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Luella's Bar-B-Que

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
828-505-7427
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Ranked #57 of 626 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
chicago burbs
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120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

All of the sides here are delicious here! We had Potato salad, Mac n Cheese & Fried Okra. I had the ribs for my entree. Although I enjoyed the sauce very much, I prefer more of a fall of the bone type of ribs. We has Moonshine Sangria which was yummy! Our server couldn't have been any nicer! This quaint... More

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Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

On a family vacation in Asheville, I ran past this place and thought it would be great to try some local barbecue. My family and I enjoyed Luella's a great deal and will return. Between us, we had chicken, pork and brisket- all were delicious and the portions were generous. The sides were tasty as well. My wife and I... More

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Avoca, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

While visiting Asheville we tried Luella's BBQ and we were not disappointed. I was happy to see that they have free-range chicken on their menu and it was delicious. My two kids were able to split an order of ribs and the hush puppies were AMAZING!! When my husband didn't care for the cole slaw (too vinegary) the server brought... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

a wide selection of well-prepared meats and tasty sauces, in generous portions that provided enough leftovers for lunch the next day. A very laid-back, neighborhood hang-out type vibe, with friendly, but not overbearing service. Highly recommended.

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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

there were four of us and we ordered the Big Boys Blue Ribbon Bbq Platter . . . it was A LOT of food. their chicken was my favorite but the brisket and pulled pork were excellent as well. my boys tore through the ribs. the buffalo wings were some of the best my family has ordered . . .... More

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Buford, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Luella's is just off the beaten path, a nice little find if you want some local BBQ! Parking is tight, but a nearby park provides some easy additional parking down the street right behind the restaurant. We ordered the "award winning" wings as an appetizer ... YUM! Whatever entrée you order, ask your waitress for the mustard BBQ sauce from... More

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15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I grew up on barbeque & try it everywhere I go. After moving up here, I've been here 4 times. Service is good. Meat is slow cooked, not too smoky, hot a & juicy. Turkey is surprising good, ribs very good. I'm not a fan of their sauces, but that is a purely personal opinion. I'll be back and take... More

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Fort Mill, SC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Yummy! Everything was delicious! Their pork was fat free and wonderful. Their side dishes were so good! Try the squash casserole....so good! Hush puppies were delicious too. Service was fast and people there are very friendly. I wish this restaurant was in Charlotte! I look forward to returning there!

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Hull, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Tried Luella's in my never ending search for the best BBQ places. Nothing wrong with it, the food was good but not outstanding. Not as good as Moe's on the other end of town. Wings were the best. Pork was good but average. Baked beans were more like a 3-Bean casserole.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Unlike most people I like my wings not too hot. You can allways add hot sauce at the table. Anyhow, I loved their wings, they are tied, in my opinion, with the best I have ever had. My wife, ordered the baked potato, I know that seems boring, but, it was good. will return to try other items.

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