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1459 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
828-281-3613
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating
Good for: Families with children
Description: Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Baba’s Kitchen serves a...
Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Baba’s Kitchen serves a Southern Style Diner menu and regular menu items and specials with an Eastern European flourish. Authentic Polish kielbasa, savory Russian style grilled breakfast potatoes, haluski, latkes and blintzes to name a few. Breakfast features Southern style biscuits and red eye and white pepper gravies, pancakes and waffles and an assortment of omelets and grilled breakfast sandwiches. Great diner fare at lunch.
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  • 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 just like grandma used to make

My family stopped by on vacation because it claimed to be authentic. Although the variety of eastern Europeon food was lacking, what we had was very authentic and delish. The service was very friendly and it was reasonably priced. We'd go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2014
jheflick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, pleasant service and little ambiance. Don't miss the "family" home fries! A nice touch of Eastern European food right in the mountains of N Carolina.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My family stopped by on vacation because it claimed to be authentic. Although the variety of eastern Europeon food was lacking, what we had was very authentic and delish. The service was very friendly and it was reasonably priced. We'd go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Baba's Kitchen is now called The Potato Wedge. This was my second trip there. The potato latkes and poached eggs were great. The service was super and he owner as most personable. I can't wait t return on my next trip o Asheville.

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1 Thank Ashevil
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Tripadvisor folks, please note. This restaurant is now called The Potato Wedge. It is owned b the granddaughter of "Baba" for who it was originally named. It is a bright sunny, cheerful family restaurant, just off Route 26, north of Asheville proper. And worth the detour! we had omelettes, grits, Ruskie (yum) potatoes and the most satisfying coffee. Coffee drinkers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

It is not fancy, but does offer simple good food at a good price. Would not have a problem returning.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Lot's of great reviews here - we had breakfast because there wasn't another place open nearby on Monday morning. Table was sticky, coffee was acrid and burnt tasting, omelot was overdone, rubbery and dry, hash browns were NOT brown (isn't there a reason they're called hash browns???), the "butter" on the table was some kind of spread, the "cream" was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Great food. Nice people. Simple place, but nice and clean. Like a small dinner. As a polish person - I took some of my friends there. Due to some of my dietary restrictions I could only sample some of the dishes, but the one I tried were fantastic - truly "home made style". The other foods - my friends enjoyed... More 

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Good for a quick breakfast on our way into Ashville. Friendly staff and HUGE omelets!

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Baba's exceeded my expectations when hoping for excellent breakfast fare at very reasonable prices. There are too many items on their menu for me to comment (a plus since I like variety), but just the regular breakfast like the "Hungry Man" with eggs, sausage, ham, biscuit and gravy, and hash brown potatoes is enough said for me. Service was excellent,... More 

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Renfrew, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Friendly, fast service with the owner checking on your satisfaction. Plenty of choices and meal was good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1459 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-281-3613

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Baba’s Kitchen serves a Southern Style Diner menu and regular menu items and specials with an Eastern European flourish. Authentic Polish kielbasa, savory Russian style grilled breakfast potatoes, haluski, latkes and blintzes to name a few. Breakfast features Southern style biscuits and red eye and white pepper gravies, pancakes and waffles and an assortment of omelets and grilled breakfast sandwiches. Great diner fare at lunch.

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