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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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Today
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 235
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  • 167
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great food, great service

We walked to Luella's last night for an early supper before heading out for the evening. Despite the dominance -- and excellence! -- of barbeque here, there is something for everyone (vegetarian, too) on the menu. The food is delicious and inventive within a traditional framework. For example... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Elaine S
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Asheville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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472 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We walked to Luella's last night for an early supper before heading out for the evening. Despite the dominance -- and excellence! -- of barbeque here, there is something for everyone (vegetarian, too) on the menu. The food is delicious and inventive within a traditional framework. For example, Luella's version of cobb salad comes with fried okra (hot and delicious)... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Like the restaurant and the ambiance as it is very informal. The prices were alright. Food was not what I expected flavor-wise but I could be very subjective about that. Although the servings were enough for the price. I'd think that some other places might be offering more flavorful meats. Overall it was ok but not fantastic.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for sides and desserts! The barbecue was good but we went back again the next day for dessert. Sunday they had maple bacon brown sugar ice cream that was amazing! Their chocolate cupcakes were the bomb as well. I have heard their key lime pie is the greatest, but they were out both days. When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Ate here while passing through Asheville. BBQ was good, meat a little dry. Liked trying sauces that were specific to the region. Menu was pretty big, which I liked. Sides were excellent and sizable. Never had Cheerwine soda before and when I asked for a sample they happily obliged.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Had ribs so delicious didn't need any sauce added. fried okra - can't stop eating. Cool special sides. Pulled pork described as best ever! Nice assortment of tap beers. Doesn't get much better

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Every bite was absolutely delicious. We tried the pork, the brisket and the turkey. Loved them all. Adam was an excellent server and even recommended some local places that we should visit after dinner. Will definitely be back.

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North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great place for lunch in Asheville. The "Eat Great for 8" daily/weekly special is always something great and usually creative. The smoked hot mama wings are the best in town and even better on Wednesday when only 60 cents each. If neither of those options work then you have to try the smoked brisket sandwich, only guys around that have... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I would try the chain Moes or the local 12 Bones instead. My pulled pork was extremely fatty. The sides were mediocre at best. The slaw is super vinegary. They also serve RC cola instead of coke or Pepsi products, a taste difference definitely worth mentioning to their customers.

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APO
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23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We found this to be a few minute drive to our hotel. My husband had the ribs and I had the pulled pork sandwich. They were both pretty good. The ribs do not come with a side which at $13 for a 1lb, I would think they would come with a side. But we would eat here again if we... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Always have a good experience when I visit here. Good service, great food. Even better when there is live music! Great place.

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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, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?