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Tupelo Honey

12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
+1 828-255-4863
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (269 reviews)
“biscuits” (1,478 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
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Reviewed yesterday

Very good brunch with lots of options. The biscuits and honey are delicious. Service can be a bit slower on Sunday during brunch but the food is worth it. Parking may be hard to find.

Thank lagiant
Reviewed 2 days ago

My first time at the "local institution." It was a crowded day in the area as the Christmas parade was that morning, but the restaurant had a streamlined process for taking names and texted us in 15-20 minutes when the table was ready. We were...More

Thank Sandi B
Reviewed 3 days ago

A decade ago if you wanted a really nice, modern, southern style meal in Asheville Tupelo Honey was your only option - or at least it was the best option. They now have cookbooks and restaurants in several states (and two in Asheville), but they're...More

Thank Athene_Rose
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tupelo Honey is a great place to eat if you want to try some local flavors! The chef uses food that is local to the area - meats, veggies, honey, etc. My husband and I ate there for breakfast and I must say that you...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great vibe, great food, great service...for breakfast we ordered the Shoo Mercy Sweet Potato Pancakes...So much food two people can share... Delicious pancakes.... Came back for lunch & ordered buttermilk fried chicken...got pork belly collards best in the south... Ask for Jamie our waiter....He is...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fried chicken is delicious and make sure you have it with the hot honey! Fried pickles with ranch dip...yum. Everything is fresh and full of flavors!

Thank jbancz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal was great, service was excellent and bill was not outrageous --- the three things I look for when eating out ! I will be back for sure !

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu, friendly service! We were told tupelo honey was a must visit restaurant and they weren't wrong! I ordered the shrimp and grits and my husband ordered the biscuits and gravy with chicken. The gravy was different than he had expected, but tasty nonetheless....More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tupelo Honey is one of the most popular breakfast and brunch places in town, with reason. The menu is very creative, and the food is amazing. Our server was highly knowledgeable and a real delight. He made us feel very special even though he was...More

Thank RRodriguez13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We split the fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits. Delicious. Southern food with a great atmosphere

Thank Nancy C
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11 August 2017|
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Response from jmnteddyLakeCity_FL | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I wasn't all that satisfied with this place I think there are better restaurants in the area, I'd check with some of the locals while you are there in the area.
Danielle A
24 July 2017|
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Response from JeanetteHope | Reviewed this property |
Until a couple of days ago, liquor could not be sold before 12 noon on Sunday. that has changed or about to. rest of the time Bloody Marys are no problem. The wait is less on weekends, but still it is best to eat earlier at... More
6 June 2017|
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Response from JeanetteHope | Reviewed this property |
As an Asheville resident, my biggest complaint is there is no place at all to dress up. not the theater, restaurants, even church. Still some of us do because of habit or we like to. I would encourage everyone to wear a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-255-4863
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Our Southern dishes and libations are served with a creative twist and a smile, and we serve our guests nothing that we wouldn't want on our own supper table. When we play with our food (and we think it's okay), the result is scrumptious. We're rooted in the Mountain South, and our menu is inspired by time-honored traditions: pickling and frying, canning and preserving, and utilizing seasonal produce and ingredients to prepare delicious, scratch-made creations.
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