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French Broad Chocolate Lounge

10 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-4181
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Ranked #18 of 646 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert

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English first
North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Went to the Chocolate Lounge around 9PM with my friend. Huddled outside on the line in cold windy weather for 12 min. Then was allowed in and waited on the long line. Ordered 2 deserts, chocolate cream cake w/ ice cream and lavender creme brullee with french press coffee and espresso. The coffee wasn't ready and we were told it... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The first time we tried to go, they were closed even though it was during their posted business hours. The second time we went they were out of half of their drinking chocolate selection, the whole reason I wanted to check it out. Coffee and pastries weren't any better than Starbucks and were more expensive. Major disappointment.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The truffles are to die for, but even better is the chocolate crème brulee. It was simply a taste explosion. I cannot even explain. My husband and I have to have this every time we come to Asheville and are never disappointed. The chocolate mousse and sipping chocolate drink is delicious as well as the beer selection. Everything I've had... More 

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South Carrollton, Ky
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199 reviews 199 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As usual, the chocolate is out of this world. Not just my words-- various polls show this as one of America's top 10 chocolate spots. All things good but those liquid truffles are to die for. Is it rude to lick the inside of your cup?? Homemade marshmallows, too. Great. As always, a pleasure to be here.

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Chocolate Lounge continues to produce unbelievably good chocolate in all forms - candy, liquid, cakes, cookies etc. But the new, larger facility on Pack Square lacks the quirky character of the former location where you could find a little nook and sit and relax. More industrial than homey. Unfortunately the street outside is an absolute wind tunnel, in winter... More 

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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a place strictly for snacks or dessert. I ordered a sort of hot chocolate drink that was truffle and salted caramel. Not realizing how rich this was going to be, I also ordered a sort of mousse with chocolate and almond layers. I have never had anything like the drink, but I would order it all the time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Not just the best hot chocolate but the best chocolate in town. Whether the hot chocolate or the flourless chocolate cake, you cannot go wrong with this one of a kind Asheville spot.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

First off, this place is way overpriced. We waited 30 minutes in line outside before we ever actually got to go in to order. We were told the quintessential chocolate cake was the best thing on the menu but of course the lady in front of us got the last piece. We asked if they had any more and we... More 

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ChocolateDan, Owner at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, responded to this review

We occasionally find folks who share your opinion about our pricing, and we do our best to defend the pricing by drawing attention to the care with which we operate our business. Most of the time, when one encounters low prices, the quality of ingredients is low, or the exchange for those ingredients didn't give a fair shake to the... More 

Charlotte
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

After dining at The Lobster Trap, what was once across the parking lot, is now a couple blocks up the street in a much larger retail space. I ventured to the Chocolate Lounge twice while visitng Asheville over the NYE vacation. Both nights, there was a line out the door with approximately a 20 minute wait to get into the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped here based on my daughter's advice. They clearly marked the gluten free options and were very helpful with suggestions. We hit it just right. We had been warned about the lines. And when we were leaving there was a line out the door, in freezing temperatures. Definitely would go back.

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Additional Information about French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Address: 10 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: +1 828-252-4181
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream

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