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119 S Main Street, Hendersonville, NC
828-693-4646
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Never Blue is a non-traditional tapas restaurant. The word Tapas...
Never Blue is a non-traditional tapas restaurant. The word Tapas translates to small or little bites. We offer small plates of a variety of cuisines from around the world and also offer entree portions of some items. We have an extensive list vegetarian and gluten free items, as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, chicken dishes, beef & wild game, seafood and much more. We have a wonderful dessert selection that we make in-house along with all of our ice creams and sorbets. We have full ABC Permits and offer an amazing martini and margarita list. We have 6 local beers on draft, and a very inexpensive yet diverse wine list. We have an inviting dining room along with garden dining in our enclosed garage and outdoor patio dining as well. We are open Tuesday-Thursday - 11:30am to 8:00 pm for lunch and dinnerFriday & Saturday - 11:30 am to 9:00 pm for lunch and dinnerSunday & Monday - Closed
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Never Blue

Advertised as a tapas bar, but I wouldn't consider it such. There is a large selection of full size meals. We enjoyed lunch at this restaurant, but only 1of the meals was "tapas" - the delicious lamb. The shrimp and grits were very good, but the grits didn't taste like regular grits. Good, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have family in town and always want to eat here when I'm visiting. I have also recommended it to others any time they are in town-- they have all been fans. Unfortunately, lately, I am usually only in town - or passing through- when they are closed - Sunday & Monday. I have been trying to take my boyfriend... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing meal, wonderful service. Wow! Plan to return whenever we are in Hendersonville. Our only regret is we were too full to eat the chocolate cake we saw delivered to the table next to us.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian, so be aware. The first time I visited this restaurant I was impressed. The waiter recommended some very good meals, carefully balanced flavors, a refreshing variety of flavors. The second time I visited, I got something similar as the first time, but the preparation was much less careful. Perhaps different kitchen staff? Unfortunately, consistency is important... More 

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Irmo, South Carolina
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We made our OUTDOOR reservation for 4 people about 6 weeks in advance to coincide with attending a show at the downtown Flat Rock Theatre. We arrived early and did not mind waiting until our reservation time. We were told (and could see) that the family seated was ending their meal and would be leaving soon. We waited and waited... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Advertised as a tapas bar, but I wouldn't consider it such. There is a large selection of full size meals. We enjoyed lunch at this restaurant, but only 1of the meals was "tapas" - the delicious lamb. The shrimp and grits were very good, but the grits didn't taste like regular grits. Good, but just different.Thankfully, a rare joy! The... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Just finished another great meal at Never Blue. Lunch, snacks and drinks before or after a show, or dinner - you won't be disappointed. They've got great food w/ amazing spice combinations. Porkimoto - fabulous! Addicted to Buffalo Bites --you won't believe what they are. I like them better than chicken and my husband who only eats corn LOVES them.... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our daughter has been enjoying Never Blue the past few years as a camp counselor and this was our first visit. We were very surprised at the extensive, interesting menu. We had a hard time choosing, but ended up with assorted tacos (including goat), some interesting tapas choices and a yummy red pepper soup...oh yeah and some indescribable brownie concoction... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fun place with good food. The evening we were there, it was high energy all around. The food is very good and the atmosphere gives off a unique vibe. Fun place to go before the theatre right next door.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great little restaurant on Main Street in Hendersonville. Pleasantly surprised by the wide selection for lunch. Excellent service. We saved room for dessert and split the Big A** cake - still could not finish it. Will return soon to try dinner!

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dekalb,il
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The selection was great and the food delicious. The Shrimp and Grits and Tacos were excellent. The side of grits was very good as well. We shared the Devils on Horseback which were tasty but very rich. We had the brownie and bread pudding for dessert. Both were good and should be shared. On a side note we had a... More 

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Additional Information about Never Blue

Address: 119 S Main Street, Hendersonville, NC
Phone Number: 828-693-4646
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hendersonville
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 16

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 S Main Street, Hendersonville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: 828-693-4646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 16

Description

Never Blue is a non-traditional tapas restaurant. The word Tapas translates to small or little bites. We offer small plates of a variety of cuisines from around the world and also offer entree portions of some items. We have an extensive list vegetarian and gluten free items, as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, chicken dishes, beef & wild game, seafood and much more. We have a wonderful dessert selection that we make in-house along with all of our ice creams and sorbets. We have full ABC Permits and offer an amazing martini and margarita list. We have 6 local beers on draft, and a very inexpensive yet diverse wine list. We have an inviting dining room along with garden dining in our enclosed garage and outdoor patio dining as well. We are open Tuesday-Thursday - 11:30am to 8:00 pm for lunch and dinnerFriday & Saturday - 11:30 am to 9:00 pm for lunch and dinnerSunday & Monday - Closed
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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