Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte

4.5
347 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 347 people are saying
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WilliamP
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in for Sunday morning breakfast, got our food pretty quickly, and both ended up taking some home.

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StevenH
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience! Food cooked to perfection! Extremely professional and warm service to include reservation information, reception and seating! Dessert was awesome send-off! The 2 hour drive was worth it! Parking was a little less desirable but it was downtown Charlotte so do your homework on parking before you get there.

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Katie
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Food was good, but we were forced to sit outside in 40 degree weather even though we made our reservation for inside a week in advance.

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Robert
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch - Food was awesome and service was great...definitely will be back.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking time to leave this great review!! We look forward to seeing you again.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I ate at Tupelo when it was on the south end. Previously had a good meal and decided to try them again. This time my GPS took me uptown Charlotte. I didn’t know they had moved. Locating parking was difficult. I drove around for about 15 minutes looking for free parking as an unattended parking garage is not for me.

I wanted brunch so I ordered the eggs French toast and fried chicken. Somewhat surprised that I only received one piece of chicken and although I was somewhat satisfied with my meal, there was no bang for my buck. The chicken lacked salt and the French toast was mediocre.

My table was drafty. The waitstaff said they couldn’t move my table due to Covid even though my party had not arrived and plenty other seats were available. A vent was blowing cold air directly onto table. Finally after telling 4 different staff persons, Tupelo turned the AC off and turned on the heat which made it more comfortable.

My drink was good but served in a water glass. For $11, Tupelo should do better than that.

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Karen. Thank you for taking time to leave this review. We have strived to serve scratch-made quality food at an affordable price. Our portions on our drinks and food are usually one of the things that our guest complement us on the most. I am sorry to hear that the 16 oz mega for 11 dollars wasn't what you expected it should be. With Charlotte being a growing city, it has taken time for some of our guest to adapt to us being in Uptown and it's parking. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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Fooder30
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Ambiance is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic and the food was awesome!

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MichaelW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Liked the vibe of the one on South End better. Great waitress! My benedict was COLD- ugh!

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. You have to get the biscuits because they’re excellent, with or without the blueberry butter spread. I had the buttermilk fried chicken with a side of Mac and cheese (yum!!) and potato cracklins (eh, I’ve had better). We got a reservation on Open Table earlier that day and waited about 10 minutes when we arrived!

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TerriE
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the experience! The waiter was on point and paid attention to our needs

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Aminfante
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here. Everything was great!

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Lauren
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to our host Jalen! He kept me and my girls laughing and was there each time we needed him! Will definitely come back!

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JenniferM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The ambience was very nice but I expected more from the food. The food was not terrible but I found it to be very bland. We seen other tables ordering lunch plates and the food looked great. May try lunch/dinner if I ever return. Hope that isn’t bland too.

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vipPaulS
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always. We love coming for lunch and brunch. This is a great place to eat.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, great experience. Definitely a must-visit location.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Food was great and my only complaint was that the tables were a little too close together during COVID.

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fooddivah
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This brand is hit or miss at best. We went on Saturday early evening before 5pm. Use but. It crowders yet. Staff was very friendly. Facility was clean and covid protocols were in place too.
We ordered the French toast meal (very large portion) it included chicken, bacon and eggs. I ordered the buttermilk chicken with 2 sides and I added in a Brussels sprouts.

All chicken was over cooked and I suspect the oil needed changing. The chicken was dry and very dark in color. Hence the overused oil. Both orders came out cold to room temperature. The only item that was great were the biscuits. They were hot and delicious. Otherwise we were very underwhelmed and at $178 plus tip they have to do better. We
Most likely won't be back.

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SylviaJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The experience was horrible. The waiter/waitress wasn’t attentive at all.

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ElizabethB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Tupelo Honey but be prepared to add an additional $10 for parking uptown!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food!
The pancakes rock!!

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Underwhelming
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We had to wait to be seated with a reservation, we were rushed to order, rushed out and the manager made up rules around drinking. We had full drink and at 9pm they made us throw it away.. the owner states that to go drinks are allowed.

It’s expensive to go out to dinner and this was terrible.
Food was also fine, but rushed out and sloppy.

I won’t be back

Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte
Responded on February 24, 2021

We have tried to accommodate guest still wishing to enjoy dinner later than our 8pm closing time by allowing guest to make reservations until 8pm. Guest are communicated upon entering about us following the mandate of no alcoholic on the tables at 9pm. It is ILLEAGAL to take alcohol from your table and place it in to go cups and drink from them. They are allowed to be purchased in SEALED cups for consuming at your home. We appreciate your business but will not risk being fined or our reputation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I wish I knew our servers name - he was amazing! I told my husband I should've left my business card & recruited him - HA! food & cocktails were great as always. lights were pretty bright for dinner time, but it's a fan favorite & always worth the trip.

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CaseyP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service. Food was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere was fun and bright. The fried pickles were fresh and unique, but we were very disappointed in the brussel sprouts. When it was mentioned to our server that we didn’t enjoy them at all, she just brought us the salt and pepper.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a great time! My French toast was perfect. I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around experience!

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TyechiaJ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The restaurant looks nice but the service was terribly slow and the food was definitely subpar. I met my friend there after work and waited 20 minutes for the waitress who was also the bartender to return and take my drink order. Even when my food came out I didn't have water or silverware. Also my friend went to take a sip of her water and there was red lipstick on her glass that was obviously not hers. We sent our food back and will not be returning.

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JohnellaW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took a while to get our food, but service was good.

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ColleenT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Needed to travel for a “family reason”and stopped in Charlotte during our trek back home. During this Covid time, we are really reluctant to eat indoors (at home, never mind in a city we in which we are unfamiliar). We made a reservation after walking by and seeing the layout and when arrived asked to be seated in a corner away from others. The Host very much understood our feelings and obliged. Our server was amazing -friendly, helpful with the menu items and suggestions. We had a great experience and, if we are back in the area, will definitely go back.
Tupelo honey margarita was yum! Mac and cheese was good, fried chicken was tasty.

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vipDavidsonlocal
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

No bottled water, stevia, sparkling water or cappuccino??? not sure what thats all about for a cafe. Service quasi ok. otherwise food was great

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Tiara
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambience of this restaurant is BEAUTIFUL! Plants, decorations etc. it's a wonderful, calm, on trend aesthetic. Our server (Jailyn) was great! Positive, Happy, Great suggestions.

Our food however was lukewarm. Not hot, not technically cold, just warm (on the cooler side). Even the fries were brought out a little cool (not cold, but certainly not hot at all)

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MiaJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and service!! Will definitely be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went as a family for Valentine’s Day dinner. They have good choices for both adults and kids. I ordered sweet and spicy fried chicken which was really good. My wife ordered a farm fresh sandwich but the patty was burned and they told it is due to well done and offered another one, which was also burned due to well done. So don’t recommend burgers here. Kids ordered from the kids menu and they liked it. It’s economical considering the uptown. Server was really good to us and was very friendly

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andreab
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed visiting the uptown location on Valentine’s Day. The food came out in a timely manner. We ordered the fried chicken, a side of grits, and greens. The food was good, no complaints. Really enjoyed the biscuits with jelly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was trash. One of the waiters lied and said he was leaving and that someone else would take our order but we waited 20 minutes for the new waiter to take our order. When we asked for the manager that’s when our original showed up and ask what the problem was. The fried pickles were no where near fried and the mimosa tasted like it was straight up orange juice and barely any champagne.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cool little spot to go on Valentine's day and enjoy bloodies and mimosas. The male bartender (Steven??) Should be considered for promotional events as he was phenomenal.

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Kelsey
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Went here for brunch on Valentine’s Day. We had a reservation and they got us seated immediately upon arrival. The bartender/ our sever was very friendly and helpful. Food and drinks both came out pretty quickly and were wonderful!

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Jaelyn
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful atmosphere! Would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cute spot for Sunday Brunch. Barely got any blueberry compote on the french toast. That was very disappointing. I was literally hunting under the slices cause the itty bitty amount was shocking. So it made the plate of very thin snd ordinary french toast not feel special as I expected it would be. The waiter was excellent though. So nice.

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ktate
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Mian as our server and he was such a breathe of fresh air!! He made suggestions and was very knowledgeable about the menu. He surprised me with the spicy and sweet chicken and Mac and cheese. It was so delicious. My husband had the classic breakfast and it was great. The grits are to die for. A must for everyone!! Can’t wait to go back!!

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Tupelo Honey - Uptown Charlotte is rated 4.5 stars by 347 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.