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Early Girl Eatery

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Downtown Asheville
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8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
828-259-9292
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Today
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 101
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  • 30
    Poor
  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Find!

I asked two employees at our hotel of a great place for brunch and this was the first that each one named. I had to wait 15 minutes for a table around 10:30 in the morning and can assure you that it was worth every second. The "special" was soooooo good, as was the champagne cocktail I ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
emalday68
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Dacula, GA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Dacula, GA
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I asked two employees at our hotel of a great place for brunch and this was the first that each one named. I had to wait 15 minutes for a table around 10:30 in the morning and can assure you that it was worth every second. The "special" was soooooo good, as was the champagne cocktail I ordered. I had... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was in Asheville for a business trip and this was my first breakfast stop. I went there three mornings in a row. The service was great and the food was even better. I highly recommend the grits.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

You know how when you first taste your food in a restaurant and it's bad enough to send back but you're afraid, from the server's prior surliness and arrogance, that she will add something unpleasant to it . . . that was our experience at Early Girl. We ordered breakfast. The biscuit was leaden, the sausage had no flavor other... More 

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Iowa City, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The catfish with chutney was terrific, and the sides of collard greens and broccoli salad a fine addition. Had to try NC's banana pudding, and it turned out to be a good ending comfort food indeed. It was loud in the back room at 1 pm on a Thur. Service average.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

No problem with food, staff or location. Food was good and prices very reasonsble. Would go again if ever in Asheville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My partner and I ate here for breakfast and it was phenomenal. The atmosphere is cozy and cute, and food comes out quick and tastes fantastic. Go early to avoid a long wait and take a dessert with you to-go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Amazing breakfast! The sweet potato scramble is a must! Pancake order is large, so you can split them between your children.

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Topsail Island, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on a Friday (early) afternoon. The wait for a table was about 20 minutes. I ordered the broccoli cheddar hush puppies, they were really good especially with the apple butter, Soup of the day which was a cheesy cauliflower soup that was amazing and a cob salad that was also good. Everyone I was there with... More 

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Shelby, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Early Girl Eatery is known as an exceptional breakfast restaurant, but the truth is that it is good all day, everyday, for every meal! I've never eaten anything that wasn't really good here. The biscuits and gravy, as well as the blueberry-chocolate chip pancakes are too die for, but my favorites are the vegetable plate items-- stone-ground grits, black-eyed peas,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place has a very unique food with some of the most amazing choices for brunch. My family is looking forward to visiting again.

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Additional Information about Early Girl Eatery

Address: 8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
Phone Number: 828-259-9292
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-259-9292

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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