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Luella's Bar-B-Que

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501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
828-505-7427
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12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 62
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ in Asheville

Luella's is the place to go for BBQ if you're in Asheville. The food is always fresh, with a great smoky flavor, well designed sauces to complement and innovative sides. The service is right on prompt and friendly without overdoing it. Great place for one, a couple or a family. (Tip: get the wings!)

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jim T
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Luella's is the place to go for BBQ if you're in Asheville. The food is always fresh, with a great smoky flavor, well designed sauces to complement and innovative sides. The service is right on prompt and friendly without overdoing it. Great place for one, a couple or a family. (Tip: get the wings!)

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Thank Jim T
Franklin, North Carolina
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our most recent visit was delightful as always! Chopped Beef Brisket, Sauces, Side Dishes and Hush puppies were all great!

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Thank CarMa555
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried the sandwich and was good, the portion was huge and usually is full with families and kids. Ribs look really good and are the favorites.

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Thank Karla C
Leesburg, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Asheville over Christmas and met some family for dinner at Luella's BBQ. I love BBQ and was looking forward to taking in some ribs or pulled pork but instead I got the wings. Wow! They were great! Everyone enjoyed there BBQ but the wings were my favorite. Going back next time we are in town

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Thank Fay P
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband and I have been coming here for 5 years. The meat can't be beat. The sides can be beat just about anywhere else: 1.) cole slaw too vinegar-y 2.) cauliflower casserole has no flavor 3.) collard greens = no flavor, just spicy 4.) fries ok 5.) hushpuppies should be swapped out for good cornbread 6.) mac and cheese and/or... More 

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Thank Ann G
Bayville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come here always when visiting Asheville, get the BBQ sand w okra, collard greens . They have a small bar w entertainment on Fridays . Very cool vibe here , it's near UNCA , so a lot of college kids go here.

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Thank jank1959
Yorktown, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent. However we came in with four adults and a child and hostess continually passed us over for a booth. We repeatedly explained and asked, even offered to sit separately, and the hostess just stared blankly.

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Thank carolinamountaingirl
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is some of the most succulent BBQ ever! The flavored dance on your tongue and the sauce is a slice of heaven. The chicken and Piti are smooth and tasty the Cole flaw is perfect. My kids devoured the ribs.

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Thank Aaron M
North Bay Village, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Wow, the food at Luella's was delicious. The Chicken Wings with the Sweet Love sauce was some of the best I've ever had and the Chopped Pork BBQ sandwich was great. Great food, great service, a definite must visit if you like BBQ!

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Thank ferni112
Glen Carbon, Illinois
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had carry out that included barbecue ribs, pulled pork, chicken, fried okra, baked beans, and coleslaw. All was very delicious. Food it's a bit pricey but is very tasty

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-505-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?