a while longer". I've never been so flabbergasted. The meals came out and both plates literally had one and a half chicken breasts. We've had this plate many times and know I. Should be two breasts and not one cut in half. He insisted the order was right. I love Tupelo, but I'll never come back to this one.

M
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We’ve been to other Tupelo Honey locations before and loved it. This location, the chicken was very dry, the biscuits were cold and dry, the waitress was not responsive and just flat out ignored us at times, and one of the drinks we ordered came out with lipstick stains still on the glass. Not our best experience, and we will likely not return to this location in Asheville.

CB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks and service was amazing. Was in North Carolina visiting but wish there was one in Kentucky so I could eat there every day.

R
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was hot and tasted fresh. Coffee’s quite good here, to my taste. Their mimosas are wonderful. My one issue was they sat our party of 5 at a booth for 4 and I couldn’t get very close to the table because of knees and feet, so had to sit back quite far and it made it harder to eat or participate in the conversation.

RC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As long as they understand the meal is very expensive. I would do not go back.

WL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was spot on, great dining experience!!

T
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but I didn't think it was worth all the hype.

FF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at good price, polite and attentive service.

RL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loves this newer location. Made reservations, no wait. Patio was very nice.
Food amazing!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Wait staff was good. We got apps and sides. Goat cheese Grits were amazing.
Fried Brussels were probably old. They were strong tasting.
You were Out of deviled eggs.
So the ambiance was a disappointment compared to experience at Asheville downtown and Greenville stores.
It was fine not great.

R
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The biscuit would qualify as dessert with that blueberry compote. My salad was as pretty as it was delicious

RB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love visiting tupelo honey every year. Server and kitchen made my night by making me something on the brunch menu even though it was dinner. Love the Southern shakshuka!!!!

JM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Our server, Courtney, was fantastic!!

P
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A very nice setting. The food was okay, but a bit pricey for a quarter chicken with no sides. The mashed Yukon potatoes were chunky not creamy as expected. The chicken was heavily peppered which did not (my opinion) go well with the sweet honey (tea) glaze. With two sides, $18.50 is a little too pricey for a quarter chicken. I can pick up a whole chicken at Harris Teeter for $4.99 on Sunday. I know it's challenging to be in the restaurant business, but the price to value was just not there for me.

ET
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tupelo Honey is a favorite while in Asheville.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except that I wished we’d reserved a table outdoors because the volume of people talking was too loud inside. Next time I’ll reserve a table outside. Our server was excellent as was the food.

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