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Luella's Bar-B-Que

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hush puppies” (149 reviews)
“brisket” (151 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The "Eat for $8" lunch special today looked really interesting so I tried it - burnt brisket end mac & cheese with tomatoes, scallions, and lightly fried collards. It was amazing! Super creamy mac & cheese, yummy chunks of burnt brisket, etc. And the hush...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to have some BBQ while on our trip to Asheville and we are so glad we stopped here. The food was fantastic and it came out quickly which our hungry kids were happy about! Highly recommend stopping here for some great BBQ.

Thank xu2002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pulled pork was moist and NOT drenched in sauce. I tried the Pisgah Sweet BBQ sauce that was on the table and liked it. As sides I had the smoked corn, green salad and tried the black eyed peas salad. All three were very...More

Thank BArubia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Appreciated the online ordering option through their website. We were heading back from a hike and wanted to pick something up on the way home. You can even order ahead. Everything was ready for us when we got there. Food was delicious! Loved the Sweet...More

Thank Erika J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ was really good. The smoke flavor really present in the meat. The brisket was delicious and tender. The portions were generous. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu items. Service was great. I'd definitely eat there again.

Thank Merina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real down home BBQ place. We all had ribs....perfectly smoked. Delicious. The collard greens were awesome also. The waitress we had was Amanda. She a great waitress and is adorable.

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ restaurant that has hushpuppies... and they are good. I got the turkey plate and hubby got 3 meat plate. Best meat was the brisket. Turkey was good too but the brisket -- OMG! You have got to request the mustard sauce. It is the...More

Thank Coolplacesbykt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the trip from anywhere! You could tell this was going to be good as soon as you get out of the car. Looks good, smells great! Once inside you know you found the right spot. Lots of locals as well as travelers. We had...More

Thank Victor K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am well experienced on smokers & grills, even open pits myself, satisfying friends & family for close to 40 years. I am so often disappointed when i try bar-b-q joints, but not so with Luella's. Just what I like, no frills atmosphere, outside seating,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped there because the parking lot was full. I was glad we did. I usually can't eat bbq sauce but I enjoyed this. The sandwich came with no sauce and you choose your own from the ones on the table. If you don't think...More

Thank travelingteacher51
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Response from ewagner3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they did! My husband and 2 of our children loved the Bloody Mary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-505-7427
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