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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location

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1364 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. 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1364 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Supr1
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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LaurieC
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service were really good. We'll be back.

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Marilyn
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good. Fried chicken a tad burnt. We had a reservation but still waited twenty minutes for a not-great table. We opted to wait for a better one. Overall we were relatively happy with the experience, but not thrilled. Might try again after Covid.

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Jasonw
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, awesome service. My only complaint is that they were out of Fried Green Tomatoes.

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Maya
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I'm not in love... but it was good. Lunch special was an average price, portions were adequate. Their dinner seems MUCH more expensive.

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TinaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Normally, I don't like to do reviews but was looking forward to getting review for this place! Where do I begin! First ordered their FAMOUS Fried green fried tomatoes for appetizer ~ they do not have available! SERIOUSLY ~ that’s what they are known for and they are in season! Husband ordered sample of a local beer, they bring him the whole glass (not sample). Just ended up drinking it and paying for it. Ordered fried okra for appetizer since no fried green tomatoes available ~ hardly breaded and the bread that was on there was burnt and cold inside. Bought us another/no change/cold. Husband ordered 1/2 fried chicken, what he got were 2 thighs and a drumstick! Asked waitress about the white meat and she didn't know anything about whitemeat. She indicated that is what the 1/2 chicken consists of! SERIOUSLY? the menu, you could order white meat piece of fried chicken but when you order a half of chicken, the breast should be included! We made them take off the price of the 1/2 chicken and just charge us for dark meat chicken entre! Chicken was cool inside not the best. Finally, I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with salad on side. No blue cheese dressing! Changed to their HOMEMADE Fries ~ NO! They were just the frozen package of fries. My chicken sandwich arrived and was cold inside! I asked the waitress if it was a frozen chicken breast, she didn't know ~ was told by manager it was fresh. They replaced with another sandwich and same thing ~ cold inside. It appeared to be a precooked frozen chicken breast that they grilled and threw some sauce on top.
Previously dined at other Tupelo Honey downtown on another visit and it was fantastic. Such a disappointment food wise.
On a good note, the service was better than food. Couldn't hold against waitress ~ she did try to resolve the issues and the manager did come to table with concern. I also noticed other tables having issues while we were dining. Go to original location

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KymberrrW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to try Tupelo Honey for quite some time. So I decided to take my girlfriend there for her birthday. And we were not disappointed. The vibe was relaxing and appealing. The food was Ah-maxing. Our waiters name was Haley and she was phenomenal. She made my girls day even more special with some yummy dessert. I had absolutely no complaints about my visit. Can’t wait to visit Asheville again, we will definitely be going back!
I recommend getting the Salt and Pepper Crispy Brussels and baked Mac and cheese for your sides choices!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was a little slow, but very personal and addressed our dining needs

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JosephineM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Everything except the food was wonderful. The food was just really below average though. Driest fried chicken I’ve ever eaten, extremely peppery tomato soup, and burned potatoes. For what they are charging, I would expect the food to be much, much better. They definitely need to do some quality control on their food.

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JeanneD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food

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vipMary
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant after a long day of travel. I looked at the ratings on this restaurant and we decided to get off the interstate and go here.

We were very glad that we had reservations, and very glad that we went. It was very busy. I see why now. Outstanding. I wish we had one of these restaurants in Tampa.

The food and service was outstanding. Try the fried okra and a banana pudding. Our entrées were very good also. Jaimie gave us outstanding service. She was very helpful and kind and considerate. I only wish I lived near enough to come every week!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We accidentally booked at the wrong location and then arrived an hour early. We asked the hostess if we could be sat and she said they did not have any tables available but would let us know. 5 minutes later a table cleared so we were able to be sat. Food was great! Overall, great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, our server was very kind and attentive. Had a large group next to us who didn’t want to follow COVID guidelines but otherwise great experience!

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marciasc
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to the downtown location instead of the south Asheville. They did us a big favor by keeping a table open for us. Chicken was OK, service was great. We were glad to have a place to eat because Asheville was packed. The desserts were the best - banana pudding and pecan pie!

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vipieatalot
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Don’t bother with the reservation, they don’t care if you make one or not. When you arrive early, they let you know that you’re now on their list. About 10-15 minutes after there are several tables cleared, someone might wander back by the hostess station. Another 10-15 minutes later you have a shot at getting seated.

The wait staff typically hustles, but the food is still slow and isn’t as good as it once was.

Plenty of other options around Asheville.

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Lynn
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great waiter! (Don’t recall his name). The food and mixed drinks were excellent! My friend and I stayed and talked for hours. The waiter continued to refresh out glasses of water.

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LoganE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Tupelo Honey for our anniversary weekend and it did not disappoint! Can't wait to go back next time we are near one. The biscuits are out of this world and our server was very kind and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was awful. It took nearly 20 minutes to get our drinks and refills never came. A few of us ordered beer. It was warm. Food arrived timely and was pretty good, but not good enough for us to go back and chance receiving the same level of service.

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SandyG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great! Lovely place and real home tasting food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great CS and great food!

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MaryP
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate inside, felt safe and had an excellent experience.

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StevenL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and southern food! We would recommend making a reservation as the wait can be quite long.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Errors in drink orders. Fruit flies around during our entire dinner. One guest had food came out cold. No management rounding on diners.

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Audrey
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sat outside by the edge of the building. It was cold and windy, and they had no heaters. We’re from out of town and this place had been recommended a couple of times so we were excited to try it. The cold just made it miserable. Food was decent, service was good.

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StephenH
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding and we felt very very safe with all the new protocols

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Tupelo Honey this evening. The restaurant is attractive, service was spectacular and food was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My shrimp and grits was sublime, not runny, and very flavorful. My wife's large salad with a whole fried chicken breast was almost too much to finish. Obviously well prepared. Service was excellent.

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Rednewt
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

TH is always reliable. You know what they have and what you will get. The outdoor dining makes it doable in these times. They have fewer tables and seem careful. They seem to have cut back on some freebies...but who can blame them. The food is good and they never send you away hungry. A true neighborhood asset.

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BarbaraE
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Was in and out for lunch in an hour.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Lighting is too bright, feels like I'm eating in a cafeteria

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stlmom
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was so-so - not inspiring. I had the shrimp and grits. Arrived lukewarm. Grits did not have much flavor. Server was very friendly. We were seated shortly after we arrived. Learned later that the downtown Asheville (original HT) has more ambience.

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vipTVMWilddunes
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here at Tupelo Honey twice this week with an out of town visitor. We were not disappointed. We live nearby, I assure you we'll be here frequently.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and safe, distanced outside dining.

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vipRicksterlhp
Miami
96 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was spacious. Food was good. Service was great. We had the fried chicken and meatloaf with sides the were all good. House wine was superb!

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Tony
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I both ordered the fried chicken as it came highly recommended from friends. Not part of our usual diet, fried chicken is something we get excited about. We found it to be tender and juicy, but lacking in seasoning. We ended up adding a little salt at the table to wake it up a bit. Maybe we caught them on an off night. The sides were excellent though. Still, we loved the atmosphere and will give them another chance on our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

First time to Asheville, looked for online suggestions and was told the south Asheville location was closest to biltmore property. It’s not. Food was just ok. Their fried chicken was dry, Brussel sprouts super dry. Took a long time to get just a beer. Short staffed and food just ok compared to reviews. Disappointing. Did enjoy our waiter.

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vipgreatspot
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Came here after we couldn’t get in the location downtown, honestly not impressed by the food. Nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner went very well, thanks to the staff..

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TapangaS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and food! Everyone is so sweet and helpful!

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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location is rated 4.5 stars by 1364 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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