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Date
Mon, 4/23
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9:30 PM
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Tupelo Honey - Charlotte

4.3
458 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm


Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm*


Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm*


Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Phone number
(980) 225-9167
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E. Worthington
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Parking details
Parking is available in the lot directly behind the restaurant and on the other side of the East/West light rail spot. The parking lot fills up fast on weekends as we share the lot with the church next door. Ride sharing is an option on busy weekends.
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Public transit
Light rail stop is located directly behind us.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 458 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

The service was slow, but the food more than made up for it.

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5.0Dined a day ago

We love Tupelo Honey and decided to try their new spring menu. We were not disappointed! We chose the Tomato and Burrata for an appetizer and it was DELICIOUS! My boyfriend chose the Steak and Eggs, since it was Sunday Brunch, and I went for the Grateful Veg Burger. His steak and eggs were devoured in less than 10 minutes, and my burger was so huge that I couldn’t finish it! The meyer lemon aioli on the burger was TO DIE FOR. So happy with Tupelo Honey and their delicious food, great staff, and clean restaurant. This is why we continue to come back! One of the best.

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2.0Dined a day ago

I was very much looking forward to Sunday Brunch at Tupalo Honey since I had not been there before. We made a reservation and arrived on time. Our service was some of the worst I have had in Charlotte. It took over 15 minutes to get our first drink. We order 2 more drinks over the course of 2 hours and had to follow up with our server multiple times. I even told the manager we were waiting on drinks when they brought our food and it still took 10 more minutes for 2 canned beers to arrive at the table. I would describe our server similar to a unicorn in the sense that we RARELY saw her. Each time she came to the table we were in need of or waiting for something. This place is not cheap either! Our bill was over $100 for 2 people for brunch. If you are paying that kind of money, you should expect above average service. I would not recommend this place to anyone. There are plently of other brunch scenes in Charlotte for you to spend your money! Don’t waste your time or wallet on Tupalo for Brunch!

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Parking is the worst at this restaurant. The food was good and service was good.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a group of 7 ladies

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

This place was very busy and a little chaotic. We had to wait on the complimentary biscuits for over 20 minutes and they came with our dinner. Waiters were getting the tables mixed up of whom got what also.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We’ve been to Tupelo Honey a number of times and always loved it. The service and environment where as fantastic as expected this time. However, I was underwhelmed by the food. The fried green tomato appetizer was fantastic! The shrimp and grits, which I’ve had a few times, was missing something. Shrimp seemed a little overcooked and the flavor was bland. There was no sense of goat cheese in the grits at all. The chocolate cake for dessert was a little soggy and also bland. The whipped cream and caramel sauce with it were too sweet. It just wasn’t the extraordinarily yummy, flavor balanced experience I’m used to at Tupelo Honey. The rest of my party seemed delighted with their food. I will try again and hope that this night was an anomaly.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Thanks to our reservation we were seated right away. My wife and I both had the blackened catfish which was excellent (I wish the portion had been a bit larger). The rest of our party seemed to enjoy their meals as well.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was a great place to catch a meal on a Friday night in the South End. The outdoor seating was nice. Our server Darius was top notch and made the dining experience great.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Go early in the day for the best food and service. Parking is awful, bring a small car or Uber over. Reservations are a must. The first time we dined was at 6PM, the food was great and the service was friendly. The second time we dined there it was 8:30 and the food / service was not top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was just okay but I am very picky. The service was amazing and made me feel very valued . You cannot find great customer service anymore and they are top notch!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was very good. This is basically southern comfort food done well. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to eat themselves silly. The fried chicken was very good.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was my second time there. As always, the hostesses and waitress are phenomenal with their service. The food was just ok. I had the pecan pie French toast, one egg and a side of bacon. Nice ambiance

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Over priced food and drinks and huge waiting list. Not point in wasting your time when there are hundreds of better/cheaper/quicker options in Charlotte

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great ambience. Food was just okay. And service was just okay.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Made a reservation for husband’s birthday and had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. Received 4 biscuits with jam and honey, two of them were hard. Told waiter and he replace them with fresh biscuits. Waiter was helpful and offered suggestions. The appetizer I wanted to try (South Carolina egg rolls) were out. I orderd a simple meal (friend chicken with macaroni and cheese with Brussels sprouts). The presentation was good; however the sprouts were like warm and not hot. The chicken breasts were a little dry and I could have used more Mac and cheese. My husband orderd the ribs and fries and said it was good but was not hot. I ate at the Asheville location a few years ago and was blown away. Not impressed with the Charlotte location. Not sure if I will return

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We ate at the bar and Bailey was a great server. The atmosphere reminded us of other old south restaurants we've come across in other states.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The sweet potato pancakes with fried chicken was fantastic!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My waitress Kim was beyond amazing! She was very personable, sweet and knowledgeable of the menu. She made our experience the best! I will definitely be coming back! P.S. the Mac and cheese is AMAZING!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was spot on! Wait staff was excellent, friendly without being smothering. Enjoyed the cheesecake immensely!!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server was great, however there was quite a long delay on the food. Both the server and the manager came by to let us know the order would be delayed. Other than the slowness of the arrival of dinner, the evening was very nice.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I’ve been to Tupelo Honey on four other occasions. Sometime the service is great and sometimes not so much! This past visit was a Saturday night. The place was loud and the waitress was extremely over extended. The restaurant decor is great, but again, too loud and crowded together. The food was fine, Cosmos were good - but took a long time to get. Food was put on the table quickly, waitress left very quickly and did not check back. Dessert was fine, not spectacular. Drinks were not refilled, I was a little embarrassed to have suggested the restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Service was below standard, food was standard, not done as well as usual and ambiance was meh. I won’t be back on a weekend night again, but maybe lunch...

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious food — the sweet potato pancakes are perfection. Little pricey, but I’d go back for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The sweet potato pancakes were delicious. Definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was great, however pricey for what we got. Biscuits were AMAZING!! Would recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

If you love southern food, you will love Tupelo Honey. I had to go just for the Van Morrison reference. The atmosphere is great, but there is a lot of noise indoors. However, they were able to seat us outside, and it was great. It was our first time there, so we over ordered food (it's heavy), but everything we had was delicious!! The only drawback for me was the cocktails. The drinks are way overpriced for what you get. But definitely go for the food. You won't be disappointed!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We drove from Greensboro to meet a friend for dinner. Fried okra for appetizer was very good. They offer all kinds of interesting cocktails. Dinner was delicious! Music was a little to loud for easy conversation and waitress really never came back to fill our drinks. Otherwise everything was very good and we had a wonderful time. Would definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Patio is great but train & street noice is bit overwhelming.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food and service were great, as usual. Alec went above and beyond. He was very patient with my elderly, hard of hearing mother. I appreciated that. He had a very and upbeat personality.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food and lovely service.must have- biscuit and fried green tomatoes:)

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our food was very good; however, the service was very slow for the amount of people in the restaurant. We did not receive one of the items we ordered. Kudos to the manager for comping us the meal. We will definitely eat here again.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was poor quality for one. They changed their menu and the selections were just unattractive. It was Easter and we had a reservation. When we arrived there were plenty of empty tables and yet they made us wait for 15 minutes before seating us which made no sense. I used to enjoy going to eat at Tupelo but after this last time I will never return except to the one in Asheville

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was our Easter brunch and it was just wonderful! Food had immense flavor and our service was impeccable.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch here was lively. Server very friendly but hard to hear over the noise. We did not get biscuits as was told us until we asked. Hot water for tea not hot enough. My son left his retainer in a case at the table and it was waiting for our retrieval after left—-very grateful.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter Brunch. The website said you would receive a card with a prize inside for discount on your meal or dinner for future use. We never received any card or discount. We also signed up and were to receive a free pint glass, I showed the server the email and promo code and said she would bring it, we never received that either.
The food was very good and portions were good size as well.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Recently ate here for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is great. Absolutely loved the burrata appetizer. However, the main dishes we ordered were lackluster. We got the huevos rancheros and the burger. Nothing special about either. Honestly, the huevos rancheros were actually really disappointing. The fries that came with the burger were freaking delicious though.

Oh... DO NOT GET A SIDE! I ordered a side of sausage. It was $4. They gave me some broken up sausage pieces in a tiny container you would usually use to put a bit of ketchup/mustard/mayo inside. A waste of money.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is my first time having dinner at Tupelo, as I’ve always just gone for breakfast or brunch. The southern dip was amazing and a nice southern twist on spinach dip - I’ve never had collards as a dip with pork rinds to dip with, but this appetizer was full of flavor. For my entree I went with the shrimp and grits, and added the chorizo. This was my amazing...the goat cheese grits was creamy and tasty, and the spicy saucy over the shrimp, combined with the nice chunks of chorizo were and awesome combo. My husband kept eating my dish it was SO good. He played it safe with the catfish and veggies...which he said was a little boring compared to my dish. Some of the dishes were a surprisingly a little pricey, but we both agreed we’d absolutely come back for dinner here.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

What they used to clean the tables with left a sour milk type smell on the table.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Just a note, not a steakhouse choose another dish. Southern Inspired dishes where great! Service and atmosphere where great!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very nice restaurant with unique food and terrific service. The next time I am in Charlotte, I will make a point of going.

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