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Tupelo Honey Cafe

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American, Gluten Free, Bar, Contemporary
As featured in 3 Days in Asheville
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12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-255-4863
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Once you try it you are instantly a fan. And when you go home you dream about the biscuits and honey 😃💕

Thank Shlymil
Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A delectable breakfast menu. Fresh local ingredients making it hard to decide what to order! I enjoyed an egg scramble sprinkled with blueberries. Fast service, cute restaurant in the center of downtown Asheville.

Thank Pamita52
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at 5pm, were seated around 5:30, then waited until 6pm to place our order. Unfortunately, they don't take reservations. However, when you arrive you give them a cell number so you're able to walk around the area while waiting. The halibut/brussels/okra and shrimp & grits were amazing, as were the blueberry jam. Once we finally got served, the... More 

Thank Cheyne T
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

been coming here for many years always enjoy eating here. we always come early around 9:30 am for breakfast. great service and food is always excellent.

Thank glenn i
Rockwell, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to eat! They serve homemade biscuits with jam when you order and they are delicious! The wait staff is very attentive and made excellent suggestions!. We ordered the shrimp and grits and the Charleston chicken sandwich. Both were perfectly cooked and arrived quickly. I would make reservations if you plan on going for dinner. We... More 

Thank Pauline R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been here a few times and I am unimpressed. The change in menu makes the food less appealing. Half of our food was cold when it was served, though the biscuits were delicious.

Thank Jennifer J
Looneyville, West Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommended restaurant and we were not disappointed. We had a 30 minute wait, which gave us time to explore the surrounding area on a warm Tuesday evening. They alert you when the table is being cleared, then again when the table is ready. We had sufficient time to get back to the restaurant. Family atmosphere, and they provided a... More 

Thank MommaCC
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice Restaurant just across from the park in downtown.... Larger inside than you think and a little bit of a wait. .but worth it! The biscuit with blackberry jam was fabulous, baked chicken and mac and cheese just as good. The sweet potato pie a little disappointing... not enough sweet potato. It's a place to sit back, relax and watch... More 

Thank lovliladi
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always eat at Tupelo Honey Cafe when in Asheville. The food is always great. I really enjoy the fried chicken sandwich.

Thank Michael J
Reidville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After eating at the Greenville, SC location countless times, we decided to try the original! My mom requested to eat at this location during her last visit from Ohio. We love Tupelo Honey's scratch-made biscuits, blueberry jam, flavored teas, and black bean burgers. We adored the smashed cauliflower and were very disappointed that it was no longer on the menu.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Gluten Free, Bar, Contemporary
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-255-4863
Our Southern dishes and libations are served with a creative twist and a smile, and we serve our guests nothing that we wouldn't want on our own supper table. When we play with our food (and we think it's okay), the result is scrumptious. We're rooted in the Mountain South, and our menu is inspired by time-honored traditions: pickling and frying, canning and preserving, and utilizing seasonal produce and ingredients to prepare delicious, scratch-made creations.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?