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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 227
    Excellent
  • 159
    Very good
  • 50
    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
Excellent BBQ!

Excellent BBQ with a variety of sauces and styles to suit. We LOVED the smoked wings and had the sauce on the side to enjoy. I had the brisket and ribs; well seasoned and delicious. Like many Asheville establishments, they serve a solid variety of local beer. Our server, Kaitlin, was great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
MyasisDragon1
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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455 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore, Maryland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent BBQ with a variety of sauces and styles to suit. We LOVED the smoked wings and had the sauce on the side to enjoy. I had the brisket and ribs; well seasoned and delicious. Like many Asheville establishments, they serve a solid variety of local beer. Our server, Kaitlin, was great!

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We fell in love with our server, Monica, was really helped guide us through the menu. Being northerns we had no idea was hush puppies were and we enjoyed her explanation. Fun place.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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124 reviews 124 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A hometown type of restaurant that we enjoyed a lot. We figured since we were in the south, we should have southern bbq; glad we did.

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Cincinnati
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Luella’s BBQ A late lunch at the Biltmore threw our eating plan off for the day, so instead of eating dinner at the Grove Park Inn we opted just to have drinks there and enjoy the sunset. It was well after dark when we were finally hungry. We agreed that BBQ sounded good and Yelp directed us to Luella’s. We... More 

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Altadena CA, USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our first time to Luella's was a surprising discovery. The BBQ was very tasty with good service and a funky atmosphere. We order a sample plate which we shared. The portions are large so you won't leave hungry.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I have been going to this place for years and they not only have REAL BBQ but also some of the best I have ever had. I live in Alabama and while I love it there, the people just dont know what real ribs are supposed to taste like. Whenever I am in NC I make sure to stop here... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The dining theme of our visit was clearly chatting with locals and finding out where they go, and it worked like a charm for us. A nice gentleman at an antique store suggested Luella's, which is just outside downtown with ample free parking and a few more tables than comfortable squeezed into their space. I found it mildly amusing that... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went here for dinner one night while visiting Asheville. Te food was really good. We both had pulled pork with Mac and cheese. Really tasty and really good with the house bbq sauce. The service was ok. The staff are all quite young (my guess is they are students doing some part time work) and they gave the impression... More 

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South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We tried Luella's for the first time. We loved it. It is such a cute little place. The service was excellent! We LOVED the BBQ. They give you a lot of food. You should not leave hungry. We can't wait to take another trip to Asheville and eat at Luella's!

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Palatine, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Delicious! We came in for a later dinner with two children and only waited a minute for them to clean off our table. The servings were huge -we have been to several bbq places that were a little stingy with the meat, but not Luella's. I was disappointed that they had run out of fried okra, but their daily special... More 

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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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