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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 266
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  • 183
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 9
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  • 12
    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
Great BBQ and great service!

The menu is great, something for everyone. We ordered a 3 meat plate to share which comes with 2 sides and 3 hushpuppies. Our meal consisted of pulled pork, BBQ brisket and smoked turkey. They all were excellent but the turkey was amazing. They use a rub on it and no sauce, it was tender and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Schaghticoke
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The menu is great, something for everyone. We ordered a 3 meat plate to share which comes with 2 sides and 3 hushpuppies. Our meal consisted of pulled pork, BBQ brisket and smoked turkey. They all were excellent but the turkey was amazing. They use a rub on it and no sauce, it was tender and moist with flavor galore.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great spot to stop for some great food & service. I'm not a big pork fan, but that was fabulous. The deviled eggs were great as well. It's off the beaten path...which we like. Farm to table. Quick service. Really enjoyed it!

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Bath
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Your brisket melts in your mouth. We had catering at our son and daughter-in-law's wedding from Luella's. Everyone loved the delicious meal that you were able to cater for us. The barbecued pork sandwiches melted in your mouth. The side dishes were all prepared fresh and rounded out the menu nicely. Many compliments from our guests. Can't wait to get... More 

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Tooele, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We've had a lot of bbq around the country but Luella's brisket was one of our top 3. I rated the mac & cheese very high as well. Even found their wedge salad to be better than most!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Luella's. Overall, we loved it and would definitely eat there again. The place is very casual, but comfortable and friendly. We had chopped brisket, sausage, hush puppies, potato salad and baked pineapple. Everything was delicious. Portions are generous. Seating is comfortable, but the booth's are tight for four people. Service is reasonably attentive. The only flaw... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I am vegetarian and my boyfriend is a meat lover who loves his BBQ. It is not easy for us to find middle ground when going out to eat (and cooking dinner is always fun). He loves BBQ but has not been able to go to a BBQ place with me. I found this place online and saw that they... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Good portions and a great value! Ask your server for sauce options other than the ones available on the table(espaecially if you like spicy options)

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We where in Asheville for Wine & Food. We've been looking forward to trying this spot after meeting these folks at our place in Charleston last year. The service was awesome and the Q was great.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Seriously, I'm a barbecue judge and I'm a fan of Luella's. The 'cue here is Western North Carolina, but the sauce selection reflects a larger approach to barbecue, and includes the vinegar and pepper Eastern NC style, the sweeter (more familiar) Western NC style, and a few other regional variants. Luella's smoked chicken wings are crazy good, as is the... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great ribs, pulled chicken. Lots of great sides. In fact, one night we made the trek just to get some sides for our own meat. Don't miss the homemade cupcakes --outstanding!

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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: 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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