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Luella's Bar-B-Que

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501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
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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Eustis, Florida
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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited NC last summer and had Luella's. This summer we were going to try something different, but were pulled back to this place somehow. So glad! Service was outstanding. Food was amazing. Couldn't ask for better. You can sit inside, outside, or at the bar. They have beer, wine, and liquor. Kids menu, too. If you've read my reviews,... More 

Thank thevcfamily
Derby, Kansas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bbq at Luella's is delish! Fun atmosphere, friendly service! What more could you ask for? The slaw is different than I have ever had but it is so yummy and I am a picky eater!

Thank Jamie L
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch. Had chicken and turkey sandwiches. Very tasty. Sides were also tasty. Great service and friendly staff. Highly recommed it!

Thank Hermanadelviento
Luling, LA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in to have BBQ while passing thru Asheville & found this one on tripadvisor. Excellent choice!! All the meats were smokey and TENDER. And all the sides were delicious, especially the hush puppies (had to get a second order)! All the sauces were so good and original that it was hard to choose the best. All thumbs up... More 

Thank therivergang
Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The barbecue was okay, nothing exceptional, although the choose of hot sauce was nice. But the side of cheese grits was practically indelible and that ruined it for me.

Thank cbruckman
Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great NC BBQ joint. Fun space with outside dining. The BBQ is delicious and they have a great assortment of local brews on tap. On Friday, always have a nice assortment of local talent that plays begining around 8. Great sides and wonderful hush puppies on every plate. Probably the best BBQ dinner in Asheville.

Thank John D
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for dinner.. Staff were friendly and quick to meet your needs.. Ordered the ribs/pulled pork and husband had the brisket.. It was very good.. Prices were very reasonable for the amt of food you get.. Would definitely go there again

Thank LaDonna M
Underhill, Vermont
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This appears as a relatively typical Bar-B-Que but for me (and others) I rank it tops in a place that has some of the best. I've had the ribs and the brisket and I am getting hungry just thinking about it. Atmosphere casual, close to downtown Asheville, great menu, excellent food, good prices and friendly services. I recommend it highly.

Thank michaelsX936MW
Siesta Key, Florida
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159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on Sunday at noon. Nice live guitar music. Great vibe to the place. We had pulled pork, pulled chicken, loaded up baked potato and it all was very tasty. Got the deviled egg appetizer. Really liked the pickled onions and beets that came with the eggs. And the blueberry cobbler was decadent. Our server was personable... More 

Thank JOHN L
Johnson City, Tennessee
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique twist on the whole Sunday brunch thing! Smoke BBQ mingled with traditional southern breakfast classics...nice outdoor patio...delicious Bloody Marys!! Good stuff...

Thank John P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 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?