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Universal Joint

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784 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3137
+1 828-505-7262
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

eaten here many times. Most of the time it is an after church treat. The food and service are wonderful. Never been disappointed.

Thank David S
Candler, North Carolina
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139 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great setting, food is good and beer selection is good too! Love the outdoor seating and people watching. Service is hit or miss but we'll be back for sure.

Thank Joe D
Asheville, North Carolina
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We live in Asheville and this is one of our go-to weekend take-out restaurants. We also like to dine in if we want a good casual meal. If the weather is nice, it's great to sit outside. Great local beer menu. Our favorites menu items--fish tacos, buffalo chicken quesadilla, fire cracker sliders, pimento cheese/hummus app, and tater tots. There is... More 

Thank Ann S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Saw this cute restaurant while visiting West Asheville. Decided to stop and have lunch. Inside as well as outside seating available. Sat outside and enjoyed people watching as well as our food. Had Bison burger, which was good, along with a side of tater tots, which were OUTSTANDING! Dog friendly establishment, which usually means people friendly patrons as well, and... More 

Thank Jim A
Asheville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I love this place! It's relaxed, friendly, and offers great food and drink, with a distinctive Asheville ambiance. This place is a favorite of local folks, and its a great place for a relaxed lunch or supper with friends. The menu offers Pub fare and healthy food options without the dogma. The dishes are well prepared in ample portions, and... More 

Thank darling_gardner
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place always seems popular so we gave it a try. Located in West Asheville, the building is an old gas station, rustically remodeled into a popular meeting place for locals. There was a great menu of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, soups, and sides. We chose a most delicious hamburger that could be fixed about 10 different ways. There were three... More 

Thank rscoapy
Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What a cute little swanky place! I was super excited to have the infamous tots. They were a bit disappointing, as I like my tots/ fries piping hot and these were not. On a brighter note my cosmo was perfect! Our waitress was very attentive, and atmosphere was very relaxed. Seated next to us was the cutest, most well behaved... More 

Thank Tonga N
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a drink and ended up noshing on the Universal Tots...yummy... tater tots with cheese, bacon, jalapeño...all I can say is OMG! Brandon or server was amazing!!!! Will def return!

Thank Allaboo1
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160 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I took my wife and brother here for dinner last night. OMG, the burgers are incredible! The tots are crisp and tasty. Our server was terrific! Great food at a great price.

Thank BadNews1320
Johnson City, Tennessee
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I had a pimento cheese burger with fries and it was AMAZING!! The pimento cheese seemed to be made with bleu cheese and I thought it tasted great. My son got a buffalo chicken sandwich and loved it. We googled the location and were happy to see it wasn't a very busy time, BUT it was very busy for 7:30... More 

Thank ScottyBinTN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 784 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3137
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-505-7262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?