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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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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 52
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  • 9
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  • 11
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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
WOW!!! :)

We searched BBQ in Asheville, NC and a handful of places came up. We decided on Luella's because the menu sounded appealing. We weren't disappointed and it far exceeded our expectations. The food was amazing, the waiter was helpful in recommendations and... The place was cool, and the patio area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Elaine V
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Marion
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Marion
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We searched BBQ in Asheville, NC and a handful of places came up. We decided on Luella's because the menu sounded appealing. We weren't disappointed and it far exceeded our expectations. The food was amazing, the waiter was helpful in recommendations and... The place was cool, and the patio area ROCKED!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

There is a lot of charm to be found in the dining room at Luella's. The menu is small and simple, but the food is amazing. I couldn't decide on what to get and got the Triple Date, Sample Plate that came with little dishes of their BBQ chicken, chopped brisket, and chopped pork. All three of them were great... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Good BBQ, nice sweet sauce. Hushpuppies and Calico Baked Beans were good. Nice atmosphere, would try again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We sat on the deck with our dog, as so many others did. Super friendly service from Rob who helped us through the menu. Had the fantastic award winning wings (wish we'd ordered more), shared a lovely Cobb salad (with some unusual but appropriate ingredients like smoked turkey & grilled okra) and a pulled pork sandwich. Shared it all as... More 

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Nashotah, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Arrived a little after 7pm and was able to sit right away. Within a few minutes there was a line out of the door with people waiting for a table. To entertain themselves they had a hoolah hoop contest to pass the time. My friend and I shared a BBQ Chicken sandwich which came with hush puppies and one other... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Had a great time, very good wait staff, our daughter is a vegetarian and there were options for her as well as BBQ We loved the food and the whole experience, would go again

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Eat the brisket. Eat the cobb salad. Try the wings --and try all of their sauces (ask your server). Eat the key lime pie. Eat some hushpuppies. For cryin' out loud, eat the mac and cheese. Have a Sundrop. Maybe wash it all down with a cold local brew. Tip the servers & staff...they're nice folks who run a clean,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

the food is well spiced , portions small, a bit over priced, but everything is so well prepared and the atmosphere is very local. food is good, sides are good, wings are good..not outstanding though..just consistently good./

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a decent place with good, friendly service. The barbeque itself, however, is unexceptional. The "andouille" sausage bore no resemblance to its namesake; in fact it tasted much like a mediocre smoked sausage brand from the supermarket. The brisket had little seasoning ( no rub) and was too lean, not very tender. The chopped pork was definitely the best... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Definitely the place for Carolina Barbecue. Not fancy, just booths and tables, but BBQ the way it ought to be, with choice of sauces and sides. Hush puppies automatic. Leave room for key lime pie. It's all fine.

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Additional Information about Luella's Bar-B-Que

Address: 501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
Phone Number: 828-505-7427
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
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
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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 Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-505-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?