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Luella's Bar-B-Que

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hush puppies” (147 reviews)
“brisket” (146 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Luella’s Bar B Que on Merriom Ave in Asheville NC for a Sunday lunch and it was very good. Needless to say it was crowded and we had to wait a few minutes for a table but the food was worth the wait....More

Thank Speck411
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had dinner here and tried virtually everything. The ribs were the hands-down favorite with the pulled pork a close second. We probably wouldn't get the brisket or the andouille sausage again, but those aren't our favorites anyway. The two house sauces are amazing. The sides...More

Thank ashsem
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food, excellent service and a huge selection of gluten free choices. The beef brisket and pulled pork were delicious. They even have mustard base BBQ sauce for the South Carolina patrons. There are sauce wars between North and South Carolina. LOL I like both...More

Thank davidjf2016
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Davidjf2016, Many thanks for taking time to share your experience. I'm glad to know you enjoyed Jeff's hospitality and you were able to navigate our menu and find the gluten free choices. It sounds to me like you're a well traveled barbecue fan! Thanks for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an assortment of platter, sandwich and appetizer with some excellent local brews and ice cream. Highly recommend as the food and service were top notch.

Thank Mike S
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Mike, thanks for taking time to share your experience with us. You know how to dine out! Glad to know you were pleased! -Jeff, Proprietor & Pit Boss

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly staff- customer service was excellent! Food was just not my kind of BBQ. The meat seemed to be subpar quality. The sauce was unlike any other BBQ sauce I've ever tasted - not in a good way. The okra was good! Live music...More

Thank Lfletch1972
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear Lfletch1972, I appreciate your feedback. It's nice to hear you felt the love from our team. We strive to give everyone an amazing meal, so I'm sorry that our barbecue wasn't to your liking. What style of barbecue is your favorite? We'd love to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on our way to check out the Grove Park Inn. We heard good things so decided to try it. It was crowded, but we were able to get seated without a wait. It's a very casual place, with a lot...More

1  Thank Christine F
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Christine, Thank you for stopping by Luella's on your way to Grove Park Inn! I'm thrilled to learn you enjoyed our Pork BBQ and feel the prices are reasonable. If you're a thick and sweet sauce lover, I hope you'll try our Hot Flash sauce...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed my meal here. Had three meat plate, pulled pork, ribs and brisket. Being from Tx I was concerned about the brisket. The brisket here was tender, moist and with a good flavor. The sides were great. Our server was friendly and offered suggestions on...More

Thank shilohkay
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

shilohkay, thank you for taking time to share your experience with us! It sounds like you know you're barbecue. I am proud to learn our brisket did not disappoint, Texans know brisket! please come back soon -Jeff

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BBQ here is very good, the pulled pork is okay, but the ribs and brisket were excellent. Nice atmosphere with live music and good service, also a full bar.

Thank BC-Eagle-70-74
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

BC-Eagle, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the bbq and live music so much! Thanks for being here. -Jeff

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ! We had the ribs and tried 3 different sauces. We decided to do carry out after a long day. Justin took our order and was extremely pleasant and helpful. Great customer service. I also ordered a side of fried okra - very yummy-...More

Thank SarahPU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I decided to visit Luella's BBQ after it was pointed out on our trolly tour of Asheville. As avid fans of BBQ, Luella's exceeded all our expectations. Our server Amanda was very professional, knowledgeable and very friendly. My partner ordered the brisket...More

Thank Mike M
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Mike, so glad to hear you and your partner enjoyed your experience so much! Thanks for taking time to share your story with us. Please come see us again. -Jeff, Proprietor & Pit Boss

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Do they have a full bar?
25 September 2015|
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Response from ewagner3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they did! My husband and 2 of our children loved the Bloody Mary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-505-7427
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