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Tupelo Honey Cafe

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American, Bar, Contemporary
As featured in 3 Days in Asheville
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12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801-2803
+1 828-255-4863
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really cool place to go for a nice and good dinner. Very international menu, for all tastes. Excellent menu, varied, and all the food was really good. Loved to find a small plates section on the menu. The portions are perfect to be able to try different things. The service was nice and timing was good. Excellent price/value Nice people... More 

Thank Rossana D
Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some of the best food we have ever tasted. Two words - fried okra. We loved it so much, we even bought the cookbook on the way out. The staff was very attentive and our drinks were never empty. We will definitely be back!

Thank WrightPowket
Badin, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a great place to dine in Asheville. They do not take reservations so you will want to adjust your schedule for a wait, but worth it. The biscuit and honey are wonderful and the ribs were a perfect choice. Will go back again.

Thank tarheeltraveler28009
Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sir down and enjoy home cooked meals with a modern twist. Breakfast is the best in town!!!!!! They have vegetarian lunches and dinners. I'm not an vegetarian however my lunch consisted only of healthy veggies and I didn't feel as if I missed any meat. I'm a meat and potato girl so for me to say the vegetarian lunch fulfilled... More 

Thank Turisk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our group had a late lunch and the food was very good. The server was very attentive and friendly. The room was on the warm side but it was very hot outside and crowded inside. Overall, I would rate the restaurant as above average.

Thank rculbertson
Sarasota, Florida
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here after a few locals recommended it. The food was excellent! We ordered several small plates and enjoyed everyone immensely. The beer selection was eclectic and fabulously local. We enjoyed trying new brews. Each menu item has a recommended beverage pairing. I would have given 5 stars except that our waiter was a bit standoffish. I will return!

Thank Cafly73
Orlando, Florida
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend told me they were good. But I thought he might have been exaggerating. I was wrong. These might have been the best Shrimp & Grits I ever ate. I got them ramped up with spinach, bacon, and mushrooms. The shrimp were big, plentiful, and tender -- cooked to perfection. And the grits were so creamy and rich and... More 

Thank Livingwatergirl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant. Super friendly staff. The Goat cheese grits are perfect. Johnny Cakes are a must try. Stop in here for great food.

Thank Richard N
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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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, Bar, Contemporary
Brunch, Drinks, 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, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 28801-2803
  • 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?