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400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234
828-252-2541
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Ranked #24 of 646 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Michigan Avenue
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  • English first
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were excited to visit The Admiral for the first time after hearing amazing things and making weekday reservations, but we left extremely disappointed. The food was very pricey, which was expected but the portions were so tiny. The flavors were unique and tasty but it was less food than a normal appetizer would have and wasn't worth the price.... More 

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Poquoson, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I decided to go after reading some reviews on trip advisor. We did not have reservations but luckily they were able to seat us at the bar, which i think added to the experience. We ordered the oysters, shortribs, chicken pot pie, scallops, and the ribeye. We shared them all and they were all top notch dishes.... More 

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Hickory
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

we were told repeatedly that our snagging a same-day reservation to The Admiral was unheard of........just lucky I guess! Ignore what you see as you arrive-from the exterior the restaurant is SO unimpressive you might think you are at an incorrect address. Once seated, our meals were simply outstanding! Among our choices: PEI mussels, duck breast, fine wine and pork... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were surprised and delighted last year when The Admiral had a last-minute cancellation for our preferred time for their special New Year's Eve dinner. After the amazing 4-course meal, my daughter and I agreed that it was probably the best meal we'd ever had in either of our lives, and the music, atmosphere, wait staff, and other guests made... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I wanted to love this place. It's appointed so well, such a neat concept of delicious upscale food in an environment that is comfortable for today's hipster- Never made me feel like I was not deserving of being there. Unfortunately, the appearance is where the charm stopped. Our waiter never cracked a smile. Our food took a month of sundays... More 

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Central Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great food, great service. The restaurant has many reviews posted here already and our experience seems to match the general view. Some of us had lobster pot pie, which was so good it deserved 6 stars out of 5! Salads were as good as could be imagined. Short ribs were flavorful, but a bit too fatty for my taste...the only... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Exterior is very shabby, and you'd never find it as a tourist if you weren't going specifically to find it -- awesome food, big portions, great favors, extensive wine selection. Great find!

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Athens, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Dining at The Admiral is worth the wait. Don't let the exterior fool you. This is one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Delicious fish. Lovely wine.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

GO GO GO GO GO GO! Nuff said. Well, maybe a bit more. The rib-eye was perfect as were the scallops. The place looks a bit sketchy from the outside, but once you go in you feel a good warmth. go Go GO!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A relative that lives in Asheville has raved about the wonderful food served at this funky restaurant on the West side. The place is supposedly so popular it took quite a while to get a reservation. We were seated in a reasonable time, ordered wine and proceeded to enjoy the bread. Our waiter promptly got lost. He finally reappeared and,... More 

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Additional Information about The Admiral

Address: 400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234
Phone Number: 828-252-2541
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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