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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 54
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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
Tremendous Southern BBQ As It Should Be Served !

Vacationing in Asheville, the four of us wanted to try some traditional Southern style BBQ. We were lucky enough to flip on Luella's. The outside and interior are nothing spectacular to see. However, visually this restaurant was comfortable and inviting to us - definitely we felt right at home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
ChiefGuru
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Decatur, Indiana
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Decatur, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Vacationing in Asheville, the four of us wanted to try some traditional Southern style BBQ. We were lucky enough to flip on Luella's. The outside and interior are nothing spectacular to see. However, visually this restaurant was comfortable and inviting to us - definitely we felt right at home when entering and sitting down. Service was immediate and Southern hospitality... More 

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key west, fl
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I get the threes meat plate-2 parts pulled bar b q chicken chicken and one part smoked turkey. Hot Damn. Also, my two sides were cucumber and tomatoe pickled salad and fried okra. Lots of sweet tea. The other day for dessert I had home made hostess cupcake. It was almost too much. Na

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Yorktown, Virginia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Dinner here was spectacular. The pulled pork was prepared perfectly! You won't be disappointed at all!

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Eustis, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was recommended by a friend, and I'm so glad I trusted her. Service was fabulous, food was great, and prices were pretty low for a BBQ joint. Our server, wish I knew his name, really made the experience pleasurable. It was like hanging out at your friend's house. He offered us things not on the menu, brought us samples... More 

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avl, nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food is good, but the screen area isn't really so the bugs eat as fast as you do. It is nice that they allow people with pets to bring them on the patio as long as on a leash.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just finished a wonderful dinner with 4 friends. Food was wonderful and we all enjoyed it immensely. Only downside is the noise level. Highly recommend!!!

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Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great place for lunch or dinner, but bring your appetite. My friends and I ordered different meals, and we agreed that everything was excellent. The portions were huge, and we could have easily split a meal between two. The pulled pork is perfection, NC style. I also had smoked sausage, which was a bit spicey but good.... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We both got the pulled pork platters and they were excellent. A measure of good BBQ is the pork itself - the sauce should complement the meat (not moisturize or disguise the flavor). A Luella's, the meat itself was exceptional. The tomato-based sauce was fine, but the vinegar was very good. Sides were good. Nice beer list of local specials... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The beef brisket was just outstanding! Everything we had was excellent with the exception of the cole slaw. However I think that has more to do with my pallet than the quality of the slaw. Highly recommend!

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I have visited Asheville a handful of times and somehow never heard about Luella's! Luckily, while planning this trip we came across some reviews and knew we had to try it. Overall the meal was great. The smoked turkey breast was out of this world! Mac & cheese was nice and cheesy, and the okra was good... More 

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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?