Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location

4.6
1766 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.

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

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
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 1766 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Zonker88
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much improved over last visit. Food was good, our server was knowledgeable & quick

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MacKenzieH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Tupelo Honey in S. AVL. Jamie greeted us with a warm smile, plenty of coffee refills, and friendly conversation. She's awesome! The food was incredible. The avocado toast w/ eggs was my absolute favorite dish and I tried my husband's blueberry pancakes. They were delicious. The overall vibe of the staff is friendly and warm. Highly recommend!!

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BillyLG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It's been years since we visited the original location and am sad to say this was disappointing. Seems like by expanding, they've lowered the caliber of the food and service. This felt much more like an average neighborhood chain restaurant than the innovative, classy experience we enjoyed before.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservation got us in at this popular restaurant! So glad we had the opportunity to enjoy it! Definitely recommend the fried pickles as an app and shrimp&grits for dinner! ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The hostess quickly accommodated a two person increase in our party. Food was good, but inconsistent in cooking. Some fried green tomatoes were overdone and some not. Some biscuits overly dry, some not. BUT it was late in the evening and they were busy. Overall good. Everyone should try it at least once or twice.

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Redwest
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

All the food came at one time salad, main course, etc. It is very southern cooking, fried, gravy, spicy, not really my favorite. The main course we wanted was out, plus a number of wines and no wheat beer, which on-line they said they had. Overall not the best experience. The waiter was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a perfect experience here! We were staying in downtown Asheville and tried to go to the downtown Tupelo location, but the line to get in was wrapped around the block. We decided to drive out to the south Asheville location and it was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There were a mishap with my food, but our server was incredibly sweet and she had the kitchen fix it right away. We had very good service and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone who love some fried chicken.

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vipEdwin
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy dining here. Friendly considerate staff who have to be extra helpful given the Q code menu and beer selection. Food was fresh and tasty; it can be spicy and next time we will address that upfront. Portions have clearly shrunk while price has remained the same. We usually were able to take home some for leftover lunch. Not anymore.

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vipJimbo
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

food was good but not great, service was very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Super disappointed that they have taken away the biscuits and you now need to buy them as an appetizer. Also, the appetizer which comes with only 2 biscuits is very expensive for biscuits that used to be free. And where is the honey? It is Tupelo Honey’s right???

I feel like this restaurant has changed too much from what it originally was. Used to be awesome but now ok at best. What a shame.

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vipMmpavl
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I keep trying to give Tupelo South a chance but it never quite measures up. Service was slow ( new employee though), checks were all wrong. Food was good but slow to arrive.

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LibbyW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the new bowls. Glad we could make a reservation. Friendly professional staff

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MoriahA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever had.

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MHladio
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was no ramp so my 94 year old Grandmother. She had to climb an 8" curb with her walker to get inside. We were sat quickly and took drink orders. Drinks came quickly and food order taken. Food arrived quickly and was nice and hot. Great food, friendly staff and laid back atmosphere.

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wordmerchant
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fried green tomatoes, brussel sprouts, collards with bacon, fried chicken and biscuits...can't get more southern than that!

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vipEarl
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic down south food prepared perfectly.
Great place to have fried chicken.

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AngelaK
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server had a wonderful, warm personality and was great with our questions. Just perfect!

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Paul
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Food was great but had to wait an hour for my meal. Friendlier staff would be appreciated as well

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TomF
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella is stellar! Great service, fun to talk with, good food.

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A4757
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food very casual. We enjoyed sitting outside.

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RhondaM
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was exceptional! The service was excellent! Best pancakes EVER!!

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DavidS
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Alyssa, awesome actually, and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very disappointed in the banana pudding. Very small serving and too expensive

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AnnB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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WilliamK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for mother's Day brunch. The service was awesome, the food was excellent, and the dining area was roomy and bright. Planning to go back there in the future.

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Drie
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic!

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NicholasName
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Difficult to get in via OpenTable reservation system. However, when we were there, there were at least seven tables set up for service (and socially distanced) that were not occupied during the entire duration of our meal (approximately one hour). I assume that there is some type of disconnection between OpenTable's reservation system and the front maître d'. However, our food was great and would highly recommend this Asheville institution, even this non-city center location over the original downtown location if one cannot get a reservation there.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service was excellent! I got the cast iron pork, peach salsa (which was out of this world good!) and collards. We also really enjoyed the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. Loved it and will be back!

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BobF
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super place with modern decor and a “hip” vibe
Barman Thomas was great.
Food is Southern, everything fried but very tasty

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RichM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Server was fabulous. Very attentive and responsive...and polite and friendly. We were just a little disappointed in the food quality as it's clearly not as good as the downtown location. Still grateful to be able to get a party of 10 in on a Saturday night! Just try and work on the freshness and get the food to the downtown level.

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ChrisW
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was very loud inside the restaurant. The way it use to be decorated really helped keep the noise down. Our server was great and so was the food

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was SO good. Top 5 meals I’ve ever had.

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ElizabethW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at this Tupelo Honey. I had reservations for a party of 6 outside and we barely had to wait. Service was wonderful and so was the food. We loved the patio as well. I would go here again for sure!!

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GrimaceB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mac and cheese waffles with Asheville hot chicken are incredible

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vipMandy
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food was ok nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were quite disappointed in the menu changes.
NO BISCUITS?!
NO FRIED OKRA?!
NO TOMATO SOUP?!
The menu looked like I had gone to the wrong restaurant.

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Christina
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Servers wearing masks inside. We choose to eat on the terrace. Great you can make reservations to sit outside.

DG
DeniseG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Fried green tomatoes excellent. Mac and cheese had been sitting too long and had separated out. Brussel sprouts were amazing. Good table distancing. Excellent wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day with family!

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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location is rated 4.6 stars by 1766 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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