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

Tupelo Honey - South Asheville

4.5
4.5
2913 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

9:00 PM


Booked 101 times today

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  • 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, Dog Friendly, 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 2,913 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Asheville

    Outdoor Dining

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Ambiance was nice and host was as sweet as could be! However- our server had zero personality, no social cues, and made us feel uncomfortable. She also forgot to put in one of our orders and still wasn’t any more welcoming or nice. Just felt very passive aggressive. Wish the menu had more variety!
  2. SP

    SteveP

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    very noisy dining inside (too cold outside). everything we ate was quite good, but just a limited selection. I realize that this isn’t a “fine dining” establishment, but the wine selection was extremely limited. Fried green tomatoes were the hit of the evening, but the meat loaf was a close second.
  3. JB

    JoBra

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Potato cracklins are THE BEST!!!!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Try the biscuits, won’t regret it!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great, as always!
  7. FL

    FoodLover

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Some staffing issues so things were a little slow: to be greeted, to get our food, etc. However, once greeted our server was lovely and helpful and once we got our food it was tasty. Overall, recommend.
  8. S

    Sew1005

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Sloooowwwww. We arrived at 10:35-40 for our reservation at 10:45. We didn't get our food until around 11:40 good thing we weren't starving. Service wasn't great, food wasn't worth the price. I've been to one of these before and I don't remember it being this bad. So unfortunate it was disappointing considering it was my parents anniversary trip. My dad who never complains was not thrilled his grits had gotten cold. Mom thought her shrimp and grits tasted good. My chicken and waffles weren't anything to brag about the portion of chicken was much smaller than I remember.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jay was a very professional server, and food was good:)
  10. A

    Alan

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Brooke, the server was excellent even though relatively new to the restaurant. Food was delicious but cocktails were "light" on the pour. Definitely worth going back to in terms of value.
  11. DN

    DebiN

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time and the service was excellent! We had shrimp and grits & chicken and waffles - both excellent! The Blueberry Mimosa was wonderful- get the large! 🙌🏻. I can't wait to go back and try more dishes!
  12. D

    Dee3

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a quick meal and meeting
  13. GH

    GregH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent and unique take on southern classics! Highly recommend.
  14. GE

    GEORGEL

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was able to make a reservation easily and the time on the reservation was changed at least twice with no problem. When we got to the restaurant the place was packed so I am very pleased with the reservation, the service was prompt and the food was excellent.
  15. BC

    BenC

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The waiter forgot/ignored our order requests that made our food not as pleasurable to eat. Frankly, the old guy was weird and inappropriate. He flirted with my boyfriend and acted like a little schoolgirl with a crush. He came back with "refills" and hovered over him even though he said he didn't want a refill. He would speak as if he was reading a novel, added "he said sheepishly" to many of his comments. When we got the bill, he forgot to deduct our loyalty discount, I guess he was upset his crushing was not reciprocated. Such a shame this was our first, and now last experience. We ate what we could and just got out of there.
  16. TH

    TheHague13

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great southern food. Easy in and out at this location with public parking available. It was worth the drive out of the downtown area to reach, Biscuits were incredible and the cocktail Debutante is a winner. Loved it.
  17. AS

    AmberS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure ! Excellent place to take out of state guests
  18. AB

    ABBostonFoodie

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was outstanding, food was delicious. Bathroom was meh.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic gave great drink and food recommendations. The food was delicious, great variety and fairly priced!
  20. EB

    ErinB

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EVERYTHING was delicious!!
  21. t

    tuttifrutti

    Naples

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I have loved this place for years and have always given great reviews but this time could be the last time. I had a reservation but we still had to wait while 3 employees were working on a carry out order problem. The waitress said they were short of help so that added to additional wait time. It was 11:30 am and they were out of their crusty potatoes. I ordered a bowl which they were always a part of so they substituted undercooked French fries. Yuck.
  22. K

    Kris

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    Had a reservation for 11AM, wasn’t seated until 11:45AM.
  23. m

    meamo

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, awesome food Service friendly and welcoming
  24. JD

    JohnD

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Typical “casual dining chain” ambiance, but the food was surprisingly great. Everything consistently delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Made reservation a week ago. Seated promptly. Great wait staff. Great food. Considering it was a 7pm dinner, they had no seasonal beverages available and no pimento cheese for the seasonal menu they advertised; other menu items were in short supply. Things run out, society has supply chain issues. But no real understanding how on a Saturday they could be running low on food, restaurant was not busy, and by all appearances Tupelo is much less busy than in previous visits.
  26. c

    cynthiam

    West Palm Beach

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Chicken and waffles which was very good. I had the beef sandwich which was outstanding Service was very very good Enjoyed our visit
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We had reservations for 11 at 7. We were seated 45 minutes late. We went in the barbarea to wait and had enoone approach us for drink orders or appetizers. We were told when asked that no one was assigned to the table in the bar we were seated at. We were finally seated and then had to wait at least 15 minutes before our server came over. The food was average at best and definitely not worth the price. We were extremely disappointed since we were celebrating a good friends 60th birthday.
  28. JG

    JoeyG

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous place for food with that Southern vibe and taste. The food was as good as any we had in all of Asheville.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Portions are a little small but everything tastes fantastic and the service was outstanding!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time visiting any Tupelo Honey Cafe. It delivered on every mark. If you are looking for elevated southern comfort food, this will definitely do the trick. The spicy chicken and waffles may be the best I’ve ever eaten.
  31. AF

    ArtF

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, with outstanding service and incredibly delicious food!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service as well. Highly recommend…
  33. t

    tahini

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    good food. good service. dog friendly. need heat lamps for outdoor seating.
  34. H

    Highexpectations

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely brunch with family. Nice venue, great art, but fairly loud. Server was excellent. Food was good but a bit pricey.
  35. MG

    MelodyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice place to eat. Sometimes fried food is just too much. But all was tasty and we had a great time.
  36. DL

    DLRS

    Naples

    78 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We ordered our drinks, but the server forgot to place that order. When we received our drinks, we ordered an appetizer and our respective dinners. The dinners came out 5 minutes later. You cannot cook fried chicken in 5 minutes! We questioned the food runner about our appetizer which we didn’t have. We were positive she had someone else’s dinners in hand. Her response was that she only knew about the dinners & she plunked them down. We flagged down our server who apparently forgot to put in the order for the biscuit appetizers. My soup was not warm & the chicken was not all that warm either. Cold chicken I can eat but not cold soup. He took the Tortilla soup to reheat and returned with hot soup, soggy tortilla strips. The soup was good with a little kick from the jalapeños. It is tomato based broth and very tasty. The biscuits were good, too, when they finally arrived. My white meat chicken dinner was dry. It’s my understanding that brining chicken keeps moisture in when fried. Apparently not. My husband ordered the “DayBrees” beef over grits. His skillet was hot, the meal was not. That meal was flavorful, but not hot. No. Not returning. We were seated at 5:20 pm & never was the restaurant full. Not certain why they brought out barely warm food. You can only blame a server for so much, the rest is the fault of the kitchen.
  37. KM

    KenyaM

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dine at Tupelo Honey in South Asheville 2-3 times per month for personal and business purposes and I am never disappointed. The ambiance is great, the food is phenomenal and the staff is energetic and friendly. I always request Murray as my server. He is delightful, funny and he remembers names of his customers which is super important. Murray makes you feel like you are his only table. Everyone should experience Tupelo Honey South Asheville and the meals are hearty! Great job!
  38. SM

    SharonM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio is freezing so don’t book outside unless you have parkas.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Food was mediocre at best. I was traveling through the area and decided to take a detour to try Tupelo Honey because of all the hype it gets. Definitely wish I had just kept going. I could have been at my destination in the time I took out of my drive to make the stop, and I would have been just as happy (probably happier) with some Chick-Fil-A in the car. None of the food was *bad,* per se, but it definitely wasn’t good either and definitely a waste of my money and time for me personally. Moreover, the service was INCREDIBLY slow. The server was nice, but anytime he would come over to take my order (initially with drinks apps, then with the main entree, and then again at the end of the meal re: dessert/check), he would decide himself that I needed more time. Well, I didn’t, and despite efforts to keep him at the table, he would walk off, clearly already on to something else. And while that was annoying in itself, it would take him FOREVER to return. (For context: I did want to ask the server some questions about the menu but knew I would be able to make my decisions quickly otherwise. And he didn’t even let me ask my questions on round 1, so that first “check in” accomplished nothing. I would also do everything I could to indicate I was ready for him to come back ASAP — e.g., push the menus away to the side of the table — but to no avail.) Overall, would not recommend this place to friends/family; in fact, would advise against wasting their time at a place that I feel is waaay over-hyped.
  40. JG

    JamesG

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The variety of items on the menu gave the impression that the food would be exceptional. Tupelo Honey, South Asheville is part of a large chain of restaurants. While not quite commissary quality, the food lacked a "home-made/chef-inspired" quality. Perhaps the downtown location would have been a better choice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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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 2913 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 101 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, Dog Friendly, 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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