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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 - 10:00 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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 221
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great Food! Fair Service.

This place came highly recommended by locals and friends / family who had previously visited. We (party of 5) arrived about 6:45 on a Thursday evening. Waited about 15 minutes for a table. (Would've been seated sooner, had we chose an outside table.) Our server had a large table outside, so another... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Mike W
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Hot Springs
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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442 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hot Springs
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This place came highly recommended by locals and friends / family who had previously visited. We (party of 5) arrived about 6:45 on a Thursday evening. Waited about 15 minutes for a table. (Would've been seated sooner, had we chose an outside table.) Our server had a large table outside, so another server took our drink / appetizer order. He... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by multiple locals. The high point was the enthusiastic server, Adam. There was a special on a sandwich that was supposed to be sliced brisket, BBQ,bacon, and coleslaw with a smoked mayonnaise. We couldn't find any brisket. The sandwich was disappointing. The ribs were good as we're the hush puppies. There were a variety of sauces... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Luella's is my favorite BBQ place in WNC! Both the food and service is amazing! Their prices are reasonable, their portions large and the food is finger licking good! Luella's has by far, the best wings I have eaten! Weird, I know considering it's a BBQ joint. Their BBQ is mouth watering and their wide variety of sides are also... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Local restaurant situated out towards the Univ. of NC at Asheville campus. Good food, large portions. Nice selection of "sides" with entree, most Southern comfort types. We had excellent cole slaw and a pineapple casserole; both were delicious. You order at the counter and they bring your order to the table. There was quite a crowd for the lunch time... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food and service was simply amazing. My husband and I are from the Midwest and wanted to try North Carolina BBQ while on vacation. The first night we were in Asheville we both had the three meat platter with pulled pork, ribs and sliced brisket. The meat was perfect and didn't even need sauce. If you're inclined to try... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Luella's BBQ is the real thing---tender smoked meat, tangy slaw and Southern home-cooked sides, great iced tea, a relaxed atmosphere, and live music on weekend nights. The selection of smoked meats includes pork(pulled or sliced), beef brisket, chicken, and turkey. Never dry, it's as good with or without any of the signature sauces. Sweet potato chips are available and make... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great Carolina Bar-B-Que joint. Great food,craft beer,friendly service and too bad I live so far from here.

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Sudbury, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A lot of love goes into preparing tasty BBQ and love is in abundance at Luella's. The brisket, pork and chicken were cooked to perfection. Service was excellent and quick despite the place being packed. The potato salad was fresh and flavourful. The sweet tea certainly helped in washing the meal down. Definitely a great spot for some BBQ.

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Lake Lure, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great atmosphere and staff, and the ribs are very good, but the brisket rivals the best I have had in this state! Worth the trip.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Six of us came for a Sunday lunch while vacationing in Asheville. Pork wasn't great - too much fat and greasy. Chicken was OK but nothing out of the ordinary. Hush puppies, mac and cheese, and chile cheese grits were very good.

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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 0 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?