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“Indifferent” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mayfel's

Mayfel's
22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803 (Downtown Asheville)
828-252-8840
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Ranked #97 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
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Indifferent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Had high hopes but the service was haphazard and indifferent. Redeeming factor was the food. It was really good with generous portions. Preferred Tupelo Honey Cafe - even with the long wait.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
South Florida, Florida
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Sooo glad we got to eat here !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We were one of the Tupelo Honey overflow and boy we were glad we tried. Our wait wasn't long at all, and we were half way through our lunch when Tupelo texted that our table was ready, One of our guest tried the Bloody Mary bar and were thrilled, the rest had mimosas..
Everything we had was delicious, we were all happy that we ended up at Mayfel's and would definitely recommend and go back !!!

  • Visited September 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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Archdale, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Sad Excuse for a restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The ONLY reason this place is in business is from the overflow that comes from Tupelo Honey's. We were there on a Sunday, trying to get a bite to eat on our way out of town. We were told the wait would be 10 minutes, which turned into 30. Not a great start, but still hopeful at this point. Hopeful that once we were seated that it would be a different story. Unfortunately, this was not the case. We were seated and not even acknowledged for over 25 minutes. Finally, we stopped a waitress and asked if someone as going to wait on us. This is a restaurant, not a cafeteria! She said " I'm really busy and I'll be back". She came back and asked" What do you want to drink?'. No apologies, nothing. At this point were pretty upset and she clearly didn't care. We asked to speak to the manager. Our server then informed us that he was working in the kitchen to which we replied "that's nice, can you please get him, we would like to speak with him". Our server returned and said "sorry, but he said he was too busy to come out". With that statement and treatment, we left. We even called the restaurant after returning home to speak with the owner, who never could take our call. So, it is without a doubt that the owner, managers, and staff do not care! This was in our top 3 of worst experiences EVER! I would give this place a 0 if I could. Go have breakfast at the Corner Kitchen, it is wonderful and the Cecil family eats there.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“charm and yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

we couldn't wait at tupelos because I was stomach growling starved. I saw several tables clear out of mayfels so quickly popped next door and pt our name in. we were told 30 minutes but had a table in 15. the hostess was the sweetest. it was a really busy day in town, I could easily tell it had been nonstop for some time, she was apologizing and yet cheerful to all. I gave her our signature tootsie pop and told her she was the most graceful hostess we have seen in a very long time; thought she was going to cry, very touching. The smokey the trout appetizer was really big and soooooooooooooo yummy. We also ordered an oyster po boy so that would duplicate the bread. I quickly put the trout and bread away for tomorrow's lunch but not before we tried some. WOW. really smoky and u can tell it's trout. delicate yet strong. LOVED it. I always carry zip locks so I packed the spread between bread and then put the rest of the bread in another ziploc. discreet w/o a big to go box. what a GREAT taste the next day-great for a solid nosh. The oyster po boy was also quite yummy, and the sweet potato fries were faboo.

Visited August 2013
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East TN
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132 reviews 132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great downtown breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Staying downtown and walking to lunch or dinner is no problem, breakfast can be a bit of a challenge. Of the three places we found open, Mayfel's had the shortest wait. It is upbeat, with a variety of breakfast choices. I opted for eggs, yellow grits and their Vegetarian sausage patties. I know, why vegetable sausage? Try it before you judge. They appeared to be hand patted and were very good. Another party at our table opted for the mammoth biscuit and gravy, it looked awesome and I didn't here any complaints.
Seating is available outside on a nice patio. The night before, we saw a good crowd enjoying drinks and music on the back patio.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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