Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte

4.3
1062 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern 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.
Please arrive on time with all members in your party present. We will cancel reservations 15 minutes after the scheduled time.
In compliance with the NC mandate please wear a mask upon entry and when moving around the restaurant. Our patio is covered, but it is not heated. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Reservations recommended on the weekend.
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SabrinaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cloth napkins were not clean and the bacon was wierd. Otherwise delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The chicken and waffles were subpar. Definitely not what I’ve experienced in the last few visits. More breading than chicken

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TamaraO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Our server was friendly! We enjoyed speaking with him. 😀

It had been a long time since our last visit. The new location in the city was nice and lively. They no longer bring you biscuits for free. The menu was smaller with not as many choices. They were out of sweet potato pancakes, sweet potato casserole, and brussels sprouts.

The fried chicken and french fries did not taste like it had just come out of the frier.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded 4 days ago

Though it is true that our biscuits are no longer provided for free, the money goes to a great cause. The profit from every biscuit that is purchased at Tupelo Honey, goes directly to our employee relief fund. This money helps staff who are dealing with unexpected costs incurred from medical emergencies, housing displacement, and other unexpected life obstacles. We are so proud to offer our Biscuits For A Cause, and we have gotten so much positive feedback from our guests about the program.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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AlyssaC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Host had issues seating us as we were a large party, I had called ahead and let them know 2 days prior. I would recommend NOT going if you are bringing a party over 6 as the space is small and they seemed overwhelmed with the seating situation. They were very accommodating to our small girls we had with us and treated them sweetly! Food is AMAZING! Manager was very nice and went out of his way to help us with some miscommunications about our seating. Overall very good place who is doing their best to make it through this staffing and food shortage! We appreciate you Tupelo Honey Charlotte!

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded 4 days ago

Hello Alyssa. Thank you for your consideration and understanding. We are very limited with the amount of tables that can accomodate larger groups, and they often get reserved far in advance. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate YOU Alyssa! I truly hope you come see us for many more visits.

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Afterplay
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It is a great place. Pricey for amount of food especially the chicken for which they are known; it comes with no sides. Food, however, is excellent. Bar specialty drinks are great. I do not recommend the fried pickles unless you like sweet pickles.

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Natasha
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! I would most definitely return.

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vipdineout
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Waited for over 1 hou

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PaulK
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

First time at the Tupelo Honey in Charlotte after being at both in Asheville and the one in Raleigh. Had reservation on a Sunday at 11. Hostess was cheery and quickly seated us at our request booth. Waitress came quickly and got us coffee (we were doing Sunday Brunch after a concert the night before) and appetizers. Biscuits with blue berries and butter were superb and the fried green tomatoes were also excellent. Here we went of the rails. I ordered the traditional breakfast with a short stack of sweet potato pancakes. My wife ordered the chicken and mac and cheese waffle. It was Sunday before a football game. We knew they were busy. But after a while I flagged our waitress for more coffee as we had gone through ours. She stated our orders were coming. Then we waited , and waited, and waited. I caught her again and she thought we want more coffee. I asked for our meals. She seemed off guard and said they would be here shortly. Then we waited, Then a manager came by with more coffee and said she was aware there was an issue and she was addressing it. Then we waited. finally at an hour and twenty minutes after we ordered our food arrived. The food was very good but by know we were a bit rushed as we were now here 90 minutes for an early brunch. We took a good part of our meals home. Atmosphere was very good and lively but I did not have two hours set for brunch. But again the food was good but they had issues with getting an uncomplicated order done this day.

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CourtneyJ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Went here with a couple friends for my birthday on Saturday night 11/20/21. The service was pretty slow, but the waitress was friendly. The food, however, was BAD. The fried pickles were burnt, the brussel sprouts were greasy, and the chicken was soggy. This was just my food. My friends didn’t like their tacos or salad bowl either. Such a shame as the old location on South Blvd was always consistently good. Will NOT be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were seated on time and our server was amazing!

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HeatherC
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Hostesses were extremely rude and un-accommodating. Took forever on the biscuits (which are a staple). Maybe a bad night but only so-so

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ShirleyG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bisque was delicious, but not as hot enough. Shrimp & grits was fabulous! Mahi Mahi was good, also!

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JeffP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We've been to Tupelo Honey in Asheville and had an absolutely wonderful experience. We were excited to try the Charlotte version and were extremely disappointed. We arrived for our reservation at 3pm Saturday afternoon. Service was decent, our first server was good however we ran into an issue with shift change. The next server, was trying her best to catch up and was very apologetic about the issues. First issue, I ordered a craft beer (BabyMaker one has to love the name) no issue. My brother in law, who arrived 20 minutes after I did ordered the same. Due to shift change about 15 minutes passed (35 minutes since I ordered mine) and no drink. By the time our new server was able to check almost an additional 10 minutes later, the beer was out of service so he had to go to another option. Next issue: I ordered meatloaf and my partner ordered avocado toast. BOTH options were gone so she had to go with another option of Asheville Hot Chicken and Waffles. I really didn't want chicken, but decided to go with same order. That order was a complete dumpster fire. First, the mac and cheese described as part of order was baked into waffle and you couldn't even tell for the most part what was the flavor of a bland waffle. Second, there was zero flavor to the chicken. It was bland and finally, it was not well cooked. Parts were either rawish or chewy tough. I didn't even finish the order. Absolutely bad experience, will not visit there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kim was incredible! The hostesses were welcoming and kind and the atmosphere was impeccable. I got the breakfast bowl and it was delicious!!

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Kay5171
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday brunch! Enjoyed the ambiance and the food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG….. the chicken and waffles will make you slap yo momma they are so good!

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much! That is the highest standard of praise!

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vipAmyH
Houston
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Chicken and waffles! Delish❤️

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Amy. The chicken and waffles are great!

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Raymond
Wilmington
24 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. First off, Dashan, everything centers on customer service, he excels at it.
The drinks and dinner were excellent, well proportioned and flavored. This was our first time while staying downtown, there will be a return visit.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the great review Raymond! I will share your kind words with Dashan and I know he will appreciate them. We look forward to having you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Even though the food, drinks and service were excellent, we will not dine again at the Tupelo Honey in uptown Charlotte. While the decor was nice, the lighting was so bright we felt like we were eating in a diner not an upscale restaurant. Our reservations were for 6 p.m., the atmosphere did not meet our expectations for a special birthday dinner before a show. We did not expect it to have such a very different vibe than the location in South End, where we had dined before. Lastly, the frigid temperature made it almost impossible to enjoy the evening. We had to change tables because the air conditioning was blowing down on us so hard that our hair was literally blowing in the wind! The plexiglass booth divider waved the entire evening. We did move but the air continued to blow, so much so I had to wrap my coat around my shoulders and hope my napkin could warm my legs. We were informed the temperature could not be adjusted. Thanks for the good food and service, but we will not be back.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this feedback. These are issues that we are in the process of remedying. I am sorry that your visit was negatively impacted by the temperature. I do hope that you change your mind and decide to return again so that you can enjoy the same great food and service, in an enjoyable atmosphere as well.

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Danno
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful surprise. We had the burger with fries, the white meat chicken with Brussel sprouts, and the Tupelo margarita. All were fantastic!

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Danno! I am so glad that you enjoyed your food.

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YulondaH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. The service was excellent. I will be eating here again soon.

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Anon
London
38 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good. Food comfort Southern US cooking - sauce was spicy, sweet tea complemented it perfectly.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded on November 18, 2021

Thank you Anon!

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YummyEater
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I’ve been to Tupelo Honey quite a few times. I’ve always enjoyed my experience. The servers and atmosphere are always top notch. However, I have noticed a decline in the quality and taste of their food over each subsequent visit. I’m a vegetarian, and their aren’t many options, so I usually order the same things…. There is a distinct difference in flavor in my usual items. I hate that, because otherwise, I love going.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I will share your feedback about vegetarian options with our culinary team. We want all of our guests to feel that have delicious options, regardless of their dietary restrictions or preferences. We hope that you will return soon and find some new dishes that you will love.

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JoshW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Fast service and great ambience! I’ll definitely be returning.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you Josh! We look forward to your return!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were there for my birthday. We ordered chicken and one of the pieces was salty. We told the waiter and his response was at least the other pieces weren’t. Did not offer anything else.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hello. I am sorry to hear that you were not offered a replacement for your meal. We want all of our guests to be completely satisfied. I hope that you will return, so that you can see how great our food and service can be. Thank you.

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wanda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my family loveeeeeeeed the food and drinks cya soon

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you Wanda! We are so excited to have you back!

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LucyLou
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not really a place for dinner, quick lunch better suits. Had the Cobb salad and added the honey dusted fried chicken. I only tasted garlic, no honey. Nothing special. Menu, in my opinion, has nothing to offer for me to return.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hello LucyLou. I hope you will return and try some of our other great menu items. I am sure you will find something that you love. Thank you.

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EbonyM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I enjoyed my food however, my family definitely hated their food and the service was horrible. Food was cold 4/10.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hello Ebony. I would like to hear some of the details of your visit. If you would like to share them with me, you can reach me at d.liberti@tupelohoneycafe. Thank You

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food and vibe in the restaurant! Waitress was somewhat slow but it was crazy busy so I get it.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded on November 16, 2021

thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had reservations and were seated right away. The restaurant is beautiful inside. They were clearly understaffed so it took longer than it should have for our server to get to us. However she was very nice and obviously doing her best. Our food was delicious.

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Razor
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was delicious……when it finally arrived. Service was abysmal. Too noisy to have conversation with dinner mates. Interior setup like a cafeteria. After dinner coffee was served cold and splashed over cup plate. Never offered refill. Not worth the $3.50/cup. Will not return.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hello. I am glad that you enjoyed the food, but sorry to hear you did not have the same expereince with the service. Thank you for the feedback. I will share it with our team, and it will help our efforts to continue to improve.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a fine experience. I think my only reservation about it is the fact that the sweet potato brusque is kind of a risky move on their part, and it wasn’t quite a hit with me personally, but it was still worth trying. The creole shrimp linguini was very tasty. Good service, great lighting, all that. Now let talk about the biscuits. I don’t normally order biscuits with my dinner, but this place is a self-proclaimed southern style restaurant, and they had biscuits on the menu. I was thinking about it all night, and I ordered some biscuits after I finished my entree. Believe me when I tell you that out of everything I tried that night, those biscuits are the only thing I brought home with me. Those things are divine. Only god himself knows how they made biscuits this delicious. I’ve tasted good from all over the globe. I’ve tasted the water of the fountain of youth. I’ve tasted the nectar of the gods themselves, but these BISCUITS!!! THESE BISCUITS, BY GOD THEY ARE THE FINEST DELICACY IN ALL THE LAND ON EARTH THEY REQUIRE THE ATTENTION OF EVERY MORTAL BEING ALIVE TODAY

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AngeliaC
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great but to be honest I felt that I should have received more than 1 piece of thick Sriracha chicken tender and 2 small waffles.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful place to stop on our road trip. The food and service was outstanding! Definitely coming back on our next trip.

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SylviaB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here several times before and this time I came with a my team from work and the food and service was great! My colleagues thought the food was delicious! I will continue to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good food and experience overall. However, service was slow given reservations and the time it took for the food to come out.

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Peth
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

No greens available , restaurant was empty and we were sat at a dirty table. No Bloody Mary mix but advertises 7 different bloody Mary’s .

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Christina
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Food was ok and overpriced. Understaffing is understandable but they were understaffed and WAY overbooked. Hostess was not friendly about seating and bartender was super behind. Normally understandable but then my drink arrived half filled in a smaller than average martini glass. I paid $11 for 4 little sips of gin! Waiter was super kind and apologetic, but management should be limiting tables or adapting. Super bummed by my experience here (but decor was pretty…)

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Nicemeal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was good, simple fried chicken, greens and sweet potato casserole, very good. The waiter was exceptional! The evening a delight..

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Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte is rated 4.3 stars by 1062 OpenTable diners.

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