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“great breakfasts” 5 of 5 stars
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Mayfel's
22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803 (Downtown Asheville)
828-252-8840
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Ranked #98 of 644 Restaurants in Asheville
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great breakfasts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our wedding weekend guests raved about breakfast with you. Great place for any meal, any time. Adorable little patio out back for outdoor seating.

Visited May 2013
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Great for Sunday Morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We got up a bit late on a Sunday morning, but still wanted to find a place that served breakfast. While out walking, we spotted Mayfel's. The lady taking names for tables said it would be about twenty minutes and we could sit in the little park while we waited and she would call us. I was a little concerned about not hearing our named called. That turned out not to be a problem. She must be a middle school teacher, because she has a very strong voice. We were seated outside, which was kind of nice. We were given menus and we selected our breakfast. I had the oyster po-boy and my companion had the crab cake. Hey, it was still morning and I had a cup of coffee; so, it was breakfast. More traditional breakfast items were still available. The po-boy was huge and full of juicy, fried oysters. It took a while for me to determine how to attack this monster. I made it though it and didn't eat for the rest of the day. I was so full. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The atmosphere had a hint of New Orleans. And, the food was great. Umm. Sweet potato fries. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Skip the crab cake; try the pimento”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch on our first afternoon in Asheville. We chose this over Tupelo Honey Cafe, which looked good too and rated higher on trip advisor, but we just felt like this had more for us to choose from. Tupelo looked good, just more of a 'foodie' scene than we wanted for a quick lunch. At Mayfels, everyone around us was still ordering breakfast and it looked great. I went with the pimp n burger (w homemade black bean party instead of beef) which had pimento cheese on top. It was really good (and messy). My husband had the crab cake party 'burger' (recommended by the server) and he was not impressed. He said it was nothing to write home about. The fries, however, were great. We tried the regular and the sweet potato....delicious! Great atmosphere for the outdoor seating. They also have a cool bloody mary bar. Nice place for lunch in the center of downtown.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“Just an average place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Went there for lunch Friday, and was crowded and service was slow. Waited an hour for a sub par veggie burger and a salad with undercooked oysters. Would not likely return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
“Very Tasty Lunch at Mayfel's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

On a recent trip to Downtown Asheville on a Saturday afternoon, we were looking for a good place to have a delicious lunch and happened to come upon Mayfel's. Our initial intentions were to have lunch at the Tupelo Honey Cafe which is situated just a few storefronts away from Mayfel's. However, the wait for a table at Tupelo's was close to an hour, and since we had no desire to stand around quite that long, we checked out the menu at Mayfel's and liked what we saw. Mayfel's also had a wait for a table, but it wasn't nearly as long as the wait at Tupelo's, so we opted to dine at Mayfel's instead, which was a real case of serendipity since the food turned out to be quite delicious.

We both ordered sandwiches with a side of Sweet Potato Fries. My husband ordered the Muffuletta sandwich, which was chock full of no less than three Italian meats, provolone & mozzarella cheeses and a flavor-packed house made olive salad, all toasted between their homemade sourdough bread. I ordered the Pritchard Park Portobello sandwich which consisted of a marinated and grilled Portobello mushroom paired with sun-dried tomato pesto and topped with provolone cheese on a toasted ciabetta bread with lettuce, tomato, and onion. Both of our sandwiches were outstanding and just thinking about them right now literally makes my mouth water! Service was also very good and their prices were reasonable for a restaurant located in Downtown Asheville.

We dined outside, but since the day had started out to be a rainy one, they had a plastic overhang around the entire perimeter of the dining area, so we were quite comfortable.

Whenever we visit Asheville on any future travels, we will be sure to dine again at Mayfel's restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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