Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location

4.6
1585 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 1585 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JDGlobalTraveler
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was above and beyond. We overate wanting to fit in their specialties like biscuits, sweet potato pancakes, grits with goat cheese and red pepper sauce! Avocado eggs Benedict, breakfast bowl, and traditional breakfast were all outstanding. Service was attentive and food came out very fast.

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vipChristineM
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All I ‘Evo’ Wanted was spectacular! My husband enjoyed the Chicken and Waffles!

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KatrinaB
Western NC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top two favorite brunch spots. I love the pimento cheese added to the fried green tomato benedict. Jamie was an excellent server.

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DrSteveB
London
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The fried chicken is better at Popeyes
We were anticipating a great southern dinner snd found this to be overpriced fast food
One third through our appetizers the waiter brought our entree which I sent back as inappropriate to arrive during our appetizer service
The waiter stated that the food is served as soon as it is cooked which means that the get them in snd out attitude was more important than the equality of the guest experience
I rarely write a bad review but thus was bad

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LesliT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. Def recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great fried green tomatoes with grits!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and house made veggie burger was delicious!

JW
vipJimW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been regular diners at Tupelo Honey for years. We love the staff. They are very friendly, and make everything enjoyable, especially the wait staff. The food selection and taste is awesome !

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LynneM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is convenient. Giant Doors open the whole restaurant to the outside. The food was delicious.

DC
DavidC
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful casual dining experience. Enjoyed celebrating my Birthday Brunch at Tupelo Honey.

TJ
TinaJ
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast! It was so good went back the next day! I will be visit on my next trip to Asheville!

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Alex
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Usually we really enjoy Tupelo Honey but the service was subpar and the main ingredient was left off of my entree. This is the second time we’ve been and the service was slow/not attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good, drinks were subpar. We do love that they had a dog friendly outdoor area. Our waiter was friendly, but the service was quite slow.

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vipMike
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great biscuits made from scratch. Entrees are varied

KM
KerriM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with a relaxing and safe environment. Staff are professional and engaging.

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AllenR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covid has largely made me settle into my role as the house chef, But recently my partner decided enough was enough. Tupelo was able to accomodate my partner and myself at a comfortable and well lit table with short notice, and the hosts were incredibly gracious and friendly. Our server, Jaimie, greeted us with a smile, some helpful recommendations, and no small amount of pleasantries. We ordered the buttermilk chicken supper, and the sweet and spicy chicken sandwich, (which, i cannot stress enough, was the BEST chicken sandwich I have ever had) The food was delicious, if a bit pricey, but the overall atmosphere, our servers friendly and helpful disposition, and the kindness of all the staff we encountered made it worth every penny. We'll be back soon, and we sure hope Jaimie takes care of us again.

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AllisonG
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice local flare! I recommend the peach sangria and sweet potato pancakes....yummy! And, Thomas was right at our service!! Great start to our girls week-end in Asheville!

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EdwardA
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience!

PJ
PJoH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Service was good however the food was not! We have eaten at Tupelo Honey's before and absolutely loved them! But this time the chicken was extremely dry and extremely burnt! So burnt that the outside was black. Very disappointed. Also had a blue ridge mega mimosa and it was 75% oj. Server really never came to quality check us.

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vipGaryH
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food - reasonable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were sat right away at a socially distant appropriate table. Initial service was slow, but once drinks finally came, the rest of the meal was paced well. Server was friendly. God was great.

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Anniversary
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was amazing!

LL
LaurenL
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That fried chicken plate with 2 sides is epic. Best fried chicken in town!

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Julie
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can count on consistently good food at Tupelo Honey, and their menu is large and varied so there is something for everyone. I wish it wasn’t so bright in the dining room in the evenings, though.

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Eatout
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect waiter!!! Quite amazing....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I traveled to Asheville on business. I had eaten with a friend at the Tupelo Honey in Charlotte last year and wanted to try one of the Asheville locations. First we had the buttermilk biscuits with butter and jam. My hubby said it was worth the drive just for those.
We then shared the beet pecan salad - it was plenty for both of us and was so good! I had the boneless chicken and gravy with collards and grits. He had the sweet potato pancakes with pecans, bacon, chicken and eggs. The pancakes were divine. All of my meal was delicious. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the amount of pepper on the chicken. Next time I'll ask for light seasoning. Alyssa was our server and was fantastic! She made a great meal even more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I tried to visit the location in downtown but we couldn’t get a reservation. So we decided to try the location in south Asheville. We had never been there before so we asked our waitress Jaimi several questions on what her favorites where. She recommended the Potato crumblings for a starter and the buttermilk fried chicken. Wow, was she right! The food was excellent and the Chicken was moist and delicious along with the collard greens. My wife had the Beet Salad and added the buttermilk chicken to it. She said it was great. I would definitely recommend this location and a shout out to Jaimi our waitress. Thanks for the great experience!

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WendyH
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Ordered the white fried chicken and the wing came with feathers attached and weren't removed when they fried the chicken. If they had a person in the back to inspect the plates before going to the customers then they would have seen the wing and the feathers. There statement was that this food is fresh and that was the reason for overlooking this. My comment was I would hope that there food was fresh but it didn't require the chicken to have feathers if they were doing their job correctly. The side dishes were expensive and very small portions. Totally disappointed with the meal, service and location where our table was located. We asked if that could be changed and they stated "NO". We then mentioned that a booth had come available and would that be an option and again they said No. We were at the front of the restaurant by the front door which was cold. We had a table for 4 and our bill came to over $100.00 - you would think that they would offer some type of compensation for the feathers and nothing was offered.

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EcceQuamBonum
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Southern food. Creative twists on traditional dishes. Really good "mini" desserts for folks who don't want the large portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in for a late Valentine’s Day lunch. We reserved a table for 2:00 pm but got there a little early - which turned out to be no problem. We were seated right away. The staff is absolutely amazing! But .. our girl Jaimi was out of this world. She was so kind and attentive. I haven’t ever received such hospitality in a restaurant before. There need to be more Jaimi’s in the world. The food was O..M..G. Soooo good. The covid precautions are great, tables spaced far enough apart, staff wearing masks. Thank you for that. Jaimi even thanked US for continuing to wear ours as we waited and each time she approached our table. We are both immune compromised, plus my profession puts me in close proximity to patients. I’ll take care of you / you take care of me. Thank you for taking such good care of us!! Excellent day!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We chose to dine here for Valentine’s Day brunch and had a great experience. From the start, our server, Jaimi was fantastic. She was professional yet relatable, making us feel comfortable and well taken care of throughout our entire experience. I ordered the “Queen Mary” after seeing one on the table next to us when we were sat and it was delivered in a timely fashion and tasted great. We started with the fried green tomatoes and biscuits with butter and blueberry jam, both were delicious. I especially enjoyed the jam that was served with the biscuits and the goat cheese grits that were served with the tomatoes. I even ordered an extra side of them with the fried chicken I had for my meal. My boyfriend ordered the Shoo Mercy Griddle with waffles and was satisfied with everything on the plate-which by the way was huge! The only critique we could give would be that the chicken was a bit inconsistent. My boyfriends was slightly over cooked and we felt as though the brine taste was not as significant as expected. However, this may be due to just a personal preference! A floor manager stopped by to see how our meal was going and Jaimi was engaged and would have been available if it had indeed been less desirable. She truly made our visit worthwhile and we would love to come back and sit with her again.

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Mick
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great from the minute we walked in the door. I was very happy we made a reservation since they were turning people away as fast as they came in. Our waitress was on the ball with drinks and taking our order and she was friendly and happy. Our appetizer came out fast and we had plenty of time before the meal arrived. Our food was delicious which made Valentines Day a success!

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RoxanneD
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! The food was awesome and so were the specialty Mimosas. :)

CD
vipCarolineD
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and great decor

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vipTiffanada
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They take social distancing VERY seriously. It's refreshing to have customers safety over profit.

SB
vipSarahB
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our brunch at the South Asheville location. The food was delicious and came out very quickly. Drinks were great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was kind and fun!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable but the kitchen messed up our order twice. Also we ordered an appetizer never got utensils or plates we had to ask for it. It was one thing after another and I was upset because it was my anniversary, we didn’t even order dessert because we just wanted to leave. Even the waiter stated the kitchen staff wasn’t used to a busy night and our orders were wrong but in my opinion it wasn’t even that busy I had been to the other one in downtown Asheville which is continuously busy and never had had an issue.

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ShaneE
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff werenfriendly and attentive. The food was delicious and fairly priced The restaurat was clean and well maintained. Thank you for a great experience!

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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location is rated 4.6 stars by 1585 OpenTable diners.

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