Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location

4.6
1566 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 1566 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGaryH
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food - reasonable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!

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Anniversary
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was amazing!

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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. :)

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vipCarolineD
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and great decor

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vipTiffanada
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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!!

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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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MichelleA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am gluten-free, and we eat here every time we come to Asheville. I had the cobb salad with grilled chicken added and my husband had the pork shoulder. We shared and everything was soooo good! We had reservations, which I highly recommend because every other table is closed down due to covid. They have a server relief fund to help out servers out of work when you buy biscuits (my husband loved them). I thought that was great. Our server was Alyssa and she was awesome! Highly recommend!

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KatherineS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Tupelo Honey location! Delicious food and a beautiful atmosphere.

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SuzanneH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed the experience. Food was great. However, it was a limited menu. That may be due to the covid-19 situation. Highly recommend the restaurant.

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NANA
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great recommendations from staff on food choices. Perfect brunch spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service! Ask for Murray! He was very attentive and personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The service was not up to par.. we sat there 15 minutes before any type of service was offered

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a triple date with my husband and his siblings after a long day at Biltmore. We ate there 2 times this weekend, once for date night and then this time. Both times were wonderful, yummy, and worth the experience!

We go to Tupelo Honey in Greenville a few times a year (our first date was there 5 years ago, so it holds a special place with us), and I love that the experience and taste are consistent with both.

We always get the biscuits for a cause, it wouldn’t be the same without them and the jam! I have yet to be disappointed with anything, and out crowd loved their meals (definitely something for everyone on the menu).

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Brooke
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food here is fantastic! We've dined here several times but unfortunately, this last time the service was just not there. It took us a long time for our server to bring us water, then we ordered drinks and our meals and the meal came out and we were almost done eating when our server tried to bring us our drinks. We kindly sent them back since it took so long to get them. The manager was very kind and did come over to our table to talk to us to hear about our experience but she was prompted by the bartender who said something to the manager when our server brought back the drinks to the bar and made a scene. I know this isn't typical of Tupelo Honey but the service did leave much to be desired for Tupelo Honey.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I mean where do I start. Took forever to get a server, we lost track after 15 minutes. Then when we did finally get one she’s okay, but we asked for a straw and got this: “I am from the beach, I don’t have those on me”, don’t really see any relevance or correlation there?!!! Anyway, she was okay just okay though, have had much better service in the rest of Asheville. Also didn’t really help that like 3-4 employees were just hanging out at the front door instead of actually doing the work... Needless to say won’t be coming back, food was good but okay value for the price. There are much better places to eat at in Asheville. We will never be back!

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
118 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always good. We haven't been in about 6 months, but the food was not the same as before. It didn't seem to be prepared with the love that we were used too. Also, the biscuits that everyone loves are now considered an appetizer, and you actually have to ask for them and order them separately.

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BrandonS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very nice and helpful. The food was very good. We will be back again and again. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We clicked “date” as an option on Open table and they placed a customized sign for us on the reserved table when we got there. Great way to customize our experience. The food, drinks, and ambience were great as well! Definitely recommend eating here!

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RachelR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Sydney, was exceptional! She made our experience simply wonderful.

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and good were delicious. Will return soon.

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great experience. Our waitress was so sweet to us. Complimented our relationship and was so understanding about my needs

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SomewhereSunny
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! We needed to change our reservation time, and the hostess was so helpful. The restaurant is beautiful and serene and felt very safe in regards to spacing of tables, etc.
The beet salad was fantastic and I loved the shrimp and grits which. Our three boys literally ate everything off their plates. They had the kids fried chicken.
We would come back in a heartbeat!

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Meb3
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Every single item we ate was memorable. We commented we wish we had more opportunities to try more offerings. Hoping they set up a location in Louisville. Thank you so much for a great meal.

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TreasuredFriend
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed with the diligence and consideration of the Tupelo Honey crew! I felt safe dining out with a friend for my first dining out experience in months. The food was great too!

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EdwardA
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance, and prices were all excellent!

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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location is rated 4.6 stars by 1566 OpenTable diners.

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