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640 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC
828-254-4122
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7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy Funky Monkey

We were wanting a 2 eggs and bacon type of breakfast, and ended up at the Rise n Shine. And so glad we did as it is so much more than a traditional breakfast. I opted instead for the Funky Monkey (whole wheat pancakes with chopped bananas and walnuts). The whole wheat pancakes may be a turnoff for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
salliebeth
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North Carolina
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Asheville, NC
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403 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I gave this place a pretty good review four years ago, but something has changed here and not for the better. Just to be fair, we gave this place two tries within the last few weeks (most recently yesterday), and we came away disappointed each time. The quality of the food is just ordinary. The biscuit is pretty good (but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I would not go back. Cost too much for slow service and average food. You can do much better elsewhere in Asheville. Was better a couple of years ago under prior ownership.

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Melville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We ate there a couple of years ago but it seems to have changed hands now. Service was slow, the food not that good. Breakfast in Asheville shouldn't cost as much as at a NY diner. Wouldn't go back.

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were wanting a 2 eggs and bacon type of breakfast, and ended up at the Rise n Shine. And so glad we did as it is so much more than a traditional breakfast. I opted instead for the Funky Monkey (whole wheat pancakes with chopped bananas and walnuts). The whole wheat pancakes may be a turnoff for some, but... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

limited seating food was good enjoyed the hashbrowns with cheese and onions. They were crispy and the way I like,very good.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Just happened upon this spot for Sunday brunch and we lucked out! Unlike downtown plenty of parking and great, I mean fantastic food. The waitress Leisa was so helpful and her recommendation on what to order we're spot on. Will come again for sure

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Demorest, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We go to Asheville 1-2 times each year and every time we make an effort to go to Rise n Shine at least once, but to be honest we usually end up going more. We are usually an eggs and bacon couple, but last time my husband broke out of his box and got the special. It was wonderful! Great... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Breakfast at Rise N Shine was wonderful. The coffee was hot and fresh and the Bacon Eggs Benedict hit the spot. We left empty plates, ready to start the day.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in on our first morning in town. The servings were a little small for my husband, but perfect for me. The food was delicious, service was friendly and the view outside where we sat was fantastic.

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beachlover101101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We came here because we did not want to wait at the breakfast places downtown that we tried to eat at first. The food was not fantastic, but it was good and filling. A few steps up from a Waffle House in my opinion - not in a bad way. I think it is a little pricey for what it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-4122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?