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Pack's Tavern

20 S Spruce St, Asheville, NC 28801-3734
+1 828-225-6944
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison meatloaf” (69 reviews)
“fish and chips” (68 reviews)
“pot roast” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 S Spruce St, Asheville, NC 28801-3734
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This unique tavern offers great food and good service. There was a variety of options on the menu and the drink/beer menu featured local brews.

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came to Pack's based on a recommendation from our Uber driver. The place is huge so we were able to walk right in. Lots of TVs everywhere so we could see several NFL games. My fish and chips were great. My wife liked her...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While waiting to start the Trolley ghost tour, we opted to eat at this restaurant because it was close to the pickup point for the tour. Also, my daughter needed to catch up on some of the SEC games. Great food, great service and a...More

Thank clove0822
Steve W, Manager at Pack's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for choosing to dine at Pack's while you waited for the Ghost Tour! Seems like you were able to multi-task: dinner & football! I hope you will be back soon! Sincerely, Steve Wright Managing Partner

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went in about 8 pm on a Tuesday night, and the place was packed--no pun intended! We were directed to the bar, and ordered a couple cocktails. After we had a few sips, our buzzer went off, and we were seated in a nice...More

Thank tobymarietta
Steve W, Manager at Pack's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking time to write a review and for all of the nice things you had to say about Pack's Tavern, Jason and your food and drink! I am really sorry that each and every part of your visit was not exceptional, but...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend the bison steak. It was fantastic. I also had the brussels and asparagus. They were both very good too. Cool place to go sit at the bar and watch a game. They have a lot of good beer on draft. Also have...More

Thank jph22288
Steve W, Manager at Pack's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Bison chopped steak, beer and football! It's what we love about being a local, downtown Tavern with plenty of room for everyone to catch their favorite team! I hope your team won and that you can visit again soon. Sincerely, Steve Wright Managing Partner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding variety on the menu. Good vibe and great service. The beef stroganoff and the fish and chips were outstanding. Good value for the price. This was our favorite meal.

Thank paulbob3
Steve W, Manager at Pack's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the five stars and the kind words! I hope we have the chance to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Steve Wright Managing Partner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big place, plenty of tables, couples and family casual atmosphere - very good food! I had a Cuban sandwich that was delicious, my table mates all had different items that were rated very good. Right on the edge of the downtown area, walk there easily,...More

Thank Ron C
Steve W, Manager at Pack's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words, Ron C! I am so glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere and that your group enjoyed their meals! I hope that you will visit us again! Sincerely, Steve Wright Managing Partner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good date night dinner! The place has a lot of floor space. We were seated "South side area" and enjoyed the spot. Many different people there young, old, families & couples. Our waitress was on the spot made us feel welcomed. Beer selection is very...More

Thank broncohero1999
Steve W, Manager at Pack's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pack's has a little something for everyone! We hear that from our guests and genuinely makes my day! We strive to be a friendly, downtown restaurant with a menu that offers something for every taste! Thank you for visiting and for the wonderful review! Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopping in for an early supper. It was busy, we were given a buzzer and told it would 25-30 minutes. No big deal. Almost 40 minutes into our wait, we started seeing people being seated that showed up after us. I...More

Thank Kelly E
Steve W, Manager at Pack's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry that your visit started off with a mistake, but thank you for graciously accepting our genuine apology and attempt to make it up to you! Our staff is not perfect, but we do try to ensure that everyone leaves 100% satisfied...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were exploring this part of town for the first time and this tavern was right in the heart of the municipal district downtown. Nice old converted hardware store, now a beautiful restaurant. Good selection of beers and cocktails. We just had...More

Thank aatbender
Steve W, Manager at Pack's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write a detailed review about your visit! You tried some of our most popular appetizers, so I am glad you found them delicious! Our wi-fi is usually pretty good, but if a lot of guests are using it, I...More

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January 29, 2017|
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Response from Steve W | Property representative |
Thanks for the help! Just to clarify - during football season we post the games we will show on each TV and we do that during basketball season, too, for the games that are likely to be popular. We don't think it's fair... More
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
July 10, 2016|
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Response from Steve W | Property representative |
On Thursday, the music begins about 8 pm. On Friday and Saturday, we try to start at 9:30!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 S Spruce St, Asheville, NC 28801-3734
    (Marjorie St)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop 50 yards from building
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-225-6944
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Pack's Tavern is proud to be housed in the historic Hayes and Hopson building in the middle of Pack Square Park. We are a locally family owned and operated restaurant serving a deliciously eclectic menu. We pride ourselves on top notch customer service and an inviting atmosphere. Pack's Tavern offers something for everyone as a restaurant, bar, tavern, event space, parkside patio, shuffleboard, 13 TV's, and free live music! Pack's Tavern offers outstanding service, the best drinks in town, and a large eclectic menu of over 60 items; everything from signature salads to hand formed burgers, from wonderful appetizers to hot pizza from our wood fired oven in a friendly, hospitable atmosphere. All to be enjoyed in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Asheville's "front yard", Pack Square Park. What else separates Pack's Tavern from other establishments is our unique variety of both local and regional craft beer. Our servers are happy to offer suggestion or try one of our beer "flights!" We rotate 30 or more local, national, and international craft beers to offer the best selection available.
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