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Luella's Bar-B-Que

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501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
+1 828-505-7427
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a good place to get something other than a burger. I had a chopped salad that was delicious with a basil dressing. The other three enjoyed various smoked meats which were tender. The collard greens were yummy too! The cole slaw was not shredded like I like to put on my sandwich. Wait staff attentive. Dining area is... More 

Thank Michelle E
Plantation, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the North Asheville location, (there is one near Biltmore Village) for lunch. Easy entry off the road leads to a former drive in type eatery. The BBQ was good, service friendly and the beer was cold. I missed the waitresses on roller skates.

Thank Coconutty2
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband saw this place on YELP as one of the hots pots in town to eat BBQ so as soon as we arrived in Asheville, we headed here for lunch. First of all the place was practically empty except for some people at the bar and staff sitting around near the door. They immediately sat us directly behind a... More 

Thank bluepill1
Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a plate that included beef brisket, chopped smoked pork, and andouille sausage with baked beans and spicy coleslaw. The flavors were terrific, and the staff was friendly. The service was a little slow, but the may have just been shorthanded when we went, so don't hold that against them. I would definitely visit again.

Thank Jaci S
Caiazzo, Italy
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to try Luella's for their Thanksgiving dinner. Our smoked turkey came with mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry relish, stuffing and one other side. The food was incredible. Everything was absolutely delish. The amount of food was as stated: feeds 10-14 people. Highly recommended for an effortless and delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

Thank Kathryn1953
Nashville, NC
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great place to eat! Never miss a chance to eat here! The brisket is the best I've ever had. The bloody Mary's are awesome...made with a slice of bacon, a romaine lettuce leaf and cherry tomatoes.. plus BBQ dry rub around the rim!

Thank Mark F
Danbury CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Though its was our first time to dine here, we felt very comfortable, at ease because the atmosphere is very informal and our server really did her best to accommodate us. To top it all the food was great and the price is very reasonable.

Thank howler55078
Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch with friends, I must say best sliced brisket and all the sides were calorie worthy!

Thank Boxing2081
Fairview, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food here is very good. the service tends to lack in urgency and quality however, especially at dinner time. Good vegetarian options, which is nice for a BBQ place.

Thank jjmoller333
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by at 5:15 for a quick dinner. There were no lines at that time so we were seated immediately. The service was also quick as well as the delivery of our orders. The wings were better than average and the smoked chicken dinner was very good.

Thank WCUcody

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?