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About Tupelo Honey - Charlotte

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.

1820 South Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, American

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


*Our bar will be open until 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

Cross Street:
E. Worthington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(980) 225-9167

Website:
http://tupelohoneycafe.com/location/charlotte/

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the lot directly behind the restaurant and on the other side of the East/West light rail spot.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch

Tupelo Honey - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (59)
Great for Brunch (54)
Sunday Lunch (49)
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Casual (46)
Great for Lunch (37)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for a Date (32)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Fun (28)
Local Ingredients (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Authentic (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Hot Spot (18)
Cozy (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Kid-friendly (13)
People Watching (12)
Business Meals (11)
Afternoon Tea (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Seasonal (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Organic (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Healthy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Romantic (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great Beer (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined a day ago

Ahhhmazing food and equally superb customer service! Taylor was an excellent waitress! I’d request for her again and again in the future!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Server was great, food was average compared to previous visits.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Only issue was how loud it was in the place. I'd turn down the music during lunch hours. Everything else was great!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Tupelo Honey used to be so good. I'm not really sure that the new menu was a smart change for the restaurant. The food wasn't bad, but honestly not amazing like I remembered Tupelo Honey having. The prices aren't terrible, but are a little much for the amount of food sometimes. My dish was good and I think priced well, but my dad's meal was pretty small. I've never seen a catfish entree as small as it was here. The buttermilk fried chicken was fine. I just feel like there are better restaurants that I could go to and get a much better meal for the same price. Service and ambiance was fine too. It was pretty empty (monday night) so that's probably why.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The fried green tomatoes were unbelievable. My wife and I enjoyed our entrees as well. The server was extremely friendly and helpful with suggestions.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Chain restaurant so there isn't much variety in their food. So crowded for brunch on Sunday that service is delayed and food is only average. $17 for a small chicken cobb salad that hardly had any chicken and mostly cores of lettuce. Doesn't live up to it's hype.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Normally a big fan of Tupelo Honey - but not so much right now. Made Sunday brunch reservations, knowing to expect a large crowd. Got seated within 5 minutes of my reservation (great), but then waited 1 hour for food (not great). Our server was sympathetic with our plight - attributing the problems to (i) adding 30 more tables to the floor and (ii) new head chef. Hope the problems are fixed quickly and service returns to the previous (and great) level.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Wish the food was as good as its reputation. Under par food quality.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

We came in about 9:15 on a Friday evening. Service was excellent; my date said her meal, the shrimp & grits, was excellent. My meal however, fried chicken with Brussels sprouts & hominy, I was expecting better. The fried chicken was over cooked which made it tough and dry, the Brussels sprouts were boiled or steamed to make soft, then pan sautéed or roasted. In my opinion, the steaming or blanching is not necessary, they should simply be sliced in half and sautéed in olive oil flat side down, a little kosher salt and pepper. (Just my opinion) I visited your place in Asheville a few years ago and loved it, I will chalk the Charlotte visit as the chef was tired from a long night. Service was excellent.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I would recommend trying the chicken. The restaurant was quiet and had a nice feel

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was our first time there. Good thing we made a reservation, because it was busy! Once seating the waiter was very good, as was the food. Will definitely go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was amazing, service was even better
We enjoyed everything about it

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great time

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was mediocre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Menu has changed again but this time not the best kind :/

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was very slow – they were very busy. I'm not sure if the business was unusual (because the Charlotte marathon had just let out.)

I would definitely recommend this place and I will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved our night at Tupelo! They provide biscuits as an appetizer so keep that in mind before ordering anything. The food was delicious and there were just enough options for everyone to choose. I‎t was too cold to sit outside but I’ll be back in the summer because I‎t looked beautiful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Southern food menu, ordered blackened catfish. They had no tarter sauce! Any southern restaurant with fish has tarter sauce! My sides were pork belly collards with Mac and cheese. Collards were over salted (and I salt everything), and the mac and cheese was average. Nice location and building.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great Beer, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent cocktails, local seasonal food and knowledge wait staff. Coming from Chicago, would return in a heartbeat!

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food is innovative, filling and consistently good. Service is always excellent.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great brunch place. Fresh and unique menu. It is a little pricey. Would definitely come here again.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server was too busy. He had a large table next to us and spent all of his time there. He asked us several times about our food but neglected everything else such as remembering to clear our plates, and he left our bill without asking us if we were having dessert. It was our anniversary. We were disappointed that we had to go ask staff at the front to find him so he would come back to our table. That was crazy. Our dessert that we finally had was only so-so since our pie contents was uncooked and runny. Pecan pie. So our meal that started good, ended with frustration.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not new to Tupelo Honey and liking past visits, we tried to repeat it. Alas this time, the magic didn’t operate waitress too distracted to bring our drink order. After a while I had to ask one of the managers, the noise level was off the charts. The hustle and bustle of the service counter interfered with whatever little comfort was left.
In brief, bad table location, bad choice of food on my part, and I’ll avoid Saturday night in the future.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was excellent. Ambiance was AMAZING and the food was great. My sister and I got brussel sprouts and pimento cheese nachos to start. They brought us really good biscuits and then we shared the buttermilk fried chicken with mac and cheese. The chicken was perfect and the mac and cheese was baked and not runny (I hate runny mac and cheese).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Tupelo Honey menu selection is fantastic, from the cocktails to the seasonal menu! We sat in the bar area, it was early, so it wasn't overly crowded yet. The service was fantastic, the bartender took care of us. He made several recommendations, knew the menu when we asked questions on several other dishes other then his recommendations , although the recommendations on the few that we did order, amazing!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had previously eaten at the Asheville location, the "beehive", as our waiter noted. I normally don't eat restaurant bread (want to save my calories for the "real" food!), but the herb biscuits here were worth every bite! The rosemary-peach lemonade, likewise, was wonderfully not-too-sweet, with an elusive herb clarity of taste..What I loved the most, maybe, was, after our waiter had happily presented the provenance of the local, seasonal ingredients for the dishes, when asked if the fries were anything special, he smiled and said, alas, they're not... they're the only thing that's frozen...I loved his honesty...can't wait to go back next time in Charlotte!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Terrible service, food sat a long time was cold and dried out. Having eaten in Asheville location, I was extremely disappointed

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great late lunch ( they are open all afternoon and into dinner) with friends.
The food was fresh and delicious. the hand crafted lavender cocktail was great.
The service ("Dutch" ) was fabulous recommend the avocado toast points.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious food, totally packed and for good reason! Go hungry.

A bit slow with the service, but not surprising with a space that large and so packed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful food and service always! The omelettes and biscuits are always the best!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I'm from MY so was looking for southern food with a twist. This place nails it.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

My department was here for an afternoon lunch and everyone agreed that it was very good food and a very nice atmosphere. The service was great and we did not have to wait long for our meal, even though there were a good amount of people in the restaurant. We would come here again and would recommend that others go there as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Hi. Great food, but will say the server was not good. She had a bad attitude and honestly should not be a server.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My first time and I will definitely be back! Food was AMAZING! The sweet potato pancakes were so tasty and the fried chicken was better than my southern grandmas!!! Next time I will also try dessert. Oh and the fried okra appetizer.....YUM!!!! Best southern comfort food around!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to this restaurant based on the Open Table reviews and it did not disappoint. The decor was wonderful, even in the outside eating area. There was a good variety of brunch food and everything was great. If I ever return to Charlotte, I'd definitely come back to dine here.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

I love tupelo honey and have been several times before, but wanted to come for my birthday brunch and it was great. We got brunch, the food was great, our mimosas were awesome, and our server was very attentive. We enjoyed it and I recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I really wanted to like this place. Menu looked yummy and the restaurant itself is adorable. Felt like eating brunch at my grandmothers house. But the service was not good. We waiting 1 hour 40 minutes for our brunch items (table of 3). After the first 30 min of waiting, our server told us our food “would be out soon”. By the time our food arrived it was cold and/or over cooked. Think poached eggs that came out hard boiled. I had a flight to catch a flight so we didn’t have time for the food to be redone. The manager eventually came out and apologized and comped our meal. However, I likely won’t be back - there are so many good brunch options in charlotte where you don’t have to waste half your day waiting to eat.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our waiter was great , However we waited for an hour and a half after having a reservation for 11:45.
once we were served our food , but it put a big damper on a birthday brunch , I think they just need to get their time management and reservation system down pat

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 15, 2017

On this day the Chef let us down. There was some issue in the kitchen that caused a delay of 1.5 hrs. forall customers. I was disappointed the Managers did not walk the flow to make us aware or perhaps apologize. I actually overheard one the managers state he would fire the entire cook staff if he could. You might want to avoid such comments while out in the dining floor.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I will say that our server was very friendly and accommodating. The issue we had was we were there for 1 1/2 hours and never got our food. Unfortunately we had to be somewhere and could not wait another half hour so we cancelled our order and walked away hungry. They seat way more people than their kitchen is able to keep up with. Do not go there unless you’re willing to wait a couple hours for your meal.

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